WHAT MATTERS MOST
Through the Message of the Cross and the Empty Tomb Believers Are Set Free
Legalism is treating that which is good as though it were essential. Whenever Christians turn something valuable into something ultimate, legalism is at work and freedom is forfeited.
Legalism Brings Believers Back Into Bondage By:
But to fall from grace, as seen by this context, is to fall into legalism. Or to put it another way, to choose legalism is to relinquish grace as the principle by which one desires to be related to God. The article with “grace” distinguishes it as that specific grace of God in Christ that Paul has already stated to be the core of the gospel.