How To Know If You’re A Legalist (Three tests and a test case) Part 3 of 4

Now that we've looked at the three tests to identify legalism: rules, reasons, and resources, I propose a New Testament test case. A test case of a legalist – The son who missed the party (Luke 15:11-32)  We’ve all heard the prodigal son parable. The youngest son couldn’t wait for his dad to die, so …

How To Know If You’re A Legalist (Three tests and a test case) Part 2 of 4

In part 1 I said there are three factors to consider in measuring our legalistic tendencies: rules, reasons, and resources. We covered the rules factor and now we're on to the other two factors... The reasons… The second factor in diagnosing the legalistic disease has to do with our reasons for obedience to certain laws. …