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Legalism Poll [message #678069] Wed, 19 January 2011 21:50 Go to next message
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Legalism and My Church/es[ 28 vote(s) ]
1.I have never been in a church that I would term legalistic 6 / 21%
2.I think people are legalistic, not generally churches 3 / 11%
3.I used to be in a church that was legalistic, but am not now 8 / 29%
4.I am in a legalistic church 0 / 0%
5.Legalistic...schmegalistic...what are you talking about? 0 / 0%
6.I used to be in a legalistic church, but the church changed 1 / 4%
7.Some combo 4 / 14%
8.Something else 6 / 21%

Here's a poll


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: Legalism Poll [message #678072 is a reply to message #678069 ] Wed, 19 January 2011 22:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bonnie  is currently offline Bonnie
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Wow! Glad this is in hot topics!! Wink


Bonnie
Re: Legalism Poll [message #678074 is a reply to message #678069 ] Wed, 19 January 2011 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MartySC  is currently offline MartySC
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It is my understanding that legalism is saying "You must do this to be saved" beyond just believeing in the Gospel. I have not been in a church that taught that.

I grew up in a church where my undeerstanding of what they taught was because Jesus died, if you are good enough, you can go to Heaven. They didn't add to the Gospel, because they didn't teach the Gospel. When I read the Bible on my own and learned the Gospel, they no longer knew what to do with me! Laughing

I have been in a church that says because I am saved, it doesn't matter what I do - I am still saved. The pastor regularly would say in his sermon things like, "I was saying bad words at the computer, but it is okay, Jesus loves me anyway." There was no repentance of sins taught. Sad

I now go to a church that preaches because God loved me enough to diie for me and to choose me for salvation, I will do all I can to bring Glory to His Name. Not to get saved or more saved or so God will like me more, but because of what He's done. Very Happy

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Re: Legalism Poll [message #678076 is a reply to message #678072 ] Wed, 19 January 2011 22:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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<grin>

It did occur to me that people might define it differently. Should be interesting Smile


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: Legalism Poll [message #678108 is a reply to message #678069 ] Wed, 19 January 2011 23:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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I think the issue of legalism is most clearly outlined in Galatians, and is twofold:

1. Legalism teaches that obedience to rules must accompany faith in order to gain salvation. (Galatians 2-3)

2. Legalism teaches that knowing God is not enough. People freed from the bonds of sin must still keep rules. (Galatians 4)

This was the reason for the Jerusalem Council. Hebrew Christians were insisting that they must keep the law and they were insisting that Gentiles be circumcised and keep the law. It was a serious test of fellowship. Paul confronted Peter over it. Peter recognized the liberty until he was in the company of Jewish Christians. Then he went right back to his Jewish upbringing.

The Book of Acts gives the application to the rest of the New Testament. We can look at what the Epistles say, but we should go back to see what was actually practiced.


Leigh
Tennessee

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~~Benjamin Franklin

Re: Legalism Poll [message #678115 is a reply to message #678069 ] Thu, 20 January 2011 00:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leslie Fay  is currently offline Leslie Fay
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I answered 'Something else'. I would say we've experienced some forms of legalism in some leadership at various times. Wink


Leslie
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Re: Legalism Poll [message #678153 is a reply to message #678069 ] Thu, 20 January 2011 09:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
abbie  is currently offline abbie
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I voted "something else". I've dealt with a lot of legalism, but I wouldn't say that any of the churches I've been have been necessarily legalistic. It's been more groups of people in the church.


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Re: Legalism Poll [message #678556 is a reply to message #678069 ] Fri, 21 January 2011 20:49 Go to previous message
mom to 9  is currently offline mom to 9
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I voted #3. I grew up in a church that was very legalistic.
I was made to feel I was going to hell for wearing pants.


Jen
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