Friday, January 20, 2017
Legalism — A Heart Issue
Legalism is a way of covering hypocrisy, because it creates external rules that can be kept regardless of the state of the heart—at least in the eyes of others. It allows people to look good outwardly even when their hearts are rotten. But legalism also causes hypocrisy, because people learn to keep the external rules without being changed internally. And they also learn to live a life of deceit, in which the way they look to others is more important than how they look to God.
Dave Swavely, Who Are You To Judge?, pg.96-97