Tag Archives: Legality

Legality or Legalism

Legality or Legalism. This term refers to the error of putting oneself or others under a legal standard as a rule for justification or practical holiness before God or man. It makes that which is external the basis of acceptance.  Legality can take many different forms, but they all have a few things in common. Legality […]
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Galatians 1 – 2

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Personal: Defense of Paul’s Apostleship Galatians 1 – 2   Galatians 1-2. Unlike other epistles, in chapter 1 we have no commendation, no confirmation of love, and no prayer requests. This is because the subject and error of the Galatians was so serious. There is a certain calmness about those types of greetings […]

Christian Liberty

Christian liberty is an important subject in the New Testament. The basic principle is this: the Christian has been set completely free from every kind of bondage in order to do the will of God. The believer has been set free from the tyranny of indwelling sin (Rom. 6:7). Those who were once idol-worshiping Pagans […]

Colossians 2:1-19

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Double Threat Facing the Saints: Philosophy and Religion Colossians 2:1-19   Colossians 2. We have the power of the cross in ch.2 – the work of Christ; whereas in ch.1 it was the Person of Christ that was primarily in view. Often in scripture the Person of Christ comes before the work […]

Galatians 3 – 4

eBk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Doctrinal: Defense of the Gospel Galatians 3 – 4   Galatians 3-4. The general subject of ch.3-4 is defense of the gospel, showing that justification is not by the law. Chapter 3 lays out the doctrinal side of things (our standing), and it presents the Christian’s connection with Abraham and his seed. This […]