What is the difference between keeping the commandments of God and legalism?


Clarify Share Report Asked June 20 2023 Open uri20131210 31869 1ujcffl John Smith

For follow-up discussion and general commentary on the topic. Comments are sorted chronologically.

Data Danny Hickman

Legalism is trying to keep the commandments of God for the purpose of being declared righteous.

Trying to keep the commandments of God because you love God is not legalism, it is to show respect for the commandments and love for God.

There's nothing bad or negative about trying to keep God's commandments. So if the purpose of this question is to promote the idea that trying to keep God's commandments is legalism, then the purpose and the idea of the question are wrong.

You can't make doing what is good to do (keeping God's commandments), not good. Legalism is not good.

December 17 2023 Report

Profile pic Mark Vestal


December 17 2023 Report

Login or Sign Up to add your comment.