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Legalism is a political philosophy that does not address higher questions pertaining to the nature and purpose of existence.
Shang Yang was particularly important for the development of legalism since it was he who served as governor of the state of Ch'in and strengthened it to the extent that it was able to unify China in the following century.
The viciousness of the Ch'in dynasty served to discredit Legalism.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/china/legal.html

 Legalism (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Legalism in Christian theology is a pejorative term referring to the imposition of excessive conformity to religious rules of behavior.
Legalism in philosophy refers to one of the four chief philosophic schools during the Warring States Period of Chinese history.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legalism_(disambiguation)

Legalism is a pessimistic philosophy--while conceding that it would be wonderful to have a sage for ruler, the reality was that there just weren't many sages around.
Legalism disregards the past--conditions were different back then, so what worked back then would not necessarily work in the present time.
The Qin emperor was ruthless in his use of Legalism, punishing even small crimes with decapitation or the loss of a hand or foot.
www.geocities.com /tokyo/springs/6339/Legalism.html

But it is not so easy to dismiss Legalism as this short, anomolous, unpleasant period of totalitarianism in Chinese history, for the Legalists established ways of doing government that would profoundly influence later governments.
208 B.C.) and Chao Kao, the Legalism of the Ch'in dynasty (221-207) involved a uniform totalitarianism.
The emperor's court did not discover these revolts until it was far too late, and the Ch'in and the policies they pursued were discredited for the rest of Chinese history.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/CHPHIL/LEGALISM.HTM

Legalism is a mentality, that leads to a way of life, which leads to doctrines not found in the Bible, which leads to a reliance upon one's performance, instead of Jesus' performance at Calvary for salvation, which leads to spiritual death.
As legalism is worked out, it is often expressed in an exaltation of human traditions to a status equal to or superior to God's commandments or in a slavish adherence to a specific rule while failing to note the principle behind the rule and to apply it in similar situations.
Legality on the other hand "is a mechanical and external behavior growing our [sic] of reliance on self, because of a desire to gain a reputation, display a skill, or satisfy an urge to personal power.
www.apostolic.net /biblicalstudies/legalism.htm

 Legalism Grace Obedience
Note that legalism is not the deed itself; it is the motive or attitude behind the deed.
Legalism flourishes when we think that what Christ has done for us and what Christ has secured for us is not enough and is inadequate.
It does this, because legalism is an attitude or motive that sees the keeping of God's laws, or living a certain way, or doing certain things, as a bribe or a payment.
www.inplainsite.org /html/legalism_grace_obedience.html

 The Divine Hermeneutics: Legalism, Binding Where God Has Not ~ Donnie Rader
Legalism, on the other hand, is a departure from the divine hermeneutics that really doesn't respect the authority of the word.
In contrast to Acts 15, legalism disregards the authority of the word by binding what cannot be bound by command, example or necessary inference.
Not all who use the term legalism understand what it is. Neither is everyone who is charged with being a legalist guilty.
www.watchmanmag.com /0610/061019.htm

The person in legalism is described as "foolish", meaning "not understanding." Legalism is one of the greatest robbers of Christian benefits; it robs people of their understanding of the Word of God and all of the benefits of the Grace life.
Legalism is a result of a process of turning away from the truth.
A stricter general definition of legalism is found in the Oxford English Dictionary: The principles of those who hold a theological position of adhering to the Law as opposed to the Gospel; the doctrine of Justification by Works, or teaching which savours of that doctrine.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/legalism.html

 Sermon Outline
Legalism shuts off the kingdom and makes disciples that are worse off than they were before their conversion (vv.
At the heart of legalism is the use deception and hypocrisy to gain the attention of men.
Legalism is particularly dangerous because it uses the Bible in a certain amount of what it does (vv.
www.discoveret.org /karns/sermons/062099pm.htm

 Chinese Cultural Studies: Han Fei: Selections from The Writings of Han Fei (c. 230 BCE)
Legalism reached its apogee in the late third century B.C. in the writings of Han Feizi (Master Han Fei) and the policies of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi.
A third school of thought that emerged in the chaos of the late Zhou era was Legalism, which rejected both the Way of nature, as embraced by Daoists, and Confucianism's emphasis on the primacy of the moral way of antiquity.
Legalist writers, to the contrary, emphasized law as governmenst formulative force and advocated a radical restructuring of society in ways that were totally rational and up-to-date.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /core9/phalsall/texts/hanfei.html

 Recovering from Legalism
Legalism is any system, rules, expectations or regulations that promise God's love in return for human effort and obedience.
Legalism is a spiritually toxic virus unique to humans, spread by religion, best treated by God's unconditional and amazing grace.
Legalism is one of authentic Christianity's greatest enemies.
www.ptm.org /legalism

Legalism can be seen as "a way of thinking about social life, a mode of consciousness" which structures our social experience.
Legalism has increasingly come under criticism for "its role in maintaining oppressive social conditions and for the exceeding narrowness.
An ideological world-view premised on legalism "is as much an obscuring veil as a clarifying lens for approaching social problems.
www.wvu.edu /~lawfac/jelkins/pmpl99/fragments/legalism.html

 Viewpoint Bible Studies #17-21 -- What Is Legalism?
Legalism certainly promotes a concern with being right and correct in application and performance of the law to which the legalist holds.
Legalism is a dreadful danger to those most eager to please and serve almighty God.
Legalism is ultimately a minimalist ethic and an external religion.
www.sofnet.com /~outreach/study017.html

 Legalism and Antinomianism
Legalism is the former of the two religions which expresses itself in two ways: either a sinner, can, (1) by his own efforts or (2) with the Spirit's help, exert effort to either gain or maintain salvation.
Legalism is a system that judges an individual's relationship to God in terms of adherence to man-made rules.
Legalism "Walking the Thin Line"--Liberty vs. legalism in the Church by Carey Hardy
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/topic/legalism-anti.html

 The Watchman Expositor: Legalism - A Zeal for God, or Self?
Jesus defined legalism in Matthew 15:9b as “teaching for doctrine the commandments of men.” The ‘commandments of men’ usually begin with something God commanded and then over-extend it at the expense of some other Godly quality.
This third form of legalism is found among those individuals who feel they must usurp the role of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin.
Legalism is a zeal for righteousness, the law, truth, and justice.
www.watchman.org /cults/legalismzeal.htm

Legalism attempts to solve this need by specifying, in great detail, just what behaviors (and prohibitions) are required of the individual.
Legalism may be the easier path, but as Erwin Goodenough, a religion scholar, has written, the “safe road is the road of legalism, but all moral progress has come from supralegalists.”
Psychologically legalism gives a great deal of security and comfort to some people (many are drawn to religion because they need such security).
www.mainstreambaptists.org /mob3/legalism.htm

 The isms of Legalism
Legalism is a philosophy that has given birth to a number of other isms that help to perpetuate and reinforce the concept.
It is interesting to note that the letter which was written to the Galatians to expose legalism tells us that even an apostle was affected by the pressure of those imbued with the philosophy and, as a result, he resorted to hypocritical isolationism.
When I began to ask questions relative to legalism, I got answers like, "Don’t you think you should be obedient to the commandments of God?" Being obedient to one’s under-standing of the commandments of God is not legalism.
www.freedomsring.org /isms.html

 The Ism Book: L
Legalism (Movement in politics and ethics) — Legalism is the name for an early Chinese form of authoritarianism, most often associated with the harsh rule of the Ch'in period.
www.saint-andre.com /ismbook/L.html

 Printable version - Legalism
But with these three shortcomings in mind, notice that the “legalism” of the Pharisees did not have to do with fervent attention to fulfilling the “letter of the law.” The Pharisees were not condemned because they were too zealous about strict obedience to God’s will.
Legalism pertains to one’s attitude about his own person (i.e., having an inflated sense of self-importance—Luke 18:11-12; Proverbs 25:27; Romans 12:3) and practice (i.e., thinking he or she can earn or merit salvation on the basis of performance—Luke 17:10; Romans 3:9-18,23; 11:35; 1 Corinthians 9:16).
Legalism does not pertain to the propriety of the practices themselves.
www.apologeticspress.org /modules.php?name=Print&cat=7&itemid=2265

 Legalism: Does It Lead to True Righteousness?
Spiritual legalism (see the definitions of legalism, liberty, and license on the side) represents the opposite of license or lawlessness (a form of libertarianism or antinomianism) which overemphasizes one's liberty at the expense of obeying Scripture by reasoning that a Christian is free to act any way under grace without Divine restraint.
While legalism and license are opposites, they both are extremely unscriptural in addressing the Christian issue of sanctification.
These guidelines are designed to navigate safely the gray waters between the opposing shores of legalism and license.
www.ifca.org /voice/98May-Jun/Mayhue.htm

 Legalism, What Exactly Is It?
Since legalism and legalist are not in the vocabulary of the scriptures, as such, we will have to look to the English Dictionaries for help.
An example of this negative definition of legalism is perhaps seen in the case of the Pharisees (Jn.
I think we shall find in our study, though, that under the general heading of "law," there is a large spectrum, having what I term legalism at one extreme end (the whole essence of man simply involved in law keeping) and antinomianism at the other end of the spectrum (those against law, period).
www.bibletruths.net /Archives/BTAR214.htm

 An Allegory about Legalism
Legalism is about man's efforts to please God, and it is often more about pleasing ourselves, because we think when we are good, we won't get in trouble and when we aren't we will.
In the simplest of terms, legalism is willfulness.
Legalism is not faith and what is not of faith is sin.
www.annemurchison.com /legalism.htm

One reason for being accused of legalism is being too silent on where your hope really is. Affirm and testify that you are trusting Jesus Christ who shed His blood, died, and rose again for your salvation.
Legalism is an outside form without the Spirit of God living inside.
Scriptural commands are wiped out under the label of legalism or pharisaism.
www.bibleviews.com /Obedience-Legalism.html

 LEGALISM. An outline study of what the Bible says about legalism.
Legalism is not to be tolerated or condoned, but to be exposed and eschewed.
Legalism is idolatrous, setting up an independent standard of law as the basis of rightness, rather than God's righteousness.
Legalism is contrary to the Lordship of Christ, wherein He directs and guides our lives.
www.christinyou.net /pages/legalism.html

From this perspective the strictly legal parts of the Old Testament stand in a narrative setting whose design is to recount God's dealings with his people so as to give them Torah or instruction in the way of life he desires for them.
The term "legalism" commonly denotes preoccupation with form at the expense of substance.
Confidence in him alone, who, by his death fulfilled the law, is the sole means of deliverance from the law's demands, and so of avoiding legalism.
bible.crosswalk.com /Dictionaries/BakersEvangelicalDictionary/bed.cgi?number=T430

The legalists, like the alcoholic, must locate and use enablers or so-called friends that will tell them what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear.
Like the drunk, letting go of their legalism would require not only separating one's self from false doctrine but also from the enablers and so-called friends, including our minister or local bartender.
The drunk must be delivered from all alcohol and the legalist must be delivered from his co-dependency on false doctrine and the misuse of scripture.
www.stradicalontheweb.net /untitled1.html

 Mike Taylor - From Legalism to Grace
``Get rid of that slave woman and her son!'' Like Abraham's Sarah, we must be uncompromisingly brutal in flatly refusing to accept the Ishmael of legalism, who will bully the Isaac of grace if we allow him to.
Legalism is always doomed to failure because we are imperfect and the God that we seek to impress is perfect.
There is another, more sinister, cause of legalism, which is that even the church itself may teach it, by example if not by doctrine.
www.miketaylor.org.uk /xian/legalism.html

 Legalism according to Schwartz
The rise of Legalism was also related to the rise of new rulers who had overthrown legitimate old rulers and who now need new laws, not tradition, to justify and buttress their rule.
He traced the beginning of Legalism to the time of Confucius and such Confucian contemporaries as Tze-chan (Zi-chan), a ruler of a small state called Cheng and an acquaintance/possible student of Confucius.
Schwartz's explanation of the Confucian rebuttal of Legalism is very similar to the 19th century English Utilitarians' criticism of existent social mores and traditions: that laws only teach people cunning by inspiring fear.
www.iun.edu /~hisdcl/h425/legalists2.htm

 Legalism and Chinese Philosophy
The dominant imagery in Legalism's writings is of forcefully straightening or unbending twisted tree limbs so that they grow perfectly straight, or using hot irons to burn the tree limbs so that they will grow in the desired direction.
Even though both Confucianism and Legalism called for governmental hierarchy and adherence to tradition, the difference between the two schools is that Confucianism advocated ruling benevolently by example.
In contrast to Taoism's intuitive anarchy, and Confucianism's benevolence, Legalism is a Classical Chinese philosophy that emphasizes the need for order above all other human concerns.
web.cn.edu /kwheeler/chinese_legalism.html

 Legalism --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Chinese statesman who utilized the ruthless but efficient ideas of the political philosophy of Legalism to weld the warring Chinese states of his time into the first centralized Chinese empire, the Ch'in dynasty (221–206).
The school of Chinese philosophy known as Legalism attained prominence during China's Warring States period (481–221
The school of Chinese philosophy known as Legalism attained prominence during China's Warring States period (481–221 BC).
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9314859?tocId=9314859&query=yue

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