Legalism: The Biggest Threat to Church Unity

There is no greater threat to the unity of the church than legalism. These are strong words, but history, tradition, experience, and Scripture reveal that where legalism spreads, disunity prospers. Thankfully, God has provided an antidote to legalism through the free gift of eternal life which is received by grace along through faith alone in Christ alone. legalism threat to unityJust as legalism breeds disunity, love and unity flourish where grace and faith multiply. The more we emphasize grace and faith, the greater our unity will be. For this reason—and simply for the sake of the truth—a strong stance on the simplicity and freeness of eternal life by grace alone through faith alone is essential. To see this, it is important first of all to know what legalism is. Read more

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