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Law and Liberty: A Biblical Look at Legalism (Kistler)

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There are two deadly extremes Christians must avoid—legalism and antinomianism. Both are antithetical to the gospel. One raises God’s standards and the other lowers them. This book addresses the first of those deadly traps, that of legalism. It is a term that is often thrown about, but is seldom defined.

In this helpful book, several noted preachers and theologians show what legalism is and how destructive it can be to a right understanding of both justification and sanctification. Legalism is “a yoke that neither we nor our fathers could bear.” Fortunately, that “yoke” was borne by Christ at the cross, and He alone is able to bear it. He has “fulfilled all righteousness” for us, and that is a reason for rejoicing.