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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit.

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  • All of these uses of the word legalism demonstrate common misunderstandings of this concept.
  • One definition of legalism is believing that good works, including dressing modestly, will earn salvation.
  • Some have expressed unhappiness about the 'legalism' implied in a covenant.
  • The Apostle Paul addressed this very kind of legalism in Galations 4:10-11: for more
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