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Topic: Legalism

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2021-05-10
Heaven Before Judgment Day: How can we go to heaven before the judgment day, if we need to face the judgment? [John 5:24, 2 Corinthians].



2021-04-23
Salvation-Requires the Heart, Not Just the Head: Would you comment on the saying that "you can believe with your head, but not your heart?" [Matthew 28:18].
Legalism Lecture: What lecture at your website would give more information about legalism? Recommended topical lecture, "Toward a Radical Christian Counterculture".


2021-04-09
Attending a Calvinist Church: Could you give me your thoughts on attending a Calvinist church, as they seem to really be off the mark in their theology? Recommended Lecture; "God's Sovereignty and Man's Salvation".



2020-11-23
Partial & Full Preterism & the Historicists View: Is it possible that Doug Batchelor isn't aware of partial-preterism as opposed to full-preterism? What about the Historicist view of Revelation?
Sabbath Keeping: Is it not true that you would keep the Sabbath if you thought it was a requirement of Christians and in that case would it not be legalistic to do so? [2 Timothy 3:2-4].
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2020-10-29
Halloween: Could you comment on Ephesians 5:11, particularly in light of Halloween? [Ephesians 5:11, Galatians 4:10].



2020-09-23
Women Wearing Head Coverings: Should women wear head coverings today? [I Corinthians 11:10, I Samuel 16:7].



2020-09-17
Obedience, Legalism, & Grace: How can we judge and assess the differences between obedience, legalism and grace? [2 John 9, 2 Corinthians 3:17, John 1:14-16, 2 Peters 1:4, Titus 2:11-12, Matthew 7:24-27, I John 2:4, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Acts 5:32, I John 2:4, Hebrews 5:9].



2020-09-11
Masturbation: Would you talk about masturbation and how it compares with adultery and if and how we can control it? [Matthew 23:23]



2020-09-03
Requiring the Same Kind of Worship Activity: Will it result in a stricter judgment if we require other's to worship in a way that was not exactly directed by Jesus? [Matthew 7:2, I Samuel 15:23, John 4:24].



2020-08-31
Confession of Sins & a Pure Heart: Could you talk about our confession of sins in order to keep a pure heart? [James 5:16, I John 1:9].
Pure Heart for Communion: What about having a pure heart in order to take communion, because we sin so often? [I Corinthians 10:31, I John 2:1].
Masturbation: What about masturbation? [I Thessalonians 4:3, I John 2:16, John 15:13, Matthew 26:41, Psalm 103:1-14].

2020-08-24
Old Testament Law Wise to Follow: Do you not think that much of the Old Testament law was wisely written for the good of mankind, therefore is not acceptable for us to follow whichever laws we wish to follow?



2020-08-21
Christians Drinking Alcohol: What do you think about a believer drinking alcohol?



2020-07-28
Deadly Force in Defense: As a believer, do I have the right to defend myself and my family using deadly force? [Luke 6:29-30, Matthew 5:38-48].



2020-07-14
Adulterous Marriage: Because a couple I know remarried in some complicated circumstances, I am wondering if it is actually an adulterous marriage? [Matthew 5:32].



2020-06-16
Premarital Sex and Marriage: Could you talk about premarital sex and is there alternate ways to be married that would be acceptable? [Genesis 2:24, I Corinthians 6:9-10, Mark 7, Galatians 5:19-21, Mark 10:9, Matthew 19:6, I Corinthians 3:16, I John 4:7-8].



2020-06-12
Legalism: Would you comment on Galatians 5:1? Isn't it saying that Christians should not be caught up in legalism? [Galatians 5:1].



2020-05-11
Weaker Brothers in What Way? When Paul talks about eating various foods, etc., and the weaker brothers, what does he mean? [Romans 14, I Corinthians 8].



2020-04-09
Christians & Tattoos: Is there anything scriptural that would disallow a Christian from getting tattoos? [Ephesians 5:1, Leviticus 19:28].



2020-02-26
A True Disciple of Christ: After listening to your lecture, "Toward a Radically Christian Counterculture", I am feeling convicted about whether I am a real Christian-a true disciple of Christ-and am wondering that if my previous walk has been weak and compromised, where does that leave me? [Titus 2:10].



2020-02-14
Baptism Again: If one has been baptized as a child, should they be re-baptized? [Acts 19].
Secular Movies: Is it acceptable to watch secular movies with some moral or other value, even though they might have swearing and sex, etc. in them? [Proverbs 25:28, Matthew 5:29].


2020-01-08
Emulating Jesus: Should we not live more like what is demonstrated in the Bible, such as, avoid eating shellfish, etc., and do more what Jesus and Paul did? [I Corinthians 11:1f, I Peter 2, 4:19].



2019-12-16
God's Secret Will & Secret Counsel: Do God have two wills? How can we know God's will and commands if it is all secret?
Masturbation: Are people who utterly condemn the act of masturbation, legalists?


2019-10-16
Legalism vs Self-discipline: Can you clarify the difference between "legalism" and discipline in the faith? [Philippians 2:12].



2019-06-27
Full Preterist Shunned at Church: As a Full Preterist, how does one handle churches who can't tolerate this difference of opinion?



2019-04-04
Prodigal Son: Is the prodigal son symbolic of "Antinomianism", his brother of "legalism", and the father, a higher form of love? [Luke 15:11-32].



2019-02-01
International Church of Christ: Do you know anything about the International Church of Christ?



2019-01-18
Women Required to Wear Dresses: What is your opinion of a church that requires that the women wear dresses all week long? [Deuteronomy 22:5].



2019-01-16
Fasting & Wineskins: I am a little confused about references to fasting and general meaning in the passage about the new and old wineskins [Matthew 9:14-17].
Fasting: Is fasting a legalistic thing?


2018-11-21
Faith & Legalism: Legalism & criticism coming from a Mennonite family



2018-09-06
We are all Under Grace: Consequences of sin, yes, but we are under grace, but sin not irrelevant, but we shouldn't fall under legalism.



2015-12-08
Hebrews Roots & Christians: Just because someone calls themselves a Christian does not mean they are a Christian.
Christmas & Easter: How come you never say celebrating Christmas & Easter is a false religion? [Jeremiah 10:1-5]


2015-12-04
Fasting: How do you fast in private w/ when some people will obviously know? [Matthew 6:16]



2015-11-18
Seventh Day Adventism: Galatianism, always struggling, wondering if you are measuring up. [Matthew 19:20]



2015-05-20
Legalism & Tithing: What is Legalism, especially when it comes to Tithing?



2015-05-06
Jesus Abolishing the Sabbath: Wasn't Jesus just trying to break all the legalism of Pharisees centered around the Sabbath & not the actual Sabbath at all? [Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:8-11, Romans 14:5-6]



2015-01-14
Fasting - Negative connotation: God didn't want fasting or it wasn't always effective, is that what He was saying? [Isaiah 58]



2015-01-06
Grace/Legalism: There seems to be a lot more legalism in our churches nowadays.



2014-12-02
Antinomianism & Arminianism: Are Antinomianism & Arminianism complete opposites? (Calvinism & Arminianism & Antinomianism & legalism are what he meant.)
Jesus' Authority: Was Jesus' position of Authority different after His resurrection than it was before it?


2014-10-16
Holy Presence at Church: Michael the Buddhist feels a warm, holy presence at the churches he attends.
Judaism: So was Judaism, before Christ, just nothing but legalism then?


2014-09-17
Tradition & Legalism: When do you think the traditions some of us have all of a sudden become legalistic? When are we officially crossing the line? Is there anything that we do that would be deemed legalistic?



2014-07-15
High Sabbath: So the High Sabbath is a Feast Day? [Colossians 2:14-18]
"Shadow of things to come": Do you think there are still feasts days to come? [Colossians 2:17]
Did not come to destroy but to fulfill: How do you interpret that Passage of Scripture, that Jesus did not come to destroy but to fulfill the law? [Matthew 5:17-19]

2014-05-21
Legalism: Does the word "Legalism" always denote a negative connotation?
Peter & Dietary laws: My friend thinks we have to keep the dietary laws, the Sabbath, the feast days, that it's not just about love, it's about law-keeping. [Mark 7:19, Matthew 15:16-20, Acts 10-11]


2014-03-11
Pharisees: They believe 2 laws, the written Law of Moses & Oracles of God, so it's more than just being legalistic.
Dispensationalism: Discussion about why Dispensationalism is being talked about in Romans 11. [Romans 11:7,25-27]


2014-03-11
Mormons & Salvation: Do you say that even Mormons might be genuine followers of Jesus even though mistaken in what they believe?
Legalism & Pharisees (followup): In that case, what about the Pharisees in Jesus' day? Even though they were legalistic & Jesus had a lot to say to them negatively, could they still be saved?


2014-02-26
Legalism: What can you tell me about being legalistic?



2014-01-14
Keeping His Commandments: If you don't LOVE doing Jesus' commandments, you might not really love Him, but are in fact a legalist. [1 John 5:3]



2014-01-14
Legalism & Discipleship: What is the difference between "legalism" & "discipleship"?



2014-01-14
Hebrew Roots - Messianic Jews: There are some legalists in EVERY group, but just because you want to do additional things than most Christians do, like keeping the festivals, that does NOT mean you are a legalist...necessarily. [Romans 14:5-6, Colossians 2:14-18, Galatians 4:8-10]
The killing of the first-born: Wasn't Pharaoh the first born of his family so why wasn't he killed? [Exodus 12]


2014-01-07
Law of Moses: When a person follows any part of the Mosaic Law are they being legalistic?


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