Romans 3:19-20: Are You A Legalist?

by Dale Partridge

Why do so many people in the church fall into legalism? What does the term legalist really mean? When viewing the law of God, it should drive us to a further understanding of how much Jesus Christ has paid through His sacrifice on the cross.

In this episode of Real Christianity, Pastor Dale Partridge continues his exposition of Romans 3:19-20 wrapping up the final portion of Paul’s denunciation of legalism. In the previous episode, Dale taught on the doctrine of Total Depravity, and how that affects our entire being and is proof of our total dependence on Christ. In this episode, we see how the law of God will hold everybody accountable on the day of judgment, and that it is only by the righteousness of Christ that we can be justified.

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  • Romans 3:19-20

    ‘Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.’

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