Now, the word legalism is oftentimes brought up today. And it’s just used totally out of context. Anybody who has any kind of conviction about anything, seems to be called a legalist. Now a legalist is someone who believes that they are going to have a right standing before through their own obedience, their own virtue and merit; and that’s a legalist. Now, Jesus Christ said, also in Matthew chapter 7, He said, “depart from me, you workers of lawlessness, I never knew you.” And what He’s saying there basically is depart from Me all of you who claim to be My disciples but lived as though I never gave you a law to obey.
- Paul Washer