This post is not a diatribe against preaching the law. This post is a diatribe against the abuse of the law.
Nearly all Christians have encountered legalism in one form or another. We can be charged with or we are condemned by it falling victim to it. Charges are brought up against us or within our spheres of influence, whether from an active church-goer, a deacon, evangelists. or even pastors. Those who preach the necessity for legal fulfillment of the law without reaching the truth. They in turn, raise others to be immature in faith, and help them to create fallacious presuppositions about what the Good News really is.
We can address these people as “legal preachers” those who leave out the “Good News” of the Gospel.
Our legal preacher doesn’t know the law from the gospel, the good news from bad news. To him all of Scripture is law and all of it is gospel. There just two sides of the same coin. There’s no real difference between them. The gospel is that God is sovereign and that he has sovereignly decreed his will for his people.
Biblical Preaching & Teaching is described as such:
“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ”. -Col 1.28
Legalism is the crutch of spiritually insecure, fainting, lost man who hasn’t found grace. Legalism destroys Christian faith, and attempts to put yourself on the cross.