Report The problem of legalism in Biblical Issues Posted February 3 Hello Pastorj That is a good question. I have found myself gravitating to that word over the years(about 30 years), when I have encountered brothers or sister in Christ, who are “teaching” things, that are not found in the Bible. Also, the more I studied the Word of God, the more I became convinced, that this was more than just a “difference of opinion”, but indeed it was a big problem. Not only does it bring real harm to the legalist, but also hurts those he ministers to, by bringing them into a kind of bondage. ------------------------ I used to have the “bad habit”, of asking different pastors or missionaries that I encountered, to “define legalism” for me? This ended, the day that a missionary responded to my question, with.... “A legalist us someone, who has more standards than I do!” It seems that “majoring on standards”, can become dangerous also.