Johnny Mac on Legalism & Licentiousness, the Common Denominator

“Because the opposite extremes of legalism and antinomianism are both man-centered, they have always been attractive to sinners. The legalist satisfies himself, and presumably God, by adhering to a strict external code of do’s and don’ts, which he imagines demonstrate his self-righteous suitability for heaven. The antinomian, on the other hand, satisfies himself by rejecting all codes and living completely according to his personal lusts and desires.” ~John F. MacArthur, Jr.

About Eric "Gunny" Hartman

Gunny is pastor of Providence Church in Plano, TX, and has taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has completed coursework for a PhD in Rhetoric at University of Texas at Arlington and tries to be a good father to his 4 kiddos, exhibited by coaching a girls soccer team.


One thought on “Johnny Mac on Legalism & Licentiousness, the Common Denominator

  1. Here’s a question from CRM’s Google+ page:

    Justin Andrusk asks: “Which do you think is more detrimental for the church? Do we treat them the same, because they are both unscriptural? I would lean to legalism being less daming morally on society, than legalism.”

    Posted by Jeff Wright | August 30, 2011, 1:44 pm

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