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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.

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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.

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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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