Recovering From Legalism – Quiz
Could you be a legalist?—Take the quiz!
Answer yes or no to the following questions:
- God’s love for me depends on what I do.
- Meeting the expectations of others, especially those in my congregation or in positions of authority, are paramount.
- Moral and ethical questions are usually black and white and only made into fuzzy shades of gray by hand-wringing, bleeding-heart types.
- I try hard to obey God and it irritates me that others think they can get away with avoiding the same level of dedication.
- I fall short because I don’t have enough faith, or because I haven’t prayed enough, or because I just need to be a better person.
- God is predisposed to be angry with me because I am a sinner. My main goal in life is to try to gain God’s favor by doing things that will impress him.
- My sense of spiritual well-being is linked to a Christian leader or membership in my church rather than a personal relationship with God.
- I tell my children not to do something in church or around other Christian families that I allow in my home.
- I believe my church is God’s true church and that most other Christians may be sincere, but are sincerely wrong.
- The exterior choices a person makes in what they wear, hairstyle, piercings, tattoos, etc. is a clear indication of that person’s character.
- I sometimes worry that people might take advantage of grace if it’s preached too much —people might think they can do anything they want.
- After being around Christians for a while I feel drained —weary of putting up a false front.
- When I happen to miss a service or activity of my church I feel guilty.
- I will likely get into heaven, even though I’m far from perfect, because I have tried to be a basically good person and God will take that into account.
How did you do?