To me, legalism is when the works of the flesh are paraded and applauded above the grace of God. For example: A Pastor once called up my Pastor and asked if he wanted to come and take his church. He said that he had the church all whipped into shape. He said that all the men had proper haircuts and wore only white collared shirts, all the women in subjection and all wearing proper dresses, and no one had a tv. He was quite proud of that. There was not one word about the church's spiritual condition. Another example: A woman walked into a particular Baptist church and said she was seeking a church. Unfortunately, they said, she had on a pair of slacks and could not enter the sanctuary. She was given a paper skirt from the closet and asked to wear it over her pants if she wanted to worship there. Here is Wikipedia's definition......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalism_(theology) Your thoughts?