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The Limits of Legalism

“On the Nation’s biggest shopping day that there was tragic occurrence at a Wal-Mart in Long Island, NY. Shortly before the doors opened shoppers pushed through the door and trampled the workers in their way. One Wal-Mart employee was crushed in the selfish stampede. This is the way legalism functions. It is an environment of competition. The Wal-Mart stampede occurred because there were a limited number of Blu-rays. We act like there is only a limited number of spots available for us, and so we have cut others down, biting and devouring one another, in pursuit of our prize” (Erik Raymond, “What Is Legalism and Why Is It So Bad?,” The Gospel Coalition, December 18, 2008, https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/what-is-legalism-and-why-is-it-so-bad/).

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