Legalism develops a critical spirit within the heart. Being argumentative and judgemental of others, having no eagerness and love to actually care. They themselves are blind and enslaved in sin, while they preach freedom to others. Their conversion is all about an intellectual, theological view on doctrine without a change of heart. They have a form of godliness, but deny the very power of God. They deny the Gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation of man. Making everything new, a completely new creature.
Legalist are at a disposition by having no faith in God, but in their own righteousness and works to earn His favour. Believing in themselves. Denying the very power of God through the Gospel. In order to be free is to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To receive the free gift of God’s love that can not be earned, for it’s a gift freely given, being free from sin and to have eternal life.