Legalism is the antithesis of grace. Legalism says that the law is still king and in essence, Jesusâ€™ blood has not redeemed anything. Legalism says that grace is for the weak because â€œtruthâ€ is more important than anything else. Legalism takes â€œtruthâ€ and makes it into an idol. Itâ€™s important that our hearts and our churches and our groups of friends are free from legalism. It hampers our ability to grow in a healthy understanding of who God really is and how grand His love and grace is.