Jesus + evangelism: How many people have you led to Christ this year? Or:
Jesus + contribution: Are you giving all you can to the church? Or:
Jesus + mysticism: You do offer penance and pray to the Virgin Mary, don't you? Or:
Jesus + heritage: Were you raised in "the church"? Or:
Jesus + doctrine: When you were baptized, was the water running or still? Deep or shallow? Hot or cold?
Legalism. The theology of "Jesus +." Legalists don't dismiss Christ. They trust Christ a lot. But they don't trust in Christ alone.
- Max Lucado, It's Not About Me (Brentwood, TN: Integrity Publishers, Inc., 2004; reprint Mandaluyong, MM: OMF Literature Inc., 2005), p.114.