law


Jesus Did Not Say That He Had Come To Do Away With The Law

JESUS DID NOT SAY THAT HE HAD COME TO DO AWAY WITH THE LAW Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, no the last stroke of a pen, …Continue reading →

Who Needs A Guardian?

WHO NEEDS A GUARDIAN? “Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. So …Continue reading →

Torah!

TORAH! “Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. A mediator implies more than one party; but God is one. “Is the law opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if …Continue reading →

Either Or, Not Both And…

EITHER OR, NOT BOTH AND… “For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.’ Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because ‘the righteous will live by faith.’ The …Continue reading →

Dead, But Alive

DEAD, BUT ALIVE “But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker.” Galatians 2:17, 18. This is quite complicated reasoning. If the Jews who believed in Jesus, no longer meticulously kept all …Continue reading →

No Debt

NO DEBT “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not murder; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbour as …Continue reading →

The Beast Is Dead!

THE BEAST IS DEAD! “So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work …Continue reading →

Deceived By Sin

DECEIVED BY SIN “What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in …Continue reading →

Jew And Gentile – Justified!

JEW AND GENTILE – JUSTIFIED! “Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not also the God …Continue reading →

Helpless – But God!

HELPLESS – BUT GOD! “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world be held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious …Continue reading →