Faith and Law

Faith and Law

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Faith and Law

Since only perfect obedience to the Law would stand up in the Judgment, Jesus fulfilled the law on our behalf, “that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us” Romans 8:4 We are made righteous by faith alone, in the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ and faith in his death on behalf of our sins. Therefore we are no longer JUDICIALLY under the law, but are under grace. We are made righteous before God by faith alone in Christ’s Righteousness, and not by our own obedience to the law.

1. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. (Compare to Galatians 3:12) Romans 10:4-5

2. “she is loosed from the law “ Romans 7:2

3. “she is free from that law;” Romans 7:3

4. “ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ;” Romans 7:4

5. “But now we are delivered from the law” and “serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” Romans 7:6 (SEE #7)

6 “I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.” Romans 7:2-7 Clearly the law in question by Paul is the Ten Commandments.

7 “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” 2 Corinthians 3:3,6

8. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:20

9. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:27-28

10. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, Romans 4:13-16

11. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Compare to Galatians 3:23, 5:18) Romans 6:14

12. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; Romans 9:31-32

13. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16

14. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. Galatians 2:19

15. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Galatians 2:21

16. This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Galatians 3:2

17. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Galatians 3:5

18. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Galatians 3:10

19. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. Galatians 3:11

20. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Galatians 3:12

21. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Galatians 3:13

22. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Galatians 3:17-18

THE LAW WAS “ADDED” UNTIL CHRIST CAME

23. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Galatians 3:1

24. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. Galatians 3:21

25. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:23-24

26. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; Ephesians 2:15

CHRIST WAS CIRCUMCISED, AND KEPT THE SABBATH AND OTHER FEAST DAYS BECAUSE HE WAS BORN UNDER THE LAW PAUL MAINTAINS THAT JESUS FULFILLED THE LAW SO THAT HE COULD FREE US FROM THE LAW

27. But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Galatians 4:4-5

DESPITE PAUL’S PLAIN TEACHING ABOUT THE LAW, THERE REMAINS THOSE WHO STILL DESIRE TO OBEY IT. To these Paul asks,

28. Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? Galatians 4:21

29. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Galatians 5:3

THOSE WHO TEACH OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW DO NOT OBEY IT THEMSELVES

30. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. Galatians 6:13

31. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Galatians 5:18

OBEYING THE CONDITIONS OF THE OLD COVENANT NULLIFIES THE NEW

32. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. Galatians 5:4

About David M. Curtis

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David is a self-employed business owner who enjoys web and graphics design, a good TV show or movie, spending time with his animals and friends. For many years,David taught the Bible on the west coast 5 days a week over the radio for a broadcast he called, "The Loud Cry Ministry." David has been in ministry his entire adult life, having visited and taught in churches coast to coast, including churches in California, New York, Tennessee, Kansas, Nevada, Texas, Georgia, Oregon and Washington. David has been in marketing for over a dozen years now having owned or managed four offices, with hundreds of employees. David is responsible for creating and developing projects that cost in excess of half a million dollars, and absolutely loves developing new concepts and ideas and turning them into a reality. Currently David resides in Cincinnati OH where he works from home managing his online business US Home Work Force for the past three years, in which he provides websites and training for thousands of people all across the country helping them to earn a substantial income over the Internet.

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