Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The apostle of grace gives in to the attacks of legalism.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Jews at Jerusalem were being taught that living morally and following commandments from the Old Testament was the Christian way of life.

1. A believer under the Law makes Christ a minister of sin, GAL 2:17.
2. He taught that the believer has died to the Law, GAL 2:19.

3. Paul taught that a believer has received all the benefits of the Spirit through faith, GAL 3:1-5.
4. He taught that the Law brings nothing but condemnation, GAL 3:10-14.

5. Paul taught that the Law has no power to give life or to sustain life, GAL 3:21.
6. The Law is intended only for the immature, while positionally, believers are full-grown sons, GAL 3:23-4:7.

7. The Law is a bondage to the believer, GAL 4:9.
8. Paul taught that law and grace are mutually exclusive principles; therefore, choose one or the other, GAL 4:21-31.

9. The believer has an abiding freedom in Christ, GAL 5:1.
10. He taught that the believer must keep all the Law, if he would attempt to keep even part of it, GAL 5:2-4.

11. The persuasion to put the believer under the Law is not from God, GAL 5:8.
12. Legalism of the believer does away with the offense of the cross, GAL 5:11.

13. All the Law is fulfilled by the Holy Spirit, GAL 5:16-24.
14. The life of the believer must be sustained on the same principle as his new birth or regeneration, GAL 5:25.

15. The believer’s proneness to sin calls for his dealing with grace, not dealing according to the Law, GAL 6:1-5.
16. Paul taught – ROM 3:20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law {comes} the knowledge of sin.

17. ROM 3:28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
18. ROM 6:14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace.
19. ROM 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

He had a reputation for devastating and ruining the early church as Saul of Tarsus, ACT 8:3.

Then he had a reputation for teaching grace and the fact that we were no longer under the law, GAL 5:18.

Pres-act-ind – huparcho = to come into existence, to begin quietly, to slip into something very smoothly.

They were not saved by the Law but they became influenced by and zealous for the Law after salvation.

Told – aor-pass-ind – katecheo = to have something firmly taught, to be indoctrinated, to instruct, to teach, and to roar.

One of the definitions given for this word in The Complete Biblical Library = unfounded rumors.
Joseph Thayer – “to charm with resounding sound”
ROM 16:18 by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the stupid.

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