Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Salvation is not unavailable or unattainable, because you do not have to depend on your own righteousness.
Friday, December 12, 2003
a) He fulfilled the law inside the PPOG, remaining impeccable even while bearing our sins on the cross,
b) Christ is the “end of the law” because He abrogated [annulled or voided out] the Law as a way of salvation.
The context begins to distinguish between works righteousness and faith righteousness.
“If you try to be saved by keeping the law, you must accept the consequences.”
“If you try to be spiritual by keeping the law, you must accept the consequences.”
If you try to be spiritual by keeping the law, you must accept the consequences.
1. Why was the Law given?
PHI 2:10 in order that at the title of Jesus every knee of the heavens should bow, and on earth, and under the earth,
2. Can any member of the human race be justified before God by following the Mosaic Law?
3. How can a person then be justified before God if he cannot be justified by following the commandments or the Law?
4. What was the purpose of the Law?
5. How does the Law relate to sin and transgressions?
6. What relationship does the believer have with the Law?
7. Is following the Law the Christian way of life after salvation?
9. Was the Law ever given to the Gentiles or the Church?
DEU 4:7 For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him?
DEU 4:8 Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?
ROM 2:14 For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves,
10. What are the important principles related to the Law and the spiritual life or the Law and grace?
a. The believer has died to the Law, GAL 2:19.
b. A believer has received all the benefits of the Spirit through faith,
c. The Law brings nothing but condemnation,
d. The Law has no power to give life or to sustain life, GAL 3:21.
e. The Law is a bondage to the believer, GAL 4:9.
f. Law and grace are mutually exclusive principles; therefore, choose one or the other, GAL 4:21-31.
g. The believer has an abiding freedom in Christ, GAL 5:1.
h. The believer must keep all the Law, if he would attempt to keep even part of it, GAL 5:2-4.
i. The persuasion to put the believer under the Law is not from God,
j. All the Law is fulfilled by the Holy Spirit, GAL 5:16-24.
k. The life of the believer must be sustained on the same principle as his new birth or regeneration, GAL 5:25.
l. All who advocate the Law for the believer cannot keep it themselves, and their intention is ultimate glory in the flesh, GAL 6:13.