Paul's Passing Thoughts

Does the Law Really Lead People to Christ by Revealing Sin?

Posted in Uncategorized by pptmoderator on August 29, 2014

Originally posted on Paul’s Passing Thoughts:

The insanely celebrated return to our Reformed roots teaches the following about the law:

We are unable to keep the law perfectly. And since a perfect keeping of the law is the standard for righteousness required to live with God forever, our inability to keep the law perfectly leads us to Christ who must keep/fulfill it for us. As Christians, we continue to use the law in this way to “preach the gospel to ourselves.” The more we use the law to show our innate sinfulness, the more we experience “vivification” (a joyful, perpetual rebirth).

The bogus idea that perfect law-keeping is justification’s standard aside, the most popular text that supposedly supports this idea is Galatians 3:24 –

So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

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  1. Lydia said, on August 30, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Paul, I find the whole concept of “we could not keep the law” to be blasphemous to God. God gave people a law He knew they could not keep? On purpose? Would you do that to your children? Make rules on purpose you know they have no ability to keep?

    The operate words are “could not” instead of “would not”. They could keep the laws. They chose not to. And some even chose to bastardize the law for power over others. Missing the whole point of the law.

    I cannot believe Christians actually teach this about God. For their sake, I hope it is out of ignorance. (See 1Tim 1)

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  2. A Mom said, on September 1, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Thanks for re – posting this, Pearl. I looked back at the original post & comments I made back then. I had a lot to say about this. LOL! It was & still is important, IMO!

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