Paul's Passing Thoughts

Fulfilling the Law

Posted in The New Birth by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on December 23, 2015

Does Jesus continuously fulfill the righteous requirements of the law on our behalf?

NO! That is protestant orthodoxy.

So how is the law fulfilled?

“That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in US, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” ~ Romans 8:4

How is the righteousness of the law fulfilled in believers?

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” ~ Romans 13:8
“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” ~ Galatians 5:14

We fulfill the law when we show love to God and to others!

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” ~ Matthew 22:37-40

This is possible for believers because the law’s condemnation has been ended!

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” ~ Romans 8:1-2

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