Paul's Passing Thoughts

Apart From the Law

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on November 12, 2017

But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify (Romans 3:21).

Roman 3:19 – Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; 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.

because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression Romans (4:15).

To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law (Romans 5:13).

Romans 7:6 – But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.
7 What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “YOU SHALL NOT COVET.” 8 But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes (Romans 10:4).

We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, (1Timothy 1:9).

For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God (Galatians 2:19) [see Romans 8:2].

having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:14) [see also John 1:9].

 

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  1. John said, on November 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Maybe it’s the insect that bit me yesterday, or maybe it’s those weird pills I took 30 minutes ago, but whenever Calvinists/Reformed Sheep/Protestants/Lutherans talk about our sins being “covered,” I think of Scottish kilts. Since I can recall, those who are not Scottish have been speculating about what’s under a kilt. Sin?

    Being born again, I know that there is no kilt. Your Romans 10:4 reference is but one proof of that.

    Paul, a personal “thank you” for being persistent.

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