Paul's Passing Thoughts

Church is On the Wrong Side of the Law

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on September 17, 2018

The born again believer doesn’t concern himself/herself with their motives behind works because the new birth changed their relationship to the law (Romans 8:2).

The old us that was under law and its condemnation (a law that could never give life or justify) died with Christ, and is resurrected to a new relationship with the law.

The law can only be used for love by the believer because the believer knows that the law does not justify those who are already justified by the new birth.

Being resurrected with Christ justified us completely, not any law-keeping by us or Christ.

Christ came to end the law as the law of sin and death that the old us was under, and to fulfill the law as the law of the Spirit of life through us, and thereby putting the works of the devil to death.

Hence, the born again believer is free to use the law aggressively to love God and others with no fear of condemnation.

Furthermore, there is no need to question motives for using the law to love God and others because we are already fully justified, and the law cannot justify anyway. All that is left is the motive of love.

If we love Christ we keep His commandments that are fulfilled by love, but law-keeping never gave life or justified anyone including Christ.

Christ came to establish the one thing that justifies: the baptism of the Spirit; a one-time finished work by the Spirit that justifies the believer and makes the believer righteous as a state of being.

Justification is NOT a mere “legal declaration” because justification is APART from the law. “Apart” means just that…”APART.”

Why would Christ come to fulfill a law that cannot give life? No, he came to fulfill the law of love through us by the paramount act of love on the cross leading to His resurrection by the power of God as the first fruits of many brethren.

As a new creature, your sins are not merely covered, they are ENDED.

“Where there is no law, there is no sin.”

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