Paul's Passing Thoughts

The Two Laws

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 2, 2019

ppt-jpeg4“Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” A peculiar verse in the Bible. But if you think about it, we also know a group of people who feel no shame when they are naked; children, that is, until they grow older and become modest. If mom gives her two-year-old boy a bath, no one involved or that knows about it thinks of it as being strange. However, there is going to be a point in the child’s age where the same would be frowned upon.

What’s going on there? The child’s conscience develops. Andy Young is right, man’s problem isn’t sin, per se, but rather the law. We contend that all children go to heaven if they die because they are not yet accountable to the two laws. That is, God’s law, and the law written on the hearts of every person born into the world:

Romans 2:12 – For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

When it gets right down to it, Christ came to establish the new birth which makes a different use of the law possible. That is the crux of the problem for those Paul is writing about in Romans 2. When the law is the standard for righteousness, everyone concedes that the law cannot be kept perfectly and a religion to fulfill it is established. This always leads to antinomianism in sanctification because true law-keeping from love is replaced with the traditions of men.

However, when righteousness is by new birth, those born again show themselves righteous by keeping the law out of love which fulfills the law. Hence, I must conclude logically that those who interpret law and sin from a single perspective will be judged under two laws resulting in a greater condemnation. This speaks to the sacramental atonement religions that define church. No, Christ is not some avatar that came to appease the law as a fourth member of the Trinity, the law cannot give life. Only the Father can give life through the Spirit by the new birth. The Promise to Abraham and Christ is that Christ would be the firstborn of many brethren.

Genesis 3:6 – When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

This is where law entered into the world; this is when sin entered into the world along with it. Something happened within Adam and Eve, and conscience was born. God then unfolded a plan of salvation with many grand elements of which the understanding of law is central.

These are the basic building blocks for a vast untapped knowledge kept locked-up over time by church orthodoxy. These treasures will only be found by a collective effort of God’s family members apart from academic caste. The truth sets us free, not those who are filled with authority lust.

paul

 

 

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