The Purpose of the Law

 

we are "made the righteousness of God in Christ"

The law was given by God in order to reveal the evil of sin. The law was never meant to justify but was only given in preparation of the promised redemption that was to come and eventually in the fullness of time was accomplished through Jesus Christ the Son of God. Indeed,the law today is still used for this very purpose; to convince man of his sin and need for a Savior.

Written in the hearts of mankind is the moral law of God.

 ‎”Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;”

For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Romans 2:14

BUT  according to Romans 7,man is unable to obey the law in its entirety. He knows in his conscience what is good and what is right but because of his sin nature he cannot obey it. Rather than bringing life the law brought death.

“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.” Romans 7:12-14

Although the law in itself is holy and just, the law cannot justify sinners because it has only power to convict the sinner of his sin. Since all men have sinned ,all men are guilty before God and are worthy of death BUT his great mercy while we were yet sinners and his enemies, dead in sins, God has given his Son as a propitiation (appeasements of God’s wrath for sin) for all who have received his free gift of righteousness. In other words Jesus Christ died in the place of sinners, taking God’s wrath against sin on himself.

“O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” Romans 7:24,25

The law is spiritual but man is carnal, sold under sin. Carnal unsaved men are slaves to sin and obey the dictates of the sinful nature even though the conscience knows right from wrong. If the carnal man ignores the conscience repeatedly he will eventually become so hard that he simply cannot without God’s miraculous intervention, receive Christ.

No good dwells in the carnal man because he is corrupt in his mind, will, body and emotions. All his being is tarnished by the fall of Adam whose disobedience came upon all men producing death, both in the natural and spiritually. The only way to be justified by God is through receiving through saving faith the atonement provided by Jesus Christ. The just for the unjust. Won’t you receive Jesus Christ today and be saved from sin and death?

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. ” 1 Peter 3:18

Blessings brethren !

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Author: Kim Balogh

I am a minister (servant) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Grace ministries • Evangelism • Teaching • Children’s ministry • Apologetics • End times I have a BA in History and Anthropology/Sociology combo Paralegal Diploma (specialty Research, Writing, Critical thinking & argument & Instruction) Paralegal Instructor-taught paralegal for 1 year Diploma in Physical Education ( Fitness, nutrition, coaching, ) Faith based Social Work (almost completed degree) Certificate in Personal Ministry (Intercession, deliverance) 1 year (independant) bible college (concentration area, intercession, deliverance,) Ministry Experience : Evangelism ministry 20 years (preaching, intercession,deliverance, apologetics ) Ministering and serving low income families,single mothers, marginalized. Child Evangelism in different communities. Ministering Evangelism through music (vocals and guitar) Administration; started church support groups, started various different outreaches over the years, Internet ministry. My ministry gifts are Prophetic Evangelism and Teaching (apologetics and end times revelation in particular). My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. I am a bond servant of Jesus Christ and am called by him to preach the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from the deeds of the law. My Statement of Faith I believe that Jesus is God's son and is himself God, the third person of the Godhead, (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I believe the bible says YOU MUST be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter into the kingdom of God. I believe Jesus died for the sins of all that have been called out of darkness into his glorious light. Heaven is for the redeemed and hell is for reprobates. The death of Jesus Christ is the substitutionary atonement. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Jesus sent the holy Spirit to comfort, teach, build up, edify, consecrate, and seal God’s people until his return. Jesus will return to the earth to rule and reign for 1000 years on the earth. I believe we are in the end times and anti christ will soon be revealed. I also believe that we are living in the last days of the great apostasy and falling away from the truth of God's word but God has a remnant,( his elect, chosen before the foundation of the world,) that have not bowed the knee to Baal. These sheep will soon face great persecution that God will allow to take place before the return of Christ. This persecution which will be worldwide will be what separates the true Christian from the false apostate. Those who love not their lives to the end will be shown to be the true church of Jesus Christ but the compromisers of the integrity of God’s word, who choose the spirit of error, worldly doctrines of men, the works of the flesh and the works of the law will be shown to be apostates like Judas and will die in their sins. No one can come to Jesus unless the Father gives him the ability to do so. No one will seek after Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father according to scripture but all whom God calls by his Holy Spirit will come to Jesus and be saved from their sins and be given eternal life for he who has promised is faithful to perfom his promise. The Lord is calling his church to come out of Babylon : Come out of false new age teaching, Come out of legalistic adherance to OT laws to save you, Come out of false signs and wonders that have no scriptural basis, Come out of witchcraft and the doctrines of demons, Come out of humanism and the promotion of man by self help principles and RETURN TO THE PURE UNADULTERATED WORD OF GOD ! “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Revelation 18:4 Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. My ministry gifts are Evangelism and Teaching My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. If you would like to join some of my FACEBOOK pages and groups here are the links. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christian-Apostacy-and-the-One-World-Religion-Last-days-false-church/155312074516011 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spiritual-Warfare-and-Intercessory-Prayer/420608491355232 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christians-Growing-in-Grace/176425872403539 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eternity-Time-without-end-Where-will-you-spend-eternity/173770605984810 http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-GOSPEL-OF-GRACE-MINISTRIES/206256094640 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Humanism-and-Atheism-vs-Biblical-Fundamental-Christianity-PAGE/232041916818313 http://www.facebook.com/groups/116453808366860?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/kimbalogh?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/43663287699?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/192486972999?ap=1 http://www.facebook.com/groups/60064614668?ap=1 Favorite Quotation Ephesians 2:8-9 (King James Version) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

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