5380 law, and gospel

5380 law, and gospel

The law, which bears witness to the grace of God, points ahead to its fulfilment and climax in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel does not abolish the law, but fulfils it, by allowing it to be seen in its proper light.

Human beings cannot fulfil the law by their own efforts

Ro 3:20; Gal 2:15-16 See also Ac 13:39; Ro 4:13-15

The law brings knowledge of human sin and the need for redemption

Ro 3:20; Ro 5:20 See also 1Ti 1:9-10; 1Jn 3:4

The law points to the coming of Jesus Christ

Gal 3:24

Believers are not justified by works of the law, but through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ

Ro 3:28; Gal 3:11 See also Hab 2:4; Ro 4:1-5; Gal 3:10-14; Eph 2:15

The relationship between believers and the law

Dying to the law through Jesus Christ Gal 2:19

The law remains valid for believers Ro 7:11-12; 1Ti 1:8; 1Pe 1:15-16 See also Lev 11:44-45; Lev 19:2; Lev 20:7; Ro 7:7-11; Ro 13:8-10; Jas 2:8-11

The Holy Spirit enables believers to fulfil the law through Jesus Christ Ro 8:3-4 See also Jer 31:31-34; Eze 11:19-20; Gal 5:13-18

See also

2324Christ as Saviour
2420gospel
4018life, spiritual
6020sin
6661freedom and law
6669grace & salvation
6676justification
8158righteousness of believers
8241ethics, basis of
8292love
8311morality & redemption

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