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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6661 freedom, and the law
6661 freedom, and the law

6661 freedom, and the law

Jesus Christ sets his people free from the condemnation and oppression of the law. Through the Holy Spirit, believers are able to fulfil the law obediently according to God’s intentions.

Jesus Christ sets believers free from the law

Jesus Christ’s life of perfect obedience to the law was the fulfilment of it Mt 5:17 See also Gal 4:4-5; 1Pe 2:22

Jesus Christ’s death fulfils the demands of the law 2Co 5:21 See also Heb 7:27; Heb 9:11,26-28; Heb 10:11-14; 1Pe 2:24; 1Pe 3:18

On account of Jesus Christ’s death, believers can be righteous independently of the law Ro 3:21-26 See also Jn 1:17; Ro 10:4; Php 3:9

Believers are set free from the law’s condemnation

Gal 3:21-25 See also Ro 6:1-14; Ro 7:1-6; Gal 3:13; Gal 4:5,21-31 The lives of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael and Isaac are interpreted figuratively, to illustrate the believer’s freedom from the law’s condemnation; Gal 5:1; Eph 2:14-15; Col 2:13-14

The freedom of believers rests on the power of the Holy Spirit

Ro 7:1-6; 2Co 3:17-18 See also Ro 8:1-17; Gal 5:16-18,22-26

The believer’s freedom to obey the law voluntarily

Ps 119:32 See also Ps 37:31; Ps 119:45,97; Jer 31:33; 2Co 3:3; Jas 1:25; Jas 2:12

See also

2530Christ, death of
3030Holy Spirit, power
3233Holy Spirit & sanctification
3251Holy Spirit, filling with
3278Holy Spirit, indwelling
4018life, spiritual
8454obedience to God

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