The Role of 'Law' in your Salvation


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The Role of 'Law' in our Salvation - Did you know that your salvation is based upon 'law'? Sure it is, it's just that it is not based upon the "Law" of works. It is based upon the "law of faith". See how God demonstrates His righteousness through the law.

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The Role of 'Law' in your Salvation

  1. 1. The Role of ‘Law’ Man is justified by the law of faith. Rom. 3:19-30
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>In the previous sermon we saw how the apostle Paul taught: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The power of the gospel resides in the righteousness of God through Jesus. Rom. 1:16-17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Man is saved not of his own righteousness but that of God’s through faith in/through Jesus. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>In this lesson we look specifically at the role of law in the justification of man. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through law (or ‘the Law’) all men fall short of God’s righteousness. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yet, through the ‘Law of Faith” God’s righteousness is demonstrated. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The ‘Law’ Condemns All <ul><li>Accountability (guilt) is directly linked to ‘law’. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Without law there is no condemnation (no accountability). Rom. 4:14-15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through the law comes the knowledge of sin, thus accountability. Rom. 3:20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We know that law (thus accountability) has existed since the days of Adam. cp. Rom. 5:12-13 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The ‘Law’ Condemns All <ul><li>The Gentiles are accountable because… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God revealed Himself to them through nature. Rom. 1:18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God revealed Himself through ‘ordinances’ (divine revelation). Rom. 1:32 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Before Moses (Heb. 11): Abel, v. 4; Enoch, v. 5; Noah, v. 7; Abraham and Sarah, vs. 11:8-11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Melchizedek, Heb. 7:1; Jethro, Exo. 3:1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even today – through His ordinances are manifest through governing authorities – making Gentiles ‘without excuse’. Cp. Rom. 13:1-4 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The ‘Law’ Condemns All <ul><li>The Jews are also accountable because… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They had the Law (of Moses), knew the law, and condemned the Gentiles for their lifestyles contrary to the Law. Rom. 2:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yet, God would judge them as they had a specially written covenant. Cp. Rom. 2:1-3; Jas. 3:1 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The ‘Law’ Condemns All <ul><li>Through “law”. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jews and Greeks who practice sin are found guilty before God. Rom. 2:1-3, 9, 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversely, Jews and Greeks who are ‘doers of the law’ (practice righteousness) receive glory, honor, and peace. Rom. 2:5-7, 10, 13-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The conclusion (Jew/Gentile): all are guilty. Rom. 3:9-20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The question – So how is anyone justified before God? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Justification Comes by Law, But Which One? <ul><li>Not by the ‘Law of Works.’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No flesh is justified before God because through the law comes the knowledge of sin. Rom. 3:20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore, there is no boasting in man’s righteousness because there is none. Rom. 3:19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because all have fallen short of God’s glory. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Justification Comes by Law, But Which One? <ul><li>But, by the ‘Law of Faith’ (apart from ‘the Law’ of Moses). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a person who “is saved not as a righteous person, but as a pardoned criminal.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His ‘faith’ is professed in Jesus Christ, His great (and mighty) Redeemer. Rom. 10:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His ‘faith’ in Christ is manifested by keeping His teaching. Rom. 6:3-4 (Matt. 28:19-20; Mk. 16:16; Lk. 24:46-47) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>All (Jew and Gentile) are guilty and fall short of the glory of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the ‘Law of Faith’ (in Christ), however, man is justified. </li></ul>