SIN AND THE LAW—RO 6 AND 7 Pt 4
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(Subjects in this Section)
It is written, THEREFORE BY THE DEEDS (or legalistic observance or works) OF THE LAW THERE SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED IN HIS SIGHT: FOR BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN (Torah…does…show people how sinful they are)-Ro 3:20.
The word "law" is mentioned in the Kings James Version of the Bible
approximately 578 times.
The word "law" first appears in the Bible as pertaining to a set of rules in Gen 47:26. It is written, AND JOSEPH MADE IT A LAW OVER THE LAND OF EGYPT UNTO THIS DAY, THAT PHARAOH SHOULD HAVE THE FIFTH PART; EXCEPT THE LAND OF THE PRIESTS ONLY, WHICH BECAME NOT PHARAOH'S-Gen 47:26. The second is, ONE LAW SHALL BE TO HIM THAT IS HOMEBORN, AND UNTO THE STRANGER THAT SOJOURNETH AMONG YOU-Ex 12:49
God's laws reveal that He cares about every aspect of His people's lives, as well as the nation and government as a whole. God expected His people to worship Him and to obey His Word. He expected them to love Him and serve Him with all their heart. If the local community, or nation, or religious leaders themselves went astray, still God expected His people to follow His Word. If they did not, they would be held responsible.
Many different laws were given in the first five books of Moses. There are laws regarding human life, slaves, marriage, the family, sex, tithing, clothing, property, and dealing with other nations and people.
There were laws about loaning, borrowing, and repayment of debts, as well as the restitution a thief was to make.
There were laws regarding a legal system. If a person bore false witness, he could suffer the same penalty as the accused. The number of witnesses whose testimony had to be in agreement was also covered. A person refusing to accept the verdict of the judge might be put to death. There were laws pertaining to those that sat in judgment. There were laws regarding all manner of crimes.
There were laws about rejecting God and causing others to do the same. There were laws regarding worshipping other gods, witchcraft, and astrology.
There were laws regarding animals, birds, and eggs.
There were laws regarding worship, the priests, and sacrifices.
There were laws regarding the government, leaders, and military service.
There were laws regarding selling and proper weights.
There were laws regarding what a person eats.
There were rules pertaining to sickness, death, childbearing, and a woman's monthly menstrual period.
There was the law of the Passover, the burnt offerings, the meat offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, and others. There was the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, the law regarding lepers, and the law for him that sinneth.
The first reference to "walking in God's law" appears to be in Ex16:4. It is written, THEN SAID THE LORD UNTO MOSES, BEHOLD, I WILL RAIN BREAD FROM HEAVEN FOR YOU; AND THE PEOPLE SHALL GO OUT AND GATHER A CERTAIN RATE EVERY DAY, THAT I MAY PROVE THEM, WHETHER THEY WILL WALK IN MY LAW, OR NO.
The first reference to "the Law" as God gave it, appears to be in Ex 24:12. It is written, AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, COME UP TO ME INTO THE MOUNT, AND BE THERE: AND I WILL GIVE THEE
TABLES OF STONE,
AND A LAW,
WHICH I HAVE WRITTEN; THAT THOU MAYEST TEACH THEM.
What is called "the Law" is very exact, detailed, and covers many issues. It may be said to cover three areas. These are testimonies, statutes, and judgments. It is written, AND THIS IS THE LAW WHICH MOSES SET BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL: THESE ARE THE
(1) TESTIMONIES, AND THE
(2) STATUTES, AND THE
(3) JUDGMENTS, WHICH MOSES SPAKE UNTO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AFTER THEY CAME FORTH OUT OF EGYPT-Deut 4:44,45.
(4) Ordinances which contain commandments (ref Eph 2:15) are also referred to in many Scriptures such as Lk 1:6; Ex 18:20; etc. Therefore, we may say, the Law consists of testimonies, statutes, ordinances which include commandments, and then judgments. This order is not always the same.
Thus, the Law may be said to be a system of testimonies, statutes, ordinances including commandments, and judgments for the people to obey, and for a system to govern the people in the Promised Land. Some may say it is summarized in the Ten Commandments, or it may be said there is the Law and the commandments. As it is written, I WILL GIVE THEE (Moses) TABLES OF STONE, AND A LAW, AND COMMANDMENTS-Ex 24:12. It is further written, IF YE WALK IN MY STATUTES, AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, AND DO THEM-Lev 26:3.
Thus, from Moses, came forth the first five books of the Old Testament.
Jewish word "Torah" means "teaching". Often-times,
it is translated as "Law."
1. This may be said to include the five books of Moses, also called the Pentateuch, which is called the Written Torah. Jesus had said, THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW-Mt 5:17.
2. Jesus also referred to the Psalms as the Law. It is written, Jesus said, THAT IS WRITTEN IN THEIR LAW, THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE-Jn 15:25. Twice in the Psalms this is used. It appears in Ps 35:19 and Ps 69:4. It is also written, JESUS ANSWERED THEM, IS IT NOT WRITTEN IN YOUR LAW, I SAID, YE ARE GODS?-Jn 10:34, referring to Ps 82:6.
3. There is also additional material or Oral Torah. It is written, BEHOLD, I PAUL SAY UNTO YOU, THAT IF YE BE CIRCUMCISED, CHRIST SHALL PROFIT YOU NOTHING. FOR I TESTIFY AGAIN TO EVERY MAN THAT IS CIRCUMCISED, THAT HE IS A DEBTOR TO DO THE WHOLE LAW-Gal 5:2,3.
4. Torah can also be translated to mean a "law" or "principle", instead of meaning "the Law". It is written, I FIND THEN A LAW, THAT, WHEN I WOULD DO GOOD, EVIL IS PRESENT WITH ME-Ro 7:21.
5. The Jewish word Tanakh (representing the Old Testament) is often translated in the New Testament versions as "Scripture" or "it is written." The Tanakh contains the three parts of the Hebrew Bible: the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings (Psalms, etc.).
(Note-Grateful appreciation is extended to David H. Stern, translator of the Jewish New Testament for some of the information on the previous five points).
Moses died, he wrote the Law that had been given to him by God. He also gave
very specific instructions. It is written, AND MOSES WROTE THIS LAW, AND DELIVERED
IT UNTO THE PRIESTS THE SONS OF LEVI, WHICH BARE THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF
THE LORD, AND UNTO ALL THE ELDERS OF ISRAEL. AND MOSES COMMANDED THEM, SAYING,
AT THE END OF EVERY SEVEN YEARS, IN THE SOLEMNITY OF THE YEAR OF RELEASE, IN
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES, WHEN ALL ISRAEL IS COME TO APPEAR BEFORE THE LORD
THY GOD IN THE PLACE WHICH HE SHALL CHOOSE, THOU SHALT READ THIS LAW BEFORE
ALL ISRAEL IN THEIR HEARING.
GATHER THE PEOPLE TOGETHER, MEN, AND WOMEN, AND CHILDREN, AND THY STRANGER THAT IS WITHIN THY GATES, THAT THEY MAY HEAR, AND THAT THEY MAY LEARN, AND FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND OBSERVE TO DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW: AND THAT THEIR CHILDREN, WHICH HAVE NOT KNOWN ANY THING, MAY HEAR, AND LEARN TO FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD, AS LONG AS YE LIVE IN THE LAND WHITHER YE GO OVER JORDAN TO POSSESS IT.
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO MOSES, BEHOLD, THY DAYS APPROACH THAT THOU MUST DIE-Deut 31:9-14.
God gave instructions for the future kings of Israel. It is written, AND IT SHALL BE, WHEN HE SITTETH UPON THE THRONE OF HIS KINGDOM, THAT HE SHALL WRITE HIM A COPY OF THIS LAW IN A BOOK OUT OF THAT WHICH IS BEFORE THE PRIESTS THE LEVITES: AND IT SHALL BE WITH HIM, AND HE SHALL READ THEREIN ALL THE DAYS OF HIS LIFE: THAT HE MAY LEARN TO FEAR THE LORD HIS GOD, TO KEEP ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW AND THESE STATUTES, TO DO THEM-Deut 17:18,19.
Regarding keeping the Law, it is written, CURSED BE HE THAT CONFIRMETH NOT ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW TO DO THEM. AND ALL THE PEOPLE SHALL SAY, AMEN-Deut 27:26.
OF SCRIPTURES CONCERNING THE LAW,
ARRANGED IN STUDY FORM
2-THE OLD TESTAMENT: THE LAW, THE PROPHETS, THE PSALMS
LAW OR THE PROPHETS-Mt 5:17
THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS-Mt 7:12
ALL THE PROPHETS AND THE LAW...UNTIL JOHN-Mt 11:13
THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS-Mt 22:40
THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS-Lk 16:16
THE LAW, AND THE PROPHETS-Jn 1:45
THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS-Acts 13:15
THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS-Ro 3:21
THE LAW OF MOSES, AND IN THE PROPHETS, AND IN THE PSALMS-Lk 24:44
3-SOME OF THE DIFFERENT LAWS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE
OF A CARNAL COMMANDMENT-Heb 7:16
LAW OF CHRIST-Gal 6:2
LAW OF COMMANDMENTS-Eph 2:15
LAW OF FAITH-Ro 3:27
LAW OF FAITH-Ro 3:27
LAW OF GOD-Jos 24:26; Ro 7:22,25; 8:7
LAW OF KINDNESS-Pv 31:26
LAW OF LIBERTY-Ja 1:25; 2:12
LAW OF MY MIND-Ro 7:23
LAW OF MOSES-Jos 8:31
LAW OF RIGHTEOUSNESS-Ro 9:31
LAW OF SIN-Ro 7:23
LAW OF SIN AND DEATH-Ro 8:2
LAW OF THE JEWS-Acts 25:8
LAW OF THE LORD-1 Chr 16:40
LAW OF THE LORD GOD-2 Ki 10:31
LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE-Ro 8:2
LAW OF TRUTH-Mal 2:6
Law of works-ref Ro 3:27
ROYAL LAW-Ja 2:8
4-THE LAW GIVEN BY MOSES
As already mentioned, the Law was given to Moses by God, which in turn was given by Moses to the children of Israel. It is written, FOR THE LAW WAS GIVEN BY MOSES-Jn 1:17.
5-THE LAW SPEAKS TO WHOM?
It is written, KNOW THAT WHAT THINGS SOEVER THE LAW SAITH, IT SAITH TO
THEM WHO ARE UNDER THE LAW: THAT EVERY MOUTH MAY BE STOPPED, AND ALL THE
WORLD MAY BECOME GUILTY BEFORE GOD-Ro 3:19.
KNOWING THIS, THAT THE LAW IS NOT MADE FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN, BUT FOR THE LAWLESS AND DISOBEDIENT, FOR THE UNGODLY AND FOR SINNERS, FOR UNHOLY AND PROFANE, FOR MURDERERS OF FATHERS AND MURDERERS OF MOTHERS, FOR MANSLAYERS, FOR WHOREMONGERS, FOR THEM THAT DEFILE THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND, FOR MENSTEALERS, FOR LIARS, FOR PERJURED PERSONS, AND IF THERE BE ANY OTHER THING THAT IS CONTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE-1 Tim 1:9,10.
6-THE TIME PERIOD OF THE LAW
It is written, BUT BEFORE FAITH CAME, WE WERE KEPT UNDER THE LAW,
SHUT UP UNTO THE FAITH WHICH SHOULD AFTERWARDS BE REVEALED-Gal 3:23.
FOR ALL THE PROPHETS AND THE LAW PROPHESIED UNTIL JOHN-Mt 11:13.
Indeed, THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS WERE UNTIL JOHN: SINCE THAT TIME THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS PREACHED, AND EVERY MAN PRESSETH INTO IT-Lk 16:16.
7-THE LAW SHALL NOT PASS
It is written, FOR VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS, ONE
JOT OR ONE TITTLE SHALL IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW, TILL ALL BE
For IT IS EASIER FOR HEAVEN AND EARTH TO PASS, THAN ONE TITTLE OF THE LAW TO FAIL-Lk 16:17.
THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN:
SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW
It is written, BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN-Ro 3:20.
For WHOSOEVER COMMITTETH SIN TRANSGRESSETH ALSO THE LAW: FOR SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW-1 Jn 3:4.
9-THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS WERE READ IN THE SYNAGOGUE
AND AFTER THE READING OF THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS THE RULERS OF THE SYNAGOGUE SENT UNTO THEM, SAYING, YE MEN AND BRETHREN, IF YE HAVE ANY WORD OF EXHORTATION FOR THE PEOPLE, SAY ON-Acts 13:15.
10-THE GREAT COMMANDMENT
It is written, THEN ONE OF THEM, WHICH WAS A LAWYER, ASKED HIM A QUESTION, TEMPTING
HIM, AND SAYING, MASTER, WHICH IS THE GREAT COMMANDMENT IN THE LAW? JESUS
SAID UNTO HIM, THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART,
AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND. THIS IS THE FIRST
AND GREAT COMMANDMENT. AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT, THOU SHALT LOVE THY
NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW
AND THE PROPHETS-Mt 22:35-40.
HE SAID UNTO HIM, WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW? HOW READEST THOU? AND HE ANSWERING SAID, THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL THY MIND; AND THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. AND HE SAID UNTO HIM, THOU HAST ANSWERED RIGHT: THIS DO, AND THOU SHALT LIVE-Lk 10:26-28.
OWE NO MAN ANY THING, BUT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER: FOR HE THAT LOVETH ANOTHER HATH FULFILLED THE LAW-Ro 13:8.
WORKETH NO ILL TO HIS NEIGHBOUR: THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW-Ro
FOR ALL THE LAW IS FULFILLED IN ONE WORD, EVEN IN THIS; THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF-Gal 5:14.
IF YE FULFIL THE ROYAL LAW ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURE, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF, YE DO WELL: BUT IF YE HAVE RESPECT TO PERSONS, YE COMMIT SIN, AND ARE CONVINCED OF THE LAW AS TRANSGRESSORS. FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL KEEP THE WHOLE LAW, AND YET OFFEND IN ONE POINT, HE IS GUILTY OF ALL-Ja 2:8-10.
THEREFORE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER YE WOULD THAT MEN SHOULD DO TO YOU, DO YE EVEN SO TO THEM: FOR THIS IS THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS-Mt 7:12.
11-WHAT THE LAW SAYS
A comprehensive study of all that the Law says could involve volumes of material,
if commentaries were included. Only two things have been included here.
It is written, DOTH OUR LAW JUDGE ANY MAN, BEFORE IT HEAR HIM, AND KNOW WHAT HE DOETH?-Jn 7:51.
IT IS ALSO WRITTEN IN YOUR LAW, THAT THE TESTIMONY OF TWO MEN IS TRUE-Jn 8:17.
12-WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF THE LAW
Some items in the Law are far more important than others. Keeping certain feast
days for example, were extremely important. These should be covered in detail
further along in the Doctrines course The following verse demonstrates that
"tithing" was important, but "judgment, mercy, and faith"
were much more important.
It is written, WOE UNTO YOU, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, HYPOCRITES! FOR YE PAY TITHE OF MINT AND ANISE AND CUMMIN, AND HAVE OMITTED THE WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF THE LAW, JUDGMENT, MERCY, AND FAITH: THESE OUGHT YE TO HAVE DONE, AND NOT TO LEAVE THE OTHER UNDONE-Mt 23:23.
13-NONE OF YOU KEEP THE LAW
It is written, DID NOT MOSES GIVE YOU THE LAW, AND YET NONE OF YOU KEEPETH
THE LAW?-Jn 7:19.
WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE LAW BY THE DISPOSITION OF ANGELS, AND HAVE NOT KEPT IT-Acts 7:53.
14-THE TEACHING BEFORE JESUS
Before grace came, the teaching was as follows. It is written, BUT THERE ROSE
UP CERTAIN OF THE SECT OF THE PHARISEES WHICH BELIEVED, SAYING, THAT IT WAS
NEEDFUL TO CIRCUMCISE THEM, AND TO COMMAND THEM TO KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES-Acts
FORASMUCH AS WE HAVE HEARD, THAT CERTAIN WHICH WENT OUT FROM US HAVE TROUBLED YOU WITH WORDS, SUBVERTING YOUR SOULS, SAYING, YE MUST BE CIRCUMCISED, AND KEEP THE LAW: TO WHOM WE GAVE NO SUCH COMMANDMENT-Acts 15:24.
15-THE LAW COULD NOT JUSTIFY PEOPLE
It is written, ALL THINGS, FROM WHICH YE COULD NOT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW
OF MOSES-Acts 13:39.
BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW THERE SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED IN HIS SIGHT: FOR BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN-Ro 3:20.
For KNOWING THAT A MAN IS NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW,…FOR BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED-Gal 2:16.
BUT THAT NO MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, IT IS EVIDENT: FOR, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. AND THE LAW IS NOT OF FAITH: BUT, THE MAN THAT DOETH THEM SHALL LIVE IN THEM-Gal 3:11,12.
BUT IN THOSE SACRIFICES THERE IS A REMEMBRANCE AGAIN MADE OF SINS EVERY YEAR. FOR IT IS NOT POSSIBLE THAT THE BLOOD OF BULLS AND OF GOATS SHOULD TAKE AWAY SINS-Heb 10:3,4.
For HE SAID, SACRIFICE AND OFFERING AND BURNT OFFERINGS AND OFFERING FOR SIN THOU WOULDEST NOT, NEITHER HADST PLEASURE THEREIN; WHICH ARE OFFERED BY THE LAW-Heb 10:8.
16-A PERSON'S OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF THE LAW
A person that tries to enter heaven by his own righteousness, without Jesus, is not under grace, but is under law. It is written, MINE OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, WHICH IS OF THE LAW-Phili 3:9.
17-ALL UNDER THE LAW ARE CURSED
It is written, FOR AS MANY AS ARE OF THE WORKS OF THE LAW ARE UNDER THE CURSE: FOR IT IS WRITTEN, CURSED IS EVERY ONE THAT CONTINUETH NOT IN ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW TO DO THEM-Gal 3:10.
18-THE LAW IS OUR SCHOOLMASTER TO BRING US TO CHRIST
It is written, IS THE LAW THEN AGAINST THE PROMISES OF GOD? GOD FORBID: FOR
IF THERE HAD BEEN A LAW GIVEN WHICH COULD HAVE GIVEN LIFE, VERILY RIGHTEOUSNESS
SHOULD HAVE BEEN BY THE LAW. BUT THE SCRIPTURE HATH CONCLUDED ALL UNDER
SIN,…BUT BEFORE FAITH CAME, WE WERE KEPT UNDER THE LAW, SHUT
UP UNTO THE FAITH WHICH SHOULD AFTERWARDS BE REVEALED. WHEREFORE THE
LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER TO BRING US UNTO CHRIST, THAT
WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH. BUT AFTER THAT FAITH IS COME,
WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER-Gal 3:21-25.
Prior to John, people looked forward in faith to the coming of the Messiah that had been promised in both the Law and the Prophets. The people were kept shut up under the law or schoolmaster until Jesus would be revealed. It is written, ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS COUNTED UNTO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS-Ro 4:3; ref Gal 3:6; Ja 2:23. Ro 4:16 speaks of the FAITH OF ABRAHAM. This is further confirmed in Hebrews chapter eleven.
It is written, BY FAITH ABEL OFFERED-Heb 11:4
BY FAITH ENOCH WAS TRANSLATED-Heb 11:5
BY FAITH NOAH…PREPARED-Heb 11:7
BY FAITH ABRAHAM…OBEYED-Heb 11:8, and many more.
Since Jesus has come, we now receive Him by faith. We now look forward to His second coming.
19-THE LAW IS GOOD "IF"
It is written, DESIRING TO BE TEACHERS OF THE LAW; UNDERSTANDING NEITHER WHAT THEY SAY, NOR WHEREOF THEY AFFIRM. BUT WE KNOW THAT THE LAW IS GOOD, IF A MAN USE IT LAWFULLY-1 Tim 1:7,8.
20-ALMOST ALL THINGS PURGED WITH BLOOD
It is written, AND ALMOST ALL THINGS ARE BY THE LAW PURGED WITH BLOOD; AND WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION-Heb 9:22.
It is written, IF THEREFORE PERFECTION WERE BY THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD, (FOR UNDER IT THE PEOPLE RECEIVED THE LAW,) WHAT FURTHER NEED WAS THERE THAT ANOTHER PRIEST SHOULD RISE AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC, AND NOT BE CALLED AFTER THE ORDER OF AARON? FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BEING CHANGED, THERE IS MADE OF NECESSITY A CHANGE ALSO OF THE LAW-Heb 7:11,12.
22-THE LAW CONCERNING JESUS
It is written, AND HE (Jesus) SAID UNTO THEM, THESE ARE THE WORDS WHICH I SPAKE UNTO YOU, WHILE I WAS YET WITH YOU, THAT ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED, WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND IN THE PROPHETS, AND IN THE PSALMS, CONCERNING ME-Lk 24:44.
23-THE LAW LOOKED TOWARD JESUS
The Law and the Prophets pointed to the day when the Messiah would come.
It is written, PHILIP FINDETH NATHANAEL, AND SAITH UNTO HIM, WE HAVE FOUND HIM, OF WHOM MOSES IN THE LAW, AND THE PROPHETS, DID WRITE, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE SON OF JOSEPH-Jn 1:45.
BUT NOW THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WITHOUT THE LAW IS MANIFESTED, BEING WITNESSED BY THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS; EVEN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST UNTO ALL AND UPON ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE: FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE: FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD-Ro 3:21-23.
FOR THE LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT, BUT THE BRINGING IN OF A BETTER HOPE DID; BY THE WHICH WE DRAW NIGH UNTO GOD-Heb 7:19.
FOR THE LAW HAVING A SHADOW OF GOOD THINGS TO COME, AND NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN NEVER WITH THOSE SACRIFICES WHICH THEY OFFERED YEAR BY YEAR CONTINUALLY MAKE THE COMERS THEREUNTO PERFECT-Heb 10:1.
Indeed, many of the prophets that had prophesied about the coming of the Messiah were slain. As it is written, WHICH OF THE PROPHETS HAVE NOT YOUR FATHERS PERSECUTED? AND THEY HAVE SLAIN THEM WHICH SHEWED BEFORE OF THE COMING OF THE JUST ONE; OF WHOM YE HAVE BEEN NOW THE BETRAYERS AND MURDERERS-Acts 7:52.
24-BUT BY JESUS CAME GRACE
It is written, FOR THE LAW WAS GIVEN BY MOSES, BUT GRACE AND TRUTH CAME BY JESUS CHRIST-Jn 1:17.
25-JESUS SAID HE CAME TO FULFILL THE LAW
It is written, THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS:
I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO FULFIL-Mt 5:17.
In many places in the Law and the Prophets, there are prophecies of the coming of the Messiah. Jesus came to fulfill the Law.
26-SOME SEEK HEAVEN (OR RIGHTEOUSNESS) THE WRONG WAY
It is written, BUT ISRAEL, WHICH FOLLOWED AFTER THE LAW OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, HATH
NOT ATTAINED TO THE LAW OF RIGHTEOUSNESS-Ro 9:31.
FOR CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS TO EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH-Ro 10:4. Righteousness is by faith in Jesus. There is no other way. To seek to be justified by the Law will result in death.
27-SOME SEEK HEAVEN THE WRONG WAY: THEY DESIRE TO BE UNDER THE LAW
It is written, TELL ME, YE THAT DESIRE TO BE UNDER THE LAW, DO YE NOT
HEAR THE LAW? FOR IT IS WRITTEN, THAT ABRAHAM HAD TWO SONS, THE ONE BY A BONDMAID,
THE OTHER BY A FREEWOMAN. BUT HE WHO WAS OF THE BONDWOMAN WAS
BORN AFTER THE FLESH; BUT HE OF THE FREEWOMAN WAS BY PROMISE. WHICH THINGS
ARE AN ALLEGORY: FOR THESE ARE THE TWO COVENANTS; THE ONE FROM
THE MOUNT SINAI, WHICH GENDERETH TO BONDAGE, WHICH IS AGAR. FOR THIS
AGAR IS MOUNT SINAI IN ARABIA, AND ANSWERETH TO JERUSALEM WHICH NOW IS, AND
IS IN BONDAGE WITH HER CHILDREN. BUT JERUSALEM WHICH IS ABOVE IS FREE,
WHICH IS THE MOTHER OF US ALL-Gal 4:21-26.
BUT AS THEN HE THAT WAS BORN AFTER THE FLESH PERSECUTED HIM THAT WAS BORN AFTER THE SPIRIT, EVEN SO IT IS NOW-Gal 4:29.
NEVERTHELESS WHAT SAITH THE SCRIPTURE? CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON: FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREEWOMAN. SO THEN, BRETHREN, WE ARE NOT CHILDREN OF THE BONDWOMAN, BUT OF THE FREE-Gal 4:30,31.
28-JESUS WAS BORN UNDER THE LAW
It is written, BUT WHEN THE FULNESS OF THE TIME WAS COME, GOD SENT FORTH HIS SON, MADE OF A WOMAN, MADE (or born) UNDER THE LAW, TO REDEEM THEM THAT WERE UNDER THE LAW, THAT WE MIGHT RECEIVE THE ADOPTION OF SONS-Gal 4:4,5.
29-JUSTIFIED ONLY THROUGH JESUS
It is written, BE IT KNOWN UNTO YOU THEREFORE, MEN AND BRETHREN, THAT THROUGH
THIS MAN (which is Jesus) IS PREACHED UNTO YOU THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS: AND
BY HIM ALL THAT BELIEVE ARE JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS, FROM WHICH
YE COULD NOT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW OF MOSES-Acts 13:38,39.
KNOWING THAT A MAN IS…JUSTIFIED…BY THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST, EVEN WE HAVE BELIEVED IN JESUS CHRIST, THAT WE MIGHT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE FAITH OF CHRIST, AND NOT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW-Gal 2:16.
30-HOW ARE WE JUSTIFIED?
It is written, FOR AS MANY AS HAVE SINNED WITHOUT LAW SHALL ALSO PERISH
WITHOUT LAW: AND AS MANY AS HAVE SINNED IN THE LAW SHALL BE JUDGED BY
THE LAW; (FOR NOT THE HEARERS OF THE LAW ARE JUST BEFORE GOD, BUT THE DOERS
OF THE LAW SHALL BE JUSTIFIED)-Ro 2:12,13.
WHOM GOD HATH SET FORTH TO BE A PROPITIATION THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, TO DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS THAT ARE PAST, THROUGH THE FORBEARANCE OF GOD; TO DECLARE, I SAY, AT THIS TIME HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: THAT HE MIGHT BE JUST, AND THE JUSTIFIER OF HIM WHICH BELIEVETH IN JESUS. WHERE IS BOASTING THEN? IT IS EXCLUDED. BY WHAT LAW? OF WORKS? NAY: BUT BY THE LAW OF FAITH. THEREFORE WE CONCLUDE THAT A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT THE DEEDS OF THE LAW. SEEING IT IS ONE GOD, WHICH SHALL JUSTIFY THE CIRCUMCISION BY FAITH, AND UNCIRCUMCISION THROUGH FAITH-Ro 3:25-28,30.
THIS ONLY WOULD I LEARN OF YOU, RECEIVED YE THE SPIRIT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, OR BY THE HEARING OF FAITH?-Gal 3:2.
THAT THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM MIGHT COME ON THE GENTILES THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; THAT WE MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT THROUGH FAITH-Gal 3:14.
BUT THE SCRIPTURE HATH CONCLUDED ALL UNDER SIN, THAT THE PROMISE BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST MIGHT BE GIVEN TO THEM THAT BELIEVE. FOR YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS. FOR AS MANY OF YOU AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST-Gal 3:22,26,27.
AND IF YE BE CHRIST'S, THEN ARE YE ABRAHAM'S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE-Gal 3:29.
31-CHRIST REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW
The Scriptures have shown us that the Law could not justify any person. They
have shown us that AS MANY AS ARE OF THE WORKS OF THE LAW ARE UNDER THE CURSE-Gal
But the good news is that CHRIST HATH REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW, BEING MADE A CURSE FOR US: FOR IT IS WRITTEN, CURSED IS EVERY ONE THAT HANGETH ON A TREE-Gal 3:13.
32-IF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BY THE LAW, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN
It might be asked, if the Law could save a person, then why did Christ die?
If the Law could save a person, or a person could save himself, or a person
could be saved by simply trying to be a good person, or a person could be saved
by his own good works, then the death of Jesus was a waste. It was a huge mistake.
But such is not the case.
It is written, I DO NOT FRUSTRATE THE GRACE OF GOD: FOR IF RIGHTEOUSNESS COME BY THE LAW, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN-Gal 2:21. It is only through faith in Jesus that a person can be saved.
33-CONDITIONS—CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART
One might ask, are there any conditions to being saved? It is written, BUT HE
IS A JEW, WHICH IS ONE INWARDLY; AND CIRCUMCISION IS THAT OF
THE HEART, IN THE SPIRIT, AND NOT IN THE LETTER; WHOSE PRAISE IS NOT OF
MEN, BUT OF GOD-Ro 2:29. A person's heart needs to be circumcised. Repentance
needs to take place. A person needs to be born-again.
It is further written, THAT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULFILLED IN US, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:4.
THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:1.
BUT IF YE BE LED OF THE SPIRIT, YE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW-Gal 5:18.
AND THEY THAT ARE CHRIST'S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS. IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT. LET US NOT BE DESIROUS OF VAIN GLORY, PROVOKING ONE ANOTHER, ENVYING ONE ANOTHER-Gal 5:24-26.
Several things are stated here by God's Word. They include:
WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH
WALK…AFTER THE SPIRIT
LED OF THE SPIRIT
HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH
LIVE IN THE SPIRIT
Do NOT desire VAIN GLORY
Do not provoke one another
Do not envy one another.
To walk, be led, and live in the Spirit is to WALK, BE LED, AND LIVE IN GOD'S WORD. This requires repentance.
To walk after the Spirit, to crucify the flesh, not desiring vain glory, not provoking each other, and not envying others, requires repentance.
Many go to church. Many name the name of Jesus as their Savior, but FEW can be called born-again when truthfully considering what God's Word has just said. It may be said, "few" people have truly repented and diligently search God's Word that they may walk in God's Word.
It is further written, BUT WHOSO LOOKETH INTO THE PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY, AND CONTINUETH THEREIN, HE BEING NOT A FORGETFUL HEARER, BUT A DOER OF THE WORK, THIS MAN SHALL BE BLESSED IN HIS DEED-Ja 1:25.
Several things are also stated here by God's Word. They include:
Looking into the perfect law of liberty
Continuing in the law of liberty
Not forgetting God's Word
Doing God's work
Many people look into the law of liberty, but they do not continue in the law of liberty as persecutions, sufferings, difficulties, temptations, and many other things come against them. They forget God's Word. They stop doing God's work.
BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS-Ro 3:24. Grace is a free gift. We are justified freely. That justification does not come by wishing for it. It comes through faith in Jesus. Repentance must take place. After a person repents, after a person believes on Jesus, he is commanded to be baptized by full immersion. It is written, HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED; BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED-Mk 16:16.
35-FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH
It is written, FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH
MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH-Ro 8:2. Once a person has
the Spirit of life, he is saved. He is free from the law of sin and death. It
is written, BUT YE ARE…IN THE SPIRIT, IF SO BE THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELL
IN YOU. NOW IF ANY MAN HAVE NOT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, HE IS NONE
OF HIS-Ro 8:9.
HEREBY KNOW WE THAT WE DWELL IN HIM, AND HE IN US, BECAUSE HE HATH GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT-1 Jn 4:13.
FOR AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD ALSO-Ja 2:26.
36-TRUE CIRCUMCISION IS OF THE HEART
It is written, BUT HE IS A JEW, WHICH IS ONE INWARDLY; AND CIRCUMCISION IS THAT OF THE HEART, IN THE SPIRIT, AND NOT IN THE LETTER; WHOSE PRAISE IS NOT OF MEN, BUT OF GOD-Ro 2:29.
37-NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE
It is written, FOR SIN SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU: FOR YE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE. WHAT THEN? SHALL WE SIN, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE? GOD FORBID. KNOW YE NOT, THAT TO WHOM YE YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY, HIS SERVANTS YE ARE TO WHOM YE OBEY; WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH, OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS?-Ro 6:14-16. Sin does not lead to righteousness. Sin leads to spiritual death.
38-THE LAW IN ORDINANCES ABOLISHED
It is written, HAVING ABOLISHED IN HIS FLESH THE ENMITY, EVEN THE LAW OF COMMANDMENTS CONTAINED IN ORDINANCES; FOR TO MAKE IN HIMSELF OF TWAIN ONE NEW MAN, SO MAKING PEACE-Eph 2:15.
39-THE LAW ESTABLISHED THROUGH FAITH
It is written, DO WE THEN MAKE VOID THE LAW THROUGH FAITH? GOD FORBID: YEA, WE ESTABLISH THE LAW-Ro 3:31. Jesus came to fulfill the Law.
40-THE EVIDENCE OF GRACE, THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
It is written, BUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE: AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW-Gal 5:22,23.
41-WE SHALL BE JUDGED BY THE LAW OF LIBERTY
It is written, SO SPEAK YE, AND SO DO, AS THEY THAT SHALL BE JUDGED BY THE LAW
OF LIBERTY-Ja 2:12.
Some make statements such as, "I am not under any law." This is wrong. We are all under some law. If we are not saved, we are under the law of sin and death. If we are under this law, we need to repent and receive Jesus by faith.
If we are saved, we are under the law of liberty, the law of faith, and the law of the Spirit of life. If we are under this law, the Bible tells us, stand firm. Be strong. Grow in faith. Do not shrink back. Do not go back. Beware. Take heed, lest ye fall.
It is written, BE SOBER, BE VIGILANT; BECAUSE YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL, AS A ROARING LION, WALKETH ABOUT, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR: WHOM RESIST STEDFAST IN THE FAITH-1 Pe 5:8,9.
It is written, SPEAK NOT EVIL ONE OF ANOTHER, BRETHREN. HE THAT SPEAKETH EVIL OF HIS BROTHER, AND JUDGETH HIS BROTHER, SPEAKETH EVIL OF THE LAW, AND JUDGETH THE LAW: BUT IF THOU JUDGE THE LAW, THOU ART NOT A DOER OF THE LAW, BUT A JUDGE-Ja 4:11.
THE STING OF DEATH IS SIN; AND THE STRENGTH (or power) OF SIN IS THE LAW. BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, (He) WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST-1 Cor 15:56,57.
44-ROMANS CHAPTER SIX
1 WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN, THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND
2 GOD FORBID. HOW SHALL WE, THAT ARE DEAD TO SIN, (still) LIVE ANY LONGER THEREIN?
3 KNOW YE NOT, THAT SO MANY OF US AS WERE BAPTIZED INTO JESUS CHRIST WERE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH?
4 THEREFORE WE ARE BURIED WITH HIM BY BAPTISM INTO DEATH: THAT LIKE AS CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER, EVEN SO WE ALSO SHOULD WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE.
5 FOR IF WE HAVE BEEN PLANTED (or united) TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH, WE SHALL BE ALSO (with Him) IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION:
6 KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN (or old self) IS CRUCIFIED (or put to death) WITH HIM, (so) THAT THE BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DESTROYED (or done away with), THAT HENCEFORTH WE SHOULD NOT SERVE (or be enslaved to) SIN.
7 FOR HE THAT IS DEAD IS FREED FROM SIN.
8 NOW IF WE BE DEAD WITH CHRIST, WE BELIEVE (or trust) THAT WE SHALL ALSO LIVE WITH HIM:
9 KNOWING THAT CHRIST BEING RAISED FROM THE DEAD DIETH NO MORE (or is never to die again); DEATH HATH NO MORE DOMINION (or authority) OVER HIM.
10 FOR IN THAT HE DIED, HE DIED UNTO SIN ONCE (for all) (a unique event that need not be repeated-JNT): BUT IN THAT HE LIVETH, HE LIVETH UNTO GOD.
11 LIKEWISE (in the same way) RECKON (or consider) YE ALSO YOURSELVES TO BE DEAD INDEED UNTO SIN, BUT ALIVE UNTO GOD THROUGH (or by your union with) JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
12 LET NOT (or do not let) SIN THEREFORE REIGN (or rule) IN YOUR MORTAL BODY, THAT YE SHOULD OBEY IT IN THE LUSTS (or desires) THEREOF.
13 NEITHER YIELD YE (or do not go on presenting-NAS) YOUR MEMBERS (or any part of yourselves) AS INSTRUMENTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS (or wickedness) UNTO SIN: BUT YIELD (or offer) YOURSELVES UNTO GOD, AS THOSE THAT ARE ALIVE FROM THE DEAD, AND YOUR MEMBERS (or various parts) AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO GOD.
14 FOR SIN SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION (or authority) OVER YOU: FOR YE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE.
15 WHAT THEN? SHALL WE SIN, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE? GOD FORBID.
16 KNOW YE NOT, THAT TO WHOM YE YIELD (or present) YOURSELVES SERVANTS (or slaves) TO OBEY, HIS SERVANTS (or slaves) YE ARE TO WHOM YE OBEY; WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH, OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO (or resulting in) RIGHTEOUSNESS?
17 BUT GOD BE THANKED, THAT YE WERE THE SERVANTS (or slaves) OF SIN, BUT YE HAVE OBEYED (or became obedient) FROM THE HEART THAT FORM (or pattern) OF DOCTRINE (or teaching) WHICH WAS DELIVERED (to) YOU (to which you were committed-NAS).
18 BEING THEN MADE FREE FROM SIN, YE BECAME THE SERVANTS (or slaves) OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
19 I SPEAK AFTER THE MANNER OF MEN (or am using popular language or in human terms) BECAUSE OF THE INFIRMITY (or human nature or weakness) OF YOUR FLESH: FOR AS YE HAVE YIELDED (or presented) YOUR MEMBERS (or various parts) SERVANTS (or slaves) TO UNCLEANNESS (or impurity) AND TO INIQUITY UNTO INIQUITY (or lawlessness, which led to more lawlessness-JNT); EVEN SO NOW YIELD (or present) YOUR MEMBERS (or various parts) SERVANTS (or slaves) TO RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO HOLINESS (or sanctification) (set apart for God).
20 FOR WHEN YE WERE THE SERVANTS (or slaves) OF SIN, YE WERE FREE FROM RIGHTEOUSNESS.
21 WHAT FRUIT (or benefit) HAD YE THEN IN THOSE THINGS WHEREOF YE ARE NOW ASHAMED? FOR THE END (result or outcome) OF THOSE THINGS IS DEATH.
22 BUT NOW BEING MADE FREE FROM SIN, AND BECOME SERVANTS (or enslaved) TO GOD, YE HAVE YOUR FRUIT (or benefit) UNTO HOLINESS (or sanctification) (or set apart for God), AND THE END (result is) EVERLASTING LIFE.
23 FOR THE WAGES (or what one earns) OF SIN IS DEATH; BUT (what one receives) THE (free) GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD-Ro 6:1-23.
STUDY, ROMANS CHAPTER SIX:
WARNINGS ABOUT SIN
1. Do not continue in sin
2. Do not live in sin any longer
6. Do not serve sin
12. Do not let sin reign in your body
12. Do not obey lusts (or desires)
13. Do not yield your body unto sin
15. God forbid you should sin.
16. If you sin, death is the result
23. The wages of sin is death
46-YOU WERE (IN THE PAST)
17, 20. Servants of sin
19. Servants to uncleanness (or impurity)
19. Servants to iniquity unto iniquity (ever-increasing wickedness)
20. Free from righteousness (or salvation)
47-THE RESULT IS
48-BUT NOW, "IF"
3. Baptized into Jesus Christ
3. Baptized into His death
4. Buried with Him in baptism unto death
5. Planted together in likeness of His death
7. If we be dead
7,8. If dead with Christ
21. Ye now ashamed
4. If a person walks in the newness of life, then:
6. Should not serve sin
10. Should live unto God
12. Let not sin reign
12. Do not obey lusts (or desires)
13. Do not yield body unto sin (but)
13. Yield yourselves unto God
13. Yield your body unto God
15. God forbid if you sin
17. Obey from the heart (the Word)
19. Yield your body servants to righteousness unto holiness
50-RESULTS: GOOD NEWS REGARDING SIN
2. Dead to sin
6. Old man crucified
7, 22. Freed from sin
10. Jesus died unto sin once
11. Likewise reckon yourselves dead unto sin
14. Sin has no dominion over you
14. Not under the law
18. Made free from sin
5. Shall be in the likeness of His resurrection
6. Body of sin might be destroyed
8. Shall also live with Him
9. Jesus dieth no more
9. Death no dominion over Him
11. Likewise ye are alive unto God
14. Are under grace
18. Became servants of righteousness
22. Become servants to God
22. You have everlasting life
Ro 8:29. Be conformed to the image of His Son
52-DEATH OR DIE TO SELF
3. We are baptized into His death
4. We are buried with Him by baptism unto death
5. (If) we have been planted…in the likeness of His death…we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection
6. Old man is crucified (with Him)
7. He that is dead is freed from sin
8. If we be dead (with Christ), we believe that we shall also live with Him
10. Jesus died unto sin once, He liveth unto God
11. Reckon ye to be dead-unto sin-but alive unto God
Ro 8:36. For thy sake, we are killed all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter
53-EVIDENCE OF DYING TO SELF (YOU DO THE FOLLOWING)
4. Walk in the newness of life
10. Live unto God
12. Not obey lusts (or desires)
13. Yield yourselves unto God
13. Yield your body unto God
17. Obey from the heart
19. Yield your body, servants to righteousness unto holiness
18. Servants of righteousness
22. Become servants to God
Ro 7:4 Bring forth fruit unto God
Ro 8:29 Conformed to the image of His Son
Ro 8:4 Walk not after the flesh
Ro 10:3 Submit to the righteousness of God (Jesus-the Word)
54-THE RESULT IS
22. You have everlasting life
1. Continued in sin
2. Lived in sin
12. Sin reigned in your body
13. Yielded members as instruments of unrighteousness
14. Sin had dominion over you
6,17,20. Servant of sin
19. Yielded members servants to uncleanness
2. Dead to sin
2. Do not live any longer in sin
3. Has been baptized into Jesus Christ
3. Has been baptized into His death
4. Has been buried with Him by baptism into death
4. Now walks in the newness of life
5. Has been planted together in the likeness of His death
5. Shall be in the likeness of His resurrection
6. Old man has been crucified with Him
6. Henceforth should not serve sin
7. Believe that we shall also live with Him
10. Liveth unto God
11. Dead unto sin
11. Alive unto God through Jesus Christ
12. Let not sin reign in your mortal body
12. Do not obey sin in the lusts thereof
13. Do not yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin
13. Yield yourselves unto God
13. Yield your members as instruments of righteousness unto God
14. Sin shall not have dominion over you
14. Not under the law
14. Under grace
16. Yield yourselves to obedience unto righteousness
17. Have obeyed from the heart that doctrine
18. Made free from sin
18. Became the servants of righteousness
19. Yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness
21. Ashamed of those things
22. Free from sin
22. Become servants to God
22. Fruit unto holiness
Ro 7:6 Serve in newness of Spirit
Ro 7:6 We have died to that which had us in its clutches-JNT
22. The end everlasting life
57-ROMANS CHAPTER SEVEN
1 KNOW YE NOT, BRETHREN, (FOR I SPEAK TO THEM THAT KNOW (or understand)
THE LAW, HOW THAT THE LAW HATH DOMINION (or authority or jurisdiction) OVER
A MAN AS LONG AS HE LIVETH?
2 FOR THE WOMAN WHICH HATH AN HUSBAND IS BOUND BY THE LAW TO HER HUSBAND SO LONG AS HE LIVETH; BUT IF THE HUSBAND BE DEAD, SHE IS LOOSED (or released) FROM THE LAW OF HER HUSBAND.
3 SO THEN IF, WHILE HER HUSBAND LIVETH, SHE BE MARRIED TO ANOTHER MAN, SHE SHALL BE CALLED AN ADULTERESS: BUT IF HER HUSBAND BE DEAD, SHE IS FREE FROM THAT LAW; SO THAT SHE IS NO ADULTERESS, THOUGH SHE BE MARRIED TO ANOTHER MAN.
4 WHEREFORE, MY BRETHREN, YE ALSO ARE BECOME DEAD TO THE LAW BY THE BODY OF CHRIST; THAT YE SHOULD BE MARRIED (or joined) TO ANOTHER, EVEN TO HIM WHO IS RAISED FROM THE DEAD (which is Jesus), THAT WE SHOULD BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO GOD.
5 FOR WHEN WE WERE IN THE FLESH (or living according to our old nature-JNT), THE MOTIONS (or passions) OF SINS, WHICH WERE BY THE LAW, DID WORK IN OUR MEMBERS (or various parts) TO BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO DEATH.
6 BUT NOW WE ARE DELIVERED (or released) FROM THE LAW, THAT BEING DEAD (or because we have died) WHEREIN WE WERE HELD (or bound); THAT WE SHOULD SERVE IN NEWNESS (or a new way provided) OF SPIRIT, AND NOT IN THE OLDNESS (or old way) OF (or following) THE LETTER (of the law).
7 WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? IS THE LAW SIN? GOD FORBID. NAY, I HAD NOT KNOWN (what) SIN (is), BUT BY THE LAW: FOR (example) I HAD NOT KNOWN (or become conscious of) LUST (or greed or coveting), EXCEPT THE LAW HAD SAID, THOU SHALT NOT COVET.
8 BUT SIN, TAKING OCCASION (or seizing the opportunity) BY THE COMMANDMENT, WROUGHT (or worked) IN ME ALL MANNER (or kinds) OF CONCUPISCENCE (or evil desires or coveting). FOR WITHOUT THE LAW SIN WAS DEAD.
9 FOR I WAS (once) ALIVE WITHOUT (or outside the framework of or apart from) THE LAW ONCE: BUT WHEN THE COMMANDMENT CAME (or encountered me), SIN REVIVED (or sprang to life), AND I DIED.
10 AND THE COMMANDMENT, WHICH WAS ORDAINED TO (or intended to bring me) LIFE, I FOUND TO BE UNTO DEATH.
11 FOR SIN, TAKING OCCASION (or seizing the opportunity) BY THE COMMANDMENT, DECEIVED ME, AND BY IT SLEW ME (sin killed me).
12 WHEREFORE THE LAW IS HOLY, AND THE COMMANDMENT HOLY, AND JUST (or righteous), AND GOOD.
13 WAS THEN THAT WHICH IS GOOD MADE (or become a cause or source of) DEATH UNTO ME? GOD FORBID. BUT SIN, THAT IT MIGHT APPEAR SIN, WORKING DEATH IN ME BY THAT WHICH IS GOOD; (so) THAT SIN BY THE COMMANDMENT MIGHT BECOME EXCEEDING SINFUL (or sinful beyond measure).
14 FOR WE KNOW THAT THE LAW IS SPIRITUAL ( or of the Spirit): BUT I AM CARNAL (bound to the old nature-JNT), SOLD UNDER SIN (as a slave).
15 FOR THAT WHICH I DO I ALLOW NOT (I do not understand): FOR WHAT I WOULD, THAT DO I NOT; BUT WHAT I HATE, THAT DO I (I don't do what I want to do; instead, I do the very thing I hate!).
16 IF THEN I DO THAT WHICH I WOULD (or wish) NOT, I CONSENT (or am agreeing) UNTO (or with) THE LAW THAT IT IS GOOD.
17 (But) NOW THEN IT IS NO MORE I (or the real me) THAT DO IT, BUT SIN THAT DWELLETH (or housed) IN ME.
18 FOR I KNOW THAT IN ME (THAT IS, IN MY FLESH,) DWELLETH NO GOOD THING (there is nothing good housed inside me-JNT): FOR TO WILL (my old nature) IS PRESENT WITH ME; BUT HOW TO PERFORM THAT WHICH IS GOOD I FIND NOT (I can't do it!).
19 FOR THE GOOD THAT I WOULD (or want) I DO NOT (do): BUT THE (very) EVIL WHICH I WOULD NOT (or don't want), THAT (is what) I DO.
20 NOW IF I DO THAT I (the real me) WOULD NOT, IT IS NO MORE I (the real me) THAT DO IT, BUT SIN THAT DWELLETH (or housed) IN ME.
21 I FIND THEN A LAW (or rule or principle), THAT, WHEN I WOULD (or want to) DO GOOD, EVIL IS PRESENT (or right there) WITH ME.
22 FOR I DELIGHT (or completely agree) IN THE LAW OF GOD AFTER THE INWARD MAN (or inner self):
23 BUT I SEE ANOTHER LAW (a different law) IN MY MEMBERS, (or various parts) WARRING (or waging war) AGAINST THE LAW OF MY MIND, AND BRINGING ME INTO CAPTIVITY (or making me a prisoner) TO THE LAW OF SIN WHICH IS IN MY MEMBERS (or various parts).
24 O WRETCHED MAN (what a miserable creature) THAT I AM! WHO SHALL DELIVER (or rescue or set) ME (free) FROM THE BODY OF THIS DEATH (or body bound for death)?
25 I THANK GOD (He will) THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. (To sum up) SO THEN WITH THE MIND I MYSELF SERVE (or am a slave of) THE LAW OF GOD; BUT WITH THE FLESH (with my old nature, I am a slave of-JNT) THE LAW OF SIN-Ro 7:1-25.
IN THE PAST, THE CARNAL PERSON DID THIS;
IF CONTINUE TO DO THIS, SHALL PERISH
YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO UNCLEANNESS-Ro 6:19
YIELD...YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO SIN-Ro 6:13
WALK…AFTER THE FLESH-Ro 8:1
MIND THE THINGS OF THE FLESH-Ro 8:5
CARNAL MIND IS ENMITY (hatred) AGAINST GOD-Ro 8:7
CARNAL MIND…IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD-Ro 8:7
CARNAL MIND...cannot be SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD-Ro 8:7
IF ANY MAN DEFILE (destroys) THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY-1 Cor 3:17
SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION-Gal 6:8
IF YE LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YE SHALL DIE-Ro 8:13
TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH-Ro 8:6
SIN is UNTO DEATH-Ro 6:16
TRUE, CONVERTED, BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS TO DO THIS;
SHALL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE (SALVATION)
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST-Ro 13:14
YE CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YE WOULD-Gal 5:17
BE…TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND-Ro 12:2
YIELD…UNTO GOD-Ro 6:13
YIELD…YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO GOD-Ro 6:13
WALK…AFTER THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:1
MIND THE THINGS...OF THE SPIRIT-Ro 8:5
PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD-Ro 12:1
GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY-1 Cor 6:20
GLORIFY GOD…IN YOUR SPIRIT-1 Cor 6:20
AS OBEDIENT CHILDREN-1 Pe 1:14
WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH-Ro 8:4
MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, TO FULFIL THE LUSTS THEREOF-Ro 13:14
NOT FASHIONING YOURSELVES...TO THE FORMER LUSTS-1 Pe 1:14
BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD-Ro 12:2
YE ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE-1 Cor 6:20
YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN-1 Cor 6:19
YOUR BODY...(is) GOD’S-1 Cor 6:20
YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD-1 Cor 3:16
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST-1 Cor 6:19
YE ARE GOD'S BUILDING-1 Cor 3:9
YOUR BODIES ARE THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST-1 Cor 6:15
TO BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE AND PEACE-Ro 8:6
IF YE THROUGH THE SPIRIT DO MORTIFY (or keep putting to death) THE DEEDS (or practices) OF THE BODY, YE SHALL LIVE-Ro
AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD-Ro 8:14
HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING-Gal 6:9
THEY THAT ARE CHRIST'S HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS (or passions) AND LUSTS (or desires)-Gal