Posts Tagged ‘Falth v law’

Galatians 2:15-21 Crucified With Christ

Because He lives in me I try to please Him.

Paul continues to contend for justification by faith instead of works. Not only were the Gentiles sinners but the Jews too! And just as in need of God’s grace.

The whole argument in a nutshell; “If righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose” (verse 21). The law could not do what needed done so adherence to it still would NOT save anyone.

But the concepts of serving God with your whole heart and behaving rightly towards your fellow man were not thrown out. The law gave specific directions for the Jews daily lives. It spelled out blessings and cursings for adherence to it. Everything was based on a quid pro quo system. If you do ___ then God will do ___. Read more »