The Defence of the Law
September 15, 2019

The Defence of the Law

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Passage: Romans 7:7-12
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Keeping the rules is not the gospel message. A person is made right with God by grace. Paul then anticipates a misunderstanding: is the law sin? No, but it does show him what is right and wrong so he can see there is sin in his life. The law gets to the heart: the problem is the sin within us. Paul was brought up under the law but then it came alive and he could no longer ignore it. He "died"; he could never be that proud Pharisee again. What killed him wasn't the law but sin. This is why we need Christ.

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