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Christ the End of the Law

Galatians 2:19  For I through law have died to law that I might live to God.

Romans 10:4  For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; For with the heart there is believing unto righteousness, and with the mouth there is confession unto salvation.

Thank God for his living word!  I was reading some verses today in Galatians chapter 2 and was very touched with verse 19 in particular.  Which says “For I through law have died to law that I might live to God”.  Paul, the author of the book of Galatians and half of the new testament was a devout jew prior to being a believer in Christ.  And according to jewish tradition was completely zealous for the law, that is the mosaic law (ten commandments) given through moses (John 1:17).  But after his conversion to Christ he testifies something quite mysterious in Galatians 2:19.  The law requires that sinners die according to God’s righteous requirement.  The penalty of sin was death.  So the apostle Paul says “I through law have died to law”.  But the good news is that we don’t have to die anymore because Christ already died for us on the cross!  He died a vicarious death taking upon him all of the sins of the world.  The death of Christ fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law! Please read Romans 8:3-4 for reference.  Therefore Paul says that Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.  This means that our relationship to the law has been terminated and we are righteous before God by believing into Christ! He is the standard.  Its not a bunch of do’s and don’ts.  How awesome is that.  Although some might say, well, what about the law?  If we go out and kill someone are we still righteous?  Doesn’t the ten commandments say we shouldn’t  kill?  Well, my answer is first Matthew 5:17 where Christ says “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill”.  Christ did not abolish the law, he fulfilled it when he died for us on the cross.  So Christ is the END of the law UNTO righteousness to everyone who believes.  Unto means resulting in.   This is a loaded topic so there’s more to come.  What good news!  Praise the Lord for Christ!

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Believing unto Righteousness

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.

9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

10 For with the heart there is believing unto righteousness, and with the mouth there is confession unto salvation.

Romans 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “And Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness.”

Genesis 15:6 And he believed Jehovah, and He accounted it to him as righteousness.

 

*I Apologize to everyone for not posting in a while.  We had a death in the family last week and had to take care of some things.

 

Where would we be without Romans chapter 10?  The christian life would be quite different.  But thank God for this chapter in the bible!  In the old testament in order to be right with God you had to follow or keep the ten commandments.  If you did so you were righteous.  However in the New Testament faith in Christ is the requirement to be right with God.  That’s why Romans 10 tells us that Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.  Praise the lord for Christ!

 

 

 

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We must all stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ

Romans 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God,

 

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done through the body according to what he has practiced, whether good or bad.

Romans 14:12 So then each one of us will give an account concerning himself to God.

Every believer must stand before the judgement seat of Christ concerning his life after he/she were saved.  Concerning our living, our work, our words and all the things done through the body whether good or bad!  How sobering!  This has been the most sobering matter since I have been a Christian.  Knowing that one day I will have to personally give an account to God.

This is a serious warning to us!

 

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Righteous before God

Romans 3:21-22 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been manifested, witness being borne to it by the Law and the Prophets; Even the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ to all those who believe, for there is no distinction;

If man believes into Jesus Christ he is righteous before God, and God reckons his faith as righteousness.