Monday, 16 June 2008

The Law

A very quick understanding of the law of Moses

(for an extended discourse refer to my essay here)

- Adam was created in a dustly flesh
- The flesh has passions and desires, can be tempted and is perishable
- The law is holy and good, it reveals what is unseen
- Thus Adam was revealed to be sinful, and shown the extent of his sinfulness
- The law then imprisoned Adam to sin, and Satan, and death, and exile and impending judgement
- The law then pointed Adam to Christ, and Christ saved
- Christ then is not of the law, but is the end of the law for anyone who believes
- Christ is greater than the law, and the law testifies about Him
- Christ fulfils the law, i.e. accomplishes what the law testifies
- The law did not make Christ righteous, but showed the righteousness that is Christ
- The law also testified that on the cross, Christ was cursed - rejected by God
- Thus the law is merely a tool
- it reveals
- it imprisons
- it condemns
- it points to Christ
- The law cannot sanctify - only Christ can sanctify - through the Spirit
- Thus we are not under the written code, the law - but under the 'law' of Christ (which is equivalent to saying the law of your husband or wife in a marriage), and under grace

Galatians 4:9 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?

2 comments:

Jacky said...

hey man.. is this second essay of yours the same as the one you posted a few months ago, or have u added some tweaks here and there?

yemsee said...

no the link is to the same one