True Reformation pt.14: And The LORD Spake...(Sabbath Bible Study 4-29-2018) (Isaiah 55:6 - 1 Timothy 1:8)JS LOWTHER, August 10, 2018
Part of the True Reformation series, preached at a Sabbath service
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The answers we get from God's Word when understood through His Law are not always the answers we like, the life God teaches us to have as our culture is not always the culture we want to have, but the fact of the mater is that as Rom_10:2-3 so perfectly describes the state of the Reformed Christian world who looks back to convoluted church histories for standards and orthodox views of doctrine, we fail at times to realize that we are in fact in the place of the people Paul is speaking of when he says For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. (3)For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
And very importantly to us is the next statement, which I wish to read from the ABP trans. Rom_10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one trusting. (or has faith). ( ????? ??? ????? ??????? )
Now in the literal translation of this verse, word for word in the Greek construct the 1899 Douay-Rheims (which is a double translation from the Greek to Latin to English) offers a more literal reading "For the end of the law is Christ: unto justice to everyone that believeth."
Why is this important? Because this is the Ending or Final Law of the spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, that has delivered us from the law of sin and of death, mentioned in Rom_8:1-4, this is the Law needed for Righteousness, Justification, unto Justice to have no condemnation.
And in the context of this communication Paul is relaying, Christ is the very finality and purpose for the Law, And once again as we allow the reality of Christ's person to penetrate our hearts as the very Word of God which gave the Law the coequal conclusion comes with it Christ did not end himself for Righteousness as long as we definitively 'believe'. Rather in context of Romans the direct counter point is made when Paul in this same letter only on another page made this point : (ABP)
Rom_6:19 Humanly I speak, on account of the weakness of your flesh; for as you rendered your members subservient to uncleanness and to lawlessness unto lawlessness; so now render your members subservient to the righteousness unto sanctification!
Rom 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
Rom_6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
for the end of those things is death. /?? ??? ????? ??????? ???????
We have the direct corresponding wording where Paul is clearly speaking of Righteousness and wickedness and how to become servant to whom we obey whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? that is that if Christ is the end of the law of righteousness to all that have faith, our obedience must be in some way reckoned unto Christ, this obviously is the scope of chapter 10, in speaking of the word of Faith.
Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for those that believe AND Death is the end of sin for iniquity (or wickedness) or as Paul says:
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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