Are the Law and grace at odds?

In "Biblical Perspective" Gordon Snider writes:

The law that was twisted by sin to enslave man was from the beginning the righteous counsel of God. God's purpose then in condemning sin was first to establish that His original counsel was righteous. But the purpose of sending Christ was also that the law might be fulfilled in us. God wanted it to be seen that His original plan for man was pos-sible, and our lives are to be the proof of that. Seen in this way there is no conflict between law and grace.

Source: Studies in Romans: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 41.

2017-01-13T09:00:00+00:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Lesson Highlights|Tags: , |0 Comments

What does it mean to die to the law?

In "Biblical Perspective" Gordon Snider writes concerning Romans 7:4:

In verses 1-3 Paul had shown how death changes the relationship of the surviving marriage partner to the deceased. In this analogy the sinner is married to the law. But death (i.e., being crucified with Christ) breaks that bond. We would have expected that if man is married to the law, the law would have had to die in order for man to be free to marry another. It is not the law that dies, but the believer dies to the law. So long as we live for the law, we cannot live for Christ. That ye should be married to another. The person who is satisfied merely to be delivered from guilt does not truly understand the work of the cross. We are delivered from the law to be united with Christ, that we should bring forth fruit. In 6:22 Paul spoke of “fruit unto holiness,” and that thought seems to be carried on here, as the next two verses suggest.

Source: Studies in Romans: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 34.

2017-01-06T09:00:00+00:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: Lesson Highlights|Tags: |0 Comments


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