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Are we not under Law but under grace?

November 14, 2009

We often encounter this argument “Well, since we are not under Law but under grace, we do not need to keep the Ten Commandments any longer” Is this a valid point? The Bible clearly does say that we are not under the law, but does that imply that we are free from the obligation to obey it? Notice (Romans 6:14-15) ” For sin shall not have dominion over you:for ye are not under the Law, but under grace, what then? shall we sin, because we are not under the Law but under grace?”God Forbid!”¬†Easily we could prevent confusion if we would accept bible statements as they are. After stating that we are not under the Law, but grace, he asks, “What then?” which means “how are we to understand this?” Then notice his profound answer “Shall we sin(break the Law) because we are not under the Law but under grace? GOD FORBID.” In his strongest language he states that being under grace does not give us a license to break the Law. Yet this is EXACTLY what millions believe today, completely ignoring Paul’s specific warning and strong admonishment.¬† It is particularly surprising because “Paul’s” writings are quoted so often as why the Law is no longer needed. Consider (Romans 3:31) “Do we then make void the Law through faith? God Forbid,on the contrary we establish the Law”” Here is a very clear passage. Paul asks if the Law is nullified for us just because we have faith in Christ’s saving grace. His answer is that the Law is established and reinforced in the life of a grace saved Christian. The truth of this reasoning is so obvious, but the false reasoning of those who wish to avoid obedinence is indeed sadly prevalent today among “professing Christians” .

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