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Grace Verses Law Part 1

Preacher: Ps Frank Russell | Series: Grace Versus Law

Part 1 Grace Vs Law 

Love for God and love for one’s neighbour. This new relationship with God means that a Christian is dead to the Law (the Law has no power over a dead man!) and, as it were, MARRIED to Christ. A Christian was once bound to the Law, but is free to ” marry” Christ now that he is dead to the Law. Because of this ” marriage” he now lives motivated by love. (Rom. 7:I-6).

  Moreover, this new life of LOVE ac­tually FULFILS the Law. Paul says: “…whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. ..whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”. (Rom. 13:8-9).

  Therefore. a Christian’s motive for conduct is now the “Law of love.” All that he does is now done in a spirit of love to his neighbour. He ref uses to steal, not just because it is said to be wrong, but because it is not a fruit of love. So with murder, hatred disobed­ience to parents, coveting, adultery. bearing false witness. and so on. These things are not acts of love, so they are not part of a Christian`s conduct.

  So for the Christian, the Old Law in all of its aspects is completely done away, and we have come under a new commandment (Matt. 22:37-40; Rom. 5:5; 13:8-10; Gal. 5:14).