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What Is Grace Versus The Law

Ro 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Ro 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. What does it mean to be under grace and not under the law?

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For ye are not under the law of ordinances and ceremonials cos Christ bcame the Sacrificial Lamb of God..not more animal killing for our sins..but Christ. that is the Law Roman 6:14 is talking about..10:14, Christ end of law? Absolutely..He ended the killings for He bcame the Lamb of God.Its not the 10 moral laws of God that this is talking about..
---operatorm on 5/6/08


It means to be free from the guilt of sin. Failure to find and understand this freedom is to remade in bondage to worry, unforgiveness, and the hammer that pounds on the mind of those who worry about their being accepted by the Lord Jesus Christ. This condition fostered by Satan himself prevents a person from being useful to the Lord. All their time is spent trying to gain acceptance by the Lord Jesus Christ.
---mima on 4/24/08


It means to be free from the dominion of sin.
---Free on 5/15/07


Cont. I read a lot of different opinions concerning the works of salvation. I give you this. John 6:28 "Then said they unto him. What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on (rely on, adhere to, depend on, and trust in) Him whom He hath sent." Our righteousness is of the Father through Christ. Thinking oneself righteous by any other means is a filty rags as concerning salvation.
---Josef on 5/20/06


Cont. The Father desires the central focus of a man to be exclusively on Him. In His mercy He has given us His grace. Being defined as the Father's divine influence upon the heart (the central focus of the mind) that brings us into a condition of being opened mentally to accept the prompting of His Spirit. A prompting that enables us not only to embrace His faith to receive His salvation, but to also live out His principles for life. Cont.
---Josef on 5/20/06




The law was given to man to give him a knowledge and recognition of how and where he was missing the mark of the high calling of God for him. The law required compliance by man's own effort and force of will. The intent was to make him aware of his inability to do so through his own finite carnal efforts. It was meant to open his mind to his need of a savior and to lead him to Christ. Cont.
---Josef on 5/20/06


I think part of our problem as modern Western Christians is that we have one word for 'law'. In Hebrew the word is 'Torah', and covers what in English we would call 'law', 'teaching', and 'instruction'. God's grace was shown in the OT through His teaching, and in the NT through His Son.
Both were given because He loves us.
---Stephen on 5/20/06


sorry Rebeca, I send 3, before 2. Hope what I wrote helps you. Get well soon.
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


2. Take the story of Abraham offering Isaac on Mount Moriah might seem to suggest (or imply) that God didn't know that Abraham had true faith. But the didactic portions of Scripture make it clear that God is Omniscient, (to have all knowledge). The Implicit must always be interpreted in light of the Explicit; Never the other way around. That is, if a particular text seems to imply something, we should not accept the implication as correct if it goes against something Explicitly stated elsewhere
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


Under the Law there is no power over sin it is only a finger pointing to sin and its wages but under grace the law of liberty the law of the Spirit, the Holy Ghost is dwelling in the believer impowering them with strenghth to overcome sin, walking in the Spirit one can not fulfill the lust of the flesh with out willfull rebellion. This is the witness of the works of faith without it faith is dead.
---Exzucuh on 5/19/06




3. in Scripture. The laws of logic govern biblical interpretation. If, for example, we know that all cats have tails, we cannot then deduce that some cats do not have tails. If it is true that some cats do not have tails, then it cannot also be true that all cats have tails. This is not a matter merely of technical laws of inference; it is a matter of common sense. yet some erroneous interpretations of the Bible are caused by illegitimate deductions from the Scriptures.
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


Rebeca, God never changes. His nature remains the same from the Old to the New Testament. He deals differently with the people through the ages but He remains the same "Yesterday, today and forever." God is, Omnipotent, Omniscience, Omnipresent always. There are a few principles of interpretation that are basic for all sound study of the Bible. They include "Narratives" narratives should be interpreted in light of "teaching" passages. Here is what I mean,
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


6.through Christ. The judicial or civil law ( laws God preescribed for use in Israel's civil government) they are not for us. The MORAL Law (That body of moral precepts possess universal, applicability for all humanity) those laws remain the same. Since God's nature remains unchanging, the moral law remains unchanging and is as relevant for the believer today as it was in the Old. The Christian is dead to the condemning power of the law(Romans 8:1-3) but still very much under it command of obedience.
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


5. not as a means of justification, but as a guideline for living after Israel's commitment to serve the Lord. How then do we understand Pauls teachings that we are no longer under the dominion of the law (Romans 6:14; 7:4) but have been delivered from it(Romans 7:6) because Christ has fulfilled the righteousness of the law in us? The answer is in defining the aspects of the law. The ceremonial law (those ritual observaces that pointed for ward to the final atonement in Christ) those have been fulfilled
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


4. Thus the God of the Old is not an ungracious Being. His GRACE mercy and love are much the same in both. In the concept of the Law, the law was given within the context of a gracious covenant; God had made a covenant of grace with Abraham, a covenant which the giving of the law never nullified (Galations 3:17). Second, God had graciously rescued Israel from Egypt and providentially sustained the peoplw with manna and other miracles during their journey in the desert. Third, the law was given
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


3. God did not destroy the rebellious creation, but continued to work in the hearts of men like Abraham and Melchizedek by extending a gracious promise that He would bless the whole world through Abraham. In the dispensation of Mosaic law, God continued to deal graciously with Israel despite the many and continued periods of declension and backsliding. In the dispensation of GRACE He continues to deal graciously with humankind. There is evidence that the God of the Old Testament is a God of GRACE.
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


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2. In the concept of God's GRACE we can see in every dispensation that God graciously used His grace. When Adam and Eve sinned, God graciously intervened, promised a Redeemer, and made immediate provision for their acceptance before Him in their sinful condition. In the dispensation of consicience Noah found grace in the sight of God (Gen. 6:8). God graciously intervened, saving Noah and his family. In the dispensation of civil government man rebelled by building the tower of Babel.
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


Stephen, In many ways you are right on your answer. A concept closely intertwined with GRACE is the concept of LAW. Even as some Christians believe that the basic nature of God as revealed in the Old Testament is dissimilar from His nature revealed in the New, so also some Christians believe that the means of gaining salvation in the Old Testament differs from that in the New Testament. The most common view is that salvation was by law in the Old Testament and by Grace in the New.
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


Sister Rebeca, I hope that you are doing much better. I wanted to speak a little about the law and grace to Stephen. I know you got an ok from Eloy but I believe he is wrong explaining the law. He has a tendency to make a few passages law unto themselves, and it is wrong hermeneutics to interpret passages the way he does and all it does is confuse others. First of all I believe Stephen is closer on his comments about the law. I will answer Stephen in my answer. Anyone can come on and answer if they want.
---Lupe2618 on 5/19/06


A-men Rebecca.
---Eloy on 5/19/06


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I think some people have the wrong idea of OT law. The Ten Commandments came from God, not Moses. Should Christians not follow these because they are 'law' and not 'grace'?
The OT laws are all based on God's grace to the Israelites, and how He wanted them to respond to that grace, already shown when He brought them out of slavery in Egypt.
---Stephen on 5/18/06


By law shall no man be justified.i believe God has made made his grace available by the death of His Son JESUS. if we were to be made fulfilled by the law, then Christ's death is useless.
---Rebecca on 5/9/06


The Spirit of grace in the N.T. is contrary to the Letter of the Law in the O.T. The Law is Old Testament, Levitical-Mosaic Law, written in B.C. (before Christ), and we are no longer under that Old Covenant: We are presently bound by the New Testament, Judaic-Messianic Law written in A.D. (anno Domini, in the annual of the Lord). You cannot keep the commandments of Jesus, and the commandments of Moses. O.T. is prodeath sentence, but the N.T. is opposite this, etc.
---Eloy on 5/9/06


Praise God, Grace does mean being free from the penalty of sin. Praise God even more because it means so much more than that. Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. If it weren't for His grace we wouldn't have our next breath. His grace touches every aspect of His life in us, which should be all of it.
---Debbie on 5/8/06


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The law is the Old Testament and the law of Moses that was handed down to him. Grace is the New Testament under Jesus Christ. We are no longer under the law but under grace. We can be forgiven of our sins without a blood sacrifice (as Moses had to make) as Jesus was the only sacrifice needed. The law says "you can't while grace says "okay, you are already forgiven".
---Rev.Lynda on 5/8/06


It simply means that if we recognize Jesus as our personal Saviour, we longer need to face paying the penalty for our sins, because He paid it full and it is free (gratis).
BUT
It does not mean that we are free to sin by ignoring his commandments. P.
---Pierr5358 on 5/8/06


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