The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 7

“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the flipping-through-bible-pagesJews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”
In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:
  • The Heart of the Believer needs to be purified
  • Even though we have Christian Liberty, we are not lawless
  • We are under the Authority of God
  • We have responsibilities under the Law of Christ

The Heart is purified by Faith, not by the Law
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
  • Titus 2:11-14
  • James 4:8
  • 1 Peter 1:22
  • 1 John 3:3
  • Acts 15:5-11
The Willing Servant
  • Christian Liberty
    • not intended for Self gratification
    • Shouldn’t be used as a stumbling block for others
      • Same Paul Said:
        • Stand fast in Liberty (Galatians 5:1)
        • He made himself a servant to all (1 Corinthians 9:19-27)
      • These two statements do not contradict one another
        • Galatians is dealing wth the sufficiency of Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone; apart from the law.
        • 1 Corinthians 9 is dealing with the believers attitude and relationship with other believers
  • 1 Corinthians 9:19-22
    • Paul wanted to convey
      • Even though he didn’t observe Mosaic Law when with the Gentiles
        • He was still under the Authority of God
To concede or not to concede
  • The Christian should never concede to those who claim there is an element of Law keeping; in order to gain or keep Salvation.
    • “It is Finished” was the cry from the cross (John 19:30)
      • Every Believer should “stand fast” for the Truth
  • The Christian should be willing to concede personal “rights”
    • 1 Corinthians 9:19-22,27
    • Philippians 2:1-8
The Law of Christ
  • Christians are not under the Law of Moses (John 1:17, Galatians 2:16)
  • Christians are under the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2)
    • Responsibilities taught in the New Testament under the Law of Christ
      • Ephesians 4:22-32
      • Colossians 3:5-25
        • These are responsibilities that the Believer now has
        • not a means of self-justification
          • When we attempt to justify ourselves or earn favor with God by our works
            • We make a disgusting mess
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