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Although it is true that Christians believe salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ, it is not true that Christians believe they are under the Mosaic Law. Jesus came to fulfil the Law and has introduced a new covenant. The new covenant frees us from an obligation to keep the hundreds of laws that were given to Israel. The new covenant is not a ...


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I consulted the Encyclopedia of Theology, a Concise Sacramentum Mundi edited by Karl Rahner, and found a section headed ‘The Law in Paul’. Herein is found the answer to your question, and I now simply quote the relevant parts (with all emphases mine): “Paul and Judaism see the law as an independent theological entity: according to the claim of those who ...


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Answer Summary I believe this answer is applicable to both Protestants and Catholics and the answer is rather obvious when examining the larger contexts of both passages that: As a Christian he no longer put himself under the law because he considered righteousness from God based on faith is of surpassing value: resurrection from the dead. In the 1 ...


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There is no dispute between the two main pedigrees of Greek manuscripts as to what Jesus asked, exactly. He had just been asked what needed to be done to inherit eternal life. Jesus responded by asking the man, “In the law what has been written?” immediately followed by, “How readest thou?” (or, “How are you reading?” = same thing). In lay-person’s terms ...


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The Law was added because of transgressions, as Paul says in Galatians 3. Its entire purpose was to "make" sin appear as dreadful as it really is: The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. So the law is holy, and the commandment ...


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Apart from defining what is meant by "the law", it is also useful to define what is meant by "works". Obviously, upon believing in Jesus, there are certain actions to undertake: repenting, getting to know God and His message better (by i.a. Bible study and attendance of services), being baptized (according to Acts 2 etc.; I realize many ...


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OP START Just have a question regarding faith and works: A person has eternal life solely by faith in Jesus Christ (as in believing every word Jesus said, including his claims that he is God), but by believing that Jesus is God, the person also believes that following the law is what he/she should do, and thus the person repents; which is why although John ...


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I'd like to just give more clarity when it comes to the meaning of Judgments.  We have to define judgments as being associated with a specific case or event which violated the universal/general Law(s) and/or Statute(s).  In other words, judgments have to be viewed in the context of a specific case or event, and are caused by violation of the universal/...


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