The Law Is Not Faith

Posted January 10, 2006


I Timothy 1:9 which states, "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man..."


Romans 3:19-22 says, "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  v.19


Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. v.20


But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;  v.21


Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: " v.22


Matthew 5:17-20 says, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. v.17


For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. v.18


Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. v.19


For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." v.20


Verses 27-28, "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: v.27


But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." v.28


In Galatians 1:6-9 it states, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: v.6


Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. v.7


But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. v.8


As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." v.9


Galatians 3:1 says, "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?"


The Apostle Paul is writing to the Galatians here stating that someone had bewitched them and led them astray with an evil eye. They had departed from the gospel and went back under the law.

Galatians 3:12 says, "And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them."

Verse 23 states, "But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed."


In Hebrews 10:7-9 it says, "Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. v.7


Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; v.8


Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second." v.9


II Corinthians 3:3-13 says, "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.  v.3


And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:  v.4


Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  v.5


Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.  v.6


But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:  v.7


How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?  v.8


For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.  v.9


In this verse, Paul is calling the law the ministration of condemnation.

For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. v.10


For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.  v.11


Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  v.12


And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: " v.13


Ephesians 2:13-18, "But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  v.13


For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; v.14 


Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;  v.15


And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  v.16


And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  v.17


For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. " v.18


Colossians 2:9-17 says, "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. v.9


And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:  v.10


In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:  v.11


Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.  v.12


And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; v.13


Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; v.14


And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. v.15


Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: v.16


You will notice that the sabbath being one of the ten commandments was taken out of the way. If one of the ten commandments was nailed to the cross then all ten of the commandments were. Therefore, they do not apply to a righteous man. The body is Christ and we are to be led by the Holy Spirit, which is called the Spirit of Truth, and he cannot lead you to commit sin.


Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. " v.17


John 12:44-50 says, "Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.  v.44


And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.  v.45


I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.  v.46


And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. v.47


He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.  v.48


For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.  v.49


And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak." v.50


In Philippians 3:1-15 it states, "Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. v.1


Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.  v.2


For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.  v.3


Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:  v.4


Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; v.5


Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.  v.6


But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.  v.7


Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,  v.8


It is clear that Paul counted the law as loss and even as dung in his life that he may win Christ.


And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:  v.9


That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;  v.10


If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.  v.11


Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. v.12


Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, v.13


I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. v.14


Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you." v.15


II John 6-11 says, "And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. v.6


For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. v.7


Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. v.8


Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. v.9


If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: v.10


For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds." v.11


Galatians 5:4 says, "Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace."



God bless you,


Doyle Davidson



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