(Review part 1 – click on author’s name for earlier lesson)
•There is no Christian Priesthood or sacrifices
•There is no Christian circumcision
•We cannot impose OT laws upon NT believers
•Jewish people following traditional Jewish customs are not closer to God than Gentiles who do not practice Jewish customs
•It revealed the presence of sin
•It revealed the need for and possibility of propitiation through atonement
•It revealed the coming “lamb of God” who could take away the sin of the world
•It revealed the need for faith
•Incapable of justifying the sinner – Gal. 2:16
•Incapable of sanctifying the saint – Gal. 3:1-2, 10-14
•Law cannot discern the thoughts and intents of the heart
•It can restrain those who use liberty in a destructive way
•It can create order by conformity
•Law can judge the actions and declare one man to be moral and another to be immoral.
•Laws can be parsed to create loop-holes that justify actions that violate the spirit of the law.
•The Prayer of the “flesh-fighter” – Luke 18:11-12
How was he better than your ordinary man?
•What was wrong? – Luke 18:9, 14
Legalistic flesh IS STILL FLESH!
•Reckon yourselves dead to sin and alive to God – Galatians 2:20
•The just shall live by Faith – Galatians 3:11
•Put off, Be Renewed, Put on – Ephesians 4:22-24
•Walk in the Spirit – Galatians 5:16