Pristine Grace

We Are Not Justified by the Law
by Scott Richardson

     The Scripture distinctly teaches us that we are not justified by the law nor is the law a rule of life. That which can only curse can never justify and that which can only kill can never be a rule of life (Romans 3:20). Both the Jews who had received the law and the Gentiles who had never had the law were now to be saved through grace (Acts 15:11). Not only were they to be saved by grace, but also they were to “stand in grace” (Romans 5:2) and to grow in grace” (II Peter 3:18). All who seek to put believers under the law are tearing down the very foundations of the Christian faith. Listen to the strong words which came from the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:12; “I would they were even cut off which trouble you.”