The Law of Christ and Paul
In fundamentalism and its Spirit-filled
branches there has be a consistent belief that the New Testament
is all that we need as a believer. We are told that the Old
Testament is old covenant, and it is not for the Church. We
are routinely told that the Law of Moses has been done away
with, and that it has been voided out.
And maybe some brave soul has stood up to all of this
and declared that the law had a purpose, the law is there to
only to show sin – to the sinner.
Paul does tell us in one place that we are
not under the law, but in another place Paul tells us that the
Law is our schoolmaster, and in another place Paul tells
us that the Law is our teacher of sin and of righteousness.
So which is it? Is the Old Testament and the Law
banned books for believers as was taught not too many centuries
ago and still harbor in our hearts today? Or is it as Paul suggests
that the law is indeed our schoolmaster and that we as “New
Covenant” believers have to read it, and meditate on it, and
as the Holy Spirit opens it up to us be instructed by it?
sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the
law, but under grace. What
then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under
grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to
whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are
to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience
The question then
begs to be asked here, how do we know whose servants we are?
How do we know whether we are the servants of sin or the servants
of righteousness? There are some lists of sin in the New Testament
in Hebrews, Romans, I Corinthians, and a few other places. Recently
in a Church a 80 something fundamentalist preacher told the
class that Hebrew was written for the Jews and that the sins
talked about in there were for the Jews. He then said that in
the book of Romans the sins listed were not for the Church either
that Paul was talking about the Jews. I then asked about the
sins listed in the book of I Corinthians to which he coolly
replied that is written about the unsaved and it was written
for the unsaved to read. Then he read a few verses in his King
James Bible with the word “All” in it to prove that believers were sinless
so that Christ and Apostles couldn’t have been talking to us.
Now even if we don’t have the same brazen beliefs that this
old fool had – deep within out hearts we still believe the same
thing and we are every bit as big a fool as he was. The last
thing we would ever suspect is that we have something wrong
with us. The last thing we would ever suspect is that there
is something wrong with our Church. The last thing we would
ever suspect is that there is something wrong with our pastor
– after all he hears all and knows all from God. He is God’s
Now if there’s something
wrong we somehow instinctively know where to look and it begins
with anyone but myself, it goes on in any church but my church
and then its any pastor but my pastor. It’s always somebody
else. It’s always them and not us. See if we had been reading the Law we would see it is filled
with Thee’s and Thou’s not Them’s and The Other Guy’s.
Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us
unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Paul says here that
the Law was the early Church’s schoolmaster. – That the Law
was designed to bring them to Christ, that they might be justified
by faith. – How if we have removed the schoolmaster and use
in its place the traditions and teachings of men in can we rightly
be brought to Christ?
Well, we came to
Christ at an altar call – the Pastor had the weepy music playing
and spoke in a sad voice about accepting Christ and made everyone
close their eyes and everyone bow their head so someone could
sneak into the kingdom and then He prayed with me for 30 seconds
and I cried and I was told I was now saved and eternally secure.
Where is any of this
in the bible? Please enlighten me and give me the chapters and
verses? It’s right next to the scripture about Peter and John
dragging around Christ’s pulpit, the other passage that tells
us of the miracle offering that Christ took from the 5000 with
His large golden offering plates so that he could build his
Church without spot and wrinkle.
The truth is that we have thrown out the schoolmaster
and with our PC pastors of the past twenty years we have not
been able to use the “S” word in Church. We can’t talk about
sin in Church because we are told that we will scare off the
unbelievers. We are told that should we talk to loudly about
sin we might confuse and scare off the weak in the Church as
well. And we are told that if we dare not preach that there
is sin in this church and pray for the Holy Ghost to come and
burn it out we would scare off our seasoned members as well.
And with the schoolmaster
dead what do we have in the Church today? We have a salvation
without repentance, a regeneration without the any remission
of sin. We have crossed into a terrible day. It is a fearful
thing to know that there are entire churches and denominations
that people have been told that they are saved with a wave of
the hand. What has really happened is that these wolves in sheep’s
clothing have blinded their hearers with their conceits, and
smooth words. They perverted the way of righteousness and corrupted
their followers so that in the unlikely event that they do run
into the truth they have been so inoculated against it so that
they will no longer be able to repent and be converted.
1 Timothy 1:8-10 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing
this, that the law is not made for a
righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the
ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane . . . and if
there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
Paul says we know
the law is good – if a man use it lawfully.
Paul never envisioned a generation that would void the
law, and have thrown it aside. In Paul’s day there were no Christians
that did not refer to Law. We do so to our peril because we
have been told that we have a new and better covenant. We do
so because we do not understand that by men renaming and redefining
terms they have turned the truths of the Gospels into lies.
Paul says the law
is to teach us what is lawlessness.
The law is to teach us what disobedience is. The Law
is to teach us what ungodliness is. The law is to teach us what
sin and sinners are. The Law is to teach us what is unholy and
profane. And the law is to teach us what is contrary to sound
doctrine. So if we disregard the law, as has been popularly
taught for the last few hundred years – we have gutted the basis
for our learning of righteousness, and sound doctrine.
Romans 2:18 And knowest His will, and approvest the things
that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
Paul again speaks
of the Law. And tells us that our knowing God’s will and ability
to recognize the things that are more excellent are instructed
to us from reading the Law of Moses.
is no fear of God before their eyes. 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. 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.
of the lessons that God has driven home to me in recent months
is that Christ came to save sinners. And if there is not a knowledge
of sin, if there is not a personal revelation that we are corrupt
and that this is no clean thing that dwells within us, then
Christ can not save us. Did you ever think that it was strange
that the Apostles continually expose their shortcomings and
speak continually of sin within the church? Why does Paul continually
tell us that he is the chief of sinners in the Church? Why does
Paul tell us that he fears that he might be disqualified, he
fears that he might miss the call of God in his life and that
he fears for those in his churches? Could it be that Paul understood some things that the Word of Faith
People of our day understand not?
Timothy 3:16 All
scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
So what did Paul the Apostle mean by all scripture
is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction
in righteousness? Can we arbitrarily remove the Law of Moses
as a source for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction
in righteousness? The
answer is God Forbid! No
matter what you PC Pastor or faith teacher may tell you, neither
they nor you have no authority to remove the Law from it’s position
as our schoolmaster.
Galatians 1:7-9 . . . But (if) there be some that trouble
you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But
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. 9As 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.
Paul uses very strong
words here. If it is by us, or an angel from heaven preach any
other Gospel than what we first delivered unto you let him be
accursed and Paul includes himself in that curse.
And on the Law being our Schoolmaster we can see that
many Pastors and ministries are preaching another Gospel. Something
other than what is plainly said in these verses, and that should
scare the hell out of you.
Because most of us have been taught this Old Covenant,
New Covenant guff that we should not be wasting our time reading
the Law and the Old Testament because they are of little of
no profit to us. While many preach and shout about the devil
and tell us that they know him on a first name basis and that
they talk fuss and cuss at him every day. The Bible tells us
that the devil is a single created being. And if he is the god
of this world what kind of king does not sit upon his throne?
And what kind of king would he be if he spends all day listening
to little half-baked preachers that yell and curse at him all
I’ll tell you what
he’s doing he’s sitting back in his chair twiddling his thumbs
while all the devil boasting first name friends of his are carrying
his water for him. This is a fearful day. I am terrified for
the church for the judgments I see coming. I have been lied
to you have been lied to your pastor has been lied to and if
we don’t read the word of God and see past what we have been
trained to see it is all over. It is so all over.
7:7-8 What shall we say
then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by
the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had
said, Thou shalt not covet.
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought
in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
This is one of the key questions of our
day; Is the Law of Mosses sin unto us? We have been taught that
Christ death on the cross nulled out not just the law, but the
entire Old Testament. Now if this was so don’t you think that
Paul the Apostle would have said so? Instead Paul the Apostle
makes this statement without the law sin is dead. From the verses
above we can see that if the schoolmaster of law is dead then
who or what is to teach the church what is lawlessness and disobedience,
ungodliness, sin, unholy, profane unto the Lord and anything
that is contrary to sound doctrine?
The Spirit of the Lord spoke in my ear if
you want to have the teaching and the doctrines of Paul the
Apostle you must read the bible of Paul the Apostle.
If you want to have the teachings and doctrines
of Christ you must read the Bible of Jesus Christ.
Read now with understanding the words of
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel
of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth
in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of
the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And
he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that
bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall
not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
How can our reading
of the Law and meditating on it cause us to be like a tree planted
by the rivers of water? How can it be that by reading the law
and mediating upon it day and night will make us to bring forth
fruit in his season and it shall make our leaf to not wither.
My pastor taught me that those were the promises to only the
overcomers in the book of Revelation.
Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting
the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the
simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:
the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments
of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired
are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than
honey and the honeycomb. Moreover
by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there
is great reward.
Open now your hearts and receive
light, do not become entangled once more with the yolk of bondage.