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Old 05-22-2009, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Forrest View Post
Jassy, I am glad you've come to understand the freedom, liberty, and victory that is ours in Christ Jesus alone. Many are fearful of teaching GRACE because they think it will direct others to a care free sinful lifestyle when in reality the opposite is true.

You made this observation:

I think I know what you are saying here. But we are actually told to "cast it (the law) out." Anyone today who attempts to place us back under the law is either ignorant (no disrespect intended) of GRACE or is "spying out our liberty" which is ours in Christ Jesus. The immature Christian relates and connects the word "liberty" in Christ with the word "license" to sin. That is a gross error as a result of failing to rightly divide the word of truth. In saying that, it's important for us to know that when we truly teach the full message of GRACE some will abuse it. But the fact is, GRACE never loses its efficacy because the person who is full of GRACE and truth abides in us.

Consider this portion of Galatians:
Galatians 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

Galatians 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.

Galatians 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.

Galatians 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

Galatians 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

Galatians 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Galatians 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

Galatians 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

Galatians 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

Galatians 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.

Galatians 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
All that we need for righteousness and sanctification in in Christ Jesus our Lord. So, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage" (Galatians 5:1).

My earnest desire is to see all of us "...grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
Brother Forrest, thank you very kindly for the valuable information. My view is that we can never say that God's Law was BAD. He created it - so it was good and served its purpose for the Jews. That is why I said that we don't throw away the Law. It did serve its purpose - but it is not for us today. We are today under GRACE, as the apostle Paul has taught us.