THE THEOLOGY OF Man
Before we can get into the seriousness of mans downfall, there are factors to consider. We need to look at the law of God and man’s open and premeditated rebellion against God’s law. Another way to describe the law of God would be the Decrees of God.
What is the law of God? The law of God is the decrees of God that are enforced by His omnipotence. Matthew 5:48 & I Peter 1:16.
The laws, or decrees, of God are compulsory not optional. One of the many reasons God gave us the Scriptures was to show us the standards of His Holiness. God’s laws, decrees, are God’s unwavering standards of His Holiness. Exodus 20:1-17; Leviticus: offerings 1-7; laws of priest 8-10; laws of purity 11-15; Matthew 22:37-40; Romans 13:9; Galatians 5:14; Ephesians 6:1-5 & I John 5:21.
“AT NO TIME HAS IT EVER BEEN THE INTENTION OF GOD FOR THE KEEPING OF THE LAW TO BRING ABOUT ETERNAL SALVATION. KEEPING THE LAWS OF GOD WILL NOT SAVE YOU … EVER!”
Romans 8:3; Galatians 3:21.
Man cannot keep Gods laws to God’s specifications of Holiness. Leviticus 18:5; Nehemiah 9:29; Ezekiel 18:5-9; Matthew 19:17; Romans 7:10; 8:7; 10:5 & Galatians 3:12-13.
Man’s innate nature is toward sin. The law demonstrates the difference between the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. Romans 3:19; 5:13; 7-13; 10:4 & Galatians 3:24.
You have the curse of the law and the penalty of the law. The curse is that the laws is God’s standard of sinless perfection. And that man cannot attain such a level of Holy perfection. James 2:10. The penalty of the law is that if man does not attain this level of Holiness and sinless perfection, man will spend eternity in hell. Romans 5:13; 7:4; 8:2-4; 8:13; I Corinthians 9:21; II Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; Galatians 4:5; 5:13; 5:18; 5:22; 6:2; Ephesians 1:14; 5:9; I Peter 2:16 & Revelation 20.
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