Law Established by Gospel


“Do we then make void the law through faith?

God forbid; yea, we establish the law.” (Rom 3:31)

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”  (Matt 5:17-19)

JM has a great post today with quotes from a sermon by John Gill on how the law is established by the gospel – Gill’s sermon is HERE.

Brother Gill rightly understood our utter fallen-ness in our father Adam and how that Christ bore away our deserved curse and became for us, in his Plan of Redemption (Covenant of Grace) our legal obedience. We are no longer under the law as a condemnation (as a Covenant of Works), bur rather stand secure in our substitute, our surety, the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” (Rom 6:14)

See JM’s post HERE

For more on the Works/Grace distinction in Scripture, see:

“Federal Theology: Works vs Grace”

John Gill Sermon

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