The Purpose of God's Law
What is it that the Bible says is "perfect, converting the soul"?
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the
LORD is sure, making wise the simple. (Psalms 19:7)
is the Law of the Lord which is perfect for converting the soul.
According to the Bible, what are four functions of the Law?
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.
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. (Romans 7:7)
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we
might be justified by faith. (Galatians 3:24)
Brings the knowledge of sin.
Stops the sinner’s mouth from justifying itself.
Helps the world to realize that they are guilty.
Acts as a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ.
What is the biblical definition of sin?
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the
transgression of the law. (1 John 3:4)
biblical definition of sin is anyone who has broken God’s Law. Romans 3:20
tells us that “by the law is the knowledge of sin.” The straight
edge of a ruler will always show the crookedness of a line.
Who is the Law designed for?
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, for
murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For
whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for
menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other
thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; (1 Timothy 1:8-10)
Law is designed for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for
sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of
mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, homosexuals, for kidnappers,
for liars, for perjurers, and any other thing that is contrary to sound
What has modern evangelism chosen to attract sinners to the Gospel?
Modern evangelism has chosen to attract sinners by using “benefits.” Life
enhancement is now used to draw someone to Christ. Many promises are made
in which God will:
Fill that “God-shaped vacuum” in your heart.
Give you true happiness.
Get you out of financial difficulty.
Heal a broken relationship with your spouse, etc.
Take away that addiction problem.
What happens when all the promised “benefits” don’t arrive?
“Accepting Christ” for the promised “benefits” is simply the wrong reason
to do so – it is unbiblical. When the promised benefits fail to arrive,
disillusionment and bitterness will come against God and the person who
witnessed to them.
Why should a person accept Jesus Christ as their Savior?
the Law to show a person their depravity and the appointment they have
with death, one which they will not miss. Unless they repent, and put on
the Lord Jesus Christ, they will die in their sins. They need to know that
they are an enemy of God through their wicked works and that God will
judge them in righteousness.
simply using the Law and showing the unsaved their need for a Savior, it
opens the door for us to share Jesus Christ
with a lost world!
Adapted from Hell’s Best Kept Secret by Ray
Comfort. For more information, visit www.livingwaters.com
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