THE LAW IS NOT MADE FOR THE RIGHTEOUS BUT FOR THE UNRIGHTEOUS AND FOR WHATEVER ELSE THAT IS CONTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE THAT CONFORMS TO THE “GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE” (Gal 1:11-12 / Acts 20:24) THAT CHRIST ENTRUSTED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL.
IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE, YOU ARE STILL UNDER LAW!
(1Ti 1:9-11) We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and FOR WHATEVER ELSE IS CONTRARY TO THE SOUND DOCTRINE that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which HE ENTRUSTED TO ME.
YOU SEE, SIN CAN ONLY EXERCISE DOMINION OVER THOSE UNDER LAW, BUT LOSES ITS POWER OVER THOSE UNDER GRACE.
(Rom 6:14-15) “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!”
IF YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELVES RIGHT WITH GOD BY KEEPING THE LAW, YOU HAVE BEEN CUT OFF FROM CHRIST; YOU HAVE FALLEN AWAY FROM GOD’S GRACE.
(Gal 5:4) “For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.” (Nlb)
(Gal 5:4) “Those of you who try to be put right with God by obeying the Law have cut yourselves off from Christ. You are outside God’s grace.” (Gnb)
THOSE WHO DEPEND ON THE LAW TO MAKE THEM RIGHT WITH GOD ARE UNDER HIS CURSE.
(Gal 3:10) But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under His curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.” (Nlb)
(Gal 3:10) “Those who depend on obeying the Law live under a curse. For the scripture says, “Whoever does not always obey everything that is written in the book of the Law is under God’s curse!” (Gnb)
(Gal 3:10) All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” (Niv)
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!