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There is no conflict between Law and Gospel

June 25, 2013 1 comment

Arthur PinkThat there is no conflict between the Law and the Gospel of the grace of God is plain enough in Romans 3:31:

 

“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”

 

 Here the Apostle anticipates an objection which was likely to be brought against what he said in verses 26-30. Does not the teaching that justification is entirely by grace through faith evince that God has relaxed His claims, changed the standard of His requirements, set aside the demands of His government? Very far from it. The Divine plan of redemption is in no way an annulling of the Law, but rather the honoring and enforcing of it. No greater respect could have been shown to the Law than in God’s determining to save His people from its course by sending His co-equal Son to fulfill all its requirements and Himself endure its penalty. Oh, marvel of marvels; the great Legislator humbled Himself unto entire obedience to the precepts of the Decalogue. The very One who gave the Law became incarnate, bled and died, under its condemning sentence, rather than that a tittle thereof should fail. Magnified thus was the Law indeed, and for ever “made honorable.”

Arthur W. Pink The Application of Scriptures-A Study of Dispensationalism