Originally Posted by 46Tbird
No, that doesn't confuse me at all.
What confuses me is that the Lord wrote the Law, which is eternal and unchanging. I get that.
Then "..after Jesus came the old Law past away because He became the embodiment and fulfillment of the Law"
That is what confuses me.
The Law (IMO) did not pass away, we are just selectively picking passages to enforce. How can you say homosexuality is a sin on one hand, and say it's okay to work on the Sabbath when the eternal and unchanging word of God tells us they are both sins?
If you agree that working on Sunday is a sin (I'm sure you've done it before, I know I have) then I'm sure that you will say that Jesus died for our sins and you will be forgiven. I agree. Why isn't homosexuality the same thing? Why should gays be ostracized when you yourself are a Sunday-workin hypocrite?
sorry, I get a lil carried away sometimes
12All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) 16This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.
21But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished-- 26he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
27Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. 28For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. 29Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.