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Offline John

Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #112 on: September 19, 2017, 05:40:17 PM »
Dave,
           "the question I have is did he have free will could he have refused to do what was set before him was he truly a man of flesh and blood like me."

Jesus, the Son of God became human. He was fully human, in that he got tired, hungry, thirsty and needed companionship. But because he was also God he was without sin. This did not stop him from being tempted by the devil nor from feeling the effects of temptation.
He willingly submitted himself to his Fathers will in order that he might save us.

You need to reread Romans 5.

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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #113 on: September 20, 2017, 09:30:26 AM »
Hi Chris
Thank you for another good post sorry I'm so long in replying sometimes there's so much going on it's hard to keep up.

You said.
I understand what you are saying He was tried and tested and was without sin but would the same thing apply by keeping the law after all the law was good if the Israelites had complied with the law everything would have gone well for them.

Mat 22:37  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38  This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
   


What the law tells us is how we should treat others and the only way we can comply with the law is through love and Christ fulfilled the law to the letter by loving us unto the death on the cross.

Love and Peace
Dave
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Hello there,

Thank you both for your input into this study on Romans. I apologise for my absence from it.

What you say concerning love being a vital ingredient, Dave, is very true, and is what is emphasised in the verses you quote. However it is law keeping as a means of rightiousness, before God, which is at issue in Romans, Isn't it, Dave?  By the keeping of the law is no man justified before God.  Only by being clothed in the righteousness which only God can give can we stand before Him, as, 'holy and without blame': the result of the all-sufficient sacrifice of Christ our Saviour. For without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.

In Christ Jesus
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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #114 on: September 20, 2017, 10:00:53 AM »
'...but now -
the righteousness of God
.. without the law
.... is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
.. even the righteousness of God
.... which is by faith of Jesus Christ
unto all and upon all them that believe: ... '

(Romans 3:22a)

* There can be no arguing with that statement , can there?  I do so love  God's - but now's.

* By these words in chapter 3, Paul is taking away any claim by the Jew that they had a different standing before God than other men in regard to sin, for as verses 22b & 23 go on to say,

' ... For there is no difference:
for all have sinned
and come short of the glory of God'


* Though Israel had the privileges associated with being the nation God had chosen and blessed (Deut.7:6; Rom.9:4); in regard to sin there was no difference, all of mankind need the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ.

Praise God!

In Christ Jesus.
Cariad


Note: 'But Now'-
Acts 17:30; Rom 6:22; Rom.7:6;
Eph.2:13; Eph.5:8; Col.1:26  - and more! :)