REASONS FOR THE LAW
October 10, 1993
INTRODUCTION: Remember, now that we are considering Paul's
argument for justification by faith apart from any mixture of
I. THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW. v.19
Romans 4:15, "For where no law is, there
is no transgression." 7:7, "No, I had not known
sin but by the law."
A. IT HAD A DIVINE MISSION TO PERFORM.
"Transgression" - to go beyond
1. Manifestation of Sin.
Romans 3:20, "By the law is the
knowledge of sin."
2. Manifestation of Sinner.
Sin was always morally wrong
Sin is now legally wrong; a
thing may be morally wrong and
yet be legally right: slavery,
B. IT HAD A DIVINE MASTER TO PORTRAY. 19b
"Seed" - Christ
1. Law: consciousness of sin
2. Lord: converts the sinner
II. THE PRESENTING OF THE LAW. v.19-20
A. MOSES IS THE MEDIATOR ...
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