Was the Law of God abolished at the cross? If so, then why does Paul tell us in Romans 3:31 that he upholds the law? Why does his letter to Timothy say that is useful for all doctrine? But, then again, Paul seems to say in Romans 11 that it is "weak and useless" and "vanishing away." Is Paul schizophrenic? Are the writers of the New Testament confused? Or, is it possible that we are confused and Christianity as a whole has misunderstood for almost 2,000 years what Paul was trying to say in his letters?
This study is a verse-by-verse, in-depth look into the message of Paul to the Romans and is a must for every serious student of the Word. Some of the most difficult passages in the New Testament concerning the Torah can be found in the book of Romans. Such phrases as "we are no longer under the law, but under grace," "Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for all those that believe" and the phrase "works of the law" are placed back into their first-century Hebraic context, helping us to better understand what Paul was trying to say concerning all of the issues at the church in Rome.
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