What Is the “End of the Law”?

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Why must modern Bible scholars interpret certain scriptures concerning the Law in a manner that would make the Bible contradict itself? Why not just assume that Paul wasn’t spouting inconsistencies and interpret accordingly? “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” Romans 10:4 “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Romans 3:31

Has it never occurred to you that “end” in Romans 10 could mean “purpose?” In fact, this interpretation is consistent with both the English and the Greek (look it up) and avoids turning Paul into a liar or a lunatic, not to mention Christ himself:

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:17-19 (Read the whole chapter, and ask yourself why He felt compelled to warn us.)

If you still believe “end” means “termination,” read all of Romans 10. He is talking about man’s righteousness vs. God’s righteousness. How do we know God’s righteousness? He gave it to us! “My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.” Psalm 119:172

Please, if you see a confusing passage, read the entire chapter. If that doesn’t clear it up for you, read the entire book. And before you adopt any doctrine (new or old), please, please, please read the entire Bible and check everything against it. Our beliefs should be conformed to the Word, not the other way around. If our beliefs do not stand up in the light of God’s Word, we need to throw them out and start over.

One response to “What Is the “End of the Law”?

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