Children of God…
One of the contradictions in the writings of the Apostles arrives in II Corinthians 11:21 where Paul wrote – 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. The law included a great many rituals that were to be completed, task if you will, things to do. In the Book of James, one of my favorite books, James tells us over and over that “works without faith is dead” – performing task. I understand the task are slightly different, but it still represents doing something and not simply living in the knowledge of faith. Faith in Our Lord, Christ Jesus, is paramount but if we are not doing something to share this truth how will others know; how will we be able to share the Gospel and tell others of the good news?
I am a child of God and that will not change. If I live under faith, believing the Seed has come to save me from sin, then I no longer need the law (the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible / Tora). This is exactly what Paul states – “…we are no longer under a tutor” Or am I wrong?
II Corinthians 11 NKJV
19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.
22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed.
24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.