Romans 7 Study of the Law
Welcome to my post about Romans 7 Study of the Law. Most of Christianity has different ideas about the fourth commandment. That is the only one that says Remember and of course Jesus is the only human ever that has fulfilled God’s Eternal 10 Promises ( commandments ) without sin.
This quarter, we have been studying the Gospel in Romans
. I think what the author says on Sunday’s study is so true.
Dead to the Law
Read Romans 7:1–6. What illustration does Paul use here in order to show his readers their relationship to the law, and what point is he making with that illustration?
Paul’s illustration in Romans 7:1–6 is somewhat involved, but a careful analysis of the passage will help us to follow his reasoning.
In the overall context of the letter, Paul was dealing with the system of worship established at Sinai; that is often what he means by the word law.
The Jews had difficulty grasping the fact that this system, given to them of God, should end with the coming of the Messiah. This is what Paul was dealing with—Jewish believers still not ready to abandon what had been such an important part of their lives.
In essence, Paul’s illustration is as follows: a woman is married to a man. The law binds her to him as long as he lives. During his lifetime she cannot consort with other men. But when he dies, she is free from the law that bound her to him (Rom. 7:3).
How does Paul apply the illustration of the law of marriage to the system of Judaism? Rom. 7:4, 5.
As the death of her husband delivers the woman from the law of her husband, so the death of the old life in the flesh, through Jesus Christ, delivers the Jews from the law they had been expected to keep until the Messiah fulfilled its types.
Now the Jews were free to “remarry.” They were invited to marry the risen Messiah and thus bring forth fruit to God. This illustration was one more device Paul used to convince the Jews that they were now free to abandon the ancient system.
Again, given all else that Paul and the Bible say about obedience to the Ten Commandments, it doesn’t make sense to assert here that Paul was telling these Jewish believers that the Ten Commandments were no longer binding. Those who use these texts to try to make that point—that the moral law was done away with—really don’t want to make that point anyway; what they really want to say is that only the seventh-day Sabbath is gone—not the rest of the law. To interpret Romans 7:4, 5 as teaching that the fourth commandment has been abolished or superseded or replaced with Sunday is to give them a meaning that the words were never intended to have.
Did you know that Denominationalism is how the Lutherans failed to adopt any new Bible truths that further reformers discovered ?
When Calvin, Wesley, and Smyth came along with new truths, the Lutherans did not join the new denominations because they said that Luther did not teach that.
I have a blog post detailing all of the new truths like Baptism by immersion, state of our souls at death, etc.
Sunday observance was foretold in Daniel 7:25
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.
He in this text refers to the Papal System that teaches traditions of man instead of what is in God’s Holy Bible.
Jesus specifically warns against this:
Mark 7:9 He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
Only 8 people got on Noah’s Ark.
Sunday is a Catholic tradition that came into the early Christian church in the year 321. It was a pagan holiday of sun worship.
I let Jesus be my Guide. Because He said in scriptures:
Matthew 12:8 I am the Lord of the Sabbath.
John 14:15 If you love me, Keep my Commandments
I feel that you can never go wrong following Jesus Christ and model His Behavior. He kept His Father’s Sabbath Holy. He even rested in the tomb on Sabbath.
is a whole history series presented by the actor Hal Holbrook of how God has always had a faithful people that followed the Bible and not the pagan celebrations that the Catholic church adopted. St. Patrick of Ireland and the people he evangelized were Sabbath keepers.
Now there are exceptions of course. Even the Seventh-day Adventist hospitals have to have medical staff on duty to care for people that are in dire medical issues. Those staff that have to work on Sabbaths usually are given other Sabbaths off each month.
Because I am able, I always shut down on Friday and it is so wonderful to light a Sabbath candle, leave my computers, business, and worries behind and REMEMBER the special Date that God has for me each week. HE Is my Creator and Redeemer. It is holy and sanctified time and I have been able to really grow in my walk with Jesus by keeping it Holy as best as my sinful human nature can. Hope you have enjoyed reading my Romans 7 Study of the Law post.