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The Reformation has never ended. It is just beginning.
"Not in word only,
but in power"
1 Cor. 4:20
Hypothetically, the law could give life if men could kept it (Leviticus 18:5; Ezekiel 20:11, 13, 21; Matthew 19:17; Romans 10:5).
However, this keeping of the law had to be perfect (Galatians 3:10; James 2:10); and certainly no man, except Christ, ever kept the law perfectly (Romans 3:23).
Actually, then, the law could save no sinner (Romans 3:20; Acts 13:39; Galatians 3:11).
Why was the law unable to save men? Certainly, it was not that there was a defect in the law (Psalm 19:7; Romans 7:12). Rather, the fatal weakness was in man (Romans 8:3; Hebrews 8:7-8), and the law’s demands could not be relaxed to accommodate the weakness of men (Galatians 3:21; Romans 2:11-12).
So, what was the Divine purpose in giving the law?
The law was added because of transgressions (Galatians 3:19), it was enacted for the lawless and ungodly (I Timothy 1:9-10), giving men the recognition of sin (Romans 3:20).
It shut every mouth (Romans 3:19), while actually making the offense of it to increase (Romans 5:20).
It was given to bear witness prophetically and typically of salvation by grace (Romans 3:21) and to lead us to the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:24-25).
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