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1.1 THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW
2.1 To speak to those under the law
2.2 To shut up the mouths of men
3.1 DIAGNOSTIC QUESTIONS (Barnhouse)
4.1 Are you born again?
4.2 If you were killed today and met God at the gate of heaven,
what response would you give if He asked,
“What right do you have to come into My heaven?”
What would you say?
3.2 THREE POSSIBLE ANSWERS
4.1 “My life and good works”
(What do you think a real Christian is?)
4.2 “Not a thing to say”
4.3 “The blood of Jesus Christ has been charged to my account”
2.3 To prove the world guilty before God
1.2 THE RESULT OF THE LAW
2.1 Not to justify
How were people saved in Old Testament times?
3.1 ANSWER #1:
“By Bringing sacrifices to God.”
3.2 ANSWER #2:
“By keeping the Law”
2.2 To give the knowledge of sin
3.1 BECAUSE THE LAW SHOWS THE HOLINESS OF GOD
1 Peter 1:15
3.2 BECAUSE THE LAW SHOWS THAT SIN CONTRASTS WITH THE HOLINESS OF GOD
3.3 BECAUSE THE LAW SHOWS THE STANDARD THAT MUST BE ACHIEVED TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
Note: How were people saved in Old Testament times?
ANSWER #3: “By faith”
Hebrews 11 (21 times)
19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (NKJV)