Many Christians quote Paul to justify their disobedience to Torah. They say it is by grace through faith that we are saved.
BUT… there are also a number of things that Paul said throughout his writings that prove that Paul is actually pro-law, not anti-law.
For example, Paul said in Galatians 5 that anyone to practices fornication, variation, emulations, revelings, adultery, idolatry, heresy, envying, uncleanness, lasciviousness, drunkenness, murdering, sedition, sorcery, prostitution, and lying will NOT inherit the kingdom of God!
Wait a second! That IS Law. That is Torah. That is exactly what Torah teaches. In other words, Paul said if you disobey Torah, you will NOT inherit God’s kingdom! That is the EXACT OPPOSITE to what most people believe Paul teaches.
Let’s think about this for a minute. If we are saved only by faith, without works, then why does Paul give us a Torah-compliant list of laws that we are to obey – if not we are damned?
Obviously, by our works we can go to hell! God will condemn those who break His law. That principle is obvious here. In Matthew 25 Jesus teaches how judgment day will play out. We are justified, as the sheep is, by our works. But God condemned the goats because of their works.
Why did Paul say that salvation comes by grace through faith? Why did Paul say that it is not by the works of the law that we are justified? Why did Paul seem to speak against the “law” in so many places?
Could it be that Paul was didn’t mean what we think he meant?
Could it be that we cannot interpret Paul’s letter properly because we are 2000 years removed from the original context?
Could it be that Paul actually taught us that we are to obey Torah?
Could it be that Paul was speaking against another law? Such as the law of man? Or the law of sin? and not Torah?
What Sayeth You?
Here is a video in which I discuss this issue. Watch! And don’t forget to leave comments!