I Do Not Frustrate The Grace Of God

When people turn to the law for righteousness they frustrate the grace of God and deny Christ and all that Christ accomplished. — “If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Galatians 2:21). Not only is that so, but those who seek righteousness by the law violate the very law they claim to keep.

Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” (Galatians 4.21) The law says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” — Yet, if you seek justification by law then you make law your god.

The law says, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” — But, when you seek justification by law then you make law your idol.

The law says, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” — When you seek justification by law, calling yourself a Christian, you take Christ’s name in vain.

The law says, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” — But you who seek justification by law break the Sabbath, rejecting Christ who is the believer’s Sabbath, refusing to rest in Him.

The law says, “Honour thy father and thy mother.” — But when you seek justification by law, you willfully disobey your heavenly Father, refusing him the honor and glory due unto his holy name.

The law says, “Thou shalt not kill.” — But all who seek justification by law cry out against Christ, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!

The law says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” — But he who goes to the law for righteousness plays the harlot and goes whoring after another god.

The law says, “Thou shalt not steal.” — Yet, all who go to the law for justification would rob God of His glory.

The law says, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” — But when you boast of your obedience to the law you call God a liar. He declares, “There is none righteous. No, not one. There is none that doeth good.

The law says, “Thou shalt not covet thou thy neighbors house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife…nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.” — But when you go to the law for righteousness you seek for yourself the honor that belongs to God alone. When you teach others to do so, you seek to steal God’s bride (His church), and would have her be married to another.

Clay Curtis, Pastor
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church
Princeton, New Jersey

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About Greg Coleman

I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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