Re: Romans 3:31 How do we "establish the law"?
- JoeBamaLv 74 weeks ago
The point of the verse is the purpose of Old Law was to bring God’s people to Christ. The Old Testament looked forward to a time when Christ would come.
Therefore, by believing in Christ, we are not destroying the Law, but we are doing what the Law intended. The law was intended to bring us to a point where we could have faith in Christ.
Therefore we “establish the law”, “uphold the law”, “are supporting the law” or “confirm the law” in our lives. One version ends that verse with “Faith causes us to be what the law truly wants.”
- PubliusLv 74 weeks ago
God still has commandments. New Covenant, new rules. Faith without works (and obedience) is dead, and so are we.
- HogieLv 74 weeks ago
First, you pay attention to the context.
Second, you avoid using assumption when understanding what Paul meant when he used the word "law."
In context, the "law" is everything written in the 5 books penned by Moses, seeing as he is discussing Abraham. In this law, two things of note are being discussed and therefore "established."
1) God's justice being met through the sacrifice of the Son.
2) Righteousness through faith, and not through the legalities of the covenant law given to, and required of the Hebrews.
Verse 31 then is to be understood in relation to v. 27 and this law of faith, and not the law of works, aka the old covenant law.
- A Yahoo UserLv 74 weeks ago
Clearly: "through faith".
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- ScarecrowLv 54 weeks ago
What religion are you part of? I've never seen anyone ask so many bizarre questions and I am honestly curious what religious cult is teaching these things.
- JenniferLv 64 weeks ago
My version doesn't say that. It simply says "...uphold the law."
- 4 weeks ago
I wish Jehovah's Witnesses would answer that question.
- DougLv 74 weeks ago
The "New Law" is the law of faith, through the power of God's grace, by which we are justified and sanctified, according to the will of God. The entire passage explains it, but Saint Paul sums it up here:
Romans 3:28 For we account a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
"establish" is Greek histēmi meaning to stand by it
Paul was a Jewish Christian - the only kind of true Jew there is. He stood by the law. He realized the importance of the law in the grand scheme of things. It eventually brought his people the Jews to Jesus Christ who is the Grace of God.
That verse does not apply equally to those of us today as it did to those in Pauls day.