Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If I rebuild what I have already torn down, I prove myself to be a lawbreaker.
The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations; He thwarts the devices of the peoples.
He went on to say, "You neatly set aside the commandment of God to maintain your own tradition.
What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
know that a man is not justified by works of the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law no one will be justified.
Is the Law, then, opposed to the promises of God? Not at all! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come from the Law.
Take notice: I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. . . .
Because they were ignorant of God's righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
And if it is by grace, then it is no longer by works. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (upon which basis the people received the Law), why was there still need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?
But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength in futility and vanity; yet my vindication is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God."
How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us?' But in fact, the lying pen of the scribes has produced a deception.
1 Corinthians 15:2, 14, 17
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. . . .
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