Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Are only the doers of the law justified before God?

Romans 2:13

King James Version

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Galatians 6:8

King James Bible

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Romans 2:7

to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

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  • Ralph
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    The fact of the matter: Yes: If you are a true believer of God or God chosen you will do the will of God and be obedient to the law of God and spread God The Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior holy word the bible so that maybe some will become saved.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Paul here was rebuking the Jews of the church of Rome for espousing the law, but not observing it. They were hypocrites as Jesus himself accused them time and again. 

    Romans 2:23-24 — You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it. No wonder the Scriptures say, “The Gentiles blaspheme the name of God because of you.”

    But the passage is correct. God wants doers of the word, not hearers only. 

    James reiterates...

    James 1:22 KJV — But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

  • 1 month ago

    Context shows that the chilling point of the argument is that NOBODY can keep God's perfect law, because the law exposes all of us as law-breakers. Therefore, we shall be judged by that law and found guilty before God. Those who vainly think they can keep that law and be justified are already condemned. The whole point of the Son of God becoming the man, Jesus, was to fulfil the law so that it had served its purpose - showing that nobody bar the sinless Son of God can keep it. Once its purpose had been served, Jesus became the reality for how to be delivered from sin. Not by our feeble efforts at law-keeping, but by repentant faith in Him as having done what sinners can never do to be justified before God.

    Before you can progress on to Galatians you have to thrash out the whole of the argument in the book of Romans. Flitting like a butterfly from one book to another will get nobody anywhere. That is why ch. 3 explains how "by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believeth. For there is no difference, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" - NOT by us trying to keep laws!

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  • If you read all of it instead of cherry picking a verse, you will see that that argument Paul is making is summed up in Romans 8

    1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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