Curseless Law

3 May

I will yield toward knowing anything about the law only as it relates to the blessings that accompany keeping the law… Paul did quote the fifth command (in Eph 5:2, but) it should be noted that Paul did not quote the attached curse… You can’t be a proper preacher of the Law of Moses if you are only going to tell people the blessings and ignore the curses, now can you?

Paul White

Revelation to Transformation, 2011, WestBow Press, 140

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4 Responses to “Curseless Law”

  1. thomas May 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Someone recently mentioned: Jesus quoting (Luke 4):

    “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…”

    Ever thought that he is missing the second bit of the quote from Isaiah 61,2? It goes on

    “…and the day of vengeance of our God.”

    This fits in with you note:
    >> You can’t be a proper preacher of the Law of Moses if you are only going to tell people the blessings and ignore the curses, now can you? 😉 <<

    The person who told the above then mentioned that Jesus had come to proclaim a day of grace of the Lord – the day of vengeance has not come and we still are living in the days of grace.

  2. Roshan Easo May 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Paul, is there any way you can clarify how this compares to #4 under Seven Signs That You Might Be Living Under Law on escapetoreality.org. I have no problem with unfairly changing the rules of the game especially when it favors us (& talk about no side-effects!), but is that what has happened? Have you changed your mind about #4? Is it okay for us to encourage one another in our ability to perform (according to Eph. 5:2). I would call this wearing our blessings well, which gives glory to God.

    • Paul Ellis May 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      I don’t see the conflict. Sign #4 “God will bless me as I do my part” is vintage law. God doesn’t bless as on account of our works, but on account of His Son. All the blessings listed in the law are ours through Jesus.

      • Roshan Easo May 7, 2012 at 10:18 am #

        My fault, I thought Eph. 5:2 was about honoring parents – but it’s not even close – “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” I caused myself a good bit of heartache and pain not looking that up. (THAT’S the work of the law.) Glad to be clear of it now!

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