An Overview of Paul's View of the Law as Shown Primarily in His Letters to the Galatians and the Romans

An Overview of Paul
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Religion and Theology
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Contents Contents 1 Introduction 2 Law in the Early Church 2 Pauls View on the Law 3 Pauls View on Righteousness and Law 7 Pauls Views on Law as a Gauge of Morality 8 The Role of the Law in Paul’s Gospel 8 Application of Pauline Epistles to Modern Christians 9 Conclusion 9 In Paul’s letters to the Galatians as well as to Romans, Paul seeks to deviate from the Jewish believe that abiding to the law was equivalent to Salvation he is adamant that salvation is only achieved through faith in Christ.


Permitting law to be above everyone only makes one a slave. According to Paul, salvation cannot be based on one’s ability to keep the law since no one is perfect which could mean all are cursed. The law is supposed to guide but not to enslave or condemn. Pauls warns gentiles that they are accountable and will still face judgement since it is possible to be disobedient even in absence of the laws. He ascertains that the laws will also judge those who commit offences by the laws. The main theme Paul wants to clarify is that salvation from sin is through faith as opposed to the Jewish believes that it was on basis on strict observation of law. 9 Bibliography 10 Paul’s View of the Law as in his Letters to the Galatians and the Romans Introduction The term law has several definitions and denotes a number of things. It is used in reference to norms that guide the conduct of people. It is also a scheme of regulations and guidelines that govern the behaviour of people. Law can also be a description of as set of practices that binds a group of people. Paul’s view on the law and jurisdiction occupies a fundamental position as far as comprehending Pauline’s theology is concerned. ...
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