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Romans 3:21


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False teachers are using this verse to claim that it teaches us that the Law is now useless to us, and is not relevant to us any longer, since the "righteousness" apart from the Law is manifested.


Though if you're reading in context with the greater text, you can see that this verse is not saying the Law is now void, it is just saying we can now gain righteousness through Yahushua the Messiah, and that our righteousness and justification is not through our works and keeping of the Law, this is great for us because we have all sinned and we can not obtain perfect righteousness through the Law since we have broken it, and we may continue to stumble even when we don't want to.
 So, if we had to rely on the Law for righteousness then we would most likely have to be put to death since we have slipped up and failed.
 Even if you do good works for the rest of your life, but had failed before, then no matter how many good works you do it doesn't undo that failing, therefore YHWH has pardoned us through his son.

Here is Romans 3:21;


Paul;

Romans 3:21 "But now the righteousness of Elohim apart from the Law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, even the righteousness of Elohim which is by faith of Yahushua the Messiah unto all and upon all them that believe, for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of Elohim"






If you follow the context of this letter and listen to see what is really being said and what is really being said for us to do, you can clearly see the Law is to be kept and Paul here is just sharing the good news that we are pardoned for our iniquities and are being gifted righteousness.
 He is trying to explain the details of the matter.

We desperately needed that gracious gift because we have sinned against the Law of YHWH!


Soon after this verse, at verse 31, Paul even makes it clear to us that he didn't mean that we ignore the Law now, so that we don't get the wrong idea and take him out of context, however modern false teachers will ignore verse 31 and get their followers to ignore it, only having them focus on verses that can confuse them if held out of context.

Paul;
Romans 3:31 "Do we then abolish the Law by this faith? Of course not! Instead, we uphold the Law"



Paul tells us that we uphold the Law.
 Also in the very same letter, we can see Paul saying the Law is holy, righteous, and good;

Paul;
Romans 7:12 "Therefore the Law is holy, and the commandments holy and righteous and good"





Now going back, right before Romans 3:21, it says;

Paul;
Romans 3:20 "For by works of the Law no human being will be justified in his sight, since by the Law is the full knowledge of sin"



So he is telling us we won't be justified in his sight due to our failings, this is a reoccurring theme in Paul's letters.
 He teaches us the Messiah's sacrifice pardons those failures for us so we can be forgiven for our transgressions of the Law, now if we ignore the Law after the sacrifice, that is wasting our blessing because we are just willingly failing again.
 People are showing they don't understand the gospel when they forsake the Law.

We should be ashamed and pained at our sin, and YHWH telling us he will pardon it should be a great joy and relief to us that causes us to praise him and be overwhelmed with appreciation if we truly understand everything.
 Those who have forsaken the Law do not feel this shame and do not have a contrite spirit, they have been tricked into seeing a distorted reality and continue to behave shamefully.

In Paul's letter to the Hebrews, he teaches us that we must not go on breaking the Law intentionally, and if we do then there no longer is a sacrifice for us and our sins!;

Paul;
Hebrews 10:26 "For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins"



Refer to Romans 3:20 if you must, Paul also teaches to those who didn't know that the Law is the full knowledge of sin.
 It is in the Law where you will learn what sin is so that you can avoid it, so you can do your best to not sin and be pardoned by the sacrifice.


The Law and the prophets, which bore witness of the righteousness through the Messiah, also bore witness that the Law would not be abolished and was to be kept, so actually study and read what is written without the blinding lenses that "church" will try to give you to read through.


Paul;
2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is breathed out by Elohim and profitable for teaching, to convict, for correction, and for righteous instructions"



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