Lutero said:You might trying reading the post again real slow DM, if not the Book of Romans and see if you can then tell us that Paul’s gospel – Christ’s gospel – is by obedience to the law, instead of by faith alone.
I already did. Romans 2:13 is quite clear. And Jesus is explicit.
And don’t bother trying to smear it at Luther’s gospel or giving us the party line as to what the Roman church’s gospel is, but tell us what Rom. 3:20-24 plainly says.
Taken in context of the entire Bible and specifically in context of the book of Romans, it means that only those who obey the Law will be justified by the faith of Jesus Christ.
But let me make it easy for you. Here it is again: Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
In other words, we are not justified by the deeds of the law. But God does not justify those who do not keep the law, because anyone who violates the law, commits sin:
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
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 believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
In other words, faith in Jesus Christ is witnessed by the law, because those who have faith in Jesus Christ keep the law. There is no difference between Jew or Gentile, for the Gentile who keeps the law, without the law, shows that the law is written in his heart.
It’s not that hard and the Scripture is clear enough,
Amen! Keeping the Commandments is the Will of God. Transgression of the Commandments is sin against God.
though certain parties have failed miserably so far to do anything other than evade the truth.Agreed.
Which is why again their credibility and competence in all this is suspect, if not that Paul’s admonition in Galations comes into play: But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed Gal. 1:8,9.
Absolutely. And the Gospel of Jesus Christ is clear:
Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
God doesn't change.
And to you,