Grace vs The Law

Grace vs The Law

We are made saints by the grace of God. However, the challenges inherent in the world may make it difficult for us to believe in our sainthood all the time. Therefore, it is necessary to remind ourselves continuously about the difference between Grace and The Law. Below you can find a table comparing Grace with The Law. This may help you to remind yourself that you have been made a saint by Grace and that you do not live under The Law since Christ has set you free.

Grace…The Law…
Is the unearned favour and enabling power of God. Salvation comes not through our good deeds but is a gift of grace and freedom through a relationship with God by faith in Jesus Christ.Is based on the Old Testament covenant where bondage and guilt, shame.
…is based on faith (Gal 2: 16).…is based on works (Gal 2: 16).
… justifies sinful people (Gal 2:16, 17).…is incapable of resulting in justification (Gal 2: 16, 3:11).
… begins and ends with Christ (Gal 2: 20).… makes Christ nothing (Gal 5:2).
… is the way of the Spirit (Gal 3:2, 3, 14).… is the way of the flesh (Gal 3:3).
… is a blessing (Gal 3: 14).… is a curse (Gal 3: 13).
…is God’s desired end for His people. (Gal 3:  23-25).…was intended to only be a means to an end (Gal 3: 23-25).
…results in intimacy with Christ (Gal 3: 27).… results in estrangement from Christ (Gal 5: 4).
…makes one a child of God and an heir of Christ (Gal 4: 6, 7).… keeps one a slave (Gal 4: 7).
…brings freedom (Gal 5: 1)… results in bondage (Gal 5:1)
…depends on the power of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:16-18, 22,23).…depends on human effort (Gal 5: 19-21).
…is motivated by love (Gal 5:13, 14).… is motivated by pride (Gal 6: 3, 13, 14).
…centers on the cross of Christ (Gal 6: 12-14 ).… centers on circumcision (Gal 5: 11; 6: 12-15).

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