Originally Posted By: Theodore A.Jones
"For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13

IF you intended to post this as a QUOTE, then it should be in the " QUOTES FORUM".

Now, I cannot but comment on this text, Romans 2:13, to state that the meaning is to be understood from the CONTEXT, that while all men will be judged according to their ability to obey the moral law of God absolutely perfectly, no one has nor can keep the law of God and thus all men are under condemnation... but One, the Lord Christ. And even if it was possible that a person did keep the law perfectly, that person would still be liable to judgment for all men are by nature guilty before God. And, the fact that all men at conception inherit a corrupt (sinful) nature, they being spiritually dead, there is no desire nor ability to keep the law perfectly (Rom 8:8,8; et al).

Therefore, the text cannot be understood that anyone will be justified for keeping the law.

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