Ted said:
Thanks for your post, Kyle. A couple of questions from your self-described "dense" brother, here:

You wrote: "If it is a sin to fail to observe a particular commandment, then that commandment is 'binding' on the Christian, insofar as he must repent of his failure to abide by it, and those who do not repent show themselves to be false brethren. " My question is "how does this fit with what the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 6 & 7:

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Romans 6:14-15 (ESV)

But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit. - Romans 7:6 (ESV)

I am SOOOOO confused. Please forgive me!

What doesn't fit? If we have been justified, we are no longer condemned by the law, are we? And if we are regenerate, we obey in love and in spirit, so we avoid more than outwardly sinful actions which the law describes, but also sinful thoughts.


I tell you, this man went down to his house justified.