The life of ommission is what condemns

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  1. The Biblicist

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    Rom. 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


    The need for justification is due to a life that COMES SHORT of the glory of God. To "come short" refers to sins of omission. Or as James says if we violate the law of God in only one point we violate it in all points as any sin transgresses the whole law (James 2:10-11). Hence, the only way not to come under the condemnation of the Law is to keep every point. To "come short" of that is to come short of the righteousness that characterizes the "glory of God" or God's own personal HOLINESS which is His glory.

    Romans 3:23 is introduced by "the righteousness OF GOD" - Rom. 3:21-22.

    20 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.
    21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
    22 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:



    There are two basic classifications of sin: (1) sin of commision; (2) sins of omission.

    The righteousness required to be justified before God is a a life of righteousness that does not "come short" (without sins of omission) of God's personal righteousness which is His "glory" or the Holiness that characterizes His own Personal righteousness.

    May I ask you where you can obtain a life of righteousness that does not "come short" of God's own personal righteousness or holiness in order to be justified in His sight?

    Can you point to any person in the Bible whose own personal life never came "short" of the glory of God? A life of righteousness where no sins of omission can be found?

    Are you going to tell me that a unholy life (life of omission) is the basis for your ultimate justification?
     
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    Will any of you tell me that the life of an infant measures up to the holiness of God and does not "come short" of the glory of God and is without any omission of God's holiness?

    Ge 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

    The hebrew term transalted "youth" is "Nawur" and comes from the idea of "growl" or "grunt, cry, scream" which is the first sounds of an infant coming into the world. It is used in Exodus 2:6 of an "babe" which wept. It is used in 2 Sam. 12:16 to describe the infant babe of Bathsheba. It describes the period of life of a cry baby.

    It is used parallel in Job 31:18 with "from my mother's womb"

    18 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother’s womb;)
     
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    >Rom. 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


    Legally justified in the next life but evil in this life.
     
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    Come on bill you know better than that. Our present condition is brought to a concluding statement in verse 23 and our PRESENT legal solution for that condition is presented in verses 24-26. Just that simple.
     

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