The works of the Law

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  1. The Biblicist

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    This thread is not meant to start a debate but is for information only.

    I would like to know your definition for the following phrases taken from Romans 3-4 and Romans 11:6 and Ephesians 2:9

    1. "'the works of the Law"
    2. "The deeds of the Law"
    3. "justified...without works"
    4. "not of works"
    5. "if it be of works it is no longer of grace"

    I am especially interested in our Roman Catholics, SDA and Pentecostal members interpretation of these phrases.
     
  2. Revmitchell

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    Works is only a reference to the OT law and is often misapplied to anything a person does.
     
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    Thank you for your definition.
     
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    Actually it is the Bible definition.
     
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    :applause: :laugh: :smilewinkgrin: ............
     
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    I am really serious. I don't plan on entering into any debate on this question. I am in the process of writing a book and I want the best possible definitions and defense that the phrases "works" and "works of the Law" when used in contrast to "grace" and "faith" are restricted merely and only to the idea of becoming a Jewish proselyte under Mosaic law rather than the best revelation from God for defining "good" versus "evil" in contrast to lesser revelations by creation, conscience, or culture.

    I thanked Mitchell for his definition but felt it was too superficial. I wish he had given more substance to support his definition. I hope Roman Catholics, SDA and Pentecostal representatives will provide definitions with more substance to suppor them.
     
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    believe that it refers to sinners trying to get right again, reconciled back to God thru their own efforts and deeds that they do, but God still sees NONE of that acceptable/enough to merit one being justified before God!

    primary emphasis is indeed upon the Law as Moses received it from God, but also broader in meaning, as to include any and all human efforts to somehow merit favor from God apart from His grace!
     

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