Paul tells us we are "no longer under the law but under grace", that we are not justified by "works of the law" but by "faith", that we are not justified by circumcision. Yet at other times he boasts of how great the law is...Is Paul schizophrenic or are we misunderstanding the context of what Paul is saying? In this series, which is part of the Rediscovering Romans series, we will look at the historical evidence of Paul's arguments to show that Paul knew what he was saying and that he was actually promoting a full understanding of the Torah; granting citizenship to those who are adopted through faith. If you are interested in your identity in Messiah Yeshua, this teaching is for you!
And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Messiah Yeshua Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.