What is “the Law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2)?

Confusion concerning “the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2).“Shalom. Honestly and Scripturally, what is the Law of Sin and DEATH?”

Christian response,

The Law of sin and death is the Mosaic Law provided in Leviticus and reiterated in Deuteronomy as the Levitical Law only defined sin void atonement (Romans 3:20). The Law of Moses only condemned mankind to death in Hell as it mandated perfection (James 2:10; Romans 10:5; Leviticus 18:5) by a people (the totality of mankind) who are by nature sinners (Romans 3:23); therefore, the Law portrayed only hopelessness in and of itself while simultaneously pointing mankind to the One who would embody the Law, successfully fulfill it (Matthew 5:17) and thereby provide atonement and righteousness through the Cross via imputation by faith and subsequently reconciliation with the Father, a relationship through Covenant sealed and guaranteed by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:11; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 1:13-14).

Messiah said,

39 You examine the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is those very Scriptures that testify about Me; 40 and yet you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from people; 42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.44 How can you believe, when you accept glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have put your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:39-47 (NASB)

1 thought on “What is “the Law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2)?

  1. As you rightly pointed out, the Law kills. My feedback is the observation that the Law of Spirit of Life in Christ, Jesus saves.

    The Law of Sin and Death and the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus are still both in operation, affecting Christians and non-Christians alike. The former comes from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. In contrast, the latter comes from the Tree of Life. God creates both Laws and Trees. Both represent the purpose and will of God.

    Only the born again spirit is perpetually operating in the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. In comparison, the soul shifts between the two Laws. The soul is spirit-led with a transformed mind of Christ or carnally minded influenced by the body. The body likewise can be used as holy instruments or unholy. The soul and body experience the effects of both Laws daily.


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