Letter of the Law v. Spirit of the Law?

Letter of the Law v. Spirit of the Law?

Those who live in Rabbinical obsession evidenced by touting the validity of Torah in the New Covenant cite the disparity of application relevant to the letter of the Law (adjudicatory elements codified/Holy Spirit’s intent) v. spirit of the Law (societal/Rabbinical consensus-interpretation-application).

For all intents and purposes, The letter of the Law/The spirit of the Law are no different in their application as they both condemn by defining the sin, rebelliousness, defilement, of humanity void recourse. No one is justified before our Holy God by the spirit of the law or the letter of the law (Romans 3:20); therefore, theologically speaking, no one is justified by vain attempts to keep either the letter or the spirit of the law but only by faith in the One who kept both the spirit and the letter of the law for us, Jesus Christ, who imputes HIS righteousness and justification over our lives by faith (John 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21); therefore, the letter of the law or the spirit of the law play no relevant role in the life of the redeemed in Jesus other than as a tutor to point us to our need for Messiah by faith (Galatians 3:24-27).

The mere presence of the spirit of law v. the letter of the law simply demonstrates the inefficiency of the law in that its veracity and adjudicatory intent is often negated by man’s propensity for obfuscation, rationalization, justification, in pursuit of narcissism; therefore, the sin-nature far too often makes impotent the spirit and letter of the law by means of obfuscation; hence, the infinite superiority of the indwelling Spirit working with the new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) forming the new man and the new woman in preparation for an eternity of service in the New Jerusalem via the daily process of sanctification via the conscience, not letters that kill, curse, condemn (2 Corinthians 3:6; Galatians 3:10; Romans 3:20).

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