The End of the
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To the believer
what does Christ become?
"For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that
believeth." Rom. 10:4.
In what sense is
the word end (Greek, telos) sometimes used in the Scriptures?
Object, intention, or design?
"Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the
Lord." James 5:11.
What was the
object of the law?
"And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto
death." Rom. 7:10.
What further is
the end, or object, of the law?
"Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart." 1
What is charity,
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the
fulfilling of the law." Rom. 13:10 (1 John 5:3).
Why did God send
His Son to the world?
"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh,
God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned
sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in
us." Rom. 8:3, 4.
Then what is one
enabled to do through Christ?
"That the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us." Rom.
8:4 (see margin of Revised Version).