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Rebuilding What Has Been Torn Down

Rebuilding What Has Been Torn Down

Watch this Video: Paul White explains that Jesus so fulfilled the law, that in the eyes of God there are no restrictions on believers – you are free.

“In the Greek, which is what the New Testament was written in, sin and transgression are two totally different words.  In fact the word sin, is from the Greek word hamartia, and hamartia means to miss the mark. It’s what you yelled out at an archer when he shot his arrow at a target and fell short.  If the arrow did not make it to the target, they yelled hamartia, and hamartia meant, you didn’t make it – you missed the mark.

If you shot beyond the target, they used an entirely different Greek word [parabaino], that’s translated into the English as transgression. You shot the arrow to far.  So if you pull the bow back and you shot the arrow past the target, it was the Greek word for transgression.

Paul uses transgression, when it comes to the law. And he says, if you could remove the law, you would remove men going to far. You would remove men stepping past the line … when I step past the line, I went to far. What of there were no line? Then I didn’t go too far, I just took a step.  And so Paul says if you would remove the law, you would remove the identity of being a transgressor. Which is crucial. It is vital for people. Because it changes they way they think about their identity in Christ.  And it changes they way they live. and so it really sets us up for where we want to go next.

Now as God removes the barrier of the law at Calvary – as Jesus died on the cross, He completely, according to Matthew 5, He completely fulfilled the legal demands of the Mosaic law …” – Paul White

Romans 4:15

15 because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.


“If you were to remove the law, you would remove people going too far. So when Jesus fulfills the law, what does he remove? The transgression of going to far. There’s no longer the restrictions on your daily living.” – Paul White

1 Corinthians 6:12

The Body Is the Lord’s

12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.

“Now the fear people have when we say this is, that ‘What your doin is just setting people up to go out and do whatever they want. And then they can just go out and sin like crazy. And they can expect no repercussions.’

And the reality is that what they can expect is that all the repercussions have been put on a man named Jesus. And that Jesus has already sufficiently paid the price on their behalf.” – Paul White