If you haven’t already, be sure to first check out our Salvation Part 1 Bible Study where we look at what salvation is and how we can be saved.
In this Bible study we’re going to look at what role the law plays in salvation, if any? But first let's recap and solidify the basics.
As in every study, our aim is to help you learn to study the Bible for yourself. Grab a Bible, notepad, pen and any other resources you need to get the most out of this time with God and pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you to the truth. Go through the questions using the Bible verses as a guide for answers and also ask God to show you more verses too. Don't forget to highlight and link verses together they are easier to find in the future.
What does the law have to do with salvation?
1. How am I saved? How can I experience salvation?
As we established in part one of our salvation study we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus, He came to this world to die for the sins of the world. He lived a sinless life on Earth, enduring pain and suffering. Jesus bore the weight of all the sins ever committed on His shoulders and died a criminals death on the cross. The story doesn’t end there though, after resting in the grave on the Sabbath, (yes Jesus kept the Sabbath even in His death,) He rose again conquering death, hell and the grave once and for all! Salvation is ours when we believe by faith the sacrifice Christ made on the cross can cover our sins too and when by faith we accept Jesus as our Saviour.
2. If we are saved by faith what purpose does the law of God have?
The law of God gives us a knowledge of sin. It wouldn’t be fair if we were told not to sin but didn’t know what laws we were breaking would it?
3. What is sin?
1 John 3:4
Sin is transgression of the law (KJV) and that word transgression means violation, defiance, breaking the law or as the NKJV says lawlessness.
4. What effect does sin have on my life and my relationship with God?