Ted replied to atpollard
atpollard said: ↑
I think it must be your preconceptions that make it seem that was what he meant, because to me scripture is clear sin came before the law.Paul seemed to claim that the Law made sin possible (in the verse I quoted), yet the Law was completely good and that fact only made sin even more evil.
It is written: 1 Timothy 1:9 We realize that law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane...proving that sin came first and the law was its rebuttal as Gal 3:19 supports Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions ... with the added info about the purpose of the law from Rom 3:20 Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the law. For the law merely brings awareness of sin. The awareness is not an awareness of what sin is but an awareness of our own culpability before the law, our own real sinfulness as the law convicts us of sin so that we are ashamed and see the need to seek a Saviour.
With the law being given to convict us of sin, there is no use to give it to a righteous to cause sin.