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…the Christians (except the Jews) were never redeemed from the curse of the law.
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“So that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption” – 1 Corinthians 1:29‭-‬30 ESV
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When we talk about Christ being our redemption, a lot of believers quickly make reference to us being redeemed from the curse of the law but that is not what the bible teaches. I used to believe that too but we grow everyday as we consistently study the word. We were not redeemed from the law because we were never under the law. The law was given to the people of Israel and not to us!
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Concerning the non Jews the Bible says,
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“And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.” – Galatians 3:8‭-‬9 ESV
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Can you see that? The basis of the justification of the Gentiles was by faith and we are blessed along with Abraham because we are a people who are justified by faith! There was never a place the law would play role in the salvation of the Gentiles. The Gentiles were without God, they were simply not under the curse of the law, they were already a rejected people because they received no law. Concerning the non-Jews the Bible says,
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“remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” – Ephesians 2:12‭-‬13 ESV
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Before the coming of Jesus, the Gentiles were aliens to the Commonwealth of Israel and they took no part in the covenants of promise because God didn’t chose them, God simply chose the people of Israel even though there was plans for everyone which was fulfilled in Jesus. The beginning of the journey with God for the gentiles started in Christ. In 1 Corinthians 9:2 we can also see that the non Jews were not under the law of Moses, it was greatly implied there. The law was of no meaning to the Gentiles and therefore there is no way we would have been saved from a law that has no power over us.
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Having understood that we were not saved from the curse of the law we also need to know of truth those who were saved from the curse of the law. It was those it belonged to, the Jews. The Jews aren’t responsible for their redemption, Christ is and He has redeemed them! Paul wrote thus
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“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
Galatians 3:13 ESV
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The above verse would bring a little confusion as to whom Paul was referring to as ” US” since his audience were the Gentiles of which Galatia isn’t a Jewish nation. We have a lot to put into consideration when finding this out. In Ephesians 2:22-13 we see Paul writing that the Gentiles are alien to the Commonwealth of Israel meaning the law was never ever a thing for them neither do they know what it is. In 1 Corinthians 9:2 we also see Paul writing that the Gentiles were never under the law and somewhere in Romans Paul also made it clear that even if God judges a Gentile, he isn’t judged with the law of Moses (Romans 12:2). How then can the Gentiles be among the “us” who were redeemed from the curse of the law? Let’s understand Paul’s writing style a bit.
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The book of Romans was written to the people in Rome right? Rome isn’t a Jewish nation, it is very obvious! In Romans 1:13 we learn that the audience are Gentiles but suddenly in Romans 2:17-24 we see that Paul had suddenly started talking the the Jews… This means there were Jewish people who had become believers residing in Rome. Same happened in Galatians, there was a mix of Gentiles and Jews who had traveled out of Israel. Paul used the word “us” in Galatians because he was a Jew! Same word wouldn’t have been used if it was a non-Jew preaching or writing. The book of Galatians had a mixed multitude of both Jews and Gentiles. Let’s see a place that confirms this in Galatians 5:1
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“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 ESV
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Something isn’t very clear here but we get a clue and in all the clues we see a mixed multitude of Jews and Gentiles in Galatians. Paul said they shouldn’t “SUBMIT AGAIN” to a yoke of slavery which is the law. Either they were Jews who has been born again or they were born again Gentiles who were been pressured by the Jews among them to follow certain Mosaic conducts.
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I had to take my time here to show you that the Gentiles were never ever under the law before and therefore were not under the curse of the law! The verse of the Bible that says “redeemed from the curse of the Law” isn’t referring to the believer in Christ Jesus who is non-Jew. The just shall live by faith regardless of who he is as in Christ we are neither Jew nor Greek, we are the just, the new creature!
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Abraham was credited with the righteousness of faith and not the law, we are credited as Abraham was credited as we have nothing to do with the law of Moses. Anyone who is of faith is blessed as Abraham is blessed. The Bible says,
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“Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.” – Galatians 3:7‭, ‬9 ESV
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The blessings of Abraham was not given by the law and it is not received by the keeping of the law. Only by faith is the blessings of Abraham received. The blessing of Abraham comes on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. I also want us to understand what the blessing of Abraham means, it is means the blessing with which Abraham was blessed. Those who are not of the law cannot be redeemed from the curse of the law.
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Redemption in its major talks about Christ redeeming Israel from the curse of the Law because the teaching on redemption is strongly based on Galatians 3. They are the “redeemed of the Lord”, the Christian is not the redeemed in this sense. The Christian was never under the curse and so was never redeemed from the curse! It was the Israelites that Jesus paid for their redemption! The Bible says in Luke
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“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people” – Luke 1:68 ESV
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We know so well to whom the above verse was of effect, it was never the Gentiles but the Jews. “His people” here referred to the Jews. But again we know Christ redeemed the Gentiles not from the curse of the law but from the condemnation that came from the inception of the law. The law condemned the non Jews and separated them as people without God! How did the law brought condemnation? Because the law set a standard and recognized only those who received it as God’s people! While the law was of no effect to the Gentiles, the Gentiles were seen as people without God.
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Redemption also talks about that of the world! On the cross, the blood of Jesus was shed for the remission of sin and through that the world is redeemed from sin (set free!) (Hebrews 9:22). Jesus died for the sins of the the whole world, not any man left did He not pay the price for their sins! This redemption has been done once and for all, it takes effect in the acknowledging of it. The Jews has been redeemed from the curse of the law, the gentile has been redeemed from the condemnation of the law and the world has been redeemed from sin! Redemption is a gateway to something even greater, Jesus didn’t just redeem man, after the redemption any man who believes transcends to another level! The new creature, a man without a past, a man without sin! The new creature has no need for redemption from the law because he isn’t under it, for sin because sin has no dominion over him and of condemnation because he is not condemned but accepted in Christ Jesus.
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Now, it is out of place to pray for redemption from sin because it is an insult to salvation. Some folks continues to pray “God redeem me from this sin”, they fail to understand that the believer in Christ needs no redemption, the believer only needs to know what the word talks about and walk in the light of the word!
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Every man was redeemed from sin because Christ died for all man but not every man is saved because many have not believed this truth! In the acknowledgement of what Jesus has done, you become a new creature and you have no past as you ever knew! The new creature is never under the law, never under sin! His original and inbuilt spirit is as perfect as Christ Jesus.
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Blessings.
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George O.N | @georgennad
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