1. Where must all men appear?
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad,” II Corinthians 5:10.
2. What will be the standard in the judgment?
“So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty,” James 2:12; Romans 3:19.
3. In what condition are all men?
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23.
4. How many are included in the “all” who have sinned?
“What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin,” verse 9.
5. By what are all men proved guilty?
“Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God,” verse 19.
NOTE: It is what the law says, and not what one may interpret it to mean that proves the sinner guilty.
6. What effect does faith in Christ have upon the law?
“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law,” verse 31.
7. In what did the apostle Paul delight?
“For I delight in the law of God after the inward man,” Romans 7:22.
8. How does the carnally minded man regard the law of God?
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be,” Romans 8:7.
9. How long did the Savior say all the law would be in force?
“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all [Greek, all things’] be fulfilled,” Matthew 5:18.
NOTE: “As long as the world endures, not the least word, or letter, or point, or comma (so to speak), of the whole law, should by any means lose its authority, or fail of answering the end for which it was given. The moral law will, to the end of time, continue to be the standard of sin and holiness to all men, and the believer’s rule of duty.
10. When asked which was the great commandment in the law, what answer did Christ make?
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” Matthew 22:37-39.
11. What did He say hung on these two requirements?
“On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets,” verse 40.
12. What does the apostle say about the practice of Christ keeping the law?
“And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin,” I John 3:5.
In the preceding verse just, sin is said to be the transgression of the law. If in Him was no sin, He must have kept the law perfectly.