Stephen was convicted of blasphemy and the word says his accusers lied. So why do Christians believe Stephen teaching the law was not active?
His accusers lied when they said he was teaching that we don't live under the law, he never taught that, nor did Paul.
Neither Paul or Stephen taught that. It is blasphemy to say they did.
The Law never had the power to save a soul. If it had, there would have been no need of the promised Holy Messiah, Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:6 As it is written: Abraham believed God: and it was reputed to him unto justice.
Gal 3:7 Know ye, therefore, that they who are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Gal 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God justifieth the Gentiles by faith, told unto Abraham before: In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Gal 3:9 Therefore, they that are of faith shall be blessed with faithful Abraham.
Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written: Cursed is every one that abideth, not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Gal 3:11 But that in the law no man is justified with God, it is manifest: because the just man liveth by faith.
Gal 3:12 But the law is not of faith: but he that doth those things shall live in them.
Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us (for it is written: Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree).
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus: that we may receive the promise of the Spirit by faith.
Gal 3:15 Brethren (I speak after the manner of man), yet a man’s testament, if it be confirmed, no man despiseth nor addeth to it.
Gal 3:16 To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not: And to his seeds as of many. But as of one: And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Gal 3:17 Now this I say: that the testament which was confirmed by God, the law which was made after four hundred and thirty years doth not disannul, to make the promise of no effect.
Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Gal 3:19 Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Gal 3:20 Now a mediator is not of one: but God is one.
Gal 3:21 Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.
Gal 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe.
Gal 3:23 But before the faith came, we were kept under the law shut up, unto that faith which was to be revealed.
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our pedagogue in Christ: that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after the faith is come, we are no longer under a pedagogue.
Gal 3:26 For you are all the children of God, by faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ have put on Christ.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29 And if you be Christ’s, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
Heb. 8:13 tells of the Levitical priesthood system (law of Moses). It is obsolete. In favor of "Christ's law", Gal. 6:2, 1 Cor. 9:21, James 1:25.
- 2 months ago
St. Stephen with a rose
In and out of the garden he goes
Country garden in the wind and the rain
Wherever he goes the people all complain.
Need some verse citations to what you are referring to.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Both Stephen and Paul taught that.... because Jesus taught them that.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Who are these guys? Are they people at your workplace?