Romans 10 Teaching
Rom. 10:4 For Messiah is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
- That does it. The law is ended!
- All of the context and pro-law statements by Paul that we reviewed in the last 9 chapters means nothing.
- Paul is making a statement saying the law of Elohim is over. It is done. Goodbye.
- A law abolishing doctrinal package outside of Paul’s intent.
- The Greek word for end in verse 4 is telos.
- It does not mean end as in destroyed.
- Here are a couple of Greek words that Paul could have used to show that the law was being destroyed
- Katargeooe to render useless or unproductive, occupy unprofitable, destroy, annihilate.
- Ekleipooe to fail, die out.
- But Paul uses telos.
- If telos means destroyed or made void like many christian commentators want it to mean, then we have a serious problem.
James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end (telos) of Yahweh; that Yahweh is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
- So if telos means that the law is ended as in made void, then that must mean that James is stating that our Creator was made void as well.
- Do you see the problem with that.
1 Tim. 1:5 Now the end(telos) of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
- So, should our love be destroyed or made void just like the law of Elohim was made void.
- Same word telos
- Did you notice how the word telos was used here?
- The English word aim is used as a definition for telos as in a type of goal.
- Aim is something we shoot for like an arrow at a target.
- So, telos is something that we aim for, it is our goal.
In some translations.
Matt. 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake but he that endureth to the "end" (telos) shall be saved.
- Does it make sense to interpret end here as our destruction or made void?
- The same English word end is used here for the Greek word telos.
- Matthew 10 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to our "destruction" (telos) will be saved.
Matt. 10:22 And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the "goal" (telos) will be saved.
- The difference is obvious.
- The same is true for
Romans 10:4 For Messiah is the goal of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
- Yahshua is our example on how to walk the Law of Yah
- The Pharisees made up their own commandments for righteousness.
- Paul is simply pointing out that we do not need the example of the Pharisees and their traditions as commandments of men. We should just follow our Messiah and do what He did.
- He is our example. He is our goal. He is the image that we should conform to.
1 John. 1:6-7 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Yahshua Messiah his Son cleanseth us from all sin.