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. . .The purpose of Christ's atoning work was to restore man to a position of covenant-keeping instead of covenant-breaking to enable man to keep the law by freeing man "from the law of sin and death" ( Rom. 8:2) "that righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us" (Rom. 8:4). Man is restored to a position of law-keeping. The law has a place of centrality in man's indictment (as a sentence of death as against man the sinner) in man's redemption (in that Christ died Who although the perfect law-keeper as the new Adam died as man's substitute) and in man's sanctification (in that man grows in grace as he grows in law-keeping for the law is the way of sanctification).. . . Lawless Christianity is a contradiction in terms: it is anti-Christian. The purpose of grace is not to set aside the law but to fulfill the law and enable man to keep the law. If the law was so serious in the sight of God that it would require the death of Jesus Christ the only be-gotten Son of God to make atonement for man's sin it seems strange for God then to proceed to abandon the law! The goal of the law is not lawlessness nor the purpose of grace a lawless contempt of the giver of grace.The increasing breakdown of law and order must first of all be attributed to the churches and their persistent antinomianism. If the churches are lax with respect to the law will not the people follow suit? And civil law cannot be separated from Biblical law for the Biblical doctrine for law includes all law civil ecclesiastical societal familial and all other forms of law. The social order which despises God's law places itself on death's row: it is marked for judgement.. . . [T]here can be no tolerance in a law-system for another religion. Toleration is a devise used to introduce another law-system as a prelude to a new intolerance. Legal positivism a humanistic faith has been savage in its hostility to the Biblical law-system and has claimed to be an "open" system. . . . Every law-system must maintain its existence by hostility to every other law-system and to alien religious foundations or else it commits suicide.. . . There is no contradiction between law and grace. The question in James 's Epistle is faith and works not faith and law. Judaism had made law the mediator between God and man and between God and the world. It was this view of law not the law itself which Jesus attacked. As Himself the Mediator Jesus rejected the law as mediator in order to re-establish the law in it's God appointed role as law the way of holiness. He established the law by dispensing forgiveness as the law-giver in full support of the law as the convicting word which makes men sinners. The law was rejected only as mediator as the source of justification. Jesus fully recognized the law and obeyed the law. It was only the absurd interpretations of the law He rejected.