The Law is Our Schoolmaster

Written by: John Sernaque

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Galatians 3: 24

3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.


The law has no power to pardon the transgressor, but it points him to Christ Jesus, who says to him, I will take your sin and bear it myself, if you will accept me as your substitute and surety. Return to your allegiance, and I will impute to you my righteousness. You will be made complete in me. {RH May 7, 1901, Art. A, par. 3}


Without the law, there is no sin. Sin is the transgression of the law, and the law points us to Jesus. Jesus is our great sin bearer if we accept Him as our substitute and surety. We need to acknowledge our transgressions as our sins are ever before us. It is by the blood of Christ that we are made whole. Without His blood, there is no remission of sin. His blood cleanses us from all unrighteousness. God hates the sin, but he loves the sinner, and all manner of sin shall be forgiven unto men. If we return unto Him, He will redeem us. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1: 29.