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The Sabbath and The Lord's Day* DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN LAW AND GRACE Probably the greatest contrast in the Word of God is that which exists between law and grace, yet it is the one that is least understood and most often confused. The principles of law and grace are mutually destructive; it is impossible for them to exist together. For "if by grace, then it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work" (Rom. 11: 6). To mix these two principles is to dull the keen, hard edge of the law and to destroy the blessed and glorious liberty of grace. Against such the Apostle Paul declared: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him he accursed. As we said before, so I say now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed" (Gal. 1 :8, 9). The extremely solemn nature of this anathema is more readily evident to us when we remember that it has never been revoked, but stands today as irrevocable a warning as when the apostle penned it. It behooves us, then, to study well these two principles that we may the better give each its proper place. There are several necessary distinctions between law and grace that are relevant to our discussion. To these let us now turn our attention.
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History of Christianity
Feinberg, Charles Lee, "Sabbath and the Lord's Day" (1957). Biola Radio Publications. 161.