Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.
Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
He said to them, "Full well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.
Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could make alive, most certainly righteousness would have been of the law.
Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people have received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice [due] to me is with Yahweh, and my reward with my God."
How do you say, We are wise, and the law of Yahweh is with us? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has worked falsely.
1 Corinthians 15:2
by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you -- unless you believed in vain.