Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
For when Gentiles who have no Law obey by natural instinct the commands of the Law, they, without having a Law, are a Law to themselves;
For God's anger is being revealed from Heaven against all impiety and against the iniquity of men who through iniquity suppress the truth. God is angry:
Only I tell you that it will be more endurable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of Judgement than for you.
"I tell you that it will be more endurable for Sodom on the great day than for that town.
And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.
"You would have had no power whatever over me," replied Jesus, "had it not been granted you from above. On that account he who has delivered me up to you is more guilty than you are."
Those times of ignorance God viewed with indulgence. But now He commands all men everywhere to repent,
In the law
on the day when God will judge the secrets of men's lives by Jesus Christ, as declared in the Good News as I have taught it.
But it cannot be denied that all that the Law says is addressed to those who are living under the Law, in order that every mouth may be stopped, and that the whole world may await sentence from God.
For the Law inflicts punishment; but where no Law exists, there can be no violation of Law.
What follows? Is the Law itself a sinful thing? No, indeed; on the contrary, unless I had been taught by the Law, I should have known nothing of sin as sin. For instance, I should not have known what covetousness is, if the Law had not repeatedly said, "Thou shalt not covet."
For what was impossible to the Law--powerless as it was because it acted through frail humanity--God effected. Sending His own Son in a body like that of sinful human nature and as a sacrifice for sin, He pronounced sentence upon sin in human nature;
2 Corinthians 3:7
If, however, the service that proclaims death--its code being engraved in writing upon stones--came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily on the face of Moses because of the brightness of his face--a vanishing brightness;
know that it is not through obedience to Law that a man can be declared free from guilt, but only through faith in Jesus Christ. We have therefore believed in Christ Jesus, for the purpose of being declared free from guilt, through faith in Christ and not through obedience to Law. For through obedience to Law no human being shall be declared free from guilt.
All who are depending upon their own obedience to the Law are under a curse, for it is written, "Cursed is every one who does not remain faithful to all the precepts of the Law, and practise them."
A man who has kept the Law as a whole, but has failed to keep some one command, has become guilty of violating all.
And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing in front of the throne. And books were opened; and so was another book--namely, the Book of Life; and the dead were judged by the things recorded in the books in accordance with what their conduct had been.