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Words of the Week – The Law of Faith, Part 1
By Pastor Fred K. Price Jr., Contributing Writer
Published February 20, 2019

 Pastor Fred K. Price, Jr. (Crenshaw Christian Center photo)

Our lesson is Faith 101. I’m going to teach on faith with the Apostle [Frederick K.C. Price] in the building. Either I’m foolish or I’m anointed. It’s got to be one of the two.

Romans 3:27 reads, “Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.” What the law of faith produces does not allow for us to boast about our salvation unless we’re boasting about what God did. In no way can we boast about what we’ve done because there isn’t enough that we could do in works or deeds to obtain the salvation of the Lord.

It is by faith alone. It is made available as a result of the grace of God. By His grace alone He has made salvation available to us to receive by faith, not by works. If it’s by works, then we can boast.

That’s is why Paul begins this twenty-seventh by saying: “Where is the boasting then? It is excluded.” The law of faith excludes boasting. By the law of works? No. If it was by works, we could boast, but salvation is not by works but by faith.

Verse 28 reads, “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.” Justification means that we have been declared righteous as the result of faith, not works. But the latter part of verse 27 is what we want to zone in on. We want to key in on the law of faith.

So, the scriptures are telling us that faith is a law, and if faith is a law that means that we can either violate or cooperate with the law. Whatever we decide to do, the consequences or rewards are not the fault of the law, but of the cooperation or violation of law.

You’re familiar with the law of gravity. That law can be violated. What goes up, will come down.

Let’s say that I’m at the top of the Empire State Building. It has 102 stories, and I’m on the 102nd floor, and I lose my grip and fall. What’s going to happen? Unless a miracle takes place, that is the end of my flesh.

The law of gravity didn’t cause that to happen. I violated the law. I wasn’t in cooperation with the law. When we cooperate with the law, we reap the benefits of it.

Look at airplanes. With the law of lift, the law of gravity, the law of aerodynamics working together, and we can fly from coast to coast because we’re cooperating with those laws.

Those laws were present in the Garden [of Eden]. Laws don’t just show up. We simply realize or figure out how to cooperate and work within the parameters of the law.

There is a law of faith. In order to find out what the law of faith is, we need to find out what faith is.

Pastor Fred K. Price Jr. is the spiritual leader of Crenshaw Christian Center, 7901 S. Vermont Ave., in Los Angeles.

 

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