2. The Law Overwhelms Us with the Sinfulness of Sin
Rom. 3:20, By the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight…
Rom. 4:13-14, The promise to Abraham… was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified.
Rom. 5:20, The Law came in so that the transgression would increase.
Rom. 6:14, For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Rom. 7:4, Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead.
Rom. 7:5, For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
Rom. 7:6, We have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.
Dim or indistinct views of sin are the origin of most of the errors, heresies and false doctrines of the present day… I believe that one of the chief wants of the church in the nineteenth century has been, and is, a clearer, fuller, teaching about sin. — J.C. Ryle