For what purpose did the law enter?


"Moreover the law entered, that the, offence might abound." Rom. 5: 20.
NOTE - By the giving of the law at Sinai, then, God designed, not to increase or multiply sin, but
that men might, through a new revelation of Him and of His character and will, as expressed in a plainly
spoken and plainly written law, the better see the awful sinfulness of sin, and thus their utter helplessness
and undone condition. While in Egypt, surrounded as they were with idolatry and sin, and as the result of
their long bondage and hard servitude, Israel even, the special people of God, had largely forgotten God
and lost sight of His requirements. Until one realizes that he is a sinner, he cannot see his need of a Savior
from sin. Hence the entering, or re-publication, of the law to the world through Israel at Sinai.

Upon what evidence did Jesus base His Messiahship?
What test should therefore be applied to every professed teacher of truth?
What kind of worship results from false teaching?
How highly does God regard obedience?
In connection with what historical event was the old covenant made?
Why did God command Israel to hallow the Sabbath?
How does Satan deceive the people?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle