Paul wrote in Galatians 3 that the Law was put in charge to lead us to Christ. Is the common interpretation, that the Law functions in our lives to bring us to faith in Christ, what he meant? I think a second look at the context may bring us to a different conclusion.
What if Paul wasn’t talking about the Law functioning in such a way as to bring us to personal, individual faith? What if instead, he was making a historical reference to Old Covenant Israel as those under the guardianship of the Law until Christ arrived, introducing a better covenant? What if the Law functioned as a temporary placeholder that was historically time bound? Let’s talk about it in this latest episode of The Grace Cafe Podcast.