By removing the [Mosaic] law you have done away with sin, for sin is the transgression of the law, and where there is no law there is no transgression. When you have done away with sin you may as well have done away with the Savior and with salvation, for they are by no means needful. When you have reduced sin to a minimum, what need is there of that great and glorious salvation which Jesus Christ has come to bring into the world? Brethren, we must have none of this: it is evidently a way of mischief.
My two cents
I think this is my first quote from Charles Spurgeon. Waylon Smithers once said “I like the way Snrub thinks”, but I’d prefer to say “I like the way Spurgeon thinks”. On doing away with the Law, I once read a similar quote by Greg Bahnsen, but this quote from Spurgeon says it better. Best of all, it precedes the concept of ‘supernomianism’ that I read on a blog once.
That’s one thing I hadn’t thought of before. If law is downplayed in our age, then Christ’s conquering salvation would be downplayed to the same extent.
Spurgeon, C. (1882 ). “The Perpetuity Of The Law Of God”. Available: http://www.ncfic.org/articlemodule/view_article/id/138/src/@random49598ead4a15d/. Last accessed 30th Jun 2012.