Johann Wigand on justification apart from the works of the law

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Commenting on Galatians 2:16, the Lutheran theologian, Johann Wigand argued that the reference to the law in this verse could not be restricted to the ceremonial laws:

Paul includes all laws and related statements without distinction, though the papalists argue that the text is referring only to the ceremonial laws of Moses. This just shows how stupid they are. Paul here says that none of the law justifies us in any way, and he clearly contrasts the justification of the sinner by faith in Christ with the law. Paul was certainly well-educated enough to have been able to distinguish one kind of law from another had he wished to do so. The following rule is to be observed. When the text makes no distinction, a distinction must not be forced on it. Furthermore, Paul soon goes on to add that he had died through the law, and this must be understood to refer to the moral law. ...

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