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3 Rom 1:18, 20.


ARTICLE 5

THE INADEQUACY OF THE LAW

What holds for the light of nature also applies to the Ten Commandments, given by God through Moses particularly to the Jews. For though it reveals the greatness of sin, and more and more convicts man of his guilt, yet it neither points out a remedy nor gives him power to rise out of this misery. Rather, weakened by the flesh, it leaves the transgressor under the curse. Man cannot, therefore, through the law obtain saving grace.1

1 Rom 3:19-20; 7:10, 13; Rom 8:3; 2 Cor 3:6-7.