Curse of the Law

In my bible school days we were taught on multiple occasions that the “Curse of the Law” was Poverty, Sickness, and Spiritual Death. Where is this in scripture? We were never allowed to question these “truths”. God’s word is obvious when describing what that curse is in true context in Galatians.

The curse is that if you cannot fulfill all parts of the law, there is no salvation. Christ is the only option.

 So in interpretation, you could justify the bible school statement that Spiritual Death occurs for those seeking to justify themselves according to Moses’ law.  Poverty and sickness were obviously added to the interpretation , but not according to scripture.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

 11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

 12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

 14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

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