“The law erects an insurmountable barrier between the saints and the sinners. Christ tears it down when he, ‘the Holy One of God,’ sits down at table with the sinners and makes them his equals. The evangelists agree completely with Paul that he himself, in his own person, perfectly fulfills the law. But what he here does with sinners goes against the law. This gospel differs from the law, not merely by ‘the clarity of its manifestation,’ but as day differs from night, as condemnation differs from pardon. They simply cannot be united. Nor is any compromise between them possible. Sinners are either forgiven or recompensed.” -pg. 25