You can backout of the discussion; but for the record I never said that the scriptures were something that one could never have a confident, justified interpretation of. I merely pointed out some of the errors of MAD and why it is a bad interpretation.
You want things simple; but Paul is not easily understood, as Peter testifies. If you aren't willing to dig deep and really study these matters then you won't understand Paul's meaning.
For instance - you think "law" only carries one meaning/reference: the Mosaic Law. This is not true for Paul; he uses the term freely for many things - like one's conscience, and even temptation/sin. More relevant to the discussion - he uses it to distinguish the customs and traditions of the Jews from God's will (the law vs God's Law/Christ's Law/the Law of Faith).
It's all good, I was getting ready to mock one of his posts because what he said was so stupid. You cannot have any kind of meaningful discussion with the guy...and never in the past to my recollection. He is entrenched in his dogma, I'll give him that but the ability to explain it (himself) or justify it through God's word...no way.
I started the race thread after someone noted I was a frequent nag a few years back and I looked into it, was unpleasantly surprised at how frequent and founded the Cub Reporter's thread to keep track of myself and to nudge others into a similar examination. It's meant as a good natured jab from someone who once could often be seen riding a fleet, high horse about the joint.