We are not living under the Law anymore.
The Truth is: We are all living the law! Its all about obedience!
If you answer 'No' to one of the following are you not living the Law?
Why do I call it a lie? Because it is not the truth. The Bible, especially the 'Old Testament' - What I would rather call the the First Covenant, has some translation errors in it. The word "Torah" was wrongly translated as "LAW" instead of "Instructions".
The Torah contains the Law but isn't only the Law. The Torah is Father's instructions to us on how we should live our lives and how we should behave and act in certain circumstances.
By calling the Torah the Law brought great deception to the church. People are accused of being legalistic: fanatically keeping the Law for salvation. That is a great deception in itself.
Keeping the Law has nothing to do with salvation - only with right living. Living the way the Almighty God intended us to live and designed and created us to live.
- Are you stealing your neighbours's goods if he isn't looking?
- Are you sleeping with his wife or your secretary or any woman other than your wife?
- Are you killing people that makes you angry?
- Are you lying about you co-workers or fellow church members?
Many Christians and churches like to quote Galations 3:13 to prove their point.
Well, let's have a look at Gal 3:13-14 Christ 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: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law."
Heb 8:7-11 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
What curse are we talking about? If you break the Law you die. Paul didn't call the Law a curse; he said that there is a curse built into the Law - break the Law and you die!
The Church is treating the Law as if there is something wrong with it!
8 For finding fault with them, he said, Behold, the days come, said the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, said the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
Father NEVER found ANYTHING wrong with the Law (Torah). The fault was laying with them.
What is the new covenant? FATHER WILL PUT HIS LAWS INTO OUR MINDS, AND WRITE THEM IN OUR HEARTS; AND I BE TO THEM A GOD, AND THEY WILL BE TO ME A PEOPLE!
How is it that our Almighty Father didn't get the message? The Law was nailed to the Cross; it doesn't work anymore! Why does Father still want to write the LAW in our hearts?
I can tell you: Because the LAW is still applicable!!!
The LAW was never intended for salvation but for giving us the rules to live by; even today the LAW need not to be kept for salvation.
Why do we keep the LAW? We keep the LAW because we want to; because we LOVE our heavenly Father and Jesus Christ our saviour.
If you answer 'Yes' to any of the following you might have to check your view on the Law:
- Do you like to read the Psalms?
- Do you read from the book of Proverbs?
- Do you read anything from the Old Testament?
- Have you taught your children the story of creation? or Noah and the ark? or David and Goliath?
- Have you enjoyed reading the Old Testament at all?
How many people have you seen lately walking around with just the New Testament. Although the Church of Jesus Christ says that the Law is no longer applicable, why do so many of those that say so still preach from the Old Testament - even directly out of the LAW - the Torah?
May I ask? Have you that say that the Law has been nailed to the Cross, torn off the first part of your Bible - The Old Testament? Or are you carrying it with you not to spoil the nice leather cover?
I thought I'd just mention it . . . . .