To: Yosemitest; AppyPappy
If you build a new house will you also build a battlement on the roof, to keep people from falling off? That was an old testament law also.
Jesus fulfilled the law and we have a new covenant. The first death has no power over Christians. What homosexuals and other sinners should fear, including myself, is the second death.
posted on 09/24/2012 8:22:13 PM PDT
posted on 09/25/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT
(It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
that Jesus came to do away with the Law ?
God forbid !
A wise man one said in a meeting I attended
Sin is the breaking of God's law.
Repenting of sin means being sorry you have broken God's law. I
f you are sorry, it means you do not intend breaking His law any further!
Let's illustrate it this way:
You live in a society which must be regulated according to various laws.
There are federal, state, county and local laws which regulate practically every act and deed.
Whether we are speaking here of federal laws, civil codes or simply traffic laws, the same principle applies.
You are required in order to retain your freedom and your citizenship to obey the laws of our country.
If you break some of them, it may only require a fine or a very small penalty, or even a warning, and you will be allowed to remain free.
Breaking others can be far more serious.
Grand theft, larceny, arson, robbery, burglary, auto theft or murder could get you thrown behind bars (not withstanding the terrible laxity of the courts today).
Let's suppose you have done precisely this.
Maybe, caught up in an emotional state with wrong companions, you perpetrate some act which is clearly against the law.
Let's assume you are arrested and in due time brought to trial.
But, during the trial, just as the judge has imposed upon you a terrific fine which you would never be able to pay say, a million dollars
a completely unknown stranger, your benefactor, stands and says,
"Your honor, I believe this man is seriously contrite.
I believe he got caught up in the emotion of the moment and was under the influence of some evil companions.
I feel he is a man of integrity and wishes truly to mend his ways and live a better life.
"Therefore, I am willing to pay his fine myself so he can go free, and he doesn't need to pay this penalty!"
Although it probably wouldn't happen in our society, it does illustrate the point.
The judge (as a type of God the Father) would say to the benefactor (who is a type of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our own sins),
"That will be fine!
You may step up and pay the court $1 million and we will write on the court records
that the man who has been accused is free to go."
Then the judge may look at you, the person who has been arrested, tried and sentenced, and say,
"You are free to go.
But don't ever get caught up in that kind of a situation again!"
Do you see?
You are required, as a citizen of a free country, to obey its laws, or else
In the case of God's divine laws, you are required, whether you know about them or not (ignorance of the law is no excuse), whether you are a Christian, a professing Christian or whatever, to obey God's Ten Commandments.
Though people by the millions freely break the Ten Commandments every single day, they are unknowingly coming under the penalty of the law, which is death! (Romans 6:23).
When you repent, you are saying to God you are deeply sorry you have broken His laws.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth as the counsel for the defense says to God, the Righteous Judge, that He believes in your profession of repentance
and is willing to allow His own sacrifice to be applied in your case!
Then, just as Jesus said to the woman taken in the very act of adultery, God will say the same thing to you,
"Neither do I condemn thee; go and sin no more!"
True repentance, then, means
being deeply sorry you have broken God's Ten Commandments, not to break the Ten Commandments henceforth.
resolving through the power of God's Holy Spirit and the help of Jesus Christ as your daily High Priest and Intercessor,
Don't fall into Satan's deception of believing that God's Laws , The Ten Commandments
are done away with.
posted on 09/25/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT
(It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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