The bible reveals to us that none are perfect excluding the Lord Himself. The bible also tells us in Psalm 19:7, that God’s law is also perfect.
In this article we’re going to take a look at the law of God and how it reflects the very character of God almighty.
There was a lot of confusion regarding the first advent of Jesus, and the purpose of His human manifestation.
Israel were given prophet after prophet, shadows & types, as well as the precepts of God to help them identify the messiah at His for coming.
However, instead of being vigilant and diligent in preparation for the Son of God, Israel became obsessed with the ceremonies and rituals themselves; thus at the coming of Jesus as the meek Lamb to be atonement for the sin of the world, He was unrecognized by the very people who were supposed to take His gospel to the world.
Avoiding the same mistake:
We know after the time was fulfilled that all who accepted Chris as Lord and deliverer, Jew & Gentile alike were considered spiritual Israel.
My concern is, has spiritual Israel become so accustom to tradition and ceremonies that we’ve forgotten to look for the return of the Redeemer?
There is no mistaking it that there were some significant changes that were accomplished at the cross of calvary, but what did the changes entail exactly?
Colossians 2:14 tells us exactly what was nailed to the cross, read it carefully.
Notice it says the commandment found in the handwriting of Ordinances which were a whiteness against you was nailed to the cross.
The wording is extremely important because the commandments in ordinances differed from the 10 commandments given by God and written by His own finger.
If you go to Deuteronomy 31:26 you’ll see that Moses wrote a book of the law of ordinances aside from the 10 commandments and placed it beside the ark of the covenant, in inside the ark where only the Holy 10 commandments spoken by God were permitted.
The book was to be a witness against Israel and contained shadows and ceremonial laws to help Israel identify Jesus.
This is what was nailed to the cross.
Jesus plainly declared He did not come to Abolish the Law but fulfill it (see Matthew 5:17).
Protest against the 10 commandments:
Some have said Jesus did fulfill the Law so we no longer have to….
I, awkwardly enough, agree.
Jesus’s righteous fulfillment of the law in His earthly life means we no longer have to fulfill the law to be saved.
Did you catch that? Since Jesus did fulfill the law we no longer need to….. AS A MEANS OF SALVATION.
The bible provides us with a clear definition of Sin.
Sin is the transgression of the law (see 1 John 3:4).
Does sin through grace lead to salvation?
So now that we understand breaking God’s law is the very definition of sin, let’s see what the apostle Paul had to say about lawlessness.
The idea that grace could be used as a license to sin was absurd to Paul.
Christ kept the law (see John 15:10) and what is a christian but a follower of Christ?
Remember on the last day the ones Christ will ask to depart from Him will be a result of their lawlessness (see Matthew 7:23).
The bible is consistent in pointing out law-breaking as a bad thing.
A question I’d like to ask is, why would you change something perfect? If something is perfect no alterations could improve the thing without flaw.
Can you imagine an interviewer after the big game asking a player
“You played the perfect game tonight, no game in history past or present will be as good as this one, no player will ever play a better game than this one tonight, a quad-tripple-double, how do you plan to doing better for the next game?”
Do you see how much of a contradiction that would be? Remember James 1:25 tells us that God’s law is perfect. What alterations can possibly be added to it?
Some additional food for thought, if the law could be altered would their be a reason for Jesus to be a sin sacrifice?
Couldn’t then God just lower the expectations to fulfill it?
Friends, remember these words I am the Lord I change not Malachi 3:6.
This is why changing the law was totally out of the question and Jesus had to bare sin for us.
Now that undeniable biblical evidence has been provided that the law is still binding let’s move to our final section of the article.
Did you think you were already keeping the commandments?
You may be one who says I have no problem with the commandments and I think we should keep them.
I fact a lot of churches would agree, but did you know there is one commandment that almost all christians have forgotten.
I’ll give you a clue it’s the only commandment that begins with remember.
Did you guess it? If you said the Sabbath commandment… You win!!! Your prize is the seal of God!
This is why Jesus had to suffer humiliation and torture.
He was wounded for our transgression Isaiah 53:5.
Would you suggest it’s now okay to steal, kill, have affairs, covet, etc…?
Of course not, that sounds ludicrous. To God casting aside His Holy day(Saturday) for a man-made sanctified sabbath(Sunday) sounds just as insane.
Revelation 14:12 declares that the people God is returning for are the ones who keep HIs commandments.
How many? Just 9? No my friend, all 10.
As servants we have no authority to tamper with the Holy law of the Master.
I hope this article has encouraged you to stand firm on the Holy laws of God.
I recommend finding a church that observes all the precepts of God and holds on to the truth as time winds down on this planet.
I would love to hear your thoughts below.