ALTHOUGH THE LAW CAME BY MOSES, GRACE, MERCY, FORGIVENESS, LOVE AND TRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, OUR SALVATION: "For the LAW was given by MOSES, but GRACE and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ." (Jn.1:17)
For Jesus FULFILLED the law and became the end of the law so that it PASSED AWAY: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to FULFILL."..."For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." (Mt.5:17; Heb.7:12,18; Rom.10:4)
JESUS THEREFORE BROUGHT A NEW LAW OF LOVE, God's ONLY law for the lovers of Jesus! Now God's ONLY law for us is LOVE, which more than fulfills the Mosaic Law: "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God...and thy neighbour as thyself...On these hang all the law and the prophets." "Owe no man anything, but to love one another: For he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law." "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But the fruit of the Spirit is love...against such there is no law." (Mat.22:36-40; Rom.13:8; Gal.5:14,22,23)
WE ARE SAVED BY FAITH IN GOD'S LOVE, HIS MERCY AND HIS GRACE AND TRUTH IN JESUS CHRIST. Therefore the Apostle James says that we who do the will or the LOVE of God now dwell under a NEW law, a PERFECT law of LIBERTY, FREEDOM from the old law. (Jam.1:25) Therefore since we do all that we do in LOVE, ALL THINGS are NOW lawful to us in LOVE, including our SEXUAL FREEDOM, as long as it is done in the unselfish, sacrificial LOVE of GOD. (1Cor.6:12; 10:23) "ALL THINGS are LAWFUL unto me."
NO, WE DO NOT HAVE TO KEEP THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! For us they are NO MORE! For us they are GONE FOREVER! Thank God! We now only have to keep GOD'S LAW of LOVE, His ONLY law--LOVE! For the laws of Moses are no more to the believer in Jesus! We now only have the LAW of JESUS, God's only law, His LOVE!-A stronger law than Moses'!
THEREFORE WHATSOEVER YOU DO IN THE UNSELFISH SACRIFICIAL LOVE OF JESUS IS RIGHT AND LAWFUL! Whatever you do in LOVE is the LAW--and that's ALL, that's it! God's ONLY LAW is LOVE!... Now ALL things are lawful unto us in LOVE, Praise God! As long as it's done in LOVE it keeps God's ONLY LAW of LOVE!
HAVE YOU ACCEPTED GOD'S LOVE IN JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR OWN PERSONAL SAVIOUR? Do you have God's Spirit of JESUS in your heart? Do you LOVE HIM and OTHERS as much as you do YOURSELF? Do you do unto OTHERS as you would have them do unto YOU?
If so, you are FREE from the old dead Mosaic Laws! Now all you must do is keep JESUS' LAW of LOVE! But it is GREATER and STRICTER even than the old Mosaic Law, because now EVERYTHING you do must be done in HIS LOVE!
May God bless you with His TRUTH, FREEDOM and LOVE!
My name is James Arendt. I was raised in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, served in the USAF from 1970 to 1974, and became a full-time missionary for Christ living 40 years in Japan, 3.5 years in Russia, and a few months in other countries such as Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, South Korea, Taiwan and mainland China where I also served the King of Kings, Jesus, as an Ambassador for His Kingdom. My full bio.
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• Recognize you have violated in some way the laws of God. Violation of legal law is called a crime. Violation of God’s moral law is called a sin. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; - Romans 3:23
As it is written (in the Bible), There is none righteous, no, not one: - Romans 3:10
• Recognize the penalty of sin: Death! For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. - Romans 6:23
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: - Romans 5:12
• Recognize Jesus is the Saviour! Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. - Acts 4:12
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. - Acts 16:31
• Recognize our lives our sinful by nature. We can do nothing of our own to merit eternal life. Salvation is completely by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ! For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: - Ephesians 2:8
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. - Isaiah 64:6
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; - Titus 3:5
• Recognize Christ paid the sin debt we owe! But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. - Romans 5:8-9
• Recognize you must receive Christ as your personal Saviour! For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. - Romans 10:13
• Ask Jesus to be your Saviour!Dear Jesus:
I know I am a sinner. I know if I were to die right now, I could not go to Heaven. I ask you, right now, to come into my heart, forgive me of my sin, and be my Saviour. Thank you for saving me and giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer with all sincerity, you have passed from death to life and have been born again into the family of God!
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