Hi there, good mornin to you.
I have a bit of information that may be useful to anyone who’s religious-minded. Moreover, I believe that you’ll find this presentation to be intriguing as you reconsider a couple of common religious traditions.
1. Does your religious institution have the 10 commandments hanging on the wall as a reminder of what you’re supposed to comply to as a Christian?
2. Or do they put the following demand on the Christian to live up to:
35 “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.“
If those impossible standards are put on you to live up to, then those impossible standards should always be accompanied by the following new covenant clarifications:
7 “But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
7 “Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.“
10 “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.“
23 “But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.“
The bottom line is, no one can comply to those impossible standards of the law, (regardless whether someone is a Christian or not). And that’s the purpose of those standards, to prove our inability to live up to it, and thus drive us to receive the righteousness of God as a free gift by the obedience of one.
May we all continue to pursue to exalt the risen Lord Jesus Christ in everything that we do, say, and think.