Monday, November 16, 2009

Being Under Law

Being under law; that is working to find Gods approval through it or religious observances or legalistic regimes in the New Covenant often leads to anger at God and others rather then love towards Him who is Love (1 John 4:15-21). The reason for this is God cannot accept a person based on their own merits. For the Scripture confines all people as sinners in the sight of God and thus we are all incapable of self-redemption (Rom. 3:19-28). Therefore the gospel is very clear all who come to God must come by faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work done on the cross to save us all (John 19:30). Therefore we all must come into Jesus Christ's salvation by the grace of God (Eph. 2:8-9). "For the law was given through Moses but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ" John 1:17  Working then for salvation means one only seeks to usurp the cross and acquires debt not grace (Rom. 4:4-5). However the Good News is this: God can and does accept all sinners who turn from their sins and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ in faith for the forgiveness of them. For faith alone saves a person from God's judgment and permits them an eternal inheritance with Jesus Christ in heaven. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 “But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” John 3:16-21

Scripture Quotations:
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.

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