Answering a Law Breaker
The very fact that one has to believe shows that Salvation is conditional Brother M. But your hatred for the law of God is what will cause your ruin. This has blinded your eyes that you cannot see the plain truths.
You need to understand, as Nyron Medina declares, "The problem of Law-Keeping in the New Testament that is addressed is not the fact of keeping the law, but of how the law was always meant to be kept. One was not to keep the Law simply doing the law through his own ability for this would make the person his own savior thus his god. This is sin. The law was always to be done by faith. Romans 9:31-33, Romans 10:1-3." Law And Grace, pg. 3. The Jews failed in understanding this principle and even the role of the law- that is to point them to Christ in order that they may have the righteousness of God. I can go on and on and look at every last text that you quoted Brother M. However, what you need to understand is the core of the gospel; the real pattern of the gospel. IF NOT YOU WILL BE LOST IN SATANIC DOCTRINES THAT FIGHT AGAINST GOD THE LAWGIVER. Sin is as a result of not having God in the heart; the man is alienated from God Ephesians 2:12. It therefore means that the Gospel which is the science of salvation must give us God in the heart and when we have God in the heart we keep His law. Romans 1:16, 17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.”
Now since God Himself (The righteousness of God Jeremiah 23:5, 6) is in the gospel, when the man believes the faith of the gospel, God goes into the man causing him to establish the law of God. This is the teachings of the Bible. Romans 3:21,22 “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto ( Greek eis- into) all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.” The man believes the gospel or faith, God through the faith dwells in him as a result of being justified by faith and God who is in the faith which he believes causes the justified man to establish the law. “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law, is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Romans 3:28-31.
Also, the Holy Spirit which is given us in our heart and seals us causes us to keep the commandments of God; “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” 1 John 3:24. It is God who forbids the breaking or making void the law. Therefore it is God who commands the establishing or the keeping of the law through faith; that is His condition, not mine. Therefore salvation is conditional, and since sin is THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW OF GOD, and Christ came to save us from sin (Matthew 1;21) he has to save us from transgressing the law of God. Salvation from sin is God in the heart through the revealed truths of Christ causing you to keep the law.
Again Brother M, you have quoted a lot of texts that touch grace, but “…shall we continue in sin that Grace may abound? God forbid!...” Romans 6:1,2 And since we are saved by Grace through faith, faith makes us establish the law. Romans 3:28,30,31 . The grace of God teaches us to have YHWH alone as God, which is in harmony with the commandments of God; it emphasizes sinfreeness which is the keeping of the law, “… the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” Titus 2:11-13. This is sinfreeness because if you break any of God’s commandments you are guilty of all. James 2:8-12. If we have God alone as God, you will love your fellowmen which is to keep the commandments of God. 1 John 4:7,8, Romans 13:8-10. No matter what you try brother; the law of God has dominion over you as long as you liveth, either penal jurisdiction pointing out sin in you or duty jurisdiction pointing you to your duty to God. I pray that you will allow God to break down every idol cast out every foe and wash you that you may be whiter than snow, to love Him and fulfil His conditions. His law is perfect; it is the perfect law of liberty and “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. James 1:25, Psalms 119:165
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