Are We Under God’s Laws in the New Covenant?
This post was made in reference to a comment posted to me concerning the video on WorldNetDaily by Richard Rives – JUST THE FACTS – dated November 18, 2014 Which Laws Has God ‘Written on Our Hearts?’
1 Corinthians 9:21
“… being not without law to God,
but under the law to Christ,
that I might gain them that are without law.”
“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God….”
“If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
But if ye have respect to persons,
ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
For whosoever shall keep the whole law,
and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.
Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill,
thou art become a transgressor of the law.
So speak ye,
and so do,
as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.”
If we as born again believers sin against God by breaking His covenant (commandments), then as a transgressor it becomes the same as if you never knew God “…I never knew you”. Our sin separates us from God until we repent.
The law of liberty doesn’t mean what many people think it means.
We are at liberty to know that Christ is in heaven ready to forgive us, all we are required to do is humbly, sincerely confess, repent and ask His forgiveness of our sins while believing He is our Messiah; He is able to forgive us; and He will forgive us when we do it His prescribed way. This is the law of liberty; we don’t have to keep cattle; we don’t have to bring an animal to an earthly priest; we don’t have to kill an animal etc.
At the same time we do not get partial credit for obeying some; yet sinning at the same time in one other point. One unrepentant sin reinstates the death penalty of the laws of God even if you have been a born again believer in the past.
God knew these things would happen because the weakness of our flesh and in His great mercy He has given us His holy covenant. Under the terms of the New Covenant we can confess, repent and ask God’s forgiveness and the Bible tells us that He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins when we do it HIS WAY.
“All unrighteousness is sin:…”
“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous:”
“If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Proves that when we sin we become UNRIGHTEOUS.
Proves that when we sin we become UNCLEAN.
Proves that when we sin we become in need of FORGIVENESS again.