The Christian and The Law, a discussion…

The Christian and the Law – a Christian’s clarification-explanation-response concerning Rabbinical-Jewish attacks and insults directed at the Christian who espouses salvation by grace through faith in Messiah Jesus apart from the works of the Law…

A discussion,

I argue that the Covenant of Law concerning ceremonial-dietary-civil regulations is not relevant in the Covenant of Grace (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:20; Colossians 2:16; Romans 14) and that mankind cannot find righteousness (a right standing) with God the Father by attempting to keep a Law that only condemns through its defining of sin yet offers no atonement for same (Romans 3:20). I wholly concur that the moral aspects of the Sinai Commandments and the 613-Levitical Laws are immutable (Matthew 24:35) and they have been reiterated/articulated by Messiah within the Covenant of Grace (Law of the Spirit) established in Messiah’s blood (Matthew 26:28), but mankind does not attain righteousness by attempted obedience to the works of the Law but by grace (unmerited favor not earned by human effort) through faith-believing in Jesus Christ as God and Mediator for sin, alone (John 14:6; John 3:16-18).

The works of the moral Law, those articulated within the Sinai Commandments/Levitical Law and written upon our heart as the Law of Conscience/Natural moral law by our Creator (Romans 2:15) and our obedience to same do certainly become relevant concerning righteousness SUBSEQUENT to the establishment of our relationship with God the Father by grace through faith in Jesus and having received the indwelling Holy Spirit as our Seal and Guarantor of relationship (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is our obedience to the moral law, established in both the Covenant of Law and the Covenant of Grace and infused within our heart and mind by the Spirit, that verify and validate the authenticity of our confession in, faith in, Jesus Christ as our God and Mediator for our sin. Our pursuit of obedience to the moral Law of God SUBSEQUENT to our confession (our justification) is indicative of the process of “sanctification” that is a work of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 John 2:27; John 16:13; John 14:16) who prepares the faithful for a life of servitude in the Kingdom of God manifesting subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Galatians 5:16-26).

The Covenant of Law articulated within the Hebrew Scriptures was given as a bulwark to constrain Israel’s transgressions for a specific dispensation (Galatians 3:19) and pointed Israel to their need for an Intercessor (John 1:29, 36) and guided Israel in the ways of holiness as God is Holy (Leviticus 19:2; 20:7; 20:26; 21:8; 1 Peter 1:16) as did the blood sacrifices (Hebrews 10) that pointed Israel’s children to Messiah’s atonement, but there was no, is no, lasting regenerative atonement in the Law; hence, the necessity for Messiah and His blood sacrifice at Golgotha (John 3:16; Hebrews 10; John 14:6).

Seeking obedience to a Law in order to attain righteousness (a right standing) with God the Father is eternal futility (Romans 9:30-33) as no one can work sufficiently or obey sufficiently to garner God’s favor as we’re all under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23; James 2:10); what the Law could not do as it simply defines sin and articulate our unworthiness as violators of that Law (Romans 3:20), God the Father did for us by sending His dear Son to fulfill the Law in perfection for you and me (Matthew 5:17) and then impart-impute the perfection of Jesus Christ in-and-over our life when we agree to approach God His Way (2 Corinthians 5:21); that is, by believing in our heart – confessing with our mouth that Jesus Christ is our God who died to pay our sin-debt, a debt we could not pay through human effort or obedience to a Law (John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:20).

30 What shall we say, then That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. 32 Why Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is.

Atheistic confusion: If God is holy than killing gays, adulterers, unruly children, Sabbath breakers is also holy?

Atheistic confusion concerning the harshness of God’s Law and His holiness (an explanation):“…if God is holy, then it makes sense that everything he [He] commands is holy. Therefore, killing the gays, adulterers, apostates, Sabbath breakers and one’s unruly Children must therefore must also be holy! So why do most modern Christians object?”

Christian response,

Everything that God commands is for good and holiness and righteousness concerning His purposes in Time and in Eternity.God the Father is currently dealing with a rebellion, an unfathomable war, that was initiated in the Kingdom of God before the creation of Time (Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28:11-17; 2 Timothy 1:9-10). In fact, it is this cosmic war, receiving formal declaration in Genesis 3:15, that is causation for the creation of matter, Time, the Universe, our complex genome. An integral part of God’s Plan to deal with the rebellion in the Kingdom, a rebellion that was extricated from the Kingdom and strategically placed within the Realm of Time and partially constrained by physics, is the setting-apart of a specific people group through whom God the Father would display His omnipotence and holiness and righteousness to the faithful angelic creation and all of human kind (Leviticus 20:26). Through the Patriarchy of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and through the ministry and leadership of Moses, God the Father decreed that the children of Jacob (Israel) would be holy as God is Holy (Leviticus 19:2; Leviticus 20:7; Leviticus 20:26; Leviticus 21:8; 1 Peter 1:16). The holiness of Israel was essential as God the Father predestined this people group, specifically the Tribe of Judah, to introduce His Messiah into the Realm of Time; a Messiah that would destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b) and be a blessing to every family of the Earth (Genesis 12:3).

Again, the holiness and obedience of Israel was essential; therefore, God the Father provided the Hebrew Tribes with the Sinai Commandments and eventually the 613-Levitical Laws which were multifaceted in their purpose and function. The Law clearly articulated God’s standard of holiness and righteousness; the Law pointed the Hebrew Tribes to their need for Messiah as no sinful man (Romans 3:23) could keep the Law in perfection (Romans 3:20; Romans 10:5; Leviticus 18:5) which was necessary if righteousness was to be attained through the Law (James 2:10). God the Father incorporated extremely harsh penalties for crimes of moral turpitude that by their very nature manifest in dissension among the people i.e. murder, adultery, rebellion to one’s parents, homosexuality (which directly attacked the Covenant of Marriage – the family unit essential for a sustainable society). Even the Sabbath Day, given specifically to the children of Israel, was to be kept Holy and observed as this observance kept the heart of the people focused on God and acted as a bulwark against compromise with the paganism that surrounded them and often times sought to seduce them. To clearly understand the Sabbath Day’s necessity in the Covenant of Law, one must understand the differentiation between the allocated and peripheral work of the Holy Spirit in the Hebrew Scriptures and the indwelling work of the Spirit in the Covenant of Grace.

As I noted earlier, rebellion is the causation for our existence in Time and God would not tolerate rebellion and dissension among the people through whom Messiah was to manifest to the World. So yes, God’s edicts concerning death for those who engaged in antisocial conduct that would thwart God’s Plan concerning Messiah and salvation to all of human kind through our Messiah are based in holiness and righteousness. God decreed that these moral crimes were of such veracity, destructiveness, seriousness in their potential for dissension among the people that He decreed a severe penalty to stymie their destructiveness; therefore, the death penalty for homosexuals, adultery, murder, disobedient children, rejection of the Sabbath, is directly in response to God’s holiness and righteousness and faithfulness as God loves both His angelic and human creation and desires that everyone who will trust in Him through His Messiah as Lord will be saved (John 3:16; 14:6) and through that salvation the works of the Devil are destroyed and the Kingdom’s holiness and purity assured forever (1 John 3:8b).

The faithful and studious Christian wholly concurs with God’s Law given specifically to the children of Israel and converts to Judaism during a specific and crucial dispensation (Covenant of Law) as the Law manifest to ensure the first-Advent of Messiah within the Realm of Time who would destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b) and offer salvation from death in sin and death in Hell to everyone who believes in Messiah Jesus as God and Mediator for sin (John 3:16-18). Jesus Christ, in His perfection, fulfilled the righteousness of the Law (Matthew 5:17) and offers mankind His own righteousness by grace (unmerited favor that cannot be earned) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus Christ as God and Mediator for sin as God the Father made Jesus to be sin for you and for me so that by believing in Jesus as our God and Savior, we can receive the perfection of Jesus imputed into and over our life and be declared “not guilty” of sin and thereby enjoy life and fellowship in Eternity with the Father (2 Corinthians 5:21).

So yes, God’s righteousness and holiness is displayed in the Law and even extends to the perceived harshness of the Law concerning violations of the moral code that thwarts God’s purposes and holiness in Time and in Eternity.

Does God create the Homosexual – Lesbian?

Concerning the sin of Homosexuality-Lesbianism: “But they do not choose to be gay. I can assure you many of them wouldn’t mind being straight since they wouldn’t have to deal with all the hate they get. You don’t have control over who or what you’re attracted too.”

Christian response,

Sin is a choice…God does not create Gays…homosexuality-lesbianism is a choice to rebel against God’s Covenant of Marriage – the bedrock of humanity’s survival i.e. the Biblical family unit; homosexuality is rejection of human physiology; homosexuality is rejection of sustainable norms-mores-values essential to America’s Constitutional Republic. Homosexuality is demonic deception manifest in dangerous, unsustainable, self-destructive behavior and can only be “healed” and “forgiven” by repenting of sin and sincerely believing with a honest, seeking heart, that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay the sin-debt of humanity and that He was resurrected from the dead for mankind’s justification leading to eternal life (Romans 10:9-10; John 3:16-18).

God loves the homosexual but He will NOT permit destructive sin to enter His Kingdom (Revelation 21:27); therefore, the homosexual – lesbian will humble them self before God the Father, repent of their sin (STOP the offending conduct) and sincerely believe in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Mediator for all sin; otherwise, the unrepentant homosexual will NOT enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Luke 13:3; John 3; John 8:24).

God has set-forth THE Standard by which mankind can receive forgiveness of sin and redemption leading to eternal life in the Kingdom, that “Standard” is the sinless perfection of Jesus Christ and faith in Him as Lord as there is NO OTHER WAY to enter into a relationship with God the Father but through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 14:6)! All of mankind will deal with their sin now within the Covenant of Grace established in the sinless blood of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:28) – OR – mankind will deal with their sin in Eternity at the “Judgment of the Condemned” where they will be adjudicated guilty for sin and lose both body and soul in Hell in the “second death” (Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 10:28).

In closing, please understand that God loves the sinner and does NOT desire that anyone be trapped by Satan in their sin and die in Hell but God desires that everyone come to a knowledge of the Truth concerning Jesus Christ and be saved and live with Him forever in the Kingdom (1 Timothy 2:4).

How many True Gods were in the beginning one or two? Did Jehovah form or create any Gods including Jesus?

Theological question concerning the Triune God:“How many True Gods were in the beginning one or two? Did Jehovah form or create any Gods including Jesus?”

Christian response,There is One-God manifest within the Realm of Time in three-Persons having distinct personalities and function and will yet they are One-God coequal, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, sinless, holy, absolute love, justice, perfect in righteousness.

Elohim – a plural noun/singular verb in Genesis 1:1 denotes and introduces the plurality of the God of creation i.e. God the Father – God the Son – God the Holy Spirit;

God the Holy Spirit is introduced in Genesis 1:2;–The unison of the Trinity i.e. Father-Son-Spirit working in the creation of the human genome is seen in Genesis 1:26-28;

God the Son who is to enter the realm of Time through the womb of a virgin i.e. “the seed of the woman” is introduced in Genesis 3:15 as well as the battle to ensue between the Son and Satan – a war that was initiated in the Kingdom by a rebellious cherub angel introduced by the Holy Spirit as Lucifer-Satan-the Devil-the Evil One.

This cosmic war was extricated from the Kingdom where “nothing impure” is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27) and this coup d’état is causation for the Creation of matter (Hebrews 11:3), Time, the Universe, the human genome, as that rebellion was removed from the Kingdom to limit its destructiveness and to be dealt with partially within the constraints of Time and physics (Luke 10:18; Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28:11-17; Revelation 12:7-12); the tactic or war strategy to be used by the Son “to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8b) is pictured in Genesis 3:21 with the shedding of innocent blood and the clothing of man in God’s righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21) void man’s works (Ephesians 2:8-9) thereby defeating the works of the Devil i.e. death, Hell, the grave; this war strategy is introduced by the Holy Spirit as the Gospel or the “Good News of Jesus Christ” that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10). Void the Trinity, God the Father – God the Son – God the Holy Spirit, mankind could not know and commune with God in relationship.

Did God create Ex Nihilo

Theological creationism question posited on FB: “So where did god get the raw materials to create the whole universe, since in the beginning there was nothing????”

Christian response,

Ex nihilo (out of nothing) concerning the origin of our Universe is incorrect. The Holy Spirit has told you that God the Father commissioned the Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:35), to take elements from the unseen Spiritual Realm and fashion those elements into matter that can be apprehended by life constrained by Time and physics (Hebrews 11:3; John 1; Genesis 1; Colossians 1). Jesus Christ, in unison with the Father (Elohim) the Spirit (Genesis 1:2), created the Heavens, the Earth and all that is within them in six-literal 24-hour days and He did so for cause with rapidity. This is why mankind will NEVER define origin of matter because all that we see and apprehend with our senses finds its origin in the unseen Spiritual Realm, a Realm that is more “real,” tangible, interactive, infinitely more complex than the temporary realm of Time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Jesus testifies that His Kingdom is NOT of this realm,

33 Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” 35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” 37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38 Pilate *said to Him, “What is truth?” John 18:33-38 (NASB)

Angry Homosexual Atheist mocks God’s words concerning sexual sin…a response…

Angry homosexual atheist mocks God’s words concerning the sin of homosexuality:“The Bible lays down the law as clear as a toilet bowl after a hard night out. In other words, do what you want then find some ambiguous passage in a book full of incredulous myths and twist it around to fit in with what you want to say.”

Christian response,

Homosexuality is sin and a most egregious sin against God’s Covenant of Marriage and against one’s own body (1 Corinthians 6:18). God created them male and female in The Beginning (Genesis 2:24-25; Mark 10:6-9) and this Covenant of Marriage as male and female becoming one-flesh in the sexual union was established for the protection and continuation of human kind through the Biblical family unit.

God did not authorize any form of variance in the sexual relationship and He has clearly defined any variance as an aberration, immorality, detestably worthy of death (Leviticus 18:22-23, 30, 20:13) – but – through the Son, Jesus Christ, and the Covenant of Grace established in Jesus’ blood (Matthew 26:28), God the Father has offered the homosexual forgiveness, healing and redemption and life in eternity IF said homosexual will repent (stop the offending conduct) and humble them self before Jesus Christ and believe in their heart and confess with their mouth Jesus as God and Mediator for their sin and receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as the Seal and Guarantor of that relationship for sanctification as the Father prepares them for service in the coming Kingdom (John 3:16-18; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 10:9-10). The Scriptures are irrefutably clear concerning the sin of homosexuality and the one who dies in the sin of homosexuality having rejected repentance and Jesus as Lord, they will be without excuse at the Judgment of the Condemned (Revelation 20:11-15).

God the Father is NOT going to permit mankind’s unrepentant sin to enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Revelation 21:27); therefore, mankind will deal with sin within the Age of Grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord – OR – mankind will deal with sin in Eternity at the Judgment of the Condemned and lose both body and soul in Hell (Matthew 10:28).

Why are the “educated” people so blind?

Question posited on FB concerning societal blindness: “Why are most of the “educated” people so blind?”

A retired cop’s perspective subsequent to policing this morally and ethically sick society for 31-years,

America is under God’s wrath and the “educated” and their godlessness, their abortion, their moral relativism/perversion and rebellion to sustainable mores, norms, ethics, are part and parcel as to why they’re “blind” as they seek to destroying the foundation that has under girded America for 244-years.It is the break-down of the American family unit through divorce; single parent households absent a father; abortion; drug abuse/addiction; LGBTQ sexual-gender confusion; a lack of discipline; lack of a work ethic; identity politics; fictitious-obsessive claims of societal racial inequality; the attack on Christianity giving way to a society that embraces moral relativism; having surrendered authority and responsibility relevant to our children to our public schools and institutions of higher learning. It is our public middle schools, high schools and Universities that offer the demonic deceit, brainwashing, through forced instruction in Darwin, Marx, Lenin, revisionist history via godless, progressive, teachers and professors who are liberal traitors to the United States.

Thus far, America has lost the Millennial and Gen-Z generations to communism and atheism via Darwin’s evolutionary theory in the “biological sciences” and Marx/Lenin + revisionist history in the “humanities” and the resultant is American youth brainwashed in atheism-nihilism-naturalism-secularism-progressivism-worthlessness, as these “students” are advocates of infanticide via Roe/73 – sodomy through Obergefell/2015 – communism via Marx-Lenin and an overwhelming majority are not going to “mature” and internalize any sense of patriotism or sustainable mores, norms, ethics, values, as these brainwashed puppets (useful idiots as per Lenin) of the Communist-Globalist worldview will be petulant, perpetual, persistent, enemies of the United States’ Constitutional Republic unless they are driven into the oceans by Civil War 2.0 and the fires of Hell are allowed to become their arbiter.

America has given birth to Her own traitors, Her own enemy and Her own death and America’s Federal Government – its Intel and its bureaucracies, absorbed and influenced by the same godless demons, has morphed into one of the most corrupt institutions in the free World; this, while the Darwinist’-Socialists-Progressives-Communists-Islamist’-Atheists infused their demonism into the soul of America’s posterity right under our noses while America’s Christians and Patriots did NOTHING to stop it. May God have mercy on those who love Him.

Should Christians be Political?

Should Christians be “political?” A Christian stated: “A reminder for Christians that we shouldn’t become political instead we need to be Biblical. Yes voting is important but not as more important than your gospel.”

Christian response to the Christian,I disagree in part…politics is the “in your face” sociological imperative that directs the future of a Nation. When Christians deny or refuse to involve themselves in that which directly affects the health of our Nation and the future of our posterity, they fail God and they fail in their duty to elect representatives that will put forward those policies that glorify God as opposed to glorifying Satan. Democrats in America are the representatives of Satan in Time i.e. infanticide, sodomy, communism, hatred for Christianity; therefore, for a Christian to deny their obligation to fight against this hoard of demons via the voting booth is cowardliness, unfaithfulness and tantamount to apostasy.

The Gospel is under attack by the Left, the Progressive Democrats, the Communists, the Islamist’, in this Nation and you’re remiss in your failure to recognize and internalize this truism. No one is making politics idolatry but we’re in a war for the survival of our Constitutional Republic and anyone with commonsense who knows Jesus as Lord knows that politics is not more relevant than the Scriptures but we have a duty to fight for our God and for the Scriptures and for our posterity and for our Nation’s sustainability and longevity.

Atheist fights against God, a warning to the Atheist…

Atheist serves Satan and wars against God – a warning to the atheist: “Hi there all of you theists with your overactive imaginations. You imagine that Jesus resurrected after being executed, you imagine that Jonah got a free three nights hotel stay in a whale’s mouth, you imagine that the universe is 6,000 years old, you imagine that the violence sanctioned by god in the Old Testament is ok, you imagine that a talking snake was a con man, you imagine that the Bible came directly from god. The Bible is full of contradictions and alterations.”

Christian response,

No, the Bible is NOT “full of contradictions and alterations”…the Canon of Scripture articulates the EXACT words the Holy Spirit desires human kind receive and internalize. The same God who took elements from the unseen Spiritual Realm and fashioned same into matter that can be apprehended by life constrained by Time and physics (Hebrews 11:3), this same God who created the Heavens and the Earth and our genome for cause with rapidity in six-literal 24-hr days (Genesis 1; John 1; Colossians 1) is more than capable of providing His human creation with the words He desires we have so that we can know Him personally, love Him intimately, live with Him eternally.

You are fighting against that which you DO NOT KNOW and you are headed to a most horrific eternity at your last exhalation in this brief life within Time. You are free to reject the Gift of Jesus Christ as your Lord for the mediation of your sin (John 3:16) but when you actively war against our God, you have made yourself His enemy and an ally with Satan and you will reap what you sow in a most horrific fashion; therefore, BE WARNED!

Bad Theological Advice Corrected

Bad theological advice corrected: “The best theological advice I ever got was acknowledging we are ALL hypocrites.”

Christian response,

The “best” theological advice you can receive is the knowledge that you’re a sinner (Romans 3:23) headed to death in Hell (Revelation 20:11-15) because God the Father is NOT going to permit your destructive, unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom subsequent to the death of your body in Time (Revelation 21:27) – but – God the Father did not leave you in that hopeless condition but interceded on YOUR behalf by sending the Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:16-18), Who is God (Philippians 2:8; John 1; Colossians 2:9) to pay your sin-debt for you…a debt you could NOT pay (John 14:6) and by repenting of your sin (Luke 13:3) and believing in/confessing Jesus as your God and Mediator for your sin (Romans 10:9-10; 1 Timothy 2:5), you can receive forgiveness of sin and find life in Eternity with God, forever (John 11:25). This is the Good News of what God has done for you and it is the very best advice any man, woman or child can receive within the Realm of Time.