What is “the Law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2)?

Confusion concerning “the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2).“Shalom. Honestly and Scripturally, what is the Law of Sin and DEATH?”

Christian response,

The Law of sin and death is the Mosaic Law provided in Leviticus and reiterated in Deuteronomy as the Levitical Law only defined sin void atonement (Romans 3:20). The Law of Moses only condemned mankind to death in Hell as it mandated perfection (James 2:10; Romans 10:5; Leviticus 18:5) by a people (the totality of mankind) who are by nature sinners (Romans 3:23); therefore, the Law portrayed only hopelessness in and of itself while simultaneously pointing mankind to the One who would embody the Law, successfully fulfill it (Matthew 5:17) and thereby provide atonement and righteousness through the Cross via imputation by faith and subsequently reconciliation with the Father, a relationship through Covenant sealed and guaranteed by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:11; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 1:13-14).

Messiah said,

39 You examine the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is those very Scriptures that testify about Me; 40 and yet you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from people; 42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.44 How can you believe, when you accept glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have put your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:39-47 (NASB)

Did Paul advocate violating the Law of Moses?

Theological question concerning Paul’s motives and the Law of Moses: “Shaul teaches against all forms of EVIL ACTS as against the OT Laws. Did he really teach to OBEY or Break the Law?”

Christian response,

Paul never taught anyone to “break” the moral Laws of God but Paul taught that mankind cannot achieve righteousness (a right standing) with the Father through attempts to keep a Law that only condemns void atonement (Romans 3:20) as all of mankind is under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23) and all have sinned and our best works seeking our own righteousness are as a filthy menstrual cloth in the nose of our God (Isaiah 64:6); therefore, in order to attain righteousness through the Law one must obey the Law in absolute perfection (Romans 10:5; Leviticus 18:5); otherwise, to violate one jot or one tittle of the Law is to be guilty of violating the whole Law (James 2:10); therefore, this begs the question, what can mankind do to avoid the wrath of God concerning sin and death in Hell?

God the Father, in His compassion and love, sent forth the Son into Time approximately 2000-years ago born of a virgin woman (Genesis 3:15; Matthew 1:26) thereby circumventing the sin-nature of our father Adam (Romans 5:12-21)…this permitted Jesus via the hypostatic union of God and man (Philippians 2:8) to obey the Law in absolute perfection (Matthew 5:17; John 8:46) thereby becoming our ONLY available blood atonement for sin (Hebrews 10; John 14:6; Matthew 26:28); the Father put your sin, my sin, upon His Son who suffered and died in your place and Jesus did the “work” of righteousness for you and by believing in Jesus as your God and Mediator for sin (John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10), you can have Jesus’ perfection, His righteousness, imputed-infused into and over your life (Romans 4:5-11) and the Father via the Covenant of Grace promises to forgive your sin, to not see your sin and declare you “not guilty” and the Father will seal this Covenant by giving you His Holy Spirit to indwell you forever and secure you in His LOVE and forgiveness for eternity as He walks you daily in His will, His obedience via the process of sanctification as His Law is now written upon your heart and infused within your mind via the Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16).

In conclusion,

What the Law could not do as it is weakened by the sinful flesh and the sin-nature and the Law is void atonement for sin, God the Father did by putting our sin upon His sinless-Holy Son and the Son paid the price, kept the Law, did the work, for you, for me, and you and I can access the eternal benefits of the Son’s sacrifice for us by “believing” in Him as our Lord who died to pay our sin-debt…a debt the Law could not atone for and a debt we could not pay through our own human effort (Romans 8:3).

Atheist claims Christianity is a series of metaphors…is it?

Atheist claims Christianity is essentially a metaphor: “A Christian friend said that I needed to get closer to God. That is a visual metaphor, because, in reality, nobody can get closer to God.”

Christian response,

You are a naturalist…you are locked into and obsessed with naturalism…you have boxed yourself into the temporary, the discernible senses, that which is suffering decay via entropy and genomic degradation and you cannot see the Spiritual…a World that is more tangible, real, permanent, infinitely more intricate and superior than this temporary World constrained by Time and physics…but that’s your life in atheism and evolution and it will be your death as will Hell in your unbelief lest you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your God and Mediator for your sin (John 3:16-18; John 8:24).

It is written concerning the atheist,

“13 And this is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual man judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone’s judgment.…” 1 Corinthians 2:13-15 (Berean Study Bible)

Jewish-Israeli Pride – Eternally Consequential?

Misplaced Jewish and Israeli pride thinking that God’s election defers their culpability and their need for Messiah: “If god isn’t a respecter of persons it’s because he already made his decision about ‘persons’ before they were born.”

Discussion,

In the Covenant of Law, Israel was God’s focus as He would bring forth His Messiah through them i.e. Judah (Genesis 12:3; Leviticus 19:2; 20:7; 20:26; 21:8; 1 Peter 1:16)…but they were stubborn, stiff-necked, rebellious yet God endured them with much patience (Isaiah 65:2; Romans 10:21). There is NOTHING about Israel that makes these people any different than the Gentile other than God set them apart for eschatological and Messianic purposes, but they broke God’s Covenants, whored after other gods and murdered His Messiah and YES, God will be faithful and save a remnant of Jacob’s children in the last Days upon this Earth immediately subsequent to Messiah’s 2nd-Advent and through the Millennial Reign but an overwhelming number of Jacob’s children will die the second death in Hell and you will be among them lest you repent of your sin and truly believe in your heart that Yeshua is your God who died to pay your sin-debt (John 8:24).


YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL and Judaism cannot save you and the Law cannot save you (Romans 3:20)…ONLY Yeshua saves (John 3:16; John 14:6)! The Father is NOT a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11-16) and God does not differentiate between Jew-Gentile-Slave-Free-Male-Female when one trusts in Yeshua-Jesus as God and Mediator for sin (Galatians 3:28). Your heritage and Judaism will NOT shelter you from God’s wrath if you deny the Son, Yeshua-Jesus, as your Lord (John 14:6).

Righteousness by Law keeping or Righteousness by Faith?

A reminder to those who seek obedience to the Sinai Commandments and the 613-Levitical Laws in pursuit of righteousness (a right standing) with God the Father…

You’re a sinner (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 54:6) condemned to death in Hell (John 3:18); the Law has condemned you (Romans 3:20) as you have broken the Law and to violate one-jot or one-tittle of the Law is to violate the whole Law (James 2:10; Romans 10:5; Galatians 3:12; Leviticus 18:5); therefore, the Law mandates perfection in word, thought, deed, in order to impart righteousness but we’re unable to keep the law in perfection (Romans 8:3-4); therefore, the Law only defines sin void atonement (Romans 3:20) and you are condemned to die in Hell in your sin unless you repent of your sin (Luke 13:3) and believe in your heart, confess with your mouth, that Jesus-Yeshua is YOUR God who died to mediate your sin before the Father (John 8:24; Romans 10:9-10; John 14-6; John 3:16-18).

Unless Jesus is your Lord and Mediator for sin (1 Timothy 2:5; John 8:24), you will die in sin and NOT enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of your body in Time because the Father is NOT going to permit your unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom (Revelation 21:27); therefore, you will deal with your sin now in the current Age of Grace through faith in Jesus as your Lord – or – you will attempt to deal with your sin by works of obedience to the Law resulting in judgment and wrath in Eternity and be adjudicated guilty and lose both body and soul in Hell (Romans 9:30-33). YOU CANNOT atone for your own sin (Ephesians 2:8-9) as God Himself has paid the price for your sin as He is the only One capable of paying your sin-debt (Hebrews 10; John 3:16-18; Genesis 3:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

Without the shedding of blood there is NO atonement for sin (Hebrews 9:22; Leviticus 17:11). The Law provides you ZERO-atonement, ZERO-remission of sin; therefore, if you trust in the Law for righteousness, you will die in your sin (Galatians 2:16; John 14:6; John 8:24; Galatians 2:21) and you will die the “second death” in Hell.

Concerning the “law keepers” rejection of an eternal spirit…

Human kind is created in the spiritual image of our eternal God (Genesis 1:26-28) and one of the communicable attributes provided mankind by our Creator is an eternal spirit that does not die with the body (John 11:25; Luke 16); in fact, we are simply spiritual beings encapsulated within decaying flesh, human flesh permitting us to interact within the Realm of Time constrained by matter and physics; once free of this body of death, we transition “home” into the Spiritual Realm and we will see God as He is (1 John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 13:12); those who have trusted in Jesus as Lord will enter the Kingdom of God (2 Corinthians 5:8; John 18:36) and serve Him forever and those who have rejected Jesus as Lord will enter Hades-Sheol/torments (Luke 16) awaiting the Judgment of the Condemned (Revelation 20:11-15) manifesting subsequent to Messiah’s Millennial Reign (Revelation 20) and subsequently lose both body and soul in the Lake of Fire/Hell/Gehenna to be remembered no more (Matthew 10:28; Mark 8:36).

Why did God put His laws in our heart if we’re no longer under Law?

Theological inquiry shared on FB: “Why did God put His Commandments in our ❣️’s if we are no longer under Law?”

Christian response,

The moral law has been “in our heart” from the The Beginning and is relevant to the creation of the Angels as well, long before the Sinai Commandments and the 613-Levitical Laws were given to the Hebrew Tribes (Romans 2:15) and this was necessary for two-reasons:

1) The moral law infused within us by our Creator is a bulwark against unrestrained narcissism-hedonism that would culminate in extinction of the human species.

2) The moral law written upon our heart with the conscience acting as a constraining element has manifest so that Judgment in Eternity can proceed with due process and equity, everyone standing in the Judgment of the Condemned will be “without excuse” (Revelation 20:11-15; Romans 1:18-32).

The Law written upon our heart is the Law of the Spirit for those who trust in Jesus Christ as God and Mediator for sin in the New Covenant of Grace that has superseded the Old Covenant of Law (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew 26:28). No longer are we bound to the letter of death in the Law that only defined sin void atonement (Romans 3:20) but the Christian walks by the Spirit in sanctification and it is the Spirit of God that reveals and teaches the will of God and guides the faithful in the ways of righteousness by grace through faith in Messiah Jesus as our God and Mediator for sin (Galatians 5:16).

Theological inquiry shared on FB: “Why did God put His Commandments in our ❣️’s if we are no longer under Law?”

Christian response,

The moral law has been “in our heart” from the The Beginning and is relevant to the creation of the Angels as well, long before the Sinai Commandments and the 613-Levitical Laws were given to the Hebrew Tribes (Romans 2:15) and this was necessary for two-reasons:

1) The moral law infused within us by our Creator is a bulwark against unrestrained narcissism-hedonism that would culminate in extinction of the human species.

2) The moral law written upon our heart with the conscience acting as a constraining element has manifest so that Judgment in Eternity can proceed with due process and equity, everyone standing in the Judgment of the Condemned will be “without excuse” (Revelation 20:11-15; Romans 1:18-32).

The Law written upon our heart is the Law of the Spirit for those who trust in Jesus Christ as God and Mediator for sin in the New Covenant of Grace that has superseded the Old Covenant of Law (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew 26:28). No longer are we bound to the letter of death in the Law that only defined sin void atonement (Romans 3:20) but the Christian walks by the Spirit in sanctification and it is the Spirit of God that reveals and teaches the will of God and guides the faithful in the ways of righteousness by grace through faith in Messiah Jesus as our God and Mediator for sin (Galatians 5:16).

Atheist claims God left the public schools due to an influx of drugs, true or false?

Murmurings from a godless, deceived, communist, atheist:“When drugs went into the schools, God went out. Now if we could get some drugs in the church god will leave there and go back where it came from.”

Christian response,

Jesus was not extricated from our schools due to drugs but due to systematic brainwashing by Progressive idiots initiated by John Dewey in the early 1900’s. Over the 20th-Century, Progressive dimwits permeating our society and a number of Presidential administrations, our House, our Senate, our SCOTUS, Hollywood, Media, America’s school administrations along with assistance from the GRU subsequent to WWII, these traitors and enemies of the people incrementally infused secularism-humanism into our public schools and the most successful strategy of the Progressive traitors was the extrication of Jesus from the classroom via demonic SCOTUS decisions like Engel v. Vitale (1962) and petitions from godless filth like atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair.

In 1963, the Progressive dimwits were successful in infusing Darwin’s idiocy into the classrooms throughout America and there has never been a more efficient progenitor of atheism and abortion and sodomy and eugenics and racism and communism than evolutionary theory that directly attacks the reality of God; the Genesis creation narrative; the Biblical family unit; the meaning and purpose for life on Earth constrained by Time and physics as per the Holy Spirit, the Author of the Canon of Scripture.

The Progressives combined Darwin’s insanity as a biological “science” with Marx, Lenin, revisionist history, in the “humanities” and now we have a Millennial and Gen-Z generation that are as useless as the tits on a boar hog…a hoard of effeminate, perverse, sissified, communists that are the most deceived, ignorant, brainwashed, generations to have ever trespassed upon this great Land. These generations and those to follow will completely dismantle America’s Constitutional Republic and the people will suffer horrifically. America, a once Godly Nation of patriotic citizens who loved God, Family, Country, has now become an atheistic bastion of infanticide and sodomy; God is not mocked and the people will reap what they have sown through Roe v. Wade (1973) and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) and the Democrat Communist Party of America.

Darwin and the Death of a Nation: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2019/09/02/darwin-and-the-death-of-a-nation/

Rabbinical Jewish Error: Salvation by works of the Law or by grace through faith in Yeshua, alone?

Concerning Jewish works salvation deception: “So what’s the point of keeping any of God’s commandments?” Question asked in response to the Scriptural truth that obedience to the Law does not manifest in righteousness (a right standing), justification, atonement, before God the Father (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).

Christian response,

It is our obedience SUBSEQUENT to our confession of Jesus as Lord and receiving the indwelling Holy Spirit as the Seal and Guarantor of relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14) that affirms, authenticates, validates, our faith. If one “claims” Christ as Lord yet their actions, words, deeds, are compromise with this sinful and dying World, they are not truly redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ as the one who loves God and is led by the Holy Spirit in sanctification will demonstrate a “rebirth” (John 3) and live as a “new creation” — the old things have passed away and all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Obedience signifies a changed heart and life that is dedicated to God and His will through the guidance of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16; Luke 6:46-49). It is this obedience SUBSEQUENT to our salvation that reflects the presence of the Spirit within us and that obedience is viewed by the Father as pleasing and as works of righteousness that will be evaluated for authenticity at the Bema Judgment. Before our confession of Messiah as God and Mediator for sin, our works of obedience to a Law are as a filthy, bloody, menstrual rag in the nostrils of the Father (Isaiah 64:6). The ONLY way mankind can escape God’s wrath for sin and simultaneously be pleasing to the Father is to enter into a personal relationship with Him by grace through faith in the Son, Jesus Christ – Yeshua, as our God and Mediator for sin (John 3:16; John 14:6).

A Christian chastises other Christians for their lack of faith concerning Biden’ and Harris’ election scam and God’s ability to right this wrong and put President Trump in his rightful position as President of the United States for a well-deserved 2nd-term.

A Christian response,

If Biden and Harris enter the Oval Office with authority, it will only fulfill what the Holy Spirit has laid upon my heart for years and the warning He commanded that I give President Trump in 2017 (attached). America is dying and the Democrat Communists are Satan’s tool and fool to destroy America as we’re under God’s wrath for our shedding of innocent blood i.e. 61-million babies mutilated in the womb subsequent to Roe/73 and our advocacy and celebration of vile and vulgar sexual perversion seeking to destroy the Biblical family unit and the Covenant of Marriage as per Obergefell v. Hodges (2015).

We’re watching and witnessing the systematic dismantling of America’s Constitutional Republic by atheists, nihilists, abortionist advocates, sodomites, communists, globalists, China, Islam-Iran, Darwin’s fools, Marxist’s, Islamist’s and eschatology mandates the military and monetary castration of the United States as God the Father prepares Israel for a nuclear war initiated by Iran/Allah i.e. Satan, Russia, China, that will culminate in the 2nd-Advent of Messiah Jesus and the initiation of His Millennial Reign from Jerusalem, Israel.

With that said, it is my heart’s desire to destroy the Communist Democrat filth in America in another Civil War fought to the death, but we will patiently wait on my Lord and His plan as prepared for the Nation of America and those who love Him and love our family and love this great Nation…we will trust in Him as Lord and desire to destroy His enemies with fervor and courage in anticipation of a declaration of war. May God permit this. In this I am in disobedience for I cannot garner love or respect for my enemy as the Democrat-Communist is loathsome to me and their mere presence defiles the Nation I love and have served for many years.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 (NASB)

“19 If only You would put the wicked to death, God;

Leave me, you men of bloodshed.

20 For they speak against You wickedly,

And Your enemies take Your name in vain.

21 Do I not hate those who hate You, Lord?

And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?

22 I hate them with the utmost hatred;

They have become my enemies.” Psalm 139:19-22 (NASB)

A Warning to President Trump: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/