Can we keep the 10- Commandments and believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior at the same time?”

Theological question on FB:“Can we keep the 10 commandments and believe in Jesus as Lord and savior [at] the same time..?”

Christian response,

You can certainly seek obedience to the Commandments but you’ll never keep them in perfection due to the encumbrance of the sin-nature integral with your decaying flesh (Romans 3:23; Romans 7); but yes, there is nothing wrong with seeking to obey the Commandments as a Christian as long as you’re aware that you cannot find righteousness or atonement or salvation through attempting to keep the Law as the Law only defines sin void any form of atonement (Galatians 2:16); the Law only condemns and cannot save (Romans 3:20).

It is ONLY by repenting of sin (Luke 13:3) and trusting-believing in Jesus Christ as your God and Mediator for your sin (Romans 10:9-10) that one finds righteousness (a right standing) with God the Father (John 14:6) and atonement for our sin through the shed-blood of Messiah Jesus (Matthew 26:28) thereby permitting us access to the Kingdom subsequent to the death of our body in Time (John 3:16-18). Messiah’s blood atonement and faith in same for the forgiveness of our sin is essential as nothing impure is permitted to enter the Kingdom of God (Revelation 21:27).

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

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