Question was asked: Can you explain James 2:10-11?“
10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,”[a] also said, “You shall not murder.”[b] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.”
The theme of James 2:10 is reiterated in Galatians 3:10 and Deuteronomy 27:26.
The Covenant of Law mandated that anyone seeking righteousness through the Law must keep that Law in perfection; otherwise, they are cursed and the Law condemns them void atonement (Deuteronomy 27:26; Galatians 3:10); problem is, we’re all under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23) as we’re all born of the seed of Adam (Romans 5:12) and the Law can never provide righteousness as the Law only defines sin (Romans 3:20); but the Father did not leave mankind in a hopeless condition but from the beginning, God has honored “faith” as the “key” to unlocking the gates of the Kingdom (Hebrews 11); unfortunately, Israel failed to understand the veracity of “faith” and pursued a Law of Works in self-righteousness/narcissism (Romans 11) and they stumbled over the Stumbling Stone, the Rock of Offense, laid-up in Jerusalem (Romans 9:32); therefore, only a remnant of Israel’s children will be saved and that salvation will manifest in the last days of the Tribulation era when Messiah arrives at the Mount of Olives, conquers the enemies having fought against Jerusalem, and subsequently establishes His Millennial Kingdom i.e. His second-Advent…at this time, all of Israel…those living in that dispensation, will be saved (Romans 11:26).
The New Covenant,
Messiah and the New Covenant points to grace (unmerited favor-a gift you cannot earn) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus as your God and Messiah who died to pay your sin-debt…a debt you could not pay yourself (Ephesians 2:8-9)…and the one who has faith in Jesus as Messiah enters into Covenant relationship with the Father (John 3:16), forever (John 10:28-30), and this Covenant is sealed and guaranteed by the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14) who walks the faithful in Jesus in obedience to God’s will for their life i.e. the process of sanctification and the Holy Spirit prepares them for service in the Kingdom of God i.e. the New Jerusalem that will appear subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Messiah when our God destroys this Earth and the Heavens by fire and purifies it (2 Peter 3:7-10, remolds it, and places His Kingdom upon a New Earth within a New Heaven (Revelation, chapters 20-22).