Law-keeping fanaticism/self-righteousness continues through the corrupted theology of Religion, Judaism, Cults – Legalism, the Written Code…
Forum resident legalist stated: “Whether you know the Law or not…whether you know about Y’shua or not… the soul that continues in sin shall die. Faith without works is dead, true faith is an action word.”
1) Faith that initiates New Covenant relationship with the Father is a noun, NOT a verb. You can do NOTHING to earn your salvation, a salvation that is offered by grace (unmerited favor unattainable through human effort – a divine gift) through faith-trust-belief in Jesus as your Messiah (John 3; Ephesians 2:8-9).
2) We, the descendants of Adam, will die in body due to sin (1 Corinthians 15:22) though there will be a minuscule segment of humanity that will not see physical death but be transformed in that Day (1 Corinthians 15:51). With that said, if one professes Jesus Christ as Messiah and continues living in willful sin void conscience, they are not, nor were they ever, redeemed by faith (Matthew 7:15-20) as these who are willfully lawless remain as those who pursue righteousness through the written code (Torah) – they are cursed (Galatians 3:10), they are dead in their sin and trespasses due to the Law of Sin and Death that defines sin void atonement (Romans 3:20; Romans 8:2).
The error of self-righteousness through Law,
Where law obsessed fanatics fail in their corrupted theology is their inability or unwillingness to comprehend the New Covenant’s promises and the Spiritual Law (Romans 2:14-15) that is employed by the Holy Spirit through the redeemed conscience via the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16) which produces “fruit” of righteousness (Galatians 5: Matthew 7:15-20) that fulfills the moral requirements of all law, including the written code (Romans 7:6)…you simply cannot see, hear, internalize, this truth because you are dead spiritually and the god of this World, Satan, has blinded your mind and your heart from my Father’s Truth through His Son via His Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 4:4); that is, a righteousness (right standing with the Father) that has manifest through faith APART FROM THE LAW – TORAH (Romans 3:21).
Superiority of New Covenant obedience,
The obedience produced by the indwelling Holy Spirit in the New Covenant is infinitely superior to Torah Law seeking compliance through the sin-nature of the Jew, Israelite, converts to Judaism, the legalist, the Islamist, cult member, as the Spiritual Law written upon the heart at conception is enlivened by the Holy Spirit through the redeemed conscience and the Holy Spirit then tutors, guides, provides exacting divine discernment in every facet of a Christian’s life, daily; therefore, every decision is filtered through the Holy Spirit’s wisdom via the conscience and those decisions are therefore protected from obfuscation, interpretation, rationalization, that is prevalent with any form of written code.
Written Code obsessions and the spiritually dead,
It matters not your fervor for obedience to Law, if you’re absent covenant with the Father, a New Covenant established ONLY by faith in the Son, you are a spiritually dead man or woman walking this Earth in decaying flesh in pursuit of nihilism and futility. Judaism, Sinai, Religion, Islam, Catholicism, Denominationalism, Philanthropy, Sabbath Observance, Law-Keeping, Tradition-Keeping, Torah, the Tanakh, ONLY CONDEMNS YOUR SOUL TO HELL in the absence of Jesus Christ as Messiah by faith.
True, abiding faith in Jesus naturally engenders, motivates, results in, produces, “fruits of righteousness” that fulfills all Law (Galatians 5); this, performed through and by the indwelling Holy Spirit given to all who believe-trust in Jesus as Messiah (Ephesians 1:13-14). Your LAW obsession void Messiah by faith condemns your soul to Hell; this, without excuse.