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“Tongues” Today?

“Tongues” Today?

Tongues spoken in Acts were “languages” “dialects” that the anointed spoke and/or understood without having previously studied. This spiritual gift was given as evidence for unbelieving Jews of the Holy Spirit’s work in the “New Covenant” and the gift was also given to aid in proselytizing the known World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tongues today are a pagan manifestation, a mimicking, of the pagan priestess at the Temple of Delphi adjacent Corinth in the First-Century where the priestess sitting atop a throne in the Temple over a burning intoxicating substance would provide oracles and often times gibberish prophecy to awaiting patrons who often left more confused than when they entered seeking enlightenment. Obviously, this pagan tongue slithered its way into the Corinthian Church creating much consternation for Paul who ultimately mandated that women be quiet in Church services; evidently, some women in the Corinthian congregation were mimicking the absurdity of the pagan priestess and interrupting Church with gibberish, oracles of prophecy, that was mislabeled as a heavenly language, unknown tongue, prophecy.

Today’s Pentecostalism and other “Churches” of Charismata teach and perform this pagan ritual under the auspices of Biblical Tongues as demonstrated in Acts; some actually teach this pagan tongue to children and as a sign of one’s “Baptism in the Holy Spirit.” Some even go as far as teaching tongues as essential for one’s salvation. This pagan nonsense glorified in certain Churches creates an atmosphere of apostasy, works salvation, doubt, fear, confusion. These “Churches” are an embarrassment to the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God.

Anyone who advocates for “tongues” today should be required to answer this simple question: “If tongues are extant today, why must we methodically train our missionaries in the language of the culture they will proselytize with the Gospel?”

Unwarranted Jewish Pride, a Christian response (Matthew 15:24)…

Misplaced, unwarranted, Jewish-Israelite Pride, arrogance, emanating from Matthew 15:24,

Jewish pride and arrogance expressed: “How do you feel about the fact that Jesus Christ said He didn’t come for the gentiles and you know that you are one?” 🥺

Christian response,

Messiah came through the Tribe of Judah in order to fulfill Elohim’s promise to Abraham (Genesis 12:3b) and to complete that promise, Jesus came to the “lost sheep of Israel” (Matthew 15:24) to proselytize Jacob’s children in the New Covenant’s Gospel that would be ratified, established, in Messiah’s blood in fulfillment of Torah and specifically Leviticus 17:11 (Matthew 26:28); this was done as Jacob’s children were to be ambassadors of the “Great Commission” and through their missionary work throughout the World, every family would be blessed with the knowledge of Messiah (Matthew 28:16-20); unfortunately, Israel’s children rejected and blasphemed their Messiah; Israel’s children conspired with the Roman authorities to murder their Messiah upon a tree while exclaiming that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25); therefore, the Gospel of Grace was taken from Jacob’s children and given to the Gentiles until the fullness of the Gentiles have entered the Kingdom of Heaven (Romans 11:25); in fact, due to unbelief and hardness of heart, the Jewish curse, only a remnant of Israel will be saved from the second death in Hell (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27; Romans 10); therefore, no descendant of Jacob has anything to boast about and no reason to proclaim self-righteousness through Torah or heritage.

Conclusion,

If any Jew or Israelite desires life and Truth and peace with Yahweh, the Path to life remains available by faith in Yeshua as Messiah as there is no other Way for a Jew, Israelite, or Gentile, to be saved from death in Hell (Romans 5:1; John 14:6).

Torah Law: Death to the Soul seeking Righteousness through it…

Torah Law – Law of Conscience kills the soul, curses anyone seeking righteousness (a right standing) with the Father through obedience to same lest their pursuit of Law leads them to Jesus as Messiah (Galatians 3:24)…

Torah, the written code, only defines your sin void atonement (Romans 3:20); the Torah curses you if you seek the Father’s will (John 6:29) through obedience to it (Galatians 3:10; James 2:10); no one is justified before the Father through Torah Law (written code) or the Law of Conscience (spiritual law, Romans 2:14-15); salvation-justification-sanctification can only manifest by faith-trust-belief in Jesus as Messiah (Galatians 2:16).

If anyone desires to honor God’s Law they must comply with the Father’s will (John 6:29) by trusting in Jesus as Messiah, receive the Holy Spirit (John 3; Ephesians 1:13-14), walk in the Spirit daily in sanctification via the redeemed conscience and produce the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5) – against such, there is no Law. Producing the “fruit of the Spirit” via daily obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit is KEY to honoring the Father’s eternal will for your life concerning obedience.

There is no other Way (John 14:6)…not letters, not days, not diets, but honoring the Holy Spirit through sanctification via the redeemed conscience (Galatians 5:16; Romans 7:6; 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Commandment Keeping is death to the Soul void Jesus as Messiah…

Commandment Keeping is death to the soul void Jesus as Messiah…

Rebuttal to Hebrew Roots – Jewish – Israelite – Cult – legalism,

You’re free to pursue the Commandments but you reap nothing from them lest Yeshua is your Messiah by faith and your obedience is the resultant of the indwelling Holy Spirit working through the conscience through the daily process of sanctification; the Holy Spirit indwelling the faithful in Yeshua as the Guarantor-Seal of covenant with the Father (Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 7:6).

The Deception of Legalism – Self-righteousness,

What the legalist-Hebrew Roots-Jew-Israelite-Christian cults and sects clinging to the written code do not understand is that their obedience, their self-righteousness through law-keeping, the pursuit of the Sabbath and dietary restrictions, ceremonial laws, is considered works of evil, unrighteousness (Matthew 7:21-23) and filthy rags, a bloody menstrual cloth in the Father’s nose (Isaiah 64:6) lest Yeshua is your Messiah and your life is lived seeking obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit in sanctification subsequent salvation; in fact, it is ONLY the works of the Christian at the BEMA Judgment of Christ where the Christian will stand and give an account relevant to their works SUBSEQUENT salvation; the works of the Christian will be evaluated for authenticity; that is, did the Christian living by faith in Yeshua perform a specific work(s) by the Spirit’s anointing or for self-aggrandizement in the flesh; rewards will be given or denied accordingly (1 Corinthians 3); this, the only Judgment the Christian, the redeemed in Yeshua, will face in Eternity. The BEMA Judgment is NOT a judgment concerning salvation but a Judgment of the works-obedience-faithfulness of the one redeemed by faith in Yeshua-Jesus.

The Apostasy of Legalism,

Many refuse to listen to the Holy Spirit, why? Because they are consumed by self-righteousness; they simply refuse to believe that Jesus-Yeshua is sufficient, alone, to save by faith, alone. They deceptively believe that one must work them self into favor with the Father through their deeds of perceived self-righteousness and once deluded by the Devil into believing that their works have saved them, they then naively believe that they must work to maintain the divine GIFT of salvation provided by grace (a gift of divine favor) through faith in Yeshua; in this arrogance, they don’t understand that no one is justified before the Father by what they do but in Whom they believe (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9) and that once covenant with the Father is established by faith in Yeshua, the Holy Spirit initiates a good work in their life and they will produce the “fruit of the Spirit,” against such fruit there is no Law (Galatians 5).

“I never knew you,”

Those in Matthew 7:21-23, proclaimed by Messiah as an example of self-righteousness through their works, were condemned, rejected, why? Because their works of righteousness had been performed in the flesh apart from the Holy Spirit and they had never initiated covenant relationship with the Father by faith in the Son, Messiah Yeshua; therefore, Yeshua ordered the unredeemed, the workers of iniquity, to depart stating that “I never knew you.” Covenant Relationship first by faith; works that please Father are performed subsequently through the Spirit (Galatians 5:15; 1 John 2:27).

28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” John 6 (ESV)

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name ’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Sabbath obsessions – those who defend same…

Sabbath obsessions – those who defend same and the Christian…

The Sabbath edict was NEVER given a Gentile, from Adam to Abraham – forward lest under the Law Covenant. The Sabbath edict was given Israel’s children as a sign of sanctification between Himself and the Tribes beginning in Exodus 16 as His eschatological plan mandated their separation/sanctification from the pagan people and pagan gods that inundated Israel and threatened Elohim’s plan for them concerning Messiah and the Gospel i.e. the New Covenant.

As a Gentile who loves and trusts in Jesus in the New Covenant, I was never under the mandates of ceremonial, civil, laws given Israel, as the Sabbath edict is a civil law – a ceremonial law pertaining to Israel’s children and sojourners with them seeking inclusion into that society governed by a Law Covenant that differentiated Israel from the pagan tribes serving pagan gods that sought to destroy them.

The Holy Spirit who indwells me as a result of my faith in Jesus as my Messiah is the same Spirit who initiated the New Covenant Church on the First-Day of the week at Pentecost and the early Church leadership, when they met to conduct New Covenant business, they met on the First-Day as ordained and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Those Church leaders who met on the Sabbath did so in hopes of proselytizing the Jewish congregations who met on the Sabbath by edict. The Church I attend in obedience to the Holy Spirit also meets on the First-Day; therefore, I have no problem with the First-Day as my Lord’s Day…apparently you do because you don’t understand the New Covenant, the Old Covenant’s Laws and their purpose.

Sabbatarianism, a spiritual illness,

The Sinai Commandments are NOT my daily goal or my life’s pursuit but I walk by the tutorship of the Holy Spirit in sanctification via the conscience and pursue the “fruit of the Spirit” as He so leads…you do as you please but my walk is mine…please respect that; personally, I believe Sabbatarianism is a spiritual illness of works that defines one’s involvement in a Christian cult exemplified by the Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) and certain aspects of Hebrew Roots fanaticism.

Why the “Law of the Spirit” is infinitely superior to the “Law of the Covenant”…

Why the “Law of the Spirit” is infinitely superior to the Law of the Covenant (Law of sin and death) (written code)…a theological explanation,

Note: If you are not “born again” by faith in Jesus Christ as your Messiah, you do not possess the Holy Spirit and you are therefore a stranger to the New Covenant, its promises, its eternal truths, and what is discussed here will NOT resonate with your fallen-nature and the flesh. Following, is a response to one who idolizes the written code provided at Sinai (1 Corinthians 2:14).

The indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14) does not project enmity to Sinai’s moral edicts but the Spirit takes the root of what under girds Sinai; that is, the “natural law of conscience” infused within the human genome on Day-6 (Romans 2:14-15), and magnifies that spiritual law through the “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) via the human conscience (redeemed through faith) via the daily process of sanctification and that natural law of conscience (Romans 2:14-15) is used by the Spirit to govern behavior and methodically prepares the redeemed for service in the New Jerusalem; this, by covenant promise, a New Covenant articulated, promised, within the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures and established in the blood of Messiah Jesus (Matthew 26:28).

The written code (relevant to the flesh) v. the Law of the Spirit (relevant to the spirit of man through redemption)

The Christian does not consciously live their daily life pursuing letters etched in stone or scratched upon parchment but the Christian is led by the Spirit through the human conscience via the natural law written upon their heart and this is an infinitely superior form of behavioral modification compared to the Old Covenant’s written code demanding perfection from the sin-nature that could NEVER comply with mandated perfection (James 2:10) nor could it ever please Yahweh (Isaiah 64:6) – see Romans 8.

The “deeds that the Spirit” or the work of the Spirit is not the written code per se but the Spirit teaches the “fruit of the Spirit;” (Galatians 5) the fruit of the Spirit fulfills all that the written code demands. The fruit of the Spirit manifests in the life of the redeemed who walk daily in sanctification carefully attuned to or receptive to what the Holy Spirit is teaching and what behavior or decision or discernment the Holy Spirit intercedes-in concerning every moral choice the redeemed discern throughout their daily walk…something that the written code could not do as the written code, its elements that define sin, is easily rationalized away by the sin-nature through obfuscation, rationalized away through a seared conscience, does not adequately address every moral decision, but not so with the Law of the Spirit that governs the conscience…a conscience that is laid bare, enlivened, by Elohim’s truth implanted into the mind and spirit of the redeemed by faith in Jesus; this, by covenant promise (Hebrews 10:16; 2 Corinthians 3:3; Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:26; Jeremiah 31:33).

Can you make an attempt to understand the superiority of the New Covenant of Grace through Faith that is the antithesis of the Law Covenant’s written code?

The New Covenant’s Law is spiritual, it is written upon the heart, not upon parchment or etched in stone…parchment and stone that relate to the sinful flesh as the law is given for the lawless (1 Timothy 1:9) – but the Law of the Spirit relates to the spirit of man who is a spirit created in the spiritual image of Elohim (Genesis 1:26-28) (a spirit encapsulated within a decaying body of flesh) and the Law of the Spirit addresses the things of man’s spirit void obfuscation by the sinful flesh…can you understand this – can you understand the superiority of the Spiritual Law written upon the heart v. the Law of the Flesh written on parchment and etched in stone; this is why “letters kill” because they relate to the flesh that is condemned by sin (2 Corinthians 3:4-6), sin that is defined by the written code (Romans 3:20) but the Law of the Spirit relates to the spirit of man that has been redeemed by faith and divinely enlivened to pursue the things of Elohim through the regeneration of that spirit by faith as promised in the New Covenant.

Clinging to the Law Covenant is death to the soul through condemnation by the written code (Romans 3:20) but clinging to the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ as Messiah is LIFE and KNOWLEDGE and PEACE, forever (2 Corinthians 3:4-6). If you live in the flesh you will perish in Hell; if you live by the Spirit provided you by faith in Jesus as your Messiah, the Spirit who governs the redeemed conscience, the spirit of man, you will live, eternally (Romans 8:13).

Christian response to Legalism; Hebrew Roots…

Christian response to the ardent Hebrew-Roots, Jewish, Legalist who preaches Commandment Keeping as a path to the Father…

Again, those “commandments” were given SOLELY to Israel’s children and sojourners with them at Sinai and this was done for sanctification and eschatological purposes in a Covenant of Law. As a Christian, my Law is the Spirit within me who has taken up residence within me as my Seal and Guarantor of Covenant (Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16; Romans 7:6); therefore, as a Christian, I don’t pursue Sinai’s edicts or Moses’ ceremonial laws as they don’t belong to me but they’re the product of a bygone covenant that condemned void atonement (Hebrews 8:7; Romans 3:20). I don’t live my daily life pursuing Sinai or Moses or letters because I live my life in communion, intimacy, covenant, with the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ as my Messiah (Galatians 2:16).

Concerning the Ark of the Covenant and the Commandments,

The moral foundation of nine of the ten commands from Sinai are eternal and the tablets placed within the Ark are representative of the truism that the Messiah would possess the Law of God in His heart, forever. The gold on the Ark represented Messiah’s deity; the wood represented Messiah’s humanity; Aaron’s dead rod that came to life represented the death and resurrection of Messiah; the pot of manna represented Messiah as “the Bread of life;” the two angels atop the “Mercy Seat” were seen by Mary in John 20:12 and signified Messiah’s as our Living “Mercy Seat.”

You model and mimic Israel’s deadly error and you teach others to follow you to Hell,

You place so much emphasis on the written code that was given to the lawless and disobedient (1 Timothy 1:9), a written code that is absent the power to redeem the sinful nature…you waste so much effort in struggling after that which defines your sin, mocks your inability to please God (Isaiah 64:6) while providing you ZERO hope of atonement (Romans 3:20); this, while you diminish the weightier matter of faith – trust – belief in the One, Jesus Christ, who kept the Law for you in mandated perfection and offers you HIS righteousness in exchange for your sin if you will simply TRUST-BELIEVE in Him as your Messiah (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3); tragically, you are following the very same path to death in Hell as that of Israel’s children in wilful spiritual ignorance and self-righteousness as only a “remnant” of Israel’s children will escape the second death in Hell due to unbelief – wilful rejection of faith in Messiah Yeshua (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27).

Not sure how to tell you, convince you, that I don’t pursue letters nor am I interested in your theology, personal ideology of bondage and death through self-righteousness.

Law Covenant v. Law of the Spirit (New Covenant)…

Law Covenant v. Law of the Spirit (New Covenant)…

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. Hebrews 8:7

Law Covenant, Sinai Commandments, Mosaic Law, ANIMAL-BLOOD SACRIFICE…

The Law Covenant with Israel, nine of the ten Sinai Commandments, the moral portions of the 603 Mosaic Laws, are nothing new or novel but are a reiteration of the Moral Law of Conscience (Romans 2:14-15) possessing some specificity for Israel’s children who were inundated by pagan tribes serving pagan gods relentlessly seeking Israel’s compromise, compromise that would have thwarted or stymied Yahweh’s eschatological plans through His Messiah.

The Law Covenant is performance-based (Deuteronomy 28), compliance-based, relevant to the 10-Sinai Commandments (9-moral, 1-ceremonial law) and the 603-Mosaic Laws, a conglomeration of moral-civil/ceremonial laws.

The Law Covenant’s path to Israel’s righteousness with the Father was predicated upon strict obedience, perfection, to every aspect of the written law and “cursed” was anyone who disobeyed (Deuteronomy 27:26; Deuteronomy 28; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10).

The Law Covenant was Yahweh’s chosen method of demonstrating to Israel’s children and the World that mankind, due to the sin-nature, was absent the moral ability to attain righteousness (a right standing) with the Father through obedience to Laws, ordinances, days, diets; this, as all of humanity is under the condemnation of Adam’s curse (Romans 5:12). The Law Covenant acted as a “tutor” to point Israel’s children to their need for an Intercessor, a Messiah (Galatians 3:24) who could fulfill the righteous mandates of the Law Covenant in perfection as a “Spotless Lamb” while simultaneously fulfilling the blood-atonement mandates of Leviticus 17:11.

The Law Covenant, in part, was destined to be a failure because the Law Covenant sought absolute compliance, obedience, by the sin-nature of man; mankind struggling in the flesh in vanity, pride, arrogance, self-sufficiency, self-righteousness, striving to keep the Law that only defined their sin void atonement (Romans 3:20-23).

The Law Covenant was therefore subject to hypocrisy, subject to subjectivity through aberrant definitions of the Law’s elements that constituted or defined a violation of the Law’s actual intent; intent far too often redefined, obscured, perverted, by sinful men in positions of religious authority over the children of Israel.

Law Covenant – Animal Sacrifices

Animal sacrifices possessed the potential for righteousness (a right standing) with the Yahweh. Blood sacrifices were ordained in the Law Covenant as a temporary covering for personal and national sins but could never provide lasting, enduring, atonement as the blood of animals could never take away sin (Hebrews 10:4), but the “faith” of the one who offered the sacrifice was pleasing to Yahweh and our Lord credited that faith as righteousness as the one offering the sacrifice “believed” what Yahweh had promised (Leviticus 17:11) and their belief-faith justified them and prepared them a place in Sheol-Paradise, a temporary abode for the righteous souls awaiting the acceptable blood atonement of Messiah who was promised to come through the Tribe of Judah.

Law of the Spirit, the New Covenant established in Messiah’s blood (Matthew 26:28)

The New Covenant, established in the sinless blood of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:28), is based upon grace (unmerited favor unattainable through human effort – a divine Gift) through faith (trust-belief) in Jesus Christ as Messiah, believing that Jesus died in our place to pay our sin-debt owed the Father and by covenant promise, the Father agrees to forgive-forget our sin, forever (Hebrews 8:12) and in exchange for our sin – in place of our sin, the Father imputes-gifts the perfection-righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ, into and over our life, forever (2 Corinthians 5:21); additionally, the Father, in accordance with covenant promise (Ezekiel 36:27; John 14:16-17; Ephesians 1:13-14; John 3), Gifts the redeemed with the indwelling Holy Spirit who takes-up residence within the faithful in Jesus and it is the Holy Spirit who provides the redeemed with a “new nature,” a New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), that wars against, battles against, seeks to resist, the sin-nature inherited from our father Adam (Galatians 5:16).

It is the indwelling Holy Spirit who anoints the redeemed in Jesus as spiritual warriors (Ephesians 6:10-20) through the daily process of sanctification where the Holy Spirit employs the “conscience” of the faithful in Jesus and walks them methodically in the Father’s will as the Spirit prepares the redeemed for an eternity of service to Jesus Christ in the New Jerusalem (John 14:26; 1 John 2:27).

Law of the Spirit – superior to the Law Covenant,

The Holy Spirit, via the conscience, guides the redeemed in Jesus Christ in the Father’s will and the Christian who is led by the Spirit does not walk daily concerned about laws, edicts, days, food…they listen to the Spirit via the conscience (Romans 7:6) and they are therefore led, methodically, to walk in righteousness in every aspect of life; even those most minute controversial subjects not addressed by commandments, edicts, ordinances, are discerned through the Spirit’s anointing (Galatians 5:16).

Through sanctification, the Holy Spirit’s discernment is provided instantaneously and the Spirit’s interceding wisdom is an infinitely superior, efficient, form of behavioral modification than cognitively attempting to discern a written law, its subjective elements, its applicability, its relevance, in any given circumstance in life; the Spirit’s discernment via the redeemed conscience is provided in a timely, relevant, God honoring fashion; therefore, the success of the New Covenant is based upon,

1) the Father’s grace through one’s faith in His Son (John 3:16);

2) the imputed righteousness of Jesus into the life of the redeemed resulting in an eternal adjudication of “not guilty” (2 Corinthians 5:21);

3) the gift of a “new creation” that is anointed and prepared to war against the sin-nature (2 Corinthians 5:17) and finally, and most importantly,

4) the Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14) who becomes our best friend in Time and Eternity as He sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24) and loves us unconditionally as He prepares God’s children for honorable service in the New Jerusalem where we will abide with and intimately commune with Jesus in Elohim, subsequent the resurrection, forever.

Life in the Spirit,

8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8 (ESV)

Response to those who deny the “Security of the Christian”…

Response to the Skeptics who deny the “Security of the Christian” forever…

Why do you call Jesus a liar? Why do you call the Holy Spirit a liar? Jesus promised that those who are His will never be snatched from His hand or the hand of His Father (John 10:28-30).

The Holy Spirit has told us that by covenant promise He is our Seal and Guarantor of covenant relationship forever (Ephesians 1:13-14)…why do you doubt, scoff, reject, what the Scriptures tell you…why can’t you “believe” that the one who is truly redeemed by faith is a “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) and that God is not a man that He should lie or deceive (Numbers 23:19)?

Where is your faith, that faith, that trust, that pleases the Father and motivates Him to reveal these truths to the one who truly loves Him and trusts in Him by faith in His Son, Jesus Christ (John 6:29; Hebrews 11:6)?

Legalism – Law Obsessions – Rabbinical Error – Christian Cults – demonic deception…

Legalism – Law Obsessions – Rabbinical Error – Christian Cults – demonic deception that condemns the soul of man…

Two of the most obvious identifiers of a religious cult, more specifically – a Christian cult, is the denial of Jesus’ divinity and a denial of Jesus’ divine sufficiency to save by grace through faith, ALONE. Cults will always practice the demonic formula of “Jesus + something = salvation” and far too often that “something” is some form of self-righteousness through law, works, personal performance e.g. legalism.

Christianity and Law,

Christianity does not deny the necessity, the veracity, the holiness, of Elohim’s Ten-Commandments, the 603-Mosaic Laws, the Natural – Moral Law of Conscience (Romans 2:14-15) but Christianity places the Law in its proper context and understands its purpose. Unlike the brainwashed, self-righteous, legalistic-zealots in these forums who continually worship and idolize the Law, the Christian understands that Law has been relevant as an arbiter of free will since the creation of the angels and Elohim’s moral-natural law, as arbitrated by the conscience (Romans 2:14-15), was infused within the human genome on Day-6 specifically for Elohim’s eschatological purposes going forward as human kind was created in the spiritual image of Elohim (“Us”- “Our,” Father-Son-Spirit) (Genesis 1:26-28). Elohim chose to infuse certain divine communicable attributes into the human genome as humanity would play a key role in Elohim’s battle strategy i.e. “The Gospel of Jesus Christ” which would be divinely employed by Messiah 4000-years subsequent Eden to “destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b; 2 Timothy 1:8-10).

The Purpose of Law,

Law is not given to be worshiped or idolized but Law is given for the lawless (1 Timothy 1:9), to act as a bulwark buffering, tempering, the sin-nature inherited from Adam to stymie societal extinction via unrestrained narcissism; Law was also given as a Tutor to point humanity to their need for an Intercessor – a Savior – a Messiah (Galatians 3:24) as the Law concerning righteousness (a right standing) with the Father mandates absolute perfection (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10) and all of humanity is cursed by the Law as all of humanity is guilty of disobedience (Galatians 3:10; Romans 3:20-23) as all of humanity suffers the curse placed upon our first-father, Adam (Romans 5:12-21), a curse transferred through the human genome via federal headship; therefore, Law is given for the lawless, not the righteous (1 Timothy 1:9). That same Law will also be the basis for adjudication by Jesus at the Judgment of the Condemned (Revelation 20:10-15) subsequent Messiah’s Millennial Reign.

Worship Messiah Jesus, not Law,

Worshiping the Law; Idolizing the Law; Preaching the Law as valid supplemental doctrine for salvation, is spiritual deception, is legalism, is demonic at its root, when such obsessions with vanity and self-righteousness obscure, seek to negate, the suffering and blood-shed of Messiah Jesus who obediently destroyed the curse of the Law for us through His impeccable compliance (Galatians 3:13) and by incomprehensible grace offers us His perfection, His righteousness, imputed into and over our lives by faith in Him as our Messiah (2 Corinthians 5:21); therefore, the pathetic hypocrisy that under girds the legalistic obsessions with “LAW” is rooted in the demonic and destroys the soul in self-righteousness, destroys the peace of God in one’s life due to daily fears of non-compliance, doubt, anguish which is the antithesis of the Gospel’s intent i.e. peace with God through faith, alone, in Jesus as Messiah (Romans 8; 5:1; Matthew 11:28-30).