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).