Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's as like oil and water

Who were the 10 commandments written for and are Christians today supposed to be trying to live according to them?

When you rightly divide God's word, according to what the risen, ascended Lord Jesus Christ revealed to Paul, we know and understand that today, in the present dispensation of grace, we are not under the Ten Commandments.  God wrote them to Israel!

2 Timothy 2:7
Consider what I [Paul] say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

God brought Israel out of Egypt and gave them his law.

Deuteronomy 6:23-25
And he brought us [Moses is speaking to Israel] out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers. And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

God gave his law to Israel, and not to any other nation…

Psalm 147:20
He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

The gentiles do not have the Law of Moses...

Romans 2:14
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

We gentiles are not under the Law, but under God's Grace…

Romans 6:14
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

We are dead to the Law of Moses because we are in the body of Christ...

Romans 7:4
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

We are not justified by God by the works of the Law of Moses…

Galatians 2:16
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Those who are under the Law of Moses are under God's curse

Galatians 3:10
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Paul says in these verses that the Law of Moses—the Ten Commandments—are not for us.

 Hopefully this helps...Maranatha!

1 comment:

  1. "Law is to Grace as oil is to water"
    ...they do not mix!
    This is why we are told in scripture to rightly divide, so as to not confuse/mix the two.

    Galatians 4:23-26
    But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage [Law] with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free [Grace], which is the mother of us all.