I have noticed a peculiar thing about many Christians. Whenever they are faced with a verse in the Bible they do not like, they dismiss it as being an Old Testament teaching. I have heard verses from Genesis to Malachi dismissed. I have been told that the teachings of Jesus are actually Old Testament teachings because He had not yet been resurrected from the dead. And I have been told some of Paul's writings are Old Testament and should be disregarded. I am under the impression many Christians simply pick and choose whatever verses they like and then dismiss the rest. This article is written to prove the law of God is and always will be in full force.
Jesus told us in Matthew that He did not come to destroy the law or the prophets, but rather to fulfill them. In fact, Jesus promised not even a dot of an i nor a cross of a t of the law would pass away. On Judgment Day, all people will gather before Jesus Christ and be judged. How can the world be judged if there is no law? If there is no law, there is also no sin, and no one is guilty before God. And we all go to heaven. Sorry, friends, it does not work this way. Jesus told us few people go to heaven, and most people are on the broad way that leads to destruction.
Sin is the transgression of the law, and when a person sins, he is under the law. When a person repents and comes to Jesus Christ and is forgiven, he is set free from the law of sin and death. For Christ is the end of the law to every one that believes. Look at Romans 8:2, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
The whole world is under the law of God and will be judged according to the law. But when an individual repents and receives Jesus Christ, he is set free from the law of death and comes under the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Can you see this truth?
The world is still under the law, and the law is the schoolmaster who teaches us we are sinners in need of a Savior. The gospel is preached, and sinners repent and come to Christ to enter into newness of life and freedom from the law of sin and death. Both the law of God and the grace of God will continue until the end.
Every person is either under the law of sin and death or under the law of life in Christ Jesus. How can you tell which law you are under? Romans 6:16 tells us we are the servants to whomever we obey.
If we obey Jesus and live a sin-free life we are above the law of sin and death, but if we are sinners, we are under the law of sin and death. This is how to tell the difference between the real Christians and the false Christians. The real Christians get the victory over sin and live a victorious life. The false Christians never get the victory over sin, but rather twist the Bible to justify their wicked lifestyle of sin. The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus will never lead a person into a sinful life; it will lead into a life of righteousness.
The first book of John is a work devoted to comparing real Christians to false Christians. It all boils down to one issue: sin. Those who continue in sin and justify sin by twisting the scriptures are the children of the devil, and those who repent and get the victory over sin are the children of God.
The law is good and sinners are under the law, and will be judged according to the law. The grace of God is better and is available to every person who comes to the cross of Jesus and who enters into forgiveness and the New Testament. Can you see it? The law and grace both exist at the same time. Some people are under the law, and some people are under grace can you tell which law you are under? Romans 6:16 tells us we are the servants to whomever we obey. If we obey Jesus and live a sin-free life we are above the law of sin and death, but if we are sinners, we are under the law of sin and death.