The video in the link below is short but backed full of wisdom.
The two items that stood out most was the belief some are preaching that it is not possible to follow the 10 commandments and that they were “nailed to the cross” and that we no longer fall under their influence.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. It is our lack of studying the bible that has led so many astray. Here is the scripture that references the topic.
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross (Col 2:13-14).
The key focus of the message is sin. How we are forgiven for all sins (past, present and future) under the new covenant that he was establishing with the church through His Son’s death on the cross. We are no longer saved through adherence to the law (like the Jewish people) but through faith and belief in Jesus Christ, our savior. The law is still valid, how else can we tell if we sin and need to repent. It is still the way we should aim to live. It is the way Christ lived, following the 10 commandments.
Jesus multiple times spoke of the commandments and their importance. Paul also spoke at length about “the law” which is front and center represented by the 10 commandments as well as the old testament. (Romans) He stated that without the Law, we do not know what sin is and that we need to repent. It is not the law the makes us sin, we are all sinners, but without the law we would not know the standards we are measured against.
We would not know that we are sinners and in need of a savior. We are never “good” enough as we are all filled with sin, believers and unbelievers. It is the believers that through the Law and Jesus’ teachings know they need a savior and that they have sinned.
This is where so many fail in preaching God’s word to unbelievers, we must first show them that they are sinners just like us and then it will make sense why they need a savior.
If someone does not know they are falling from a plane, it would not make sense as to why they need a parachute.
Something to ponder…
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