|Galatians 3:10-13 |
10 For all who rely on works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them." [There is a huge difference between works of the law (sacrifices, circumcision, tithing, days, sabbaths, foods, etc.), vs. trying to comply with the moral core of the commandments, (don't steal, don't lie, don't murder, don't commit adultery, don't covet, love your neighbor, etc.). Works of the law are worthless, but turning from evil is still essential. Do you not know brothers, (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives ? Rom 7:1. Until you lose your life by crucifying your sinful nature, your carnal mind, and your evil spirit, you are still alive and still subject to the moral laws. The blind guides of Christendom point to this scripture and claim there is no longer any sin because the law has supposedly been done away with for anyone who believes in Jesus; they conveniently overlook the New Testaments' many warnings of sin that completely disqualify you for salvation or heaven, click to see. They also overlook that every man will be judged on his works and words, click to see. Yes, there is a difference between good and evil; yes there is still sin; yes there is an inner law of God on every man's heart that must obeyed and that includes some of the old Mosaic moral laws such as: love your neighbor as you love yourself; don't steal; don't commit adultery; don't lie; don't covet; don't murder; and honor your father and mother. Also Paul said in Gal 5:18, if (and when) you are led (prompted, ordered, commanded) by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Until we are under total control of the Spirit of God, the law on our hearts, (which includes the moral core of the outward law), is our schoolmaster, reminding us of our shortcomings and motivating us to go to God for change. Christendom would have you ignore the essential schoolmaster, which leads to the true, operational faith.]
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith.
12 And the law is not of faith, but "The man who does them shall live by them."
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree,"