Part IV – Should Christians keep the Law of Moses – Getting right with God

It’s time to put all this together – yes you can walk humbly before the LORD and you can begin the process of taking your first steps in obedience to the Father. That process doesn’t require you to do everything all at once – just pick one or two things you feel are manageable and begin. God will guide you!

God Bless you

Lis

Part III – Should Christians keep the Law of Moses – Blessings and Curses

We can see evidence of the blessings and curses of the law – consequences for obedience and disobedience – in our society today. I talk in this short video about just one.

Shabbat Shalom

Lis

Part II – Should Christians keep the Law of Moses? – But Paul!

We are told that the words of Paul do away with the Law – this doesn’t fit with his words when he says in 2 Corinthians 6:14: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” – that word “unrighteousness” is “lawlessness” in the Greek. This indicates that believers should be lawful! Indeed Paul also said that if it was not for the Law he would not have known what sin was.

Lis

Should Christians keep the Law of Moses?

This is Part 1 of a four part series I’m putting out regarding the rational basis for keeping the Law of Moses. To me it is the most irrational thing that any Christian believes they are “not under the law” – try telling the traffic cop that! You are going to be governed by something and someone – shouldn’t that be God’s Law and God?

Shabbat Shalom to you all!

Lis

Theresa May departs as Prime Minister, and some more words on voting…

I said a prayer for Theresa May today – I caught a glimpse of her tears and I felt so sorry for her. Not because she has been wronged – she’s done a terrible job of Brexit, and I think deliberately so between her and Angela Merkel. Not because of that but because she is human, and therefore this is painful, and her tears show her humanity even if her policies have been terrible for the people of this country. I prayed that God would protect her from all the bile and vitiol which is being sent her way, and that He would protect her body, soul and spirit with regards particularly to her physical health (she has Type 1 Diabetes) and her mental health.

The European election results are not even in yet, and the country faces the prospect of Theresa May leaving office, and being replaced by Boris Johnson who is a clown. I think it most likely that the turmoil will continue for some time. Just how many seats will the Brexit Party have won? We should know on Sunday.

But of course, I didn’t vote yesterday, just as I said I wouldn’t. The more I look at it the clearer it becomes:

If I vote, I am giving my permission to the winner of the vote to make law on my behalf in complete contravention of God’s word, specifically Deuteronomy 4:2:

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. [ESV]

If I say OK to that then I am complicit in the violation of God’s Law in my country – only one is lawgiver!

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:12 ESV

Praise God!

For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; he will save us. Isaiah 33:22 ESV

Politics is the subversion of the Law of Moses for ends which most of us know are not good. Let us return to the LORD!

God Bless you

Lis

Paul and the law

This is a great short video about Paul and the commandments of God. For those who think that Paul says the law is done away with – think on.

For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Matthew 5:18 NKJV

God Bless you

Lis

One Reality Ministry in terrible error

I watched a great video by this ministry recently. It was well put together, and I’ll even go so far as to share it here:

It’s pretty hard-hitting. I’ve watched it a couple of times, and a few other videos and enjoyed them. He quotes Matthew 7:23 and uses a translation which clearly states:

But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’

Which is from the NLT.

I thought the ministry might get added to my Resources page. Until today.

Collin Retkowski who is the face of the ministry, talks in the video below, which I watched today, about being sinless. Being a sinless Christian.

He cites several people in the bible who were righteous before God (Job and Noah being just two), but sadly he makes the fundamental error, in spite of using Matthew 7:23 in other videos, of saying that the “ceremonial laws and the Mosaic Law” are done away with.

Nowhere does Yeshua say this – in fact this ministry is preaching the most dangerous doctrine of all – faith, plus works = salvation – without defining what those works are to be.

When we try to follow Christ and be like Him without reference to the Law, we tangle ourselves up in legalism. We define and redefine sin without reference to the Law which lays out for us so clearly what is sin! That’s what legalism is – the constant redefining of the law to allow us to do, or to restrict, things we think are right or wrong.

To give you an example straight out of the world today, of what legalism is, consider the speed limit. The sign says that the limit is 30 miles per hour. If we were to apply that as it is, which would be fair, we would say that travelling at 31 miles per hour is clearly breaking the law, so why don’t we? Why don’t people get a speeding fine for going at 31 mph? Because lawyers got involved, and said that, as speedometers are not accurate enough, it wouldn’t be fair, and so mostly our authorities only apply the speed limit allowing a 10% margin for error. This is legalism. One law wasn’t enough, so another rule must be added.

What most Christians think is sin is vastly removed from what the bible says is sin. In fact, he’s right that many Christians believe that feeling tempted is sinful, rather than waiting until you have sinned to feel bad.

But the simple aim of every believer should be a close, righteous walk with God – obedience is the ONLY answer to sin, because it clarifies what sin is! We can’t keep changing our minds because when we do, we begin a dangerous game – Collin says that Jesus will say in that day ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’, but then rejects the very law God gave us to keep us from sinning.

Please pray for Collin, because right now he’s in a dangerous place. He believes himself to be sinless, yet rejects the law, and this is an impossible place to be (and teach others from).

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May the fear of God bring you into all wisdom.

Lis