People ask me if we still keep the Ten Commandments. What about the Ten Commandments, do we still keep them? Do we still abide by them? I tell people the commandments could not keep a man out of sin by the law of Moses and they can not give you the fruits of the Spirit. Also, what about Romans? He that regardeth a day regardeth it unto the Lord. I just want to know what to answer the people...
Andrew / Toronto
ANSWER : THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
In Christ Jesus we are blessed with the righteousness of God through faith. No one can be righteous by being faithful to the Ten Commandments. We must be faithful to Jesus. Jesus presented Himself to his Father on the day of his resurrection as a living sacrifice, and He became the One to redeem us from trying to establish our own righteousness by keeping the commandments. Now, through Jesus Christ, we are made the righteousness of God. Anyone who claims to be righteous by keeping the commandments or because they do not commit any sin, have a righteousness which is of no avail for it has been done away with by the death and resurrection of Jesus our Lord. We cannot say the Ten Commandments are to be done away with. It is the righteousness which was once obtained by keeping the commandments which is done away with. This is why we glory in Christ Jesus at all times for He is our righteousness if we choose to walk and to continue in his word.
It is much like the Sabbath. The Sabbath may be done away with because the Lord of the Sabbath whom we serve daily is the forerunner. Jesus is also the head of the Ten Commandments for righteousness sake, and He is also the head of the Sabbath for rests sake. In Christ we have ceased to work for our own righteousness. We need to be born of God and to do all the Bible is telling us to do. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 1 John 3: 9. Strive to enter in at the straight gate, and to sin no more. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. 2 Corinthians 3: 7. The Vatican and her daughters (all major denominations) have never had eyes to see the knowledge you are blessed with. This word of God knowledge is what gives the sons and daughters of God power to walk the walk of faith (no sin) with the righteousness of God unto everlasting life. We are not to walk around the foundation of faith. Hallelujah! The people of denominations are walking on the boardwalk which means they are walking around the foundation of faith. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Timothy 3: 7.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelations 21: 8. This is inevitable for those found walking on the boardwalk.
Convert to this gospel. No doubt will be found Wired With Christ Jesus, and with your name in the Lambs book of Life.