Law and Order – The Great Deception - God’s Law (part 1)
Today people are being entertained by TV shows like American Idol, Law and Order, Deal or no Deal, The Simpson and focusing on Paris Hilton going to jail that they are unaware of the great deception that is taking place in the religious and political world. God’s Law and Order isn’t a TV show. In my last blog dealt I with The Ten Commandment Commission declaration of turning the Christian churches back to the Law of God. For many years pseudo Christian preachers have been advocating that the Ten Commandments were done away with and were no longer binding on Christians. Their motto was that Grace has freed people from the Law of God. Why is it that today these same preacher are now preaching and uplifting The Ten Commandments. What brought about the change? Are these pastors, teachers, and evangelists going to bring Gods flock back to the real truth about Gods Law or are they setting up the church to receive the Mark of the Beast? Will the Ten Commandments Commission become the Sunday Sabbath Commission? The Sunday Blue laws are already on the books but they are not being enforced. The day is coming when strict Sunday keeping will be enforced.
Let us examine what the Bible has say on the subject of law and grace, but even though it is true that Christians are saved by faith in Christ, nowhere in the Bible does it say God's laws are not binding upon man. Keeping the commandments of the Decalogue is not the method of salvation, but the fruit of it. Obedience to God is the test of the genuine Christian.
1 John 3:4 "Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and SIN IS LAWLESSNESS."
This scripture defines sin as the "breaking of God's law". You see, if the law is abolished, then so is sin and if sin is abolished, then the need of a Saviour becomes unnecessary. Why did Christ die on the cross? To save us from our sins, which are transgressions of God's law. If it were possible to do away with the law, Christ need not have died, but the fact that He was prepared to make this supreme sacrifice proves the unchanging character of God's law that shows us how to love God and man. Romans 3:20 "Therefore BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW NO FLESH WILL BE JUSTIFIED in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin."
This scripture in no way says it is unnecessary to obey Gods 10 commandments.
Romans 6:14,15 "For sin shall not have dominion over you, for YOU ARE NOT UNDER LAW BUT UNDER GRACE. What then? SHALL WE SIN BECAUSE WE ARE NOT UNDER LAW but under grace? CERTAINLY NOT!"
We are not under the condemnation of the law because of the grace (Gods unmerited favour) of Christ. His blood covers our sins so that the law cannot condemn us. The question is asked by Paul; "Shall we sin (or break the law) because we are not under the law but under grace?" and the reply is most definite - "God forbid". God's forgiveness to us does not give license to sin.
Romans 3:31 "Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, WE ESTABLISH THE LAW."
Genuine Christians will not seek to break God's law, instead they establish it; uphold it and keep it.
What was done away with at the cross? How many of the Commandments are binding? In the past most prechers would that we are no longer under the law. According to Steve Keohane of Bibleprobe, they were all nailed to the cross.. Good to know that most prechers and teachers no longer consider that a valid augument. But some are still stuck in the mud. In fact there is a commission that want to re-establish the Ten Commandment
We will examine Gods Ten Commandments in more detail in part 2.
(Ten Commandments Commission members. Founding Members
Blackie Gonzalez, Chairman Ron Wexler, President
Dr. Myles Munroe, Pastor John Hagee, Cornerstone Church, Dr. Paul Crouch, Trinity Broadcasting Network , Bishop T.D. Jakes, Potter's House of Dallas , Rabbi Yehuda David Greenberg , Jerome Edmondson , Senior Partner - Edmondson Associates Maurice Starr – Maurice Starr Productions, Benny Hinn, Founder of Benny Hinn Ministries , Richard Shakarian, Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship , Bishop George McKinney, Executive Board - Church of God in Christ , Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty, Tulsa Victory Christian Center , Dr. Mark J. Chironna, The Master's Touch International Church, Richard Roberts, President - Oral Roberts University, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Founder of the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, Dr. Charles Phillips, United Nations Non-Government Official to the Economic Council, Bishop Harold Ray, Redemptive Life Fellowship, Dr. Charles Green, Faith Church of New Orleans, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Jerry Horner, Th.D., Beacon University. Floyd Flake, Pastor and former Congressman, Susan Zahn, President - WDC Media Public Relations, Jason T. Christy, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Church Report, David W. Clark, Ph.D., President of Palm Beach Atlantic University, Pastor George Morrison - Chairman, Promise Keepers, Congressman Bill Danne Meyer, Mathew Straver, president – Liberty Council, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President - Toward Tradition, Maureen Bravo, Orlando – NDP, Jerome Rhyant, President – The Love Center, Florida, Jane A. Hansen - President/ CEO of Aglow International.)Lord's Day Alliance.