God through His Word in Jude prophesied that people will try to change or twist the meaning of the word GRACE.

Jude 3 "Beloved,when I gave all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation(grace),it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."

Jude 4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old, ordained to these condemnation, ungodly men,turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."

Jude's original intent was because of false preachers teaching a perverted Gospel and to remind them to be contended with the Gospel that was delivered to them by the apostles. These false church pastors are turning God's grace into an excuse out of following God's law.Remember sin according to 1 John 3:4 is the transgression of God's law.

Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."

Now these false and deceptive preachers teaches that grace means saved. Yes we are saved by grace but it doesn't mean saved.
The word grace means forgiveness, mercy,or unmerited pardon. It also mean benefit, favour or gift.Grace is a free gift from God.

"For the wages of sin is death:but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our our Lord." Roman 6:23.

We for sinning or transgressing God's law were allocated the eternal death penalty. Jesus Christ died for this purpose for His shed blood erased this eternal death penalty for our past sins.

"Much more then,being now justified by His blood ,we shall be saved from wrath through Him." Roman 5:9

"In Christ we have redemption through His blood,the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." Ephesians 1:7.

Grace is defined above as God's willingness to forgive us of our past sins.Not His willingness to change or abolish His Law.

Since sin is the breaking of God's law, we all going to suffer eternal death. Christ then came in to pay the death penalty.Christ died instead of us for breaking God's law.Jesus if you still haven't grasp it paid the penalty according to the law.It is the penalty of the law. Christ death even shows that the law stands.
Jesus Himself said in Matthew 5:18, "Till heaven and earth pass,one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,till all be fulfilled."
"..I have not come to abolish the law but to fulfill them." Matthew 5:17

While grace is a free gift, it is also conditional.God requires certain things of us before we receive it. Jesus stressed that unless we repent, we shall all perish in Luke 13:3.

Now repent is to turn away from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life; to feel regret, to change one's mind according to Websters.
Acts 3:9 says,"Repent ye therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out..."
The above verse clearly shows that you have to be converted before you can receive grace.

Acts 2:38 says," Repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Christ, for the remission of sins,and ye shall receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit."
After being converted we are then baptised which symbolises the washing away away of our past sins and God will impart His Holy Spirit into us which is the power we need to live according to the spirit.
This repentance is different from what we hear today in most churches.Most preaches just to be sorry and repeat a simple word of prayer from the preacher. The Holy Spirit will only dwell in those who continues without sins.

Paul wrote in Romans 5:21, "That as sin hath reigned unto death even so might grace reign through righteousness (obedience to God's law) unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."
Because of Christ's blood we are under grace.

Read the very next verse.Romans 6:1 "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?"
Not even traditional Christianity will preach we continue in sin but yet they all insist on discontinuing the law.
John writing 60 years after Christ rose from the dead said in 1 John 3:4 that sin is the transgression of God's law.

Paul continues in verse 2 of Romans 6,"God forbids.How shall we that are dead to sin ,live any longer."
He is saying we will suffer eternal death again if we sin.Again under the law.Remember when we are converted and baptised we are under grace and eternal life.

Then Paul goes on to describe in verse 3&4 how we are symbolically buried with Christ. When we come out of the water, we walk with Christ in newness of life.

In verse 11 he says,"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Verse 12, "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body that you should obey it in the lusts thereof."
The storyflow here is after we repent, we are baptised, and received the Holy Spirit. We ought not to let sin continue in our bodies. Our newness of life means we overcomes sin by yielding ourselves to God according to verse 13.

Now we come to verse 14.This is one of the most misunderstood verse in the Bible.Hailed as a key verse in the abolishment of the law by false preachers.

" FOR SIN SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU FOR YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW,BUT UNDER GRACE."
Now for a traditional Christian that is just enough said.Full stop.We live under grace and the law is supposedly abolilished here.
But look closely at the storyflow from chapter 5 right through to chapter 6 and it will show otherwise.

Keeping in mind that sin is the transgression of God's law which also brings with it the death penalty. We came under the law when we transgreseth against it.The penalty of the law is death. But if we repent and be converted through the Holy Spirit,we are not under the penalty of the law but under grace because of Christ's sacrifice.
Paul knows people will misinterpret his words after saying we are not under the law but under grace so he says in verse 15 that God forbids us to sin anymore.

God's merciful grace does not give us the right to live contrary to His law,the Ten Commandments.
According to Galatians 2:21,Christ would have died in vain if we think we can save ourselves by our own work.But also remember that according to Jude 4, if we think that Christ did everything for us and that we can continue to sin against the law because of grace, Christ would also have died in vain.

Jesus Christ Himself said in Matthew 19:17,"If thou wilt enter enter into life, keep thou the commandments."

Paul not only called the law holy and good in Romans 7:12,he also said that "I myself serve the law in verse 25.

James 2:8-10, that if you offend the law in one point you are guilty of all.

John said if we said we know God but do not keep the commandments WE ARE LIARS (1 John 2:3-4).

Above are some New Testament for those who rejects the Old Testament which were written years after Christ rose from the dead.

Now let us be honest with ourselves as God would not allow the violation of His law because of grace.
It was the violation of God's law which makes it a must for Christ to die.To pay the death penalty of the law.

Living under grace means living according to God's Spirit in humble obedience to His Laws.

May God helps us to understand so that His grace will be upon us.

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Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:4) KJV

 

 

Christ is become of no effect unto you. Literally, ye were brought to nought from Christ. Your relation to Christ is finished, rendered null and void. Without an effective relation to Christ, one deprives himself of spiritual blessing. Whosoever of you are justified by the law. Justified as you think, but not really. You who are trying to be justified in the law, trying to seek a right standing with God on the basis of works or merit. One either attains salvation by his own works or he attains it as a free gift of God (Rom 11:6). Ye are fallen from grace. The only time this phrase is used in the Bible. Having been saved by grace, the Galatians, who were reverting to the law for Christian living, were actually falling short of the standard of grace by which they were saved. The frustrating result would have been similar to the believer in Romans 7 who was struggling to live under the law. This does not teach that children of God can lose their salvation by falling out of grace. Paul is contrasting grace and law. Depending on circumcision, or any other work, means renouncing justification by grace through faith and takes one out of the spirit of grace and puts him under the dominion of the law. There cannot be two grounds of salvation, two means of justification, two ways of life. To accept the one means to reject the other. It is either law or grace, either works or faith, either self-righteousness, or the righteousness of God, either circumcision or Christ. The Galatians were in danger of substituting law for Christ as a means of salvation.[1]

 

 

 

 



[1]KJV Bible commentary. 1997, c1994 (2396). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:4) KJV

Pure common sense should click here.

It simply is reminding us that we should also believe and have faith in Christ while observing the law in order to receive grace.

Judaism observes the law but they never believe in Christ so this verse really is for them.

"It simply is reminding us that we should also believe and have faith in Christ while observing the law in order to receive grace."

That is absolute rubbish and is not supported by scripture. You've been told time and time again that GRACE is on a higher level than the LAW.

 

 

Intention of the LAW

 

 

1 Timothy 1:8
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; (KJV)

 

 

Spiritual Application:

The Law served a purpose, but God did not give it as a means of salvation. The Law condemns us; it reveals to man that he is a sinner in need of a Savior. Under the Law the best man in the world is absolutely condemned, but under the gospel the worst man can be justified if he will believe in Christ.

The sinner cannot be saved by good works for he is unable to perform any good works. Paul wrote in Romans, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Rom. 8:8). This idea that in and of yourself you can please God absolutely contradicts the Word of God. It is impossible to please Him—you cannot meet His standard.

Good works cannot produce salvation, but salvation can produce good works. We are not saved by good works, but we are saved unto good works. Paul makes this very clear in Ephesians 2:8–10 where we read: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

“We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.” The Law reveals the will of God—it is morally excellent. It is good for moral conduct but not for obtaining salvation. It cannot save a sinner, but it can correct him or reveal that he is a sinner. That is its purpose. [1]

 

 
 


[1]McGee, J. V. (1997, c1981). Thru the Bible commentary. Based on the Thru the Bible radio program. (electronic ed.) (5:432-433). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

 

Read the post properly and you will see that I'm not substituting Christ for the Law.

Jesus Christ Himself said in Matthew 19:17,"If thou wilt enter enter into life, keep thou the commandments(Ten Commandments)"

Sa rauta mada na dau vakadewataka cala na ka.

 

Ulaya please understand that salvation cannot be earned. Salvation is given by GRACE and received by FAITH (Ephesian 2:8-9).

Matthew 19:17 is the story of the rich young ruler (Luke 18:18-23; Matthew 19:16-22). This young man's problem is trying to earn salvation by keeping the LAW. Jesus set the record straight for him showing him in the Commandments how sinful he is and his need for a Saviour.

 

Ulaya please understand no one has ever kept the Commandments except the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

Matthew 19:17
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (KJV)

 

Spiritual Application:

19:17 Our Lord probed him on these two points. In asking, “Why do you call Me good? There is no one good but One, that is, God,” Jesus was not denying His own deity, but was providing the man with an opportunity to say, “That’s why I call You good—You are God.”

To test him on the way of salvation Jesus said, “But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” The Savior was not implying that man can be saved by keeping the commandments. Rather, He was using the law to produce conviction of sin in the man’s heart. The man was still under the delusion that he could inherit the kingdom on the principle of doing. Therefore, let him obey the law which told him what to do. [1]

By contrast to their simple obedience came the complex young rich man with all of his “hangups,” calling Jesus Good Master, which the Saviour challenged, not as a denial of His deity, but to impress upon this seeker the seriousness of the implication. “Are you sure you really mean that?” would be a modern paraphrase. The young man’s question, What good thing shall I do? implies that he wanted to perform some work that might gain him eternal life (salvation). Jesus’ challenge was intended to elevate his concept of “good.” The glib comment “good master” is followed by a request for something “good” that he may do to gain heaven. Jesus’ concept of good was that which is divine. Therefore, only an act of God could grant eternal life. The Master’s reply, If thou wilt enter into life, implies that the young man was still on the outside of such life.

The idea is this, if you want to gain eternal life, you must first of all enter it! The imperative keep the commandments (vs. 17) was intended to hit his point of pride, i.e. self-righteousness. Jesus did not believe that mere outward keeping of the commandments of the law brought anyone salvation. He had already told Nicodemus earlier that he must be born again (cf. Rom 3:20; Gal 2:16). Why, then, did He tell this young man to keep the commandments? The rest of the story reveals the answer. Jesus will go to great lengths now to show him that he has not kept the commandments and, therefore, is in need of God’s grace.[2]

 

 
 


[1]MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Mt 19:17). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[2]KJV Bible commentary. 1997, c1994 (1934). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

 

Living under grace means living according to God's Spirit in humble obedience to His Laws.”

 

No it isn’t that’s a lie from the pit of Hell.

Grace is on a higher level than the LAW.

 

 

Grace is on a Higher Level than the LAW

 

 

Ephesians 2:15
15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, (NKJV)

 

A third aspect of Christ’s work was abolition of the enmity that smoldered between Jew and Gentile and also between man and God. Paul identifies the law as the innocent cause of the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances. The Law of Moses was a single legislative code; yet it was made up of separate, formal commandments; these in turn consisted of dogmas or decrees covering many, if not most, areas of life. The law itself was holy, just, and good (Rom. 7:12), but man’s sinful nature used the law as an occasion for hatred. Because the law actually did set up Israel as God’s chosen earthly people, many Jews became arrogant and treated the Gentiles with contempt. The Gentiles struck back with deep hostility, which we have come to know all too well as anti-Semitism. But how did Christ remove the law as the cause of enmity? First, He died to pay the penalty of the law that had been broken. He thus completely satisfied the righteous claims of God. Now the law has nothing more to say to those who are “in Christ”; the penalty has been paid for them in full. Believers are not under law but under grace. However, this does not mean they can live as they please; it means they are now enlawed to Christ, and should live as He pleases.

As a result of abolishing the hostility stirred up by the law, the Lord has been able to usher in a new creation. He has made in Himself from the two, that is, from believing Jew and believing Gentile, one new man—the church. Through union with Him, the former combatants are united with one another in this new fellowship. The church is new in the sense that it is a kind of organism that never existed before. It is important to see this. The NT church is not a continuation of the Israel of the OT. It is something entirely distinct from anything that has preced...ow it. This should be apparent from the following:

1. It is new that a Gentile should have equal rights and privileges with a Jew.

2. It is new that both Jews and Gentiles should lose their national identities by becoming Christians.

3. It is new that Jews and Gentiles should be fellow members of the Body of Christ.

4. It is new that a Jew should have the hope of reigning with Christ instead of being a subject in His kingdom.

5. It is new that a Jew should no longer be under the law.

The church is clearly a new creation, with a distinct calling and a distinct destiny, occupying a unique place in the purposes of God. But the scope of Christ’s work does not stop there. He has also made peace between Jew and Gentile. He did this by removing the cause of hostility, by imparting a new nature, and by creating a new union. The cross is God’s answer to racial discrimination, segregation, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and every form of strife between men. [1]

having abolished … the law: Paul was not saying that God had rejected the righteous standards of the law. Rather, in Christ the righteous standards that people could never reach have been accomplished. He is our righteousness; in Him, believers fulfill the law (Matt. 5:17, 20; Rom. 3:21, 22, 31). The Christian church, composed of both Jews and Gentiles, is described as one new man. In the earliest days of Christianity, the church was largely made up of Jews. But under the direction of God’s Spirit, the believers witnessed to Gentiles (Acts 10), who then outnumbered the Jewish members.[2]

 

 



[1]MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Eph 2:15). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[2]Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Eph 2:15-16). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

That is taken from the Bible kemuni.

Christmas, Easter, Trinity,rapture and so on....found nowhere in the Bible. They came from the mystery religion in Babylon. Satan's seat and the real pit of hell.

 

Wrong Bible kemuni, that's the real reason you're choosing to reject Jesus Christ as the Saviour of mankind and promoting "works" as a substitute for salvation. That theology has been proven to be absolutely "demonic".

 

 

Come to Jesus, repent and receive Him as your Saviour and Lord while there is still time to do so.

 

  

Joe please don't twist scripture.

Ephesians 2:15 talks about the Sacrificial laws.Christ is our permanent sacrifice and He has fulfilled the Sacrificial laws.You are saying it as if it meant the whole law.

The Moral laws stood till now and you know it.

Matthew 27:51.King James Bible
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Any race from around the world can now have access to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Not as before the sacrifice of Christ where the Jews offer animal sacrifices to God.

Ulaya right here is your undoing. This is a big call to say that Jesus sacrifice at Calvary was incomplete. In other words only some sins were forgiven and others were not (Moral Laws). Please consider this:

 

If Jesus Christ's sacrifice is incomplete then YOUR redemption is incomplete. In other words YOU are still a sinner in need of salvation. You are still an unsaved person completely lost in your sins.

 

No amount of "works" on your part will be able to give you salvation or remove any sin for that matter. Sin cannot be removed by any amount of "works" but by "righteous blood" (Heb 9:22). 

 

Any amount of works on your part to try and be in a right relationship with God is like "filthy rags" before Him (Isa 64:6).

 

You break one LAW you break all of them and you to start all over again (James 2:10). In other words the conscious of sins remains with you forever. You're under condemnation all the time because of the consciousness of sins.

 

You don't have any assurance of salvation whatsoever in this life because you've never been saved.

 

Most importantly and very sad, when you die you go straight to HELL because that's where all those who reject Jesus Christ to be their Saviour go. Please understand something, since you don't want to have any part of the salvation offer of God but rather rely to earn it by your own deeds. Satan is your "spiritual father" and the same judgement that will be accorded to satan will also be accorded to all his children (Matt 25:40).

 

Hope you'll do something and come away from the "devilish doctrine" that you're holding onto thinking it'll save you. Nothing can be further from the truth.

 

Acts 2:38-39
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (KJV)

A Prayer to Receive Jesus as Saviour

 

Dear God in heaven, I realize and admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and ask you to forgive me. I renounce Satan and all his works from my life. I confess Jesus now as my Lord and Saviour. Lord Jesus baptize me now with your Holy Spirit and fire. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. 

 

nice

Quoting again from post above.Some people still haven't got it.

"FOR SIN SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU FOR YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW,BUT UNDER GRACE."
Now for a traditional Christian that is just enough said.Full stop.We live under grace and the law is supposedly abolilished here.
But look closely at the storyflow from chapter 5 right through to chapter 6 and it will show otherwise.

Keeping in mind that sin is the transgression of God's law which also brings with it the death penalty. We came under the law when we transgreseth against it.The penalty of the law is death. But if we repent and be converted through the Holy Spirit,we are not under the penalty of the law but under grace because of Christ's sacrifice.
Paul knows people will misinterpret his words after saying we are not under the law but under grace so he says in verse 15 that God forbids us to sin anymore.

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