Law or Mercy?
With the Law, Appropriate Sacrifice, Needed
For the Israelites, transgressing the Law [Mosaic Law, commonly known as Ten Commandments],
resulted in PUNISHMENT WITHOUT MERCY [with FEW exceptions, King David being one such].
Deuteronomy 5:32 to 33 read: And you people MUST TAKE CARE TO DO JUST AS
JEHOVAH your God has COMMANDED you, you should walk, in order that YOU MAY LIVE
and it may be well with you and you may lengthen your days in the land of which you will take
ALL OF God's COMMANDMENTS WERE TO BE OBEYED. This is evidenced at
Deuteronomy 6:2 which reads: ... in order that you may *fear Jehovah your God
so as to KEEP ALL HIS STATUTES AND HIS COMMANDMENTS that I am
commanding you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and in
order that your DAYS MAY PROVE LONG. [*FEAR of God means; Proverbs 8:13]
This is SUPPORTED AT James 2:10 which reads: For whoever observes ALL the Law but
makes a FALSE STEP IN ONE POINT, he has BECOME AN OFFENDER AGAINST
The Law is PERFECT.
Psalm 19:7 reads: The Law of Jehovah is PERFECT, bringing back the soul.
The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.
Law is spiritual, man is fleshly.
Romans 7:14 reads: For we know that the Law is spiritual; but I am fleshly, sold under sin.
Once fleshly persons, who were SOLD UNDER SIN, have OPTION, of being BOUGHT
BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST TO LEAD SPIRITUAL LIVES. [More on this later]
The Law and Prophets were UNTIL JOHN the Baptist.
Luke 16:16 reads: The Law and the Prophets were until John. From then on the kingdom
of God is being declared as good news, and every sort of person IS PRESSING
FORWARD TOWARD IT.
God Almighty, Jehovah, has MADE A PROVISION FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF
SINS OF TRULY REPENTANT ONES, also, ADAMIC SIN WAS PAID IN FULL
FOR THOSE WHO PUT THEIR FAITH AND WORKS IN THIS PROVISION.
John 3:16; James 2: 17; John 4:23, 24; John 17:3; John 1:29; John 3:36. 2 Cor. 5:14, 15.
Spirtual Life ALLOWS US TO OBEY God's Laws, but we are NOT UNDER LAW.
At Galatians 5:16 to 18, we read:
But I say, keep walking by SPIRIT and you will carry out NO FLESHLY DESIRE at all.
For the FLESH is AGAINST the SPIRIT in its DESIRE, and the spirit is against the flesh, for these
are OPPOSED to each other, so that the very things that you would like to do you do not do.
Furthermore, if you are being LED by spirit, you are NOT UNDER LAW.
[If we were to make a WRONG step and sin against God, with genuine REPENTANCE
WE MAY BE FORGIVEN by God. Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 8:12; if under Law, with
the evidence of two witnesses one is executed.]
Mark 3:29 reads: However, whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit has no forgiveness
forever, but is guilty of everlasting sin.
Similarly, Hebrews 10:26 to 31, show that the deliberate practising of sin, after
being convinced of the TRUTH, will result in adverse judgment.
1 John 3: 4- 10 read: Everyone who practises sin is also practising lawlessness, and so sin is
lawlessness. You know too that that one was made manifest to take away [our] sins, and there is no
sin in him. Everyone remaining in union with him does NOT practise sin, NO ONE that practises sin
has either seen him or come to KNOW him.
Little children, let NO ONE MISLEAD YOU, he who carries on righteousness is righteous just
as that one is righteous. He who carries on sin originates with the Devil, because the Devil has
been sinning from the beginning. FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SON OF GOD WAS MADE
MANIFEST, NAMELY, TO BREAK UP THE WORKS OF THE Devil.
Everyone who has been born from God DOES NOT CARRY ON sin, because His [reproductive]
seed remains in such one, and he CANNOT PRACTISE SIN, because he has been born
from God. THE CHILDREN OF GOD AND THE CHILDREN OF THE Devil are EVIDENT
BY THIS ONE FACT: EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT CARRY ON RIGHTEOUSNESS
DOES NOT ORIGINATE WITH God, NEITHER DOES HE WHO DOES NOT LOVE HIS
All WICKEDNESS will be done away with for ALL TIME as shown
at Revelation 21: 8: But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are
disgusting in their filth and murderers and fornicators and those practicing spiritism and idolators and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur.
This MEANS the second DEATH.
Ro 1: 28-32 warns; And just as they did not approve of holding God in accurate knowledge, God
gave them up to a disapproved mental state, to do the things not fitting, filled as they were with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, badness, being whisperers, backbiters, haters of
God, insolent, haughty, self-assuming, inventors of injurious things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, false to agreements, having no natural affection, merciless. Although these know full
well the righteous decree of God, that those practising such things are deserving of death, they not
only keep on doing them but also consent with those practicing them.