To sin or not to sin? That is the question.

Published by Rob Skiba February 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Anyone who follows my wall posts, knows the marathon threads that result from nearly any post I make concerning the Law of YHVH. Some in favor – many all to eager to call me a heretic for daring to suggest that obedience to God might be a good thing.

All of the arguments posted by Grace only Law haters come with quotes from Paul. So, I thought I’d take a minute to quote him here…

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Notice it did not say “Christ has set us free from His Father’s law.” To “walk after the flesh” is to walk in sin (which is lawlessness). So those who are supposed to be “in Christ Jesus” are not to be walking after the flesh, but rather after the Spirit (which always compels one to walk in obedience to the Father).

Romans 8:

3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to deal with sin. He condemned sin in the flesh

4 so that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

What are the “things of the Spirit”? That which points people toward the Father and compels them to do His will.

Romans 8:6 To set our minds on the flesh leads to death, but to set our minds on the Spirit leads to life and peace.

The same thing was said about the Torah in the Old Testament. Choose death or life. Life and blessing was in the Torah. Death and curses was in disobedience.

Romans 8:

7 That is why the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile toward God. For it refuses to submit to the authority of God’s law because it is powerless to do so.

8 Indeed, those who are under the control of the flesh cannot please God.

This is key! Sadly, so many fit Romans 8:7 in their blatant refusal to obey God by attempting to make His law obsolete. In so doing, they advocate for sin (which is defined as lawlessness). This is not pleasing to God – and that’s according to PAUL. Hmmmmmm…. so, what? For those who love to quote Paul as being an advocate for lawlessness now that we are “in Christ,” what’s going on here? Was Paul talking out both sides of his mouth?

What is pleasing to God? Oh yeah… obedience. I honestly cannot for the life of me understand why so many Christians can’t seem to get this. I guess the Jesuits and Freemasons have done an exceptionally good job of infiltrating the seminaries. I mean seriously. Here we are on my wall day after day, all too often having a debate on whether or not we as Christians should live in sin (lawlessness). Seriously?

If we’re that screwed up, what hope do the lost have? There’s no truth in us to give them if we believe this way. What are you telling them? Essentially: Get saved then you are free to sin (live in a state of Grace-filled lawlessness) and you’ve got a free ticket to Heaven! Cool huh?

Paul says, “God forbid!” (Romans 6:1,2)

Romans 8:9 You, however, are not of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit, since God’s Spirit lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to him.

This same idea is picked up by John:

1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

The point is: salvation comes FIRST, then the evidence of that salvation should be manifesting in LOVE toward the One who saved us, through obedience to His commandments, which comes by and through the Holy Spirit who lives in those who are truly “in Christ”:

1 John 5:

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

That’s about as plain and simple as it gets. It’s not Greek people! That’s simple, Grade School level English.

2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

1 John 3:

4 Everyone who practices sin also practices LAWLESSNESS; and SIN IS LAWLESSNESS.

5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.

6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.

7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

8 the one who practices sin [defined as lawlessness] is OF THE DEVIL; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

So Christian, are you of Christ or of the Devil?

Paul did not contradict every single person in the Bible! I am fully convinced he is just grossly misunderstood by the Church today – which even the Apostle Peter seemed to know would happen:

2 Peter 3:

14 Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.

15 Also, regard the patience of our Lord as an opportunity for salvation, just as our dear brother Paul has written to you according to the wisdom given to him.

16 He speaks about these things in all his letters in which there are some matters that are hard to understand. The untaught and unstable TWIST them to their own destruction, as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures.

17 Therefore, dear friends, since you know this in advance, be on your guard, so that you are not led away by the ERROR OF LAWLESS PEOPLE and fall from your own stability.

18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Here is the bottom line Christian. Sin is lawlessness. Plain and simple.

1 John 3:4 Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

Those of you who consistently attack any post on my wall that hints at the Law of YHVH are advocating an ideology of living in sin while calling yourself a Christian. Along those lines, I would think this quote from Yeshua is a sobering thought indeed:

Matthew 7:

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’

23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you;depart from Me, you who practice LAWLESSNESS.’

Just sayin’…

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