Why We Are Under God’s Laws
(Mat 5:17) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Christ came to fulfil the Law, but that does not mean it was annulled, as we’ll soon see.
(Mat 5:18) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Here, Christ plainly tells us that not even the smallest bit of the Law shall change. How can it, as we still need an orderly system to live under. Since heaven and earth will always be here, so will the Law. Though, in the new heavens and earth there will be no one breaking the Law. Think of the Law as the laws of physics – have they changed? Have they been “done away with?” No.
(Mat 5:19) Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
This is a very important verse. IF the Law was done away with and we just have Grace, why did Christ say this? In short, what we do here on earth will have consequences in the Kingdom. Yes, you can believe in Christ but if you also believe that “the Law was done away with,” like most Christians; if you think that it’s of no importance, yes, you’ll get to Heaven – BUT… These people will have a low position in Heaven.
I have heard Christians say, “I’ll take any position.” What it is, is an excuse for their behavior now. It’s so easy to obey the Law and tell others, too, AND get a nice “dwelling level,” in the Kingdom. So, do you want to be a street sweeper in God’s Kingdom or do you want to be handing out the brooms to others? I much rather prefer the latter!
(Mat 7:12) Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Christ, again, refers to the laws of God. If they are of no importance why does He say they are of importance?
Sin Defined by the Law
We are saved by grace and this is the free gift through Christ. But we can’t use grace to justify our sins. Why do we need Christ? Because we sinned, right? We know that there is sin in the world. Well, what defines sin? THE LAW!
We need Jesus Christ to save us from our sins but we need the Law in order to have a peaceful society.
(Eph 2:8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
(1John 3:4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Just read the above verse over again. You can see that sin is defined by the Law.
(1John 3:5) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
(Rom 4:15) Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
Since we know that there is transgression, the Law still in effect.
(Rom 7:12) Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
The Law is HOLY, so how can anyone say we don’t need it?
(Rom 7:13) Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
(Rom 7:14) For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
We do not get to Heaven by our good works; we need to believe that Christ saved us from our sins. BUT we do need the Law in order to have a Christian society, a Christian civilization and to have peace in the land.
(John 8:11) She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Notice, Christ said, go and sin no more. If the laws of God, was done away with, how could this woman sin? Christ recognised the sin because He knows what the Laws, Statues and Judgements He gave Moses. He told her not to sin no more, and the way she knows not to sin is to look up the meaning (for the act that she did) to know what sin she committed.
(James 1:25) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Can there be anything better than perfect? Can you construct a proper sentence using the words “more perfect”? Of course not because you would not be using the word “perfect” correctly. You can’t get better than perfect, so why does mankind make laws? Do we think we can make better laws than God? This would be blasphemy.
As a side note, man can make ordnances that does not counter or supersede God’s laws. An example of that would be, “Thou shall not go through a red light.” This is good and it is NOT taking away anything in God’s laws.
(1Jn 5:3) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Many Christians say they love Yahweh God, but do they? Yahweh gives the definition of love and that is what we read in 1 John 5.3; that is why we read in the Bible when Christ said depart from me who practice inequity, I know you not. Christ knew that there will be people preaching in His name, saying they love Him and doing His work while at the same time they say “the Law has been done away with.”
The Hypocrisy of Most Christians
Most Christians are hypocrites. Why? Because they say on one hand that, “The Law has been done away with,” but on the other hand, they go out and vote for politicians who makes laws; they vote for Judges to judge man-made laws; they support the cops who enforce the laws! Why do this if there should be no laws?
If you were to ask them who is greater: the Created or the Creator? They will answer, the Creator. Yet, they are saying that man’s laws are OK but God’s laws isn’t. Isn’t that hypocrisy?
If they want no laws, that means they support anarchy. If we really had anarchy, there would be a lot of crime on the streets (almost like today), and who would be the first to complain? The anarchists! Well, didn’t they ask for it? Didn’t they deserve it?
The “Law of Cause and Effect”
The punishment is not from a vengeful God. He is a loving God and a lot of what we do is simply the “law of cause and effect.” This is a law that we all believe in – Christian and non-Christian alike. An example of that is, if you eat food that is processed and has a lot of chemicals in it; if it’s devoid of life and you have nothing else, don’t blame God. Many Christians do. You have many that are atheists and say something like, “That is why I don’t believe in God because look at all this sickness and suffering.” No, this is not caused by God but by stupid man who believes he can eat McDonald’s food – food that never deteriorates – and wonders why they have cancer? Yet, if they put aside their atheism for month, start studying the Bible, they will see that Gods has instructions for staying healthy.
(Amo 3:2) You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
(Amo 3:3) Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
(Amo 3:4) Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
Notice that this applies only to Israel – not to the other nations of the earth. Today, “Israel” consists the nations that were known as Christiandom. It is us who are being punished. In Amos 3.3, the answer is “No.” In Amos 3.4 the answer is “No,” also.
For those who don’t know about lions, a lion does not roar if there is no prey. They only do this when they have a prey to warn other animals. Back then, the people knew this, as lions were in that area of the world. These are rhetorical questions that God spoke. Let’s read some more.
(Amo 3:5) Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?
(Amo 3:6) Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
Here we know that a bird will not fall into a trap if there is no food. In the city, the people will be afraid if the trump if blown.
What all of this shows us is that there is a “cause and effect” to what happens.
(Amo 3:7) Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
(Amo 3:8) The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
God does not punishes His people without warning. Back 2,600 years ago the prophets and servants of God warned the people. The same is today. Anyone who reads the Bible will see the warnings that God gives us warnings. All you do is look at how society was in the time of the Bible and how it is today.
If you do A, the result will be B. When you jump from a building you are going to fall down. When you put your finger on a wire with electricity running through it you will get a shock. If you stand on a merry-go-round and if it’s going around fast enough you will fly off. We all understand this. Yet how many people think of who created these principles? It’s our Creator! This is His laws in a different realm but they are here and they serve a purpose. By these principles, we learn and put this knowledge to use, we can invent things with it, make products for society, etc. We don’t change it, we work with it and everyone benefits. Yet, these very same people, on another hand, would like to do away with the “law of cause and effect.” It’s strange how people don’t realise their contradictions!
When we have a pain in our body, this is the effect of something. It is the way our body tells us that something is wrong. What too many people do is, they ignore it and when the pain is too much, they curse God and go and get pain killers. They wonder why they are still sick, then eventually come down with a degenerate disease. All of this is “cause and effect.”
What people should do is, change their lifestyle, stop eating the same lifeless foods, for example, that caused what they have in the first place. You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome. You’ve got to change. This is what America has to do; this is what European nations have to do IF they really want a better society.
Find out what causes it to get a different effect. For all of life’s problems, God has provided the answer.
Why Powerful People Don’t Want God’s Laws
There is a simple reason why certain wealthy people don’t want God’s laws as the laws of the land and that is – they are making billions of dollars as the system is today. It comes down to “follow the money.” If God’s laws were in effect, there would be a lot of people who would not be able to make their billions. I’ll give you some examples.
We have talk before on this website about usury/interest and how it destroys an economy. There are the wealthy Rothschilds and Rockefellers that make billions by creating money out of thin air AND charging interest on this money. If this was illegal, which it would be under God’s laws, they would be out of business.
“Building house upon house.” We are told in the Bible not to build house upon house, to add land upon land. Today we have mega corporations such as Walmart and McDonald’s that have put thousands of “mom and pop shops” out of business with their stores. This is what “adding land unto land” is all about. Yahweh knew in His great wisdom and knowing the future what mankind would do, so He has this law. Think of the thousands of family businesses that have been closed by this one company only, then think of other corporations with their thousands of franchises. The privately owned “mom and pop shops” can’t support their families now; some of them are hired by the very company that put them out of business as “Greeters” in Walmart. In effect, they are taken off the land and made slaves in their own countries.
Many people would say, “But this is capitalism. This is what made America great.” But they don’t care what God says, they only care what they are told in schools and read in the newspapers. This is beyond capitalism. I coined a word several years ago and called it “extreme capitalism.” This, we don’t need. What we need is free enterprise. But things can be taken to extreme. You should have social love for your people. An example would be if you were at a picnic and there were 8 people and there was a pie cut in 8 pieces and you took three pieces. Would that be fair? No. So, the same is for business.
You motto should be “Community interest before self-interest.” This is NOT Communism, this is Christian love for your neighbor. Yes, you can still make money; you can make your millions but you can’t make your billions, if you know what I mean.
As for “This made America great,” it is not. When America WAS great, when we truly were great, it was long before the Walmarts and McDonald’s came to dominate every town and city – it was when you had families own their own business. Each hardware store, for example, was owned by a different family in every town.
So, what do you have now? You have high unemployment, no middle class, no small businesses and everything run by billionaires who own the rest of the world. This is all done by disobedience to God’s laws and God told us the punishment that would happen.
(2Ch 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
(“called by my name” meaning “Christians”)
Why did God give his laws to Israel? Part 1
Why did God give his laws to Israel? Part 2
Why did God give his laws to Israel? Part 3