Apostolic Preterist

Sin

                               
                                                                               Sin 
                      
                  By Thracia Gharst
 

In the bible during the time Jesus was here on earth, the Pharisees and Sadducees had added so many extra laws and rules to the original old covenant law given on Mt Sinai that they had created a religion and sin was the method used to control the people. Here in America and abroad we have done something very similar. We are now under the new covenant only, but you would not know it with all the added so called “sins.” The do’s and the don’ts growing up to me seemed overwhelming and oh, the guilt that came with it if I broke one of the rules. What we actually have right now is law mixed with grace and that is not what Jesus wanted at all. Most preach and teach that we are still under part of the law, the moral law. The Old Testament Covenant was never intended to be permanent. (Gal.3:17-18, 22-25) Jesus used two examples in a parable to show the new is not to be joined with the old, (Luke 5:36-39) V.36 “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old.”Heb.8:13 “In that He says “a New Covenant,” He has made the first one obsolete...”. Paul describes the Mosaic covenant in 2 Cor.3: 7 the HOLY SPIRIT tells us, is “passing away” and is “abolished” (verses 11,13), in its place we have the “ministry of the Spirit” and “the ministry of righteousness” (verses 8,9). V.37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. v.38 “But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. The old wineskins were stretched out to their limit and any more fermentation would burst them. To try and mix the old (law) with the new (gospel) would destroy both. You are not saved by Jesus plus Moses, neither is one sanctified by Jesus plus Moses. V.39 “And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better. ” Jesus did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it. To have it put aside. If continued it would become much the worse, even for the purpose for which it was intended; Jesus did not come to patch up Judaism, he came to fulfill it by his life teaching death and resurrection, not to patch up the old. Jesus’ purpose was expanded beyond Israel, to all mankind through his spirit something that could never be done under the old administration of the law. If we really want to be free in Jesus we need to start from the beginning. Let’s explore the word together and find out scripturally what the bible says is sin and not sin and what we are required and not required to do under the new covenant. First of all, the bible says-

1.) John 3:4 “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.”

2.)Romans 5:12-14 “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man (Adam), and (spiritual) death through sin, and in this way (Spiritual) death came to all people, because all sinned. For until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

3.) Romans 7:8 “But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead.”

4. ) Romans 3:20 “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.”

5.) Romans 4:15 “For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression

6.) Romans 5:13 “For sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.”

From the above scriptures it becomes obvious that sin was breaking one of the old covenant laws. Also, from number 6 it becomes obvious as well that sin was in the world before the law. How could that be? I will explain. Jesus knew if he put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden that Adam and Eve would fall. Even though he didn’t want them to sin, he did want to come and die for us to show us how much he loved us. That is why he placed sin in the world. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was the vehicle he used to bring the law and sin into the world. You see the tree of the knowledge of good and evil represented the law, because it tells you what is good and evil, wrong and right just as the law does. Paul said in Romans 7:7 “I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET." But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.”

If you are unsure if the tree of the knowledge of good and evil represented the law please read this article- The tree of the knowledge of good and evil =The law of commandments by Ian Hall

The Tree of the the knowledge of good and evil was declared "good" along with everything else He created in the garden of Eden (Genesis 1:31).
The Law is good (Romans 7:12).

Eating from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil brought a curse (Genesis 3:17).
The Law brings a curse (Galatians 3:10).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil brought death (Genesis 2:17).
The Law brings death (2 Corinthians 3:17, Romans 7:5,10).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil enlightened the eyes of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:7).
The Law enlightens the eyes (Psalm 19:8).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil was forbidden by God to be eaten (Genesis 2:17).
The Law is forbidden for believers to be sought after (Galatians 5:4).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil makes one wise (Genesis 3:6).
The Law makes one wise (Psalm 119:98).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil made Adam and Eve sin-conscience (Genesis 3:7).
The Law brings consciousness of sins (Hebrews 10:1-3).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil caused Adam and Eve to hide them selves from God (Genesis 3:8).
The Law disconnects people from God (Galatians 5:4).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil brought fear to Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:10).
Slavery to the Law brings about fear (Romans 8:15, also see Galatians 4:25).

Adam eating from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil brought condemnation (Romans 5:14-18).
The Law is a ministry of condemnation (2 Corinthians 3:9).

Adam and Eve began to judge each other after eating from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:12-13)
The Law causes people to judge one another (1 Corinthians 6:6).

By Adam eating from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, many were made sinners (Romans 5:19).
The Law came in so that sin might increase (Romans 5:20).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil brings knowledge of good by definition (Genesis 3:5, 22).
The Law is the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth (Romans 2:20), which is good (Ephesians
5:9).

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil brings knowledge of evil by definition (Genesis 3:5, 22).
Through the Law comes the knowledge of sin (Romans 3:20).

There are only two trees; one brought life, and one brought death. The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil brought death, thus we can assume that the law brings about death. Jesus is full of GRACE and truth, and He is the way the truth and the LIFE. Therefore, Jesus is the Tree of life, which is the Covenant of Grace as opposed to the Covenant of Law.

After reading the above excerpt by Ian Hall it is easy to see that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was the law.”

Even though sin entered the world at the fall they were not under the law yet. That is why God had mercy on many people that under the law would have probably died or had severe punishment for what they did. Like Cain who murdered his brother, but God had mercy and only put a mark on him to keep him from being harmed. Also Noah who got drunk and caused his son to do something that affected his whole line. Also, the man who slept with what he believed was a harlot, but was his dead sons wife. Lot who’s daughters got him drunk and slept with him committing incest. Look at the children of Israel after they left Egypt. They moaned, complained and doubted God. They tried to have Moses killed. It wasn’t until Mt Sinai that God killed over 14,700 of them in one day from the plague. That is because they made and worshipped a golden calf. He continued to judge them for their sins, because they had just entered a marriage covenant of God (The 10 Commandments being their vows) causing a righteous God to have to punish them when they broke a vow. God did not want to be under the law with them. The law was given, because of transgression (sin) according to the bible. This happened when God brought the children of Israel to the promised land They did not enter the promised land at first the cause was unbelief.  God wanted them to have a personal relationship with him but they wanted to be told what to do and not to do.  They wanted Moses to talk to God for them rather than have a personal relationship with God because of this God gave them the law If they had chosen relationship over law then  I believe God would have caused not only the Israelites to enter into his rest, but caused the heathen nations to be saved. Remember first comes the natural and then the spiritual.  The first promise land rest they rejected.  The second promised land rest was the spiritual rest that the church enters into when they cease from their works (law keeping to earn salvation) and rest in Jesus Christ.

 

You see even though sin entered the world at the fall causing the curse Jesus Christ came and died on a cross (made from a tree because the curse came when they ate from a tree) and became a curse for his people (by taking their place), so that they would no longer be under the law and guilty of sin. Jesus wanted to restore his people back to the way it was before they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and before sin. You see the law was good, but no man except the Lord is able to keep it without breaking a law. Breaking the law caused them to sin. The bible says, “ Without the law there is no transgression.” A transgression is what God called a sin when they broke the law. If we are under the new covenant as in have been saved under the new covenant, then how can we sin anymore and have it counted against us?

 

Lawlessness and Grace

When a person gets saved they no longer are able to sin and have it counted against them. Because Christ Jesus seed remains inside of them. Also, when a person is baptized they come up out of the water and are inside of Jesus. Now when God looks at his people he sees himself not us, we are dead to the flesh in his eyes. I will explain this further later down. To prove that once you are saved God doesn't count your sin against you. Please read the scriptures below.

2 Corinthians 5:18-22

New International Version (NIV)

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1st John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1st John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not ; that he that is begotten of God keepeth himself in that wicked one toucheth him not.

When you are saved you are born again and abide in Jesus and cannot sin because your past and future sins were washed away.. In Jesus there is no sin.

9 Whosoever is born of God . Does not commit sin; for his (Jesus) seed remainith in him: and he cannot sin , because he is born of God.

 

Isaiah 43:25"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake,and remembers your sins no more.

Jeremiah 31:34No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,'because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,"declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

Jeremiah 50:20In those days, at that time,"declares the LORD, "search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.

Micah 7:18Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

Micah 7:19You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Romans 11:27And this is my (new) covenant with them when I take away their sins."

Hebrews 10:17Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."

 

 

Immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarian unto me. And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house, ( they entered into Cornelius's house ).

And he had shewed us how that he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou (THOU) and all thy house shall be saved. (Acts 11:1-14). Thou and all thy house shall be saved. He was not saved.

And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. But ye, say that is good Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what was I, that I could withstand God? When they heard theses things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. (Acts 11:15-18). And he granted it to them without being baptized in Jesus name.

He said, He sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel. He said in the 6th chapter of Hebrews, he said, Go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, Dead works, Baptism, dead works. Dead works is baptisms. Dont turn around with these dead works. He didn't send me to baptize. He sent me to preach the gospel, not to fool with dead works, dead works, dead works. (1Cor. 1:17), (Heb. 6:1-2).

Hebrews 6

The Peril of Not Progressing

6 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we will[] do if God permits.

Elementary principle- This is law keeping which God wanted his people to leave.

Repentance-

(God wanted the Jews not us to repent once by turning away from the law and believe Jesus was their messiah and then if they messed up to get right back up and keep trying without guilt. We do not have to confess our sins, because we have never been under the law to break the commandments which causes sin. We do leave our old life when we get saved though.

 

Baptism-

God wanted the Jews to no longer wash their hands and feet under law keeping, or get baptized for sin, because the Jews were baptized to remove the sins of breaking the law. He wanted them and us to go on to perfection. Remember without the law there is no sin. Also, sin is lawlessness. If we get baptized today it is not to wash away our sins, because we are not under the law to break the law causing us to sin, but we are baptized to identify with Christ death burial and resurrection experience. When we get buried in the water it represents our flesh dying and being buried with Christ and then when we come up it represents us being resurrected with Christ into Christ.

The laying on of hands-

 

The laying on of hands is referring to the high priest killing a lamb as the Israelite would put their hand on their lambs head. They did this under the law, because it represented their future sins for the following year being erased/forgiven. It actually just pushed their sins forward until Christ the perfect lamb of God could die and erase all past and future sins. The reason God did not want people laying on of hands is because he had brought a better covenant and become our one time sacrifice for all of our sins.

 

The resurrection- this is speaking of the Jews and Pharisees and Sadducees who were still arguing and discussing if Jesus rose from the dead and if there was a future resurrection or not.

 

Eternal Judgment- Eternal judgment was when Gods people would die and stay in the ground. Once Jesus came and resurrected the dead everyone who was saved from that day forward would not die, but live forever. When our bodies physically die our souls do not. They continually live with Christ. Jesus came to do away with spiritual death not physical.

 

 

The bible says sin is lawlessness. That means that if you break one of Gods laws under the old testament you’ve sinned. We are now under grace, if we sin (break one of the old covenant laws) it is not counted against us, because we are under the new covenant of grace. The bible says that if we're born of God we are in him and in him is no sin. It doesn’t mean that our flesh at some point wont mess up and do something we know God doesn’t want us to do, but it means our past and present sins are forgiven. God said he made an end of sin on the cross. All the scriptures in the new testament that talk about hell ghenna valley outside Jerusalem where dead bodies were burnt after the war in 70 A.D. A lot of people do not understand the new testament, because of their messed up eschatology. They believe everything in the new testament is the new covenant and to be kept. The bible says that until heaven and earth (old covenant) passed away not one jot or one tittle will pass from the law until all these things be fulfilled. That means that if we are under grace then heaven and earth was speaking of the law. It also means that a big majority of the new testament scriptures about sin, the lake of fire, hell and many others were referring to the coming of the Lord in judgment against that people and restoring his presence that was lost to the remnant & Gentiles that was saved under the new covenant. For example many people read the scripture that says if you are married to someone and divorce them for any reason other than adultery that you are committing adultery yourself. This was also under law given by Moses.

Jesus himself divorced his old bride that he married at Mt Siani to remarry the church Jew and Gentile in one body. That means that we are not under the old covenant laws of marriage, so we can remarry if divorced for any reason.

The scriptures below are examples of the word lawless referring to the old covenant of law.

Acts 2:23

"Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;

 

Romans 4:7

"Blessed [are those] whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered;

 

2ndTh 2:8

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

The lawless one was those Jews who didn't believe Jesus was the messiah and get

saved under the old law. They were destroyed when his presence judged them using the Roman army, The reason God called them the lawless one instead of ones is the same reason he refers to his bride as bride instead of brides.

2NDTh 2:9

The coming of the [lawless one] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

1stTimothy 1:9

knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for [the] lawless and insubordinate, for [the] ungodly and for sinners, for [the] unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for man slayers,

According to Jesus and the end of Matthew 22 it was those people standing there (the Jews) who were guilty of all the righteous blood shead on the earth from Abel to Zacharius who stood between the poarch and the alter. It was also the great whore who was drunk with all the blood of the saints and martyrs. Rev 17:6

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself [His] own special people, zealous for good works.

Hebrews 8:12

"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."

 

Hebrews 10:17

[then He adds], "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."

 

2ndPeter 2:8

(for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented [his] righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing [their] lawless deeds)--

 

The Greek word for lawless is anomos (a=without; nomos=law; and thus anomos means without law or lawless). In the New Testament (King James Version) this word is translated in different ways ("lawless," "unlawful," "wicked," "transgressor") but it always conveys the basic meaning of lawless. The noun (anomia) is also translated in various ways ("unrighteousness," "iniquity," "transgression of the law") but each time it carries the basic meaning of lawlessness. We will look at some of the New Testament verses where these words are found.

Romans 4:8Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."

2 Corinthians 5:19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Revelation 14:5No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Psalms 32

1[A psalm by David; a [maskil] Blessed is the person whose disobedience is forgiven and whose sin is pardoned.

2Blessed is the person whom the LORD no longer accuses of sin and who has no deceitful thoughts.

3When I kept silent [about my sins], my bones began to weaken because of my groaning all day long.

4Day and night your hand lay heavily on me. My strength shriveled in the summer heat. [Selah]

5I made my sins known to you, and I did not cover up my guilt. I decided to confess them to you, O LORD. Then you forgave all my sins. [Selah]

6For this reason let all godly people pray to you when you may be found. Then raging floodwater will not reach them.

7You are my hiding place. You protect me from trouble. You surround me with joyous songs of salvation. [Selah]

8[The LORD says,] "I will instruct you. I will teach you the way that you should go. I will advise you as my eyes watch over you.

9Don't be stubborn like a horse or mule. [They need] a bit and bridle in their mouth to restrain them, or they will not come near you."

10Many heartaches await wicked people, but mercy surrounds those who trust the LORD.

11Be glad and find joy in the LORD, you righteous people. Sing with joy, all whose motives are decent.

John 1:47When Jesus saw Nathaniel approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."

Romans 4:8Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."

2 Corinthians 5:19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Revelation 14:5No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Numbers 23:21"No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.

Deuteronomy 33:29Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places."

We are considered righteous when we are saved by faith. Look at David and Abraham. God said- David obeyed the whole law. When David committed adultery and murdered, but David loved the Lord with his whole heart and believed God.

Abraham was counted as righteous in the eyes of God, because Abraham believed on God and had faith. Even though he had a concubine and a son out of Gods will.

When you read the following scriptures you will notice a theme. It constantly shows that if you are saved (born again) that you are in Christ and in Christ is no sin. I believe that when Jesus came in 70 A.D to tabernacle among us that his people are now in his presence. I also believe that once you're saved that under the new testament it is impossible for you to sin and have it counted against you. believe that we are to let the holy spirit guide us, because he has written a new spiritual law that we are to go by in our minds and hearts. The bible says sin is lawlessness and without the law there is no sin (transgression) we are no longer under the old law. The New Testament constantly talked about works and works was law keeping. The bible says that we are saved by grace not by works lust we boast. At the white thrown judgment the bible says they were judged by works, since works is law keeping then it only makes sense that he was judging the (spiritually) resurrected people under law and judging them by law(works). That proves that it can't be future.

Isaiah 43:25"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake,and remembers your sins no more.

Jeremiah 31:34No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,'because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,"declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

Jeremiah 50:20In those days, at that time,"declares the LORD, "search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.

Micah 7:18Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

Micah 7:19You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

 

Romans 11:27And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."

Hebrews 10:17Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."

 

Futurists will try to say this is future, but makes it clear in Romans 11:27 that when he made his new covenant that he took away their sins. We're in the new covenant now. Isaiah 2-4 makes it clear as well that the new covenant was given during the end time. Also the other scriptures on the other pages above show God reconcile the world by becoming sin for us at the cross to make us the righteousness of God. Not counting mens sins against him. Does that mean God wants us to sin in the flesh? No! He wants us to love him and let his holy spirit guide us and lead us into all truth.

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

 

Pentecostals always say the gifts and callings of God are without repentance when it comes to the holy ghost, but the above scripture tells us salvation is a gift. That means salvation is without repentance as well.

 

Romans 7:21 & 8:1-11 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

If you're born again the bible says you're in Christ and in him is no sin. Now read the top; if you're in Christ there's no condemnation. Adam and Eve caused everyone to get a conscience when they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When you sin your conscience condemns you causing condemnation. If you're saved then you should not let your conscience condemn you. It says above that Jesus took on the likeness of sinful flesh and condemned sin in the flesh.

 

The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil made Adam and Eve sin-conscience (Genesis 3:7).
The Law brings consciousness of sins (Hebrews 10:1-3)

 

Man and woman first received a conscience in the garden of Eden. When someone breaks one of Gods commandments their conscience causes them to feel guilty. The first commandment was not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Their conscience then revived after eating the forbidden fruit caused them for the first time to feel guilty. When the children of Israel married God at Mt Sinai they felt guilty when they would break one of Gods laws and sin. The bible says that without the law there is no sin Romans 5:15. It also says sin is lawlessness 1 John 3:4. This means that once the new covenant came replace the mosaic age of law keeping with its commandments were passed now that we're under the new covenant and not subject to the laws of Moses it is impossible for Christians to sin. According to the bible 1st John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not ;The reason for this is once you're saved you are in Christ. When we feel guilty though we should ignore the guilt and remember we are the righteousness of God which means right standing. He became sin for us and made an end to sin at the cross.

1 Timothy 4

King James Version (KJV)

4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

 


 

 

1 Timothy 4| 1-5 Seared with a hot Iron – kausteriazo Greek – 1 to mark by branding:to brand : branded with their own consciences a. whose souls are branded with the marks of sins. B who carry about with them a perpetual consciousness of sin.

 

Hebrews 9:8-9The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

 

9 Which was a afigure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Isaiah 61: 10 We are no longer spiritually naked We are now back in the Image of God.

10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

 

Rom. 8:1-4: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” “ For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God {did:} sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and {as an offering} for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit”.

Conclusion

Notice what the law could not do! The law had a purpose and their are some things it cannot do. It cannot justify, it cannot change a heart of a sinner, it can only make one guilty, it can’t pardon or redeem or save. It was the weakness of the flesh that prevented it, so it can only bring conviction, guilt and curse. What it could not accomplish the Son of God did by condemning sin in the flesh and fulfilled it himself, because he alone could live the law perfectly.

If we are not under law, our sin cannot be held against us. Rom.10:4-5 Truly “ Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Our new life begins and ends in Christ not in the Old Covenant of law.

After reading this, if you are wondering “how should I live if I don't have the law to tell me what to do?” There is an answer. Let Gods holy spirit and his relationship with you lead and guide you in all truth. That's what it is for. Also, I will add something below that might help that actually replaced the law.

The New Covenant Is Not A Modification Of The Old Covenant

 

Lest anyone should seriously entertain the notion that the New Covenant is in harmony with the Old Covenant or that it is a modification of the Old Testament or that it is still in force today, consider the following Scriptures:

Old Mosaic Covenant

New Spiritual Covenant

OLD Cov........................2Co 3:14

NEW Covenant.....2Co 3:6

1st Covenant...............Heb 8:7, 9:1

2nd Covenant........Heb 8:7, 10:1-9

Came by Moses.................Joh 1:17

Came by Christ.....Heb 8:6, 9:15

Law of God in STONE.....2Co 3:3

Law of God in HEART ..Heb 10:16

Law of MOSES........Act 13:38-39

Law of CHRIST.....Gal 6:2

Law of flesh...................Rom 7:5-6

Law of the SPIRIT.Rom 8:2

NOT of faith....................... Gal 3:2

Law of FAITH... Rom 3:27

Yoke of BONDAGE...........Gal 5:1

Law of LIBERTY. Jas 1:25

Law of SIN................... Rom 7:5-6

Law of RIGHTEOUSNESS .. Rom 9:30-31

Law of DEATH..................2Co 3:7

Law of LIFE ..Gal 3:11,6:8

Christ removes OLD........ Heb 10:9

Christ enacted NEW.... Heb10:9

A SHADOW...............Col 2:14-17

REALITY.....Heb 10:1-18

FULFILLED...............Mat 5:17-18

NOW IN FORCE....Heb 8:6, 10:9

Priesthood CHANGED...Heb 7:12

UNCHANGEABLE Priesthood.... Heb 7:24

MANY sacrifices........Heb 9:12-13

ONE sacrifice for sin....Heb 10:12

IMPERFECT.................. Heb 7:19

PERFECT.......... Heb 7:19

Blood of ANIMALS........Heb 9:19

Blood of CHRIST... Mat 26:28

Circumcision.................. Exo 12:48

Uncircumcision Rom 4:9-12

WORKS of law.................Gal 3:10

NOT of works-GRACE ..Eph 2:8-9

REMEMBERS sins..........Heb 10:3

FORGETS sins..Heb 10:17

YEARLY atonement..........Heb10:3

PERMANENT atonement Heb 10:14

SINFUL priests..................Heb 5:3

SINLESS priest...Heb 7:26

AARONIC priests.............Heb7:11

MELCHISEDEC priest ...Heb 5:5-10

MAN MADE tabernacle....Heb 8:5

HEAVENLY tabernacle ...Heb 8:2,9:11

Out of LEVI.................... Heb 7:11

Out of JUDAH...Heb 7:14

WEAK,UNPROFITABLE..Heb7:18

POWER of ENDLESS LIFE ... Heb. 7:16

NO inheritance................Rom 4:13

ETERNAL inheritance ...Heb 9:15

Sacrifice of ANIMALS....Heb 9:13

Sacrifice of CHRIST ......Heb 9:28

Purified the FLESH......... Heb 8:13

Purged the CONSCIENCE ...Heb 9:14

PRODUCES wrath........ Rom 4:15

SAVES from wrath...Rom 5:9

Perfected NOTHING..... Heb 7:19

Perfects BELIEVERS..Heb 10:14

NO MERCY.................Heb 10:28

COMPLETE MERCY ..Heb 8:12

NO justification...............Act 13:39

BELIEVERS justified...Act 13:39

BRINGS a curse...............Gal 3:10

REDEEMS from curse...Gal 3:13

ABOLISHED..................2Co 3:13

CONTINUES IN GLORY ...2Co 3:11

Brought DEATH................2Co 3:7

Brought RECONCILIATION ... 2Co 5:18

ISRAEL ONLY.......Deu 4:7-8, 5:3

ALL MANKIND......Mar 14:24, 2Co 5:14-19

So we have an abundance of scriptures that tell us there was an Old Covenant (for Israel) that was an administration of condemnation and death: it was but a "shadow" of a better covenant to come and has been "annulled'. Now Christ has given us a New Covenant of the spirit based on spiritual law:

(1) the Law of God,
(2) the Law of Christ,
(3) the Law of the Spirit,
(4) the Law of Faith,
(5) the Law of Liberty,
(6) the Law of Righteousness and
(7) the Law of Life.

These seven (perfect) laws (for all mankind), written on our hearts by the spirit of God, cover every aspect of human life making the Old Covenant of none effect.

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