It is believed by untold numbers of professing Christians that the law of God is a curse, and that the ten commandments were “done away” by Jesus Christ.
While voluntarily refraining from certain acts might be commendable, many in various Churches are taught and believe that there is no real obligation to keep the ten commandments. And it’s taught that the New Testament backs up this assertion.
But does a careful reading of the New Testament actually suggest that Christians are excused from any obligation to keep the ten commandments? Or, is the opposite true, does the New Testament in fact explicitly impose upon Christians the obligation to keep the ten commandments?
Successfully following the path that God wants us to follow as Christians is knowing the primary goal we ought to pursue. Sometimes individuals — even in God’s Church — get sidetracked into pursuing a wrong goal into a blind alley, so to speak. We also need to follow the steps that can allow us to reach the goal of God’s kingdom.
The primary goal we are assigned as Christians is discussed in this sermon, and principles you can follow to successfully achieve it.
Although under the New Covenant animal sacrifices are no longer required, we can learn much from certain spiritual principles underlying the sacrifices offered under the Old Covenant Levitical system. Spiritual principles related to the peace offerings can be profitably applied to the worship of the true God now and into the future.
In writing about the Passover Paul warned that it must be taken in the proper way and with the “discerning” of the Lord’s body in the Passover symbols. In “Discerning Christ,” are explored some of the deep spiritual implications of discerning Christ, and how that goes beyond the Passover itself to how we think and behave on a daily basis.
We live in a world marked by dissension, division, strife, hatred, war and other manifestations of violence and bloodshed. To a large extent, humans are cut off from God as well.
At the root of division, between God and mankind, and among human beings, is sin. If we can understand the root cause of division and strife, perhaps we can understand more clearly the path we should walk in, and eventually the way to peace with God and among human beings.