Sunday, May 2, 2010

Why did God give us the Law?

No, God did not give us the law to restrict us, and to keep us from doing bad things.

Most people would have heard or read the Ten Commandments, and know at least a little of what the Law is. Most religions try to preach that we keep this moral Law, and we can get to Heaven. But the Bible tells us no one can keep it, and every mouth will be silenced.

Romans 3:19-28

19Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.

The Bible says that God gave the Law in order to show the whole world, that they have sinned and their actions are held accountable to God. God knew that no one would be able to keep the Law, and so He did not give the Law so that we might keep it, but rather so we will know what sin is.

We enter judgement not because of the Law, but because of who God is. He is a perfect and righteous God who cannot live with Sin, its just physically and logically impossible.

So let us focus not on keeping the Law, but on justification by faith through Jesus alone.