"For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ" (John 1:17).
There are many people in religion bent on doing the works of the Law. Paul tells Christians that "by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified" (Gal. 2:16). In that verse, Paul is dealing primarily with salvation. Paul goes further to tells us that, "God imputes righteousness apart from works" (Rom. 4:6). There is no life in trying to fulfill the law before salvation or after salvation. Paul challenged the Galatians to not be foolish (Gal. 3:1). Paul declared that if you received salvation by the hearing of faith and not by works of the law, then salvation is not maintained any differently (Gal. 3:2-3). Paul concludes by saying that the law was simply a schoolmaster or teacher. That teacher was to show that we could not save ourselves and we needed Christ as our Savior. The Holy Spirit finished us with the Spirit birthing as sons. While the law was given through Moses, we are no longer under law (Gal. 3:25), but "sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus" (Gal. 3:26). Every bit of this was to bring us to the "grace and truth" in Jesus Christ (John 1:17). Then, why would we go back to something less than truth?
The Holy Spirit --the Spirit
of Truth (John 16:13), takes the
and quickens when we believe to receive Christ--the
Truth. For John declares that
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the
life (John 14:6). We often quote that verse of scripture. In
context, that is a profound and deep statement of
truth! In the fullness of that contact.
declaring that, I ever am the way to
the Father. I ever am
the truth of the
Father. I ever am the life
of the Father.
Truly, truly, no one ever comes to the
Father except through Christ.
Written by Dwight Davis
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