I want to break a little hear and talk about the purpose of God's Law (Ten Commandments) in light of any new entrants to this blog. First, I want to see all of you saved in Heaven with my family and I, so we can all look back at these times and have a smile or two. The Bible says to evaluate everything to see if it is of God by its fruit, good tree = good fruit; a bad tree can never bear good fruit. So please examine the fruit that I give here to determine its value.
Christianity isn't here to make the ride more comfortable it's here to save you from the deserved punishment for breaking the Law.
That is the purpose of the Law. We can see the work of God's Law illustrated in civil law. Watch what often happens on a freeway when there is no visible sign of the law. See how motorists exceed the speed limit. It would seem that each speeder says to himself that the law has forgotten to patrol this part of the freeway. He is transgressing the law by only fifteen miles and hour- and besides, he isn't the only one doing it.
Notice, however, what happens when the law enters the fast lane with red lights flashing. The speeder's heart misses a beat. He is no longer secure in the fact that other motorists are also speeding. He knows that he is personally guilty, and he could be the one the officer pulls over. Suddenly, his "mere" fifteen-MPH transgression doesn't seem such a small thing after all. It seems abound.
Now look at the freeway of sin. The whole world naturally goes with the flow. Who hasn't had a lustful thought at one time or another? Who in today's society doesn't tell the occasional "white" lie? Who hasn't taken something that belongs to someone else, even if it's a "white-collar" crime? They know they are doing wrong, but their security lies in the fact that so many others are just as guilty, if not more so. It seems that God has forgotten all about sin and the Ten Commandments. He "has said in his heart,'God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see'"(Psalm 10:11).
Now watch the Law enter with red lights flashing. The sinner's heart is stopped. He places his hand on his mouth. He examines the speedometer of his conscience. Suddenly, it shows him the measure of his guilt in a new light-the light of the Law. His sense of security in the fact that there are multitudes doing the same thing becomes irrelevant because every man will give an account of himself to God. Sin not only becomes personal, it seems to "abound." The law shows him that his mere lust becomes adultery of the heart (Matthew 5:27-28); his white lies become false witness; his own way becomes rebellion and a violation for the First Commandment; his hatred becomes murder in God's sight (1 John 3:15); his "sticky fingers" make him a thief. "Moreover the Law entered that the offense might abound." Without introduction of the Law, sin is neither personal, nor is it a threat: "For without the Law sin is dead (the sense of it's inactive and a lifeless thing)"(Romans 7:8)[taken from WotM]
God came as a man here on earth to pay for all your sins. By sins I mean breaking the Ten Commandments which are God's Law. The Law was made as a mirror for us. In the same way, we don't realize what a bad state we are in until we look into the "mirror" of the Ten Commandments.(Romans 7:7) Have you stolen, lied, dishonored your mother and father etc. then you broke his Laws, and the penalty is death. Revelation 21:8 says all liars have their part in the lake of fire. But God doesn't want that to happen to you, nor do I.
Jesus died on the cross, he took the punishment for the sins of this world, for your sins, and my sins; he was being bruised for our iniquities, the Bible says. He was paying our fines in his life's blood so we can leave the courtroom on the Day of Judgment. He rose from the grave and defeated death. It was a legal transaction. God views you as a criminal. You broke God's Law (the Ten Commandments), and Jesus paid your fine. That means that God can legally dismiss your case. You can leave the courtroom on the Day of Judgment because another paid your fine. Does that make sense?
What you have to do is repent, which is turn away from sinning and trust in Jesus, that He died on that Cross for your sins and put your faith in him. You must trust Jesus as you would that "parachute". Let him lead your life, then you will be forgiven of all your sins and have eternal life. Isn't that great news!
God's Word simply declares that this is God's plan of salvation; 1. Hear the WORD of God. 2. Believe that Jesus is the Messiah. 3. Repent of your ways that are contrary to God's will. 4. Be Baptized INTO Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 5. Remain faithful to the Covenant you have made with God.