RIGHTEOUSNESS. THIS IS GOOD NEWS. 

While we cannot and do not keep the law of God to be accounted righteous and be saved, we keep the law of God because we are righteous and saved (compare the following scriptures: Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 5:1, 2; Romans 3:19-22; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 3 John 11; 2 Peter 2:20-22; 1 Peter 1:13–19; James 1:12; 2:14-26; Galatians 3:21-29; Galatians 2:16-21; Hebrews 12:1, 2; 12:14-15; Hebrews 6:4-6; 2 Timothy 2:19; Ephesians 5:1-7; 4:1-3; Romans 8:1; 6:1, 2 & Acts 20:21; Titus 2:11-14; Psalms 119:142, 151). Herein is the difference between salvation by works and salvation by faith in what God has already done for us that the majority of the Christian world has misconstrued. Until the world understands this, and the law of God is returned to its rightful place, righteousness will continue to be a figment of everyone’s own imagination.

We may read the scriptures but we will not find otherwise, that the moral tenets of the commandments of God are still binding upon every professed follower of God and that it is at the very heart of the salvation experience of redeemed souls up till the very end of time. “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the COMMANDMENTS of God, and the FAITH of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12). “Blessed are they that do his COMMANDMENTS, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city,” (Revelation 14:12). That we might not think these commandments are some figment of our own imagination, in the next verse, the Bible quickly refers us back to the Ten Commandments, saying, “For without are dogs (SEVENTH COMMANDMENT), and sorcerers (FIRST AND SECOND COMMANDMENT), and whoremongers (SEVENTH COMMANDMENT), and murderers (SIXTH COMMANDMENT), and idolaters (FIRST AND SECOND COMMANDMENT), and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie (NINTH COMMANDMENT),” and the abominable (A POTENTIAL REFERENCE TO ALL TEN COMMANDMENTS) (Revelation 22:15; 21:8). And who is responsible for this pronouncement? “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16; also see Luke 13:27; Matthew 7:22, 23).

Thus, while the law cannot save us, the law THROUGH THE LENS OF THE LIFE OF THE SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST, remains the standard of righteousness for those who will walk through the gates of heaven whether as the result of the testimony of their conscience (for those who did not hear the gospel; Romans 1:20-32; 2:14-16) or as the result of the testimony of the scriptures (Ecclesiastes 12: 13, 14; Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:1-7; Exodus 20:1-17; Hebrews 4:4-10; 3:18, 19; 12:16; Romans 6; John 3:8; Matthew 5:17-22; 17:27, 28; John 14:15). And until the world understands this, lawlessness will continue to prevail as in the times of old since those in the old dispensation sought righteousness through their futile efforts of outward observance of the law and those in the new dispensation seek righteousness as a figment of their own imagination. They are two different roads that lead to the same deadly destination.

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IMMORTALITY! THIS IS GOOD NEWS.

Due to the nature of heated debate on this topic, it is important to clarify from this point that any doctrine that teaches that man has immortality in any form outside the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ is satanic, whether the proponents of the doctrine are aware or not. The clearest statement from the Bible on the matter of sin is that “the soul who sins shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4). Also, the Bible further clarifies this by adding that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). In other words, we only have immortality through Jesus Christ, and if the wages of sin is immortal or eternal torment, then Jesus Christ did not pay the price for our sins.

Think about it. Was Jesus Christ tormented? Yes. Was He immortally tormented? No. Eternal torment is not the wages of sin; death is. Jesus Christ died because that is the wages of sin. And those who believe in Him will only live eternally, because the Saviour who redeemed them lives eternally. The devil likes to think he will not surely die (Genesis 3:4), and he has sold the same lie to unsuspecting believers, whatever the effect of that belief on them.

Here is a sequence that takes us to the heart of the matter:

The Bible says the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).

God does not contradict His word, so He tells man in the garden that if he sinned, he will SURELY DIE (Genesis 2:17).

Adam and Eve sinned (Genesis 3:1–7).

The devil tells his first lie to humanity and says they will NOT SURELY DIE (Genesis 3:4). (Here is the genesis of the devil’s doctrine of the immortal soul.)

God tells His angels to henceforth block the way to the tree of life lest man becomes an immortal sinner. In order words, lest man becomes a sinner that lives forever, or a sinner that does not surely die, using the devil’s term. “Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” (Genesis 3:22). Otherwise, without continuous access to the tree of life, man will surely die because the Bible says ONLY GOD HAS IMMORTALITY (1 Timothy 6:16).

Adam and Eve surely died (spiritually and physically) and so is everyone till today according to God’s word.

God stepped in by sending His Son to pay the wages of our sins (whom the lamb slain to clothe Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:21 pointed to) so that those who believe in Him can have everlasting life (John 3:16). How? Remember the tree of life God blocked Adam and Eve from gaining access to? Jesus says He will give those who believe in Him to eat from it (Revelation 2:7; Revelation 22:2). So our immortality also in the new earth (as was in Eden) is tied to the tree of life and sinners will not have access to this tree, thus, they will surely die an eternal death, since they refused the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

The gift of immortality is only meant for believers in Christ who will have access to the tree of life! That sinners will not surely die, is a six-thousand-year-old lie the devil has been telling. Everlasting fire, eternal torment, unquenchable fire, where worms never die, etc. has to be understood figuratively (the Bible speaks in figurative terms especially concerning the topic of death and eternal life such as saying the blood of the dead cries out to God and dead souls cry, Genesis 4:10; Revelation 6:9-10, and a child shall die an hundred years old, Isaiah 65:20). The Bible says the dead knows nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:5; Psalms 13:3; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 27:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; Psalms 146:3-4; 6:5; 115:17; Job 34:14-15; 14:12; compare Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 & James 2:26 to Job 27:3)! Otherwise, we will keep courting pagan beliefs in Christendom, where the devil and sinners never die, and the devil has a pitchfork and turns sinners with it in hell fire; where one finger burns for a million years and another burns for another thousand years, and people are supposedly brought back from heaven and hell fire to receive judgment on the Last Day to decide where they must now belong.

If the saints who came out of the graves in Matthew 27:52–53 when Jesus Christ died on the cross were in heaven enjoying blissfully and consciously, of what essence was their resurrection here on earth and their subsequent translation to heaven? And why did Enoch (Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5) and Elijah (2 Kings 2:11) have to be translated, and the resurrected saints of Matthew 27 have to be taken to heaven in new glorious bodies, if they had an immortal soul that had or could inherit the kingdom of God? Of what essence will be the final resurrection if we all go to heaven or hell after we die? If man has a soul that could be judged in hell or that could enjoy the eternal bliss of heaven, of what essence is the resurrection really? The truth is that the doctrine of an immortal soul is not biblical and it came from the dark ages when many pagan doctrines and ideologies infiltrated the church and the lie that man shall not surely die has always been Satan’s lie from the beginning to promote, amongst many other hidden agendas, the idea of ghosts which in truth are his demons.

The book of Jude says Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the vengeance of ETERNAL FIRE, and they were set forth as AN EXAMPLE (Jude 1:7), but Sodom and Gomorrah (though they suffered the vengeance of eternal fire), did not burn forever, but they became ashes and this is exactly what the Bible says will happen to the wicked in the Last Day (Psalm 37:10; Malachi 4:1-3). God is loving even in death and there will be no trace of Satan, demons, sin, sinners, pain, weeping, misery, or any evil throughout eternity for “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Isaiah 65:17-19; Revelation 21:4).

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THE LAW OF CHRIST. THIS IS GOOD NEWS.

Oh, how we love to talk about the summary of the law; the law of Christ—love to God and/or love to neighbours (Matthew 22:36-40; John 13:34; Romans 13:10; Galatians 5:14; 1 John 4:20), and end there as if we are now to determine what these summaries mean to us! Is it so, that it is by our own fertile imaginations that we are to know what these two summaries entail? If Yes, then we have exactly what we have in Christendom and the world today; profound lawlessness and absolute anarchy! If No, then it is not by our own fertile (in truth futile) imaginations, but it is by the Holy Spirit who is not the interpreter of some vague new law (see the context of 1 John 2:3-11), but He is the interpreter of the Divine Law; the Ten Commandments which tells us in details what those two summaries entails so that we can be truly guided.

How indeed we have come to where we are today in Christendom because everybody has become a law to themselves due to a profound misunderstanding of what the grace of Christ has done; that He came to empower us to see the commandments of God as a figment of our own imagination rather than to write God’s moral law in our hearts (Hebrews 8:10-12)! This same law, different from the sacrificial laws God dictated to Moses ( Exodus 24:4; Leviticus 1–7; 8:1–36; Joshua 8:31, 32; Luke 24:44), was written by God’s own finger on tablets of stone (Exodus 32:19; Exodus 34:1) and while it became a futile act of outward observance for the Pharisees, it is to become an act of inward observance for us who have been truly redeemed by the blood of the Saviour; and who through His perfect obedience to the divine law (Hebrews 4:15; John 15:10), we can be assured of a similar experience by holding on to the wonderful promises that His perfect life has offered us (Jude 24; Hebrews 8:10-12; 2 Peter 1:8-11; 1 John 3:7-11; 1 John 2:1-3).Herein is the relationship between the Old and the New Covenant, with the prophet Isaiah declaring about the Saviour beforehand, “The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; HE WILL MAGNIFY THE LAW, AND MAKE IT HONOURABLE,” (Isaiah 42:21), being later typified in Christ’s own words, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill,” (Matthew 5:17), or in other words, do not let righteousness become a figment of your own imagination.

Herein is the relationship between the Old and the New Covenant, with the prophet Isaiah declaring about the Saviour beforehand, “The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; HE WILL MAGNIFY THE LAW, AND MAKE IT HONOURABLE,” (Isaiah 42:21), being later typified in Christ’s own words, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill,” (Matthew 5:17), or in other words, do not let righteousness become a figment of your own imagination.

This is why these two summaries were not only mentioned in the New Testament but they were mentioned likewise in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18) to lead us to the Ten Commandments and not to lead us away from it! Thus, in the presence of the anarchy and lawlessness that has eaten deep into the garment of the “Holy Spirit-filled” Christians of today, the pertinent question regarding holiness remains, “why have we for the sake of the summary of God’s law forgotten the details that make up the summary and the greater implications of those details as typified in the life of Christ?”

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