Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Question For All Christians

Christians believe that they are part of the New Covenant as revealed in the New Testament. That New Covenant is first explained in Jeremiah 31:31-33: "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people." (KJV) Now on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), the Holy Spirit descended and filled the believers in the upper room and they all spoke with tongues. This is considered the birth of the church. It also represents a remembrance of the time when G-d gave the law to Moses. At Pentecost, the law was written on the hearts of man as opposed to tablets of stone. Now some believe that this occurs at "salvation" while others believe it occurs in a subsequent experience known by a variety of names, e.g. Baptism of the Holy Spirit, entire sanctification, Christian perfection, etc.

Now here is the question: if the law has been written on the heart of believers, why don't Christians obey the law of G-d, all of it?

1 comment:

Brent said...

Let's see... It appears that we don't obey God's law because we have been taught to obey "it" in denominationally/non-denominationally correct emphases, complete with errors and omissions insurance called "grace", supported by the "truth" that "we aren't perfect" even though a case can be made to the contrary.