Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Words of Comfort: For Lawyers.

Bible “lawyers” weren’t like modern day attorneys. They were Law-yers—professing experts in God’s Law. However, they had twisted the Law and added traditions so that the Law didn’t do what it should. It was supposed to be a mirror so that Israel could see itself in truth, but they had clouded the mirror so that nothing could be seen clearly. So look at what Jesus said to them: “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered. And as He said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to assail Him vehemently, and to cross-examine Him about many things, lying in wait for Him, and seeking to catch Him in something He might say, that they might accuse Him” (Luke 11:52-54). Their reaction was to attack the Man--ad hominem. Nothing has changed. Man still tries to get rid of the moral Law. Adultery is called an affair. God is either denied (atheism) or His holy character redefined (idolatry). Blasphemy is a victimless crime. Lies are called “white,” theft is blue-collar-crime, murder is a woman’s choice, and greed is gaming. The Law will still judge humanity on Judgment Day and only those who are trusting in the Savior will be saved from its wrath (Hell). If you want to be saved from Eternal Justice and live forever, check

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