Thursday, April 2, 2015

Words of Comfort: Soften the Law.

Here’s how to get rid of the offense of God’s moral Law. Simply call adultery an “affair,” covetousness (greed) “gaming,” brothels “gentlemen’s clubs,” call lies “white,” call murder “a choice,” and homosexuality “gay.” Humanity may try and soften the Ten Commandments, but they were written in hard stone for a reason. They are permanent, and they will judge humanity on Judgment Day.

There is, however, another way to deal with the problem of the immutable Law. When a certain woman was caught in the act of adultery certain religious hypocrites wanted to stone her according to the moral Law. They threw her at the feet of Jesus and asked what He thought they should do. He had a suggestion. He said “He that is without sin, let him cast the first stone at her,” then He bent down and wrote in the sand with His finger. No one knows exactly what He wrote, but some believe He wrote The Ten Commandments. There’s a reason for that. When God gave the Commandments to Moses, He wrote them in stone with His finger. Also, the function of the Law is to bring knowledge of sin (see Romans 3:19,20, 7:7, 7:13), and stir the human conscience. Those who saw what Jesus wrote were convicted in their conscience and they dropped their stones and one by one, left.

However. there’s one big difference in this case between the Law written in stone and the Law written in sand. Sand doesn’t speak of permanency. Because of the cross, upon repentance and faith in Jesus, our sins--in a moment of time, are washed away into the sea of God’s forgetfulness.    

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