Sin Defined by the Law
We are saved by grace and this is the free gift through Christ. But we can’t use grace to justify our sins. Why do we need Christ? Because we sinned, right? We know that there is sin in the world. Well, what defines sin? THE LAW!
We need Jesus Christ to save us from our sins but we need the Law in order to have a peaceful society.
(Eph 2:8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
(1John 3:4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Just read the above verse over again. You can see that sin is defined by the Law.
(1John 3:5) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
(Rom 4:15) Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
Since we know that there is transgression, the Law still in effect.
(Rom 7:12) Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
The Law is HOLY, so how can anyone say we don’t need it?
(Rom 7:13) Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
(Rom 7:14) For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
We do not get to Heaven by our good works; we need to believe that Christ saved us from our sins. BUT we do need the Law in order to have a Christian society, a Christian civilization and to have peace in the land.
(John 8:11) She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Notice, Christ said, go and sin no more. If the laws of God, was done away with, how could this woman sin? Christ recognised the sin because He knows what the Laws, Statues and Judgements He gave Moses. He told her not to sin no more, and the way she knows not to sin is to look up the meaning (for the act that she did) to know what sin she committed.
(James 1:25) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Can there be anything better than perfect? Can you construct a proper sentence using the words “more perfect”? Of course not because you would not be using the word “perfect” correctly. You can’t get better than perfect, so why does mankind make laws? Do we think we can make better laws than God? This would be blasphemy.
As a side note, man can make ordnances that does not counter or supersede God’s laws. An example of that would be, “Thou shall not go through a red light.” This is good and it is NOT taking away anything in God’s laws.
(1Jn 5:3) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Many Christians say they love Yahweh God, but do they? Yahweh gives the definition of love and that is what we read in 1 John 5.3; that is why we read in the Bible when Christ said depart from me who practice inequity, I know you not. Christ knew that there will be people preaching in His name, saying they love Him and doing His work while at the same time they say “the Law has been done away with.”