When Jesus walked the earth one thing He did was increase the law! Yes that’s right for the first time it became a sin just to think about murder! Just to consider adultery in your mind – well you should have gone ahead and done because you are just as guilty! The question isn’t did He do it but……
Why did Jesus increase the law and the punishments?
“And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” – Matthew 5:30
Ok please raise your hand, oh sorry my bad, please raise your nub if you have ever committed any sin with your former hand! The room should now be full of nothing but nubs!
Read the law!
But here is the thing we can explain this verse away but using the word “figurative” right?
Here is the Jesus thing about the thing, “not one jot of the law shall pass away before all these things have been completed!”
What were the last words of Jesus on the cross?
“It is finished!”
For those who believe in Him – It Really is finished! Paul wrote it, Jesus said it – the purpose of the law is finished in the life of the believer!
Why? Total dependence and rest on Christ Alone!
Is the law still in effect? YES Absolutely – “the law is good for those under the law” because it points the road to the need for Christ!
Care to see how this whole plan was laid out so that you and I could find complete rest and peace and have a Love based relationship with God Almighty?
My journey took me through Hell more times than I care to remember until someone showed me 7 simple questions and scripture. Care to see it?
The questions are in BLUE ALL CAPS – take your time and feel free to message me if you want to chat about it: