Sunday, August 7, 2005

More Questions - law and grace

If we are NOT in Christ we are judged by the "law" ?
If we are "IN" Christ we are still judged, right?

The law of God is his truth. If we are not saved and forgiven, then at the final judgment we will be sentenced to eternal separation because we were breaking his law.  In Jesus Christ we will never be sentenced. We have eternity with God. The laws should still be kept, because we want to do what is good. The judgment of Christ is to receive rewards. That which is not of him will be removed.    In short...apart from Jesus we must pay for our sins. In Jesus, he has paid for them, we are counted as Gods children. That is certainly where we want to be.  

 Does God mean if someone is in a really bad
marriage they still can't get a divorce?

Bad marriage? We always try to reconcile, but if in danger, we do not stay in harms way. I have spoken with several abused wives, one was Jewish. I told her of Jesus and she was saved. I also told her to not stay where she was being beat up. God does not want that. And, children in harms way should be taken with them to a safe place. One fearful wife received the Lord in an IM, brought her 3 children to hear about Jesus and receive him. Then they went to another city. God wants us to be careful who we marry, to choose one of faith, and to put Jesus at the center.

Also wanted to know how come John the Baptist
was a prophet under the law when he is only in
the new testament of the bible.

Good question. The gospels were at the end of the old covenant. It was the death and resurrection of Jesus at the end of the gospels that the new covenant began.  

Luke 22:20  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

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