Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bewildered #18? - Has Christ come? Has faith come?

Galatians 3

24 Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. 25 And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian(NLT)

24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster (KJV)

24In fact, the Law was our teacher. It was supposed to teach us until we had faith and were acceptable to God. 25But once a person has learned to have faith, there is no more need to have the Law as a teacher.(CEV)

23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ[h] that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.(NIV)

Two rudimentary questions to ask ourselves :
Has Christ come?
Has faith come?

I believe all of us know the answer to both questions is a resounding YES. But how many honestly believe that Christ and faith have come when we still commohear and believe the teachings that Christians  have to follow the Mosaic law [The law was until Christ came].  This is absolutely mind blogging.

Can it be with the advance and reliance of technology, and hence the lack of cerebral exercise, our brain cells are degenerating into that of the the amoeba!!...joking only. Surely, I believe in the light of wisdom from above, there is enlightement to see how foolish we can be at times.

If we Christians can become so foolish and muddled up, then, what message of hope can we give to those who have not tasted the goodness of God?  The good news is that it is not God 's intention for us to be that way.  He wants us  to embrace Him and not man made religion and tradition.

Footnote: [The law was meant to be until faith/ until Christ come. The Law of Moses was to show/teach/tutor people that they couldn't on their own keep the law and, therefore, needed a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ . The law is like a mirror, able to show our sins of disobedience, but not having the ability to cleanse us from all sins. The good news is not only Christ forgive our sins, He also gives us the enablement of grace to walk with Him.]

Rejoice

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