- Aug 3, 2019
Since obedience to the law is the present outward evidence of a previous inward conversion (1 John 2:3-4 KJV), when God sees us doing the law, He knows we've been previously justified by Christ and therefore stand as such in His sight - justified by Christ. Why is this evidence at all? Because the wicked can't keep God's commandments even if they wanted to:
"Because the carnal mind is enmity with God. For it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be" (Romans 8:7 KJV).
Conversely, what is deliberate, habitual, known disobedience the outward evidence of? For the honest Bible scholar, it means "a lost inward condition" -- but for everyone else, it's means a OSAS License to Sin in the wallet.