- Apr 7, 2014
It seems to me you are missing all the important words of our God to us.
First, to sin means death. That is what happened when Adam and Eve changed the world at the beginning to include time and sin. If we disregard the way God gave us to avoid death by sin so we are under law for our survival, it still means death. The only way out is to be under grace, and this means that we REPENT of our sins and ask for forgiveness, for grace to happen for us,.
Acts 20:21 - testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 26:18 - to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.
Romans 5:1 - Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Praise God!
The idea that God has one way for Jews and another for gentiles is not scripture. Over, over and again over God tole the Jews that God was leading to show us how He operated in our lives God told them it was for all men, not just for them. Do read scripture.
The new covenant did not change God, God is eternal. It made forgiveness more available to us, but God principle (as we are told over and over) remain the same.
God is a Hebrew God, not Roman or Greek or American. So we need to understand Hebrews to understand Him. But God created those Romans, Greeks and Americans and God wants us to look to the Hebrews to understand God. But God never said He was a God of only the Hebrew that God created to use to show how God operates. The idea is for us to look at what God did with them for it shows God principles for us.
Romans 2:14 - For when Gentiles who do not have the law do instinctively the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves, 15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them (This often-misinterpreted verse simply means that the Gentiles had their conscience, not the law, as their guide for right and wrong.)
Romans 3:21 - But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe..
Romans 9:4 - who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the temple service and the promises.
Romans 10:4 - For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
Galatians 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
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