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Transgressions and Iniquity Part 4

Transgression and Iniquity Part 4Welcome back, we ended part three talking about how the commandments of God are not for the righteous (not that they do not have to keep them), but more so for the unrighteous because those are the people who need the laws most. The righteous are people who have a decent level of morality about them. The laws of God are written in their mind to do, even though some may have never heard of Jesus or the Bible. When these people learn about the God of Israel, it further enhances who they are and can become.

These types of people learn about the laws of God to strengthen their goodness by taking on the mind of Christ and doing even better. They left the carnal mind of the flesh alone and think with a higher spiritual mind, the mind of Christ. The carnal mind is enmity against God; this means the carnal mind hates God because it is not subject to the laws of God (Romans 8 v7). This mind, the carnal mind, can never please God. This is why these people tighten and perfect their walk and ways by knowing God, and Jesus is not unknown to them any longer. They know not to have any other gods before the God of Israel. They do not make graven images that represent God, they don’t take the name of the God of Israel in vain, and most of all they remember His Sabbath day.

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Now they know Him because they are keeping all His commandments with knowledge and truth. This is what brother John spoke about in 1 John chapter 2:

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

People who know about Jesus, know to keep His commandments and laws. Those that claim to know Jesus but opt out of keeping His commandments and laws are liars and there is no truth in such people. This is not to insult anyone who claims they are of Jesus’ but refused to keep His commandments because they thought they were no more. This is the purpose of this book, to reveal Jesus the unknown God. Most people are trying to serve God but are not taught correctly about Jesus the Christ, making Him unknown to them.

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Lastly, the commandments and laws of God are love; they are the epitome of love for God and love for mankind. In the book to the Romans, Paul writes that all men should owe no man anything but to love one another because the love for one another fulfills the law of God (chap 13 v8). Paul then names all of the laws that pertain to love for one another; avoid adultery, killing, stealing, bearing false witness, coveting, and if there is anything else it is briefly understood in saying, love your neighbor as you’d love yourself (v9).

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Love is the fulfilling of the laws and commandments of God, and they pertain to life, the laws of animal sacrifice pertain to death. This is why they had to kill the animal and when we kill something dies. But Jesus rose from the dead into eternal life, therefore we are about life, and God’s commandments about life, in that they are good, holy, and just. We have been given grace, this is the blood of Jesus, in that it removes sin but not that we can or should go about sinning even more.

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Paul says shall we sin on so that grace may abound (Romans 6 v1)? Heck no; rather God forbid! We need to put away sin (transgression and iniquity) in order for grace to abound. In other words, grace is a free gift given by Jesus to forgive past sins and even current sins committed unawares. Jesus has bailed us out of jail (eternal death) because we broke the commandments. Now should we, being bailed out, continue to break His commandments? God forbid! We have an even more obligation and duty to keep the laws of God because of the love He showed us in taking the beating, even to death for the sins of the world.

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Transgressions and iniquity are brought on by disobedience to the laws of God. The blood of bulls and goats never could take away sin, only Jesus could and did. Jesus says if you love me, keep my commandments (John 14 v15). Keeping His commandments is the way to avoid sin and iniquity. The first four commandments in the Ten Commandments pertain to loving God. The latter six commandments pertain to loving our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ (and in humanity altogether). This is the whole duty of man, to fear and love His Creator, Jesus the Christ (Ecclesiastes 12 v13)! If you are doing this, avoiding transgression and iniquity, you are giving yourself the best shot at salvation and entrance to the Kingdom of God.

This concludes part four and the series of Transgression and Iniquity. We hope they have been of benefit to you and have greatly edified you. To increase your understanding of this subject, go teach or explain what you’ve learned to a fellow Bible student, it is the best way to learn, by giving what you’ve learn to others.

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