For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.
Romans 10:4 (NLT)
In this article, I shall present another truth that will shatter the foundation of religion. When I was in a religious church, I often heard advice like “You must be right with God”. The idea is you must confess your sins and try as much as you can to live a holy life. Otherwise you will not be right with God. There are even churches that require their members to confess their sins first before they pray. Why is that so? In their mind, if you don’t confess your sins you are not right with God. If you are not right with God, God will not listen to your prayers. Are they correct? Are their beliefs in compliance with the engineering truths of the Bible? We shall look into it in this article.
There are 2 sentences in the above verse. The first sentence says, “For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given.” The “law” refers to the Law of Moses, which Moses received at Mount Sinai. It marks the beginning of the Covenant of Law. In this covenant, the relationship between God and his people was strictly based on the established legal system. God gave the law for a purpose and according to the above verse, Christ has already accomplished it. Since Christ has already accomplished the law, the law should no longer exist.
I am sure religious people will disagree. After all, we know their minds are full of theological lies and not engineering truth. The truth is clear, the Law of Moses which includes the Ten Commandments are no longer applicable to Christians. Let me give you another verse.
19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.
Galatians 3:19 (NLT)
It is clear that the law was meant to show people their sins. Its function is like a mirror, showing us what is wrong with us. It tells us something is wrong with us and we need to find a solution but it is not the solution. Jesus is the solution to all our sins. This is why God says, “the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised.” Jesus was the “child who was promised.” So, the law had lasted until Jesus died at the Cross. After the Cross, the law ceased to exist.
This means we Christians are no longer under the law. At this point I am sure many religious people will ask whether Christians can sin as much as we can. The answer is, we do not sin because we don’t want to and not because we are prohibited to. Sinning is not the natural for our species. Our acts and thoughts are holy because we are holy. In contrast, religious people try to be holy by attempting to do holy acts and thing holy thoughts. Our holiness begins within us but their “holiness” begins from outward acts. Can you guess whose holiness is from God?
The second part of Romans 10:4 says, “As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.” God is not saying that we must try to be right with him. He said we are already right with him because of what Jesus had done. Our righteousness is through our faith in Jesus and not in obeying religious rituals like confession of sins. So, the religious practice of having to confess your sins in order to be right with God is nothing more than a lie from the pit of hell.
In conclusion, always remember, if you are a Christian, you are always right with God. Neither the mistakes that you made not the sins you have committed can overcome the righteousness that God has given to you. You are righteous in Jesus’ name.