We point to the scriptures that plainly show that the Old Covenant has expired and is gone from this world. One of the messages to mankind was to set the records straight in that Mankind is no longer under the Laws of the Ten Commandments. Those laws went out of effect when Christ died on the cross for us. Does this mean that you shouldn’t follow the Ten Commandments? No it does not. What it means is that instead, people are either saved or lost by their heart conditions. It is the condition of your heart that dictates whether or not you would murder someone, or cheat on your spouse, or commit adultery or steal. If you have a good heart you qualify for the Undeserved Kindness bestowed upon us by the Creator.
Romans 6:14 “For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.”
Psalms 119:97 How I love Your teaching! It is my meditation all day long.
Psalms 119:104 “I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.”
Matthew 15:18-19 “But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this defiles a man. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.”
Matthew 12:34 “Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart”
Proverbs 24:12 “If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,” won’t He who weighs hearts consider it? Won’t He who protects your life know? Won’t He repay a person according to his work?”
Jeremiah 17:10 “I, the LORD, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve”
2 Chronicles 6:30 “may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and may You forgive and repay the man according to all his ways, since You know his heart, for You alone know the human heart”
1 Chronicles 28:9 “As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.”
Along with that good heart condition goes some FAITH.
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast.”
Everyone has the right to a free will and choice. Just ask Satan. In the end, no one is going to be able to say that they were not shown proof of the Creator’s existence. That won’t wash when it comes down to the line. It is the answer to those that need to see proof. So, when choices are made, they are made with full awareness that the Creator and his Creation is a reality. Whichever way you decide to move on this issue, it is your choice. You make it with free will.
The Law manifested Mankind’s need of a Redeemer. The Book of Galatians, Chapter 3, verses 19 and 24 make this known: “Why, then, the Law? It was added to make transgressions manifest, until the seed should arrive to whom the promise had been made. Consequently the Law has become our tutor leading to Christ, that we might be declared righteous due to faith.” We want all of you to know that the Law Covenant was replaced by the New Covenant mediated by Jesus Christ. But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises.
1 Timothy 2:4-6 who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and man, a man, Christ Jesus, who gave himself – a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.
Hebrews 8:6-13 “But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been legally enacted on better promises. For if the first [covenant] has been faultness, no opportunity would have been sought for a second one. But finding fault with His people, He says: “Look, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah – not like the covenant that I make with their fathers on the day I took them by their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. Because they did not continue in My covenant, I disregard them,” says the Lord. “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” says the Lord: “I will put My laws into their minds, and I will write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And each person will not teach his fellow citizen, and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their wrongdoing, and I will never again remember their sins.” By saying, a new [covenant], He has declared that the first is old. And what is old and aging is about to disappear.”
So, if anyone has any doubts that the Law Covenant came to an end with Jesus Christ, please read:
Romans 10:4 “Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”
Do you see what will get you counted as “righteous”? But for those that think, since the Law Covenant has been obsolete since Christ was Crucified, that you can do whatever you want without being called on it, you’d better take this into account:
Romans 7:7 “But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law. What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, You shall not covet.”
To sum it all up the written Laws are obsolete, but the laws remain in effect by our heart conditions. If we murder, we still sin, because we know better – from within.