Those who support the right of homosexuals to live their lifestyle openly would never call homosexuality a sin. And those who are in favor of killing babies in the womb never call it murder. On the other hand, there is the moral law of God summarized in the Ten Commandments. And this law is very unpopular. After all, who does God think he is by imposing His standards of morality on us? This is the ultimate in arrogance: Man telling God what to do.
And many who call themselves Christians are of the same mentality. They really believe that the Ten Commandments are for a bygone era. And they use as a basis a verse in Romans 6:14 which says, “You are not under law, but under grace.” But the Bible is not saying that the Ten Commandments are passé. The Bible is telling us that we do not earn our way to heaven by keeping the commandments.
We must trust in Jesus Christ. He lived a perfect life while on this earth. And we must trust in His good works, not our own. We are all sinners. We need forgiveness. But those who are truly forgiven through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ go on to display love for God. They love God because God first loved them in the sacrifice of His Son. And how do these people display their love for God? Listen: “This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3). In other words, you show God you love Him by doing what He commands. And if you think that God’s commandments are too much of a burden, you are not a Christian. Listen again, “The one who says, ‘I have come to know Him [that is God]’, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar” (1 John 2:4).
Today’s podcast is “The Law of Love is the Ten Commandments.”