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14 Blotting out [exaleipho] the handwriting [cheirographon] of ordinances [dogma] that
was against [kata]
us, [hemon] which [hos] was [en] contrary [hupenantios] to us, [hemin] and [kai] took [airo] it [autos] out of [ek] the way, [mesos] nailing [proseloo] it [autos] to his cross; [stauros]KJV-Interlinear
14 having canceled out the
certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us
and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed
it to the cross. NASB
In this world there are
but two laws.The first is the Law of
Grace, in which God makes policy and sustains history and His plan by means of
His grace (favor).
And the second law is
the Law of Legalism, often times called the Mosaic Law or the Levitical Law, or
simply a reference to the laws of society combined with its norms and
There is but one way to
get into heaven, and that is through faith in Christ.This is courtesy of the grace of God.
But there are those who
believe that they can live the perfect life, obey the Ten Commandments, be good
in life, be sincere in life, be basically honest just as long as you do not
intentionally bring harm to anyone, be sincere, and that view is bogus and
false.Why?Because it is impossible to
The Levitical Laws
became so vast and numerous, so as to control nearly every aspect of ones life, that they became a huge burden, an
impossibility, too complicated to follow, and so much so, that the Priests
began writing exceptions to the laws, and then exceptions to the
exceptions.They became a legislative
regulation nightmare consisting of volumes and volumes of written regulations
and ordinances, that even the most proficient expert in them, had difficulty in
In ancient times, when
an obligation was fulfilled, the document was nailed to a post, or a knife was
run through it in a manner of canceling its authority.This was a public proclamation so that anyone
and everyone could see that the obligation was fulfilled and no longer in
Today we stamp a
document as cancelled, or paid, or satisfied, and record it in a public
Christ did the same
thing with respect to the Mosaic Law.
No one could live the
perfect life and therefore be qualified to enter into heaven.Not only is man born spiritually dead, but
man cannot even come close to living a perfect life capable of cancelling out
his spiritual death.So, humanity is
burdened with a tremendous obligation, a sentence as it were, of total and
permanent separation from God because of sin.
Jesus Christ came
along, was born by means of the seed of the woman (not by the seed of the man
in Adam all have sinned, therefore Joseph was left out of the pregnancy
process, and thus the virgin pregnancy), and thus Jesus was born without the
Jesus went to the Cross
a fully honorable man, fulfilling the Law perfectly, and therefore in effect
nailed the Law document to the Cross, finished, fulfilled, cancelled,
completed, void, satisfied, etc., with no further obligation upon anyone ever
The Law of Grace, or as
we often call it the Law of Christ, is the only currently existing obligation
that we are subject to now. And in order to fulfill that obligation, all we
need do is believe in Christ.
The burden is lifted
What remains now is Gods grace, which is free.
Or mans arrogance
(stubbornness, indifference, self-righteousness, subjectiveness,
bias, opinionated, etc.), which is absurd.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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