INDONESIAN CUISINES - Soytempeh
The fallacy of logic occurs when an assertion or statement is made, but the conclusion that follows the assertion or statement is wrong. For example, I heard many Christians say that God’s law, e.g. the Ten Commandments is no longer relevant, applicable, or useful because Christ had died on the cross. The individuals who made that claim, unfortunately, did not or failed to understand that the laws were made for them, and not for Christ. Moreover, Christ is not dead. He is well and alive! To add clarity to my argument, take for example the law of our land, the U.S. Constitution. Our forefathers who wrote the Constitution have died a long time ago, but the U.S. Constitution is still applicable and valid today. And so are the laws of God. We can see God’s laws in nature. The laws that God gave us are for us to obey, and not for Him. The angels in heaven obey His laws. Nature obeys His laws. Even the animals that Noah took with him were obedient animals. Who are we to disobey God and His laws?
Hebrews 13:18 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
“God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19
I find it hard to believe that God in the Old Testament sounds different than God in the New Testament.
Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17
“Do we, then, nullify the Law by this faith? Certainly not! Instead, we uphold the Law.” Romans 3:31
God’s moral laws, the Ten Commandments, have no expiration date. What expires is our understanding of His grace. We think that we are now living under grace and that we are free to ignore his laws. How do we know that we are free to do what we want? We cannot pick and choose which laws we will observe and which laws we will ignore. If we are under grace to ignore some of the laws of the Ten Commandments, does it mean that we are free under grace to worship idols, steal, or commit adultery? Certainly not! We may very well be living under His curse, not grace when we are doing those things. How can we know that we have sinned against God if we ignore His laws? God’s law is like a mirror. It tells us if we have violated His laws or not. Without looking at the mirror, His laws, we would not know the sins that we have committed against Him. And if we don’t know that we have sinned against God, we will continue to live in sin until Jesus returns. Is that our plan of salvation?
In John 14:15 Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
Some Christians will say that they have faith in God. Does God have faith in them? Others will say that they believe in God. But so does the devil.
Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you..” John 15:16. Do you sincerely believe that God will choose you if you are ignoring His laws?
God has a strict interpretation of His laws. Adam and Eve lost eternal lives because they violated God’s laws - they ate the fruits that God had told them not to eat. Millions lost their lives during the big flood in Noah's time because they refused to obey God's laws.
In Matthew 24:24 we read this warning, "For false christ and false prophets will rise and will show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect."
In summary, God’s death on the cross does not give us a free pass to ignore or disregard His laws. The laws were given to us for us to obey and follow. And God strictly implemented His laws as we see in Adam and Eve and the tens of millions who drowned during the big flood.