When you break the law

Published 3:02 pm Friday, July 3, 2009

Many people today believe that biblical laws no longer apply.

They are dead wrong. Our broken economy proves it.

No one doubts the existence of physical law. The skyscrapers on Wall Street could not have been built without a respect for building codes. Some even believe in a creator who designed physical law. Why should we believe, then that the moral law that he authorized and codified to govern human relations is any less binding on us even when we see mountains of evidence that it breaks those who break it.

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God’s Ten Commandments prohibit lying and deceit. That would include fraudulent accounting practices, falsifying loan applications on mortgages to potential buyers, etc.

Man-made regulations and laws forbid most of these practices, but still many individuals and businesses felt they could get away with it. They overlooked the fact that they were also breaking a God-given moral law, something that always exacts a penalty.

The Commandments forbid stealing. A particularly violation of the spirit of this law is the severance packages we are seeing among the C.E.O.’s of the failed Wall Street firms. The recklessness of these men cost hundreds of thousands of people untold wealth. The fact that they are enriching themselves on the backs of the people they broke gives insight into how they conducted their business. No wonder their companies crashed. Though they are apparently violating no man-made laws, they are absolutely trampling on God’s spiritual law.

“Be not deceived. God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

The Commandments forbid coveting and greed. These sins have been at the very heart of mankind since Adam and Eve. Yet man continues to fall prey to that spirit of coveting and greed.

People do not want to hear about sin.

“Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). But whether or not they admit it, that is exactly what has caused these companies to fail. All those who are losing jobs and wealth are suffering the results of broken spiritual laws. Not necessarily their own sin, but sin just the same.

Many people today believe God’s law is a curse. But actually, it is an incalculable blessing, because it reveals exactly which behavior will lead to curses such as those we see today, and which will lead to blessings.

Think of what America would be like if Americans followed the laws and never stole and never lied. Think of the results from the obedience to just those two of the Ten Commandments. That our government has recently removed from all public buildings. Why?

Practical Christianity can be viewed as living in a relationship with God everyday, to love God and others as we have loved ourselves. To live after the Spirit and not after the flesh, and to continue in preserving faith, truth and obedience to God’s will and commands.

The Ten Commandments comes from the Holy Bible ( King James Version) the scriptures teach us for a person to be saved from his sins, he must be born again, whereby he becomes a “New creation in Christ Jesus.”

Jesus said, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Again Jesus said, Verily, verily I say unto thee except a man is born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I did unto thee, ye must be born again” (St. John 3: 3, 5-7).

The new birth is the beginning of salvation, but not the completion. Being saved includes our establishing a holy relationship with Jesus Christ and maintaining this relationship with him everyday. The new birth experience of repentance, water baptism is the name of Jesus Christ and the infilling of the Holy ghost according to (Acts 2:38) for it is a gift and a promise to them that obey. Do read it.