this picture/cartoon was found on facebook, i hold no providence over it, i just like it very much
DONT listen to anyone else without deciding and studying for your own self. this is just my understanding, we must work out our faith with “fear and trembling” Philippians 2:12 “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
we need the law to live a holy example…what good are we if we to help others if we don’t repent? Do you think He died so we could keep on sinning? i don’t, what purpose does the Holy Spirit have if not to keep us white as snow ? God is the Trinity and we must honor all of Him.
grace saves us,Ephesians 2: 8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.” John 3:16-21 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
grace saves us, but doesnt mean we should go out and live like we want…Luke 4:4 “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” the Master also said “Go and sin no more” for a reason John 8:11″She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”
the golden rule, Matthew 22:39-40 39“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
God said He would now be the one to punish sin and wrong doing, we are to be teachers. Romans 12:19 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” so to all of you who think we should cut off hands and such that is God’s judgment now, not ours; our job is to preach the gospel/the good news that Jesus is Lord and come to save Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
again, this is just my understanding. don’t listen to anyone else without deciding and studying for your own self. God bless you and keep you on your journey.