Exhortations

Freedom from the Law

Freedom from the Law

The second time Paul mentions New Creation” is in his letter to the Galatians— live free in Christ. Full Context says, “For in Christ Jesus neither is Circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 As many as walk by this rule, peace, and mercy be on them and on God’s Israel. 17 From now on, let no one cause me any trouble, for I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus branded on my body—Galatians 6:15-17 (WEB). You can feel Paul’s frustrations when he wrote this letter and became too emotional if not personally hurting.

A new creation is everything in Jesus. Without Christ, there is no light. The present evil age will not dissipate and will continue its darkest maneuvers to distract the thoughts and mindset to do good things. They will act using all their tricks to ruin the light and distract you from being in it and seeing the goodness it brings. The Jewish inclusion into the family of God is obedience to the Laws of God, including the Noahide and the Mosaic laws—a total of 613 laws to follow.

Six Noahide laws were initially given to Adam: Not to worship idols; Not to curse God; Not to commit murder; Not to commit adultery or sexual immorality; Not to steal; Not to eat flesh torn from a living animal; and to establish courts of justice (formation of human government). Christians have only ten commandments from God. You can name how many of them we know we cannot follow—going to church/fellowshipping with God once a week (Sabbath) and lying and worshipping idols, maybe more.  

We need to cleanse our minds from having too much regard for self-conceited perfection, from leaning stubbornly on our opinion that acquired knowledge is due to complex work, and from the ability to discover talents is its self-discovery. If those are us, we harvested the fruit of a corrupted nature of the mind. We capitalize on the wrong behavior of a human dependency on God. Who gave it all?

We need to adopt the modern doctrine of Circumcision. The Circumcision of the heart implies Faith, Hope, and Love; Faith in God by acknowledging his existence in our lives. Hope is the measurement and foundation of our Faith, and love brings joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. Have you noticeLoveve leads tLoveve? When we practicLoveve, the harvest is an abundance of excellent and reasonable returns.

Let us love one another with the Love of the LORD and achieve peace for the whole world. 

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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