What is the Law for?

What is the law for?

The law is not for what you think it is for!

See most people believe that the law is something we are supposed to use as a guide; something we are supposed to try to fulfil. This is a total error.

The law is there to show us how weak, powerless, futile and wretched we are. In fact the main purpose of the law is to show us how we don’t even have control over ourselves!

In relation to sin the law is there to make us sin more!

What is sin? It comes from the Greek word “hamartia” (missing the mark). I believe it was a term used in archery. All the law is, is a mark set up for us to fail at hitting!

Anything can become a law.

Do not eat sugar, stop smoking, work harder.

We constantly bind ourselves up in law without even noticing it!

Ultimately the purpose of law is to bring us to Christ by making us realize how powerless and wretched we are so we cry out to him to save us!

Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

(In fact read Romans 7 and 8! Paul says it much better than I do!)

The law is there to make sin appear sinful (Romans 7:13), to make sin bear fruit unto death (Romans 7:5) so that death will have its perfect work in making us die to this world of sin and death so that Father can make us live in Christ!

Forget the law, move on from the school-master and walk with Him who fulfilled the law!

The law can become an idol to us that are in the grace of God because we are supposed to walk by faith and not by sight. The law is a very visible comfort; it puffs you up, it makes you self-righteous, arrogant, disdainful, and ultimately it will kill you! But that is good because you die to death only so that you live to life!

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” 1 John 2:27

Playing along with the christians and seeing what it makes of God.

Let us say for a moment that orthodox Christianity is correct in its drawing of a human being.

That is: that man is an autonomous being with free-will. They use this to justify God’s sending disobedient humans to hell.

Let us forget for the moment that we can’t even conceive of free-will; other than it meaning an uncaused cause which isn’t allowed because God’s the only uncaused cause right?

Well what is it about free-will that justifies God in sending us to a nasty place for a very long time if we don’t do what he says?

He may have the might to do so; but might isn’t right. Right?

2+2 doesn’t = 4 because the terminator says so; does it?

So you’re born and you have this thing called free-will. With this free-will you make choices that displease God. For these choices he hurts you forever.

Now where is the link between humans having free-will and God having such a right?

“There is a moral law!” They say.

Again let’s by-pass Euthypro’s dilemma (“Is something good because God says it is; or does God say it’s good because it is good”) and go with the flow.

Why do we; who have free-will, have to follow this moral code?

We could choose to; sure. But we could also un-choose to as well!

“Ah but that would break the law!”

“Ah but I don’t choose to follow the law!” You blow a raspberry.

We’re back to the question “What gives God the right to punish humans forever because we have free-will?”

We didn’t choose to be born.

We didn’t sign the contract that bound us to abide by the moral law.

We didn’t even choose to sign the contract that bound us to abide by a contract signed by us.

So what does this make of the orthodox God?

It makes him a playground bully who beats you up because you won’t play his game his way!