Re: Hebrew pictographs
Sin is a transgression of the law, but there are no legal loopholes with God. He has ALWAYS made sure we knew how important it was to police our own hearts with His loving guidance; our intent. He knows what's in our hearts, and wants us to be righteous. God doesn't want us to be lawyers and judges, bringing up charges of lawlessness against our fellow human being. Uhg, could you imagine? Oh wait, that's most all large church systems today!
Originally Posted by Yaaqov ben Yisrael
You know, I don't celebrate Easter. But today, I went to my wife's friend's mother's granddaughter's baptism today. (It's a small town, in case you didn't notice by the long-winded explanation of relationship). One person joined that church today, and it wasn't me or my wife. I just found it funny that when the invocation of membership was read, the priest asked if the new member would be loyal to that particular church system. My heart sank into my belly as the poor fool said "Yes"! Can you believe that?
But that's what legalism has done to us. Righteousness is the only way to correctly interpret what the law actually says, compared to just the "crime and punishment" legalistic aspect of it. Yes, the law still applies, but forgiveness... Forgiveness feels great. I love God.
John 10 (KJV)
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.