When the law was given, it was given in order to instruct the Israelites how to live and please God. It was a tutor to show mankind the holiness of God and to teach man of his inability to attain that holiness on his own. It still teaches mankind of its need for a Savior and that Savior is Jesus. For those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior that law has been replaced by an indwelling of the Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth and teaches us the will and desire that God has for our lives. The Holy Spirit unites our hearts to Gods
Heart and restores the relationship that was broken in the fall. This restored relationship replaces the need for a law.
Ok so you’re probably saying, ”this is all basic Christianity”. What’s your point? My point is that this new relationship isn’t always easy to navigate. Its not always as clear as a neatly written law. It requires some thought and prayer on our part. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of all is it requires honest self-examination in the light of God.
Because of these difficulties has the church at large adopted a new law? Instead of deciding what kind of entertainment is appropriate for our children and us have we left it up to the law of Christianity so that anything dubbed Christian is ok? There is now a satellite TV service called Sky Angel, which supplies its customers with nothing but Christian TV. Who decides what Christian TV is? Are we placing ourselves under a new law with things like this? I heard a pastor on a nationwide Christian radio station the other day say “There is so much cancer in this country because we don’t eat the way God has instructed us to. We have chosen to eat pork and that’s the reason why people are sick”. To me that’s absurd but I wonder how many people adopted a new law from that pastors teaching. It’s not only in entertainment but this adopted law extends into all aspects of our lives. Instead of making educated decisions about political candidates are we just going along with the Christian majority in placing our votes and putting our trust in candidates who we honestly know little our nothing about? Are we in some way living a lifestyle that reflects the way other Christians think we should live instead of the life God wants for us? Have we carried a new law down from the mountain of modern day Christianity?