Christianity is a faith of contradiction.
The reason is that we base our life on the Bible. Which has the Old Testament and the New Testament. Don’t get me wrong, there are certain themes that have strong consistency throughout the Good Book.
But the Old Testament includes books of the Torah:
So mixing aspects of the religion of Judaism with Christianity. Well, it can be a bit messy.
Specifically when we juggle “The Law” with “Grace.” To add to the confusion, there’s Christians who say:
“Sure Jesus died for your sins, but keep to the Law.”
Others say, “Grace is enough. I’ll live comfortably cuz Jesus got my back.”
I feel like I’m pulled apart. On the one hand I want to be a good Christian and obey God in everything. On the other hand, I know I could never come close to redeeming myself in His eyes. Fortunately, I don’t have to.
Then I had, what I believe to be, Divine Inspiration. Or rather, the Lord explaining Salvation in a way I could conceptualize.
Christ’s gift of redemption is a just that- a gift. As with any gift, once it’s given the recipient can do with it as they please.
But if the recipient values the giver, they will cherish the gift
I am unable to show I deserve God’s grace and Christ’s charity. However, I can show that I appreciate His sacrifice by following Him.
And, in turn, being as good a steward of His precious gift as I can.
What are your thoughts on Christ’s Love and God’s Law?