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“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Modern Galatians

Hi Daniel,

I agree with you, especially when you said, “As long as we live we all need the law, I am not putting aside RBF.” I see a fine line between serving the Law and obeying the Law. A fine line between serving the Law and obeying the gospel of RBF.

In other words, the only way we can obey the commandments of God is to follow Christ in all His life, obeying His doctrine through faith in Him. Jesus must be our full focus, as I understand Paul; unless Paul’s gospel was time sensitive and only true until just before Jesus comes.

And that is a possibility. What I mean is that our natures, short of Jacob’s troubles and glorification, run counter to God’s holy Law, and we are not capable of approaching His holy Law without Christ and His doctrine as our mediator to God’s Law. To approach the keeping of God’s Law without Jesus and His earthly human example and doctrine as our full focus, we must inevitably be keeping God’s Law from our own strength and presumption, no matter how much we try not to rely on ourselves.

But does this differ from the false gospel of fallen evangelical denominations? Yes. Because they don’t even know the true Jesus and their focus is on the “spirit”. We, thanks to EGW, have the deepest, broadest comprehension of the world’s Savior because we had the testimonies for the churches, which Jesus used to keep the Law before us loudly and clearly. Like Israel of old, “we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed;” closed to RBF, bound under the little read books “until the time appointed of the Father.” (Gal. 3:23;4:2).

“Wherefore then serveth the [Spirit of Prophecy]? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of” Ellen White. (Gal. 3:19). The Law, the Bible, even the New Testament epistles and the Spirit of Prophecy, have painted details of the character of Jesus that have made a detailed collage of the loving character of Jesus. All of these fill out the emptiness in the four gospels concerning Jesus’ person. But before the Latter Rain falls the fullness of Jesus will become apparent to those who are seeking His mercy and peace with God with broken hearts because of the abounding iniquity today.

Do you see the difference between the true, real Jesus and the empty Jesus tradition being promoted by the evangelical churches? I believe this to be the root of RBF. But this idea is not understood in Adventism. Adventists, by and large, have turned away from the Spirit of Prophecy, which alone could break their hearts and give them the greatest need for peace with God, the writings of Ellen White being to this last generation “our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” (Gal. 3:24).

So, back to what I first said, we cannot approach the Law of God without presumption. We must be driven to Christ and His earthly demonstration of love and acceptance toward wretched demon-controlled people. We must fixate on His death in pure love and tender regard toward a world of accomplices in His murder, and surrender to His Father’s will. Then we will be reconciled which will remove the reproach of the Law. Once with Him, we need continue in His doctrine and example, not God’s Law.

Christ’s example and God’s Law may seem to be identical, but they are not. Christ has the human element, but God’s Law is humanless, abstract principle and pure requirement, infinite rule and demand. “Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come.” God’s Law approaches in a cloud of glory and booms down, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.” (Matt. 17:5). Jesus’ doctrine says to us while His hand is physically touching us, “Arise, and be not afraid.” (vs. 7).

Only when calmed and reconciled to God through the gentleness of Jesus’ law and ministering can we ever hope to stand before God and His Law. And serving Jesus, as a covert from the storms in heaven, with Him between us and God, is where we must remain. “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him.” (Col. 2:6). “Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (Gal. 3:3).

Love you, brother,
David

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