Abolition of the Law of Moses by the blood of the lamb does not mean that lawlessness is permitted among Christians.
‘You shall not murder’ has not become ‘You shall murder’ under the dispensation of Grace.
Similarly, ‘Thou shall not commit adultery’ has not changed to “Thou are permitted to commit adultery because Grace speaks for you”.
Rather,grace makes the law even stricter! The laws are now ingrained in our hearts not just on the scrolls!
The laws implanted in our hearts do not just judge the actions but scrutinise the thoughts of our hearts.
Adultery is not just about the action any longer.Under the dispensation of Grace,it is now also about the thoughts.
Jesus addressed this issue in Matt 5:27-28:
“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LAW
“But I say to you that everyone looking upon a woman in order to lust after her already has committed adultery with her in his heart.”>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GRACE
If truly you read the two verses above which one is stricter? The first or the second? The second of course.
Many people might be exonerated from murder under the Law of Moses but not under the Grace. The Law says you need to physically kill someone before you are labelled a murderer but read below what is obtainable under the Grace:
“Everyone who hates his brother is a MURDERER, and you know that no MURDERER has eternal life abiding in him”-1 John 3:15
Ordinary hate=murder under Grace!
Brethren,’Grace’ is not equal to lawlessness!
‘I am graced’ does not mean I can do anything without the attendant repercussions,let that sink in!
If you want to prove otherwise,go to a big mall and tell them that “Thou shall not steal” has been cancelled by the blood of Christ,therefore,you are at liberty to take away their products without payment!
Of course,you will be handed over to the police.
Grace does not endorse a lifestyle of sin:
“Shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase?
Certainly not! We have died to sin–how then can we go on living in it?”-Romans 6:1-2.
Rather,Grace is a righteousness teacher:
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age”- Titus 2:11-12