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By Michael Edwards
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How to Become Righteous Without Pursuing Righteousness
This Bible study presents the truth from scripture that Gentiles were never under the Law of Moses, the Ten Commandments. This is not to say that if you are a Gentile, it is okay to willfully violate the commandments.
We see a clear differences in the Bible between the Jew and the Gentile. For example, the law of Moses, the Ten Commandments were given exclusively to the Jews. They pursued righteous by trying to keep the law and never attained it.
but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. Rom 9:31
On the other hand, the Gentiles (anyone who is not a Jew) never had the law or Moses, so they could not pursue righteousness through law keeping. The only thing they could do was to believe and it worked.
What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; Rom 9:30
God’s elect are those who do not pursue righteousness by the law or their works. The elect are those who believe God and are declared righteous by God.
What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking (righteousness). The elect obtained it (righteousness), but the rest (Jew) were hardened, Rom 11:7
Because they were ignorant of God's righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. Rom 10:3
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. Rom 11:25
So here is the question. Are you pursuing righteousness like the Jews? Are you pursuing perfection in thought, word and deed, tightly hanging onto the law by your fingernails? Living under a law that was never given to you, always attempting and never seeming to attaining righteousness with God like the Jews?
Or can you sincerely say and believe when you look at yourself in that mirror: “I have attained righteousness by faith in Jesus just as the Gentiles in His day did by simply believing the gospel?
They Gentiles in His day knew for certain they were never under the law of Moses. None of the law given to the Jews through Moses, including The Ten Commandments given to them. They simply believed Jesus and the Apostles when they said believe and you will be made right with God by faith, you will be saved.
For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. Rom 2:14
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 1 Cor 9:19-21
If you are a Jew I can understand because the law was given solely to the Jews. It was not given to the gentiles. The gentiles had no real thought or hope of being right with God, the Jews had made that clear.
Law given to the Jews.
These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses. Leviticus 26:46
These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai. Lev 27:34
These are the commandments and the ordinances which the LORD commanded to the sons of Israel through Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho. Numbers 36:13
These are the words of the covenant which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He had made with them at Horeb. Deut 29:1
God is Not Double Minded
God instructs us to use our tongues to bless people and not to curse them. In the same way, God does not bless us and curse us at the same time.
8but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,c these things ought not to be so. 11Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water. James 3:10-12
The curse comes from being under the law. Those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior are no longer under the curse.
10For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”d 12But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— 14so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirite through faith. Gal 3:10-13
17But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. Luke 11:17
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