"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Galatians 3:13 says, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:" Here, Jesus became curse by dying on the cross and redeemed us from a curse. What is that curse he redeemed us from? Preachers say that this curse is hell and lake of fire. If it is so and considering the fact that he has died for the whole world, then nobody will go to hell since his death on the cross. But that is not true and it is not the curse. The devil wants us to think that we have escaped hell, and so we will not strive to enter into the gates to heaven. But on that day when you will be put in hell, it will be too late for you.
Now, let us see from the scriptures what is our curse that Jesus Christ has redeemed us from? Galatians 3:13 says "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: verse 10 also says, as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse:" So, the works of the law is the curse. What is the work of the law? "Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh (that is by his death), even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances ...and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;" again it is the ordinances that is removed by his death on the cross. What are the ordinances? "16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days, etc:" The ordinances are: ceremonies, rituals, traditions, food laws, feasts of the Jews, Sabbath law, circumcision, washings hands and pots, etc. When Jesus was a man, he broke the Sabbath law and a few ordinances. The Jews want to kill him since he broke the Sabbath, etc. Then they crucified him and made him a curse. If the ordinances are in the law in the NT, then we may go to hell for not keeping the ordinances. So, God calls the ordinances as the curse of the law and removes them when Jesus Christ was crucified and recorded it in the scriptures. Gentiles do not have to obey them. But, preachers say that the eternal punishment in hell is the curse that he removed by his cross. It is crooked and very tricky, because people are susceptible to believe this. But the Bible says that we must obey Jesus Christ to remove our punishment from hell, but the cross will not automatically remove our eternal punishment. But the curse of the law that was ordinances are removed by his death. For a detailed study, you may click on this link and watch a video presentation. Thanks. The link is: "False Teachings."
God Bless You