The Kingdom Of God Vs The Kingdom Of Darkness WF WHITE & The Law...
This whole walk with the Lord is not a complicated thing at all. Once a person realizes that they are lost, and dead in their sins, they choose to turn to Jesus Christ for mercy and salvation. After they do this, they suddenly understand that this whole thing is real after all. That new understanding can only come as a result of the Holy Spirit opening the eyes of the new believer in Jesus Christ, because the “natural man” cannot understand these things.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14)
When the Bible (God’s Word) speaks about the “natural man”, it is speaking of everybody in the world who do not have the Spirit of the living God dwelling within them. For many of those people this whole thing about being “born again” may pique a little interest for a time, but they cannot comprehend what Christianity is all about. To others this whole thing about being “born again” is nothing but foolishness, and millions upon millions of people cannot believe that so many people would be duped by such nonsense. That type of thinking has been around since the beginning of time, so it is nothing new at all.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
The preaching of the cross is pure foolishness to millions upon millions of people, including those religious and spiritual people who would have nothing to do with the worship of Jesus Christ. In the end those same people will see that they were holding on to a false hope, and that they were worshiping a false and imaginary “god” their whole life! They will suddenly understand the absolute wickedness of the Kingdom of darkness, and that the devil plays for keeps. They will suddenly understand the value of their own soul, but it will be too late. That is the reason why people evangelize the lost, because the lost are heading toward an eternal Hell, but they do not believe it.
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. (1 Corinthians 1:21)
How does Almighty God choose to SAVE people? God uses his own WORD which is then preached by simple human beings like you and me. God uses people, like you and me, people who were lost and dead in their sins before they got saved themselves.
The Law: The Misunderstood Covenant
The subject of the Mosaic Law is either directly or indirectly addressed in most every book of the Bible. The time of its reign takes up the content and covenantal setting of every book of the Old Testament except Genesis and the first half of Exodus. Jesus lived under the Law, thus most of the four gospels are taken up with its influence. Many of the epistles deal with the relationship of the Law to the church. As widespread as the subject is, the Law and/or its applicability to the church has been misunderstood by many for the past two millennia. Even before the church age, the Jews misunderstood the Law. They mistook it for a means whereby one could gain righteousness before God, by strict obedience to its letter apart from genuine trust in YHWH. Many Christian cults have arisen over a misunderstanding of the Law. In fact, it was the first major heresy to be dealt with by the apostolic church (Acts 15), and was by far the most prevalent heresy in the first-century. Its influence has continued ever since.