Sin Unto Death

Under the Law of Yahweh God there are some sins that have a judgment of death. For years I have heard them referred to as death penalty sins.  These sins are also referred to in the new testament under God’s Law.

1 John 5:16 “If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life for those who sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I don’t say that he should make a request concerning this.”

There has been a misunderstanding with the following verses.

Romans 10:5 “For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law, “The one who does them will live by them.””

Galatians 3:10-12 “For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who doesn’t continue in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them.” Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, “The righteous will live by faith.” The law is not of faith, but, “The man who does them will live by them.””

Paul was trained in the Law. God’s Law is written very precisely as are legal documents. When the Word says “live by them”, that is to be understood as live. This is compared to the other option of not living, being dead. Think about living happy and well as opposed to not living at all. Also notice that Paul said that Moses wrote about how the law was righteous. Paul also quoted the Law stating that anyone who did not obey the Law was cursed. Reread the verses above.

We read many verses with a negative understanding that were intended to have a positive understanding. The point is that no one can perfectly obey God’s Law. Those with faith no longer have to concern themselves with the Law’s judgment of death.

Romans 10:4 “For Christ is the fulfillment of the [judgment of death] law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”

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