Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
This passage of scripture teaches us that the law of God plays a pivotal role in our conversion, if it is being accomplished according to the will of God. As a general rule of thumb, the plan of salvation takes us from Eden Lost, to Eden restored, and as such, the law of God which was implanted in our hearts when we were created, but was then distorted and broken through sin, is once again to be restored in our hearts and minds, in preparation for the great hereafter. Thus, any conversion in which God's law is absent, cannot be genuine, for as the passage says, the law is perfect, converting the soul.
The law is what teaches us right from wrong, and points out those instances when we have sinned and come short of God's glory. And while it is true that the of Ten commandments do not save anyone, yet it is the means whereby we realize our dire need of a Savior, and so the gospel rests squarely on the fact that God's law has been, and always be valid. But if the law has been nailed to the Cross, as so many protestant and evangelical professors teach, then we essentially remove our guilt, without a Savior, and as a result the gospel becomes a dead letter, and Jesus Christ would have died in vain.
Thus, with the stroke of a single falsehood, the entire plan of salvation is made to collapse under its own weight, and both Christians and secular folk, are left to do as they well please, with no need of redemption, and with no promptings of an active conscience to differentiate between right and wrong, good and evil. This then leads us to a moral abyss, where we now become our own god, making rules or dispensing with them as our tastes, feelings, biases, preferences, and pop culture dictate. With this proposed format of self rule, we then find Bin Laden, and mother Theresa, Napoleon, and Bill Cosby, saints and sinners, all in the same boat, headed for the pearly gates, with good and evil angels as cheer leaders.
But the scriptures absolutely debunk these theories, and instead explicitly state that the very essence of the conversion process, involves the Holy Spirit writing the principles of The Ten commandments into our consciences, so that a perfect knowledge of God's will may be etched permanently into every fiber of our being. Therefore, any conversion which does not include this process is thereby declared spurious, and will meet with signal disappointment, when Christ comes to claim His own. This caution is so important to our soul's salvation, that it warrants the closest examination and understanding of the following verses of scripture, so that we may not build our high hopes, upon the shifting sands of a smooth, Christ-less gospel, which speaks loftily of faith, hope, and love, but is one in which obedience to God is strangely absent. Let's read:
Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make"... "after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Let us therefore not be deceived by falsehoods to the contrary, for every person who will enter the pearly gates when Christ comes, must have the image of God fully restored in them, and this includes the law of God which was originally placed in our hearts at creation. We therefore end with a passage of scripture which shows both the permanence, and the validity of God's law, and even though we are saved by God's grace through faith, let us not then use that as a premise for continuing violations, for Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins, not in our sins. Let's read:
Psalm 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
May God add His blessing to the study and practice of His word. "Good night" and God bless!