The Law has ended: there is no future judgment but only the love of Jesus

The Bible is Israel’s story of the Law and Prophets.

In the beginning, God created mankind in an imperfect world. Man was created as a mortal, imperfect but fully accepted. God had created man in His image, as His children to live on the earth.

Luke 3:38 “the son of Adam, the son of God”

God is immortal and perfect, and man is mortal and imperfect but loved unconditionally.

Genesis 1 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them….31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very GOOD.”

God made this imperfect world with imperfect human beings and said that it was GOOD.

This shows that God was never going to create a utopia on earth or a perfect man.

God has always been a loving and gracious Father who loved imperfect people unconditionally.

But the problem was that man wanted to know good and evil to become perfect like God, to live forever.

Adam’s sin of self-righteousness resulted in separation from God and the fear of future judgment.

God then called Abraham and his descendants to promise him the utopia on earth, if he obeyed the covenant. Abraham’s faith was not “belief” alone, but it was also the works of obedience to the commandments of leaving his land, circumcision, and sacrificing Isaac in obedience to God (Genesis 12-22)

The Biblical faith was always obedience to God’s commandments.

The Law is the commandment of God and obedience to the Law brings utopia on earth.

The entire Bible is about the Law and Prophets. The Law was fully revealed in Exodus 20 but its precursor began with Adam’s eating of the tree of good and evil (the law tells what is good and evil), and also circumcision in Genesis 17 (called as God’s statutes).

The Law only ends on judgment day in Revelation 20 when all people are judged by their works.

The promise of the Law was that if Israel obeyed the Law then they would be blessed on earth with utopia (blessing and prosperity), otherwise they would be cursed with dystopia (suffering and chaos) in Deuteronomy 28.

Israel was given the Law (Ten Commandments) so that they would be righteous if they obeyed it fully.

Deuteronomy 6 “25 And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.””

Israel succeeded briefly but they eventually sinned against God. Then God removed them from the land and sent them unto exile in foreign lands. God then promised to restore them back under a New Covenant that would forgive their past sins under the law and then give them the power of the Holy Spirit to obey the law and live in a utopia forever.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came as the 2nd Adam and the 2nd Moses to promise the utopia that Israel had failed to attain. Jesus came not to abolish the law but to fulfill it. The law demanded righteousness to bring utopia and Jesus came to obey the law. He said that they had to be as righteous as God to enter the kingdom of heaven on earth.

Matthew 5 “17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. …  20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven…..48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Jesus commanded them to not just obey the ten commandments externally, but to remove all sins from their hearts, words, and deeds to enter the utopian kingdom of God on earth.

You see if people want to have utopia on earth, then they have to become perfect like God.

Why is that? It is because God had initially created this world as an imperfect world for imperfect man.

God is perfect and immortal but man is imperfect and mortal. Therefore man has to be come perfect like God to have utopia on earth. Jesus showed the world how to become perfect by His own sinless life and death, and resurrection.

Jesus Christ did not sin but radically loved God and people perfectly, even dying on the cross, and not sinning.

God became a man through Jesus so that He would become perfect by His suffering on the cross without sinning even once, and therefore attain the resurrection.

Hebrews 5 “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him”

This is why He rose from the dead because He did not sin even after being crucified by His own people. He promised His followers that He would forgive all their sins by His death on the cross, and give His Holy Spirit to them by grace through faith, so that they follow Jesus and obey the law radically just like He did.

If they followed Jesus by carrying the cross and stop sinning, then they would become perfect like God and be resurrected just like Jesus to enter the utopian kingdom of God on earth.

Luke 14 “27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”

Matthew 16 “24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.”

1 Peter 2 “23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “

1 Peter 4 “Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. “

Philippians 3 “10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”

Romans 8 “17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

They prayed for this kingdom to come, if they became perfect like God in forgiving others.

Luke 11 “your kingdom come…Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us…..13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!””

They had to stop sinning by the power of the Holy Spirit to be saved, otherwise if they broke the law after receiving the Spirit then they would not be saved.

Romans 8 “12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.”

James 2″My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. ….If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.”

In the old covenant, they did not have the power to obey the law as Paul said in Romans 7 they were slaves to sin.

Romans 7 “22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am!  25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

The New Covenant is not lawless grace but it is the power to fulfill the requirements of the law.

Romans 8 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

The Biblical grace is not an excuse to remain imperfect but the power to become perfect like Jesus and be saved.

Jesus died after obeying the law and rose from the dead to give them the power and grace to obey the law by radically loving God and people in the new covenant.

Jesus, Paul, James said that eternal life was given only by obeying the law perfectly.

Matthew 19 “If you want to enter life, keep the commandments….Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”…. 21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.””

Galatians 5 “14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.…….6 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal lifeLet us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

1 John 3 “23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.”

1 John 3 “Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.”

The believer was expected and commanded to stop sinning by loving one another like Jesus.

John 13 “34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.””

Romans 13 “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. “

In the flesh, nobody could obey the law, and therefore nobody could be justified by the law. But by faith in Jesus, they received the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, so that they could obey the law fully and be justified because they became perfect like Jesus, walking just like Him in radical love without sinning.

The Biblical faith was required to fulfill the law.

Romans 3 “31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.”

Why is that ? It is because the final judgment day of the Bible is a judgment of works according to Gospel.

Romans 2 “God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism. 12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.”

Throughout the entire Bible, we see that the judgment day is about works (Matthew 25, Ecclesiastes 12, Daniel 12, 2 Corinthians 5, Revelation 20, Revelation 22, etc.) What works are they? It is the works of the law because the entire Bible is about the law and prophets. Jesus said that He did not come to bring lawlessness but to fulfill the law. Paul commanded believers to fulfill the law. So did James, John and the Apostles to show that the entire Bible is consistently about obeying the law by loving God and people.

The Biblical faith is always about obedience to God’s commands. Jesus commanded his believers to fulfill the law by radical love for one another without sinning so that they could be saved from the judgment.

The Spirit was given so that they could follow Jesus and obey the law perfectly like Him, carrying the cross, loving enemies just like He did. If they stopped sinning and became perfect like Jesus then they would be resurrected to live in the utopia on the earth.

Jesus told the last generation of those under the law, to carry the cross and follow Him during that great tribulation. If they followed Jesus without sinning, without losing faith, then He would return to judge the world according to works of the law and the believers would be saved because they perfectly obeyed Him and became perfect even unto death and then would be resurrected as immortal beings, just like Jesus to live forever on the new heaven and earth utopia.

Matthew 24 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come……30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven…..34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.”

2 Peter 3 “10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. “

Jesus promised that if the Church stopped sinning then He would return to destroy the world and remove all sinners and make a perfect utopia (new heaven and earth) without death, suffering, or imperfections.

Revelation 21 “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”…. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”…. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

If you look at all the judgment passages in the Bible, you will see that it is not a judgment between believers and unbelievers but it’s a judgment between those who DO RIGHT vs those who DO WRONG because the believer is the one who stopped sinning to become perfect as Jesus in his deeds.

Revelation 20 “12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books….15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”

You see the judgment day of the Bible is about the law – judgment of works.

Jesus said He was coming in the 1st century to judge the world according to works.

Revelation 2 “Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.”

Revelation 22 “10 Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. 11 Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.” 12 Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. 14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

The judgment of Christ was about the judgment of the works of the law as we see all throughout the Bible because the Law that judges all people, including believers:

2 Corinthians 5 “10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

James 4 “11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?

James 5 “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!”

Colossians 3 “23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.”

Why did Jesus promise a utopia for those who became obeyed the law and became PERFECT as GOD ?

It goes back to the story of Adam in the garden.

Adam tried to become perfect like God and failed.

So then God put Israel under the law promising a utopia if they became perfect but they failed.

Then God sent His Son Jesus as a man. God became a man as Jesus to show the Church that she cannot be perfect.

The entire Church failed during the tribulation of AD66-70. They failed to follow Jesus. They failed to become perfect. They failed to have the Biblical faith. They failed to fulfill the law.

This is why Jesus Christ did not come back and He will not come back in the future.

Jesus will not judge the world because nobody can be perfect as Jesus or God.

You see, man tried to attain utopia on earth, trying to be perfect like God, from the time of Adam to Israel and till the last generation Church of the 1st Century who tried to attain immortality and resurrection by trying to follow Jesus.

But nobody could follow Jesus. This is why Jesus did not come back as He had promised in the 1st century to judge the world.

In the end, this shows us that God does not want to judge the world.

God set an impossible perfect standard for salvation and judgment because He NEVER wanted to judge the world.

That is why He never gave the ten commandments to Adam but freely gave him life on earth to enjoy God’s grace.

Adam’s pursuit of righteousness to become like God shows man’s deep-rooted desire to please God and become perfect and become our own God.

But God showed man that if he wants to be like God that he must face judgment. This is the story of the Bible.

In the end of the Bible, we see the failure of the church just like Adam and Israel failed.

Jesus did not judge the world and He will never judge the world because the PERFECT God will never judge imperfect people.

God created us as imperfect people therefore it never entered His mind to judge us.

If God judges the world, then everyone will go to hell, including Christians because no believer has followed Jesus and nobody has become perfect as God.

If God judges the world according to works, as the Bible tells us in Revelation 20, Romans 2, Matthew 25, then it has to be by the perfect standard of the law. But nobody kept the law except Jesus.

This is why God will never judge the world.

The true nature of God is found on the cross of Jesus Christ.

Luke 23 “34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”

The greatest crime ever committed by humanity happened on the cross. What did God do? He forgave us.

All sins were forgiven on the cross. The entire world was forgiven.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ today is not about escaping hell or attaining utopia because there is no future judgment day.

If God were planning to judge people then it will be based on the perfect standard of Biblical faith that perfectly obeys the law of loving God and others. Nobody has the Biblical faith because nobody follows Jesus or obeys the law perfectly and therefore nobody has become perfect like Jesus.

The perfect God will not judge the imperfect world because nobody is perfect.

The Gospel today is that God loves us unconditionally, that in all our imperfections, we are loved and forgiven by Jesus Christ, we are accepted and loved.

The believer knows this love of God today and can experience true joy in this imperfect world.

But not everyone will know God’s love in this world. Many people spend their entire lives not knowing the love of Jesus. But they don’t face an eternal hell after death.

God will not send anyone to the lake of fire because nobody has become perfect to avoid such a judgment.

That is why God does not judge anyone. Remember Jesus said to not judge but to love even our enemies to be like the Father in heaven.

Matthew 7 “Do not judge”

Matthew 5 “43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”

If we don’t judge others but love others, then that emulates God – because God Himself does not judge anyone and He loves His enemies! You see, God will not judge imperfect human beings and burn them in a fire of hell because He would be breaking his own law.

Yes, the Bible also says that God can judge because He is holy and righteous and is just.

But God is also LOVE, that keeps no record of wrongs.

1 John “GOD IS LOVE”

1 Corinthians 13 “Love keeps no record of wrongs”

The judgment is a remembrance of all our wrongs but God is unconditional love whose mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13) . His love does not remember our wrongs.

You see this is why God did not judge the world because He knows we are imperfect and made out of dust, who don’t know what we are doing (Psalm 103:14, Jonah 4:11)

When every person dies their spirit goes back to God (Ecclesiastes 12 “the dust returns to the ground it came from,
    and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”)

But there is no judgment because God will not judge imperfect people.

He is not going to bring a utopia to this world because nobody is perfect like God except Jesus. If man had become perfect like God by following Jesus, then Jesus would have judged the world and sent 99% of the world to hell and saved the narrow minority of perfect followers of Christ who obeyed the Father’s commandments of the law.

Matthew 7 “21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. “

You see if Jesus did judge the world, then most Christians (who call Jesus as LORD) would go to hell because nobody did the Father’s will. The will of the Father is to obey the law and be perfect as Jesus.

But God knows that nobody does this – not even Christians.

This is why God is not a judge but He is unconditional love.

God sent Jesus to show His love for us that He would die on the cross to forgive us.

The cross is proof of this love.

The Bible was written to show us that man tried to be perfect and they failed. The Bible shows us that the 2nd coming of Christ did not not happen because God will not judge our works.

The actual judgment day of the world was on the cross. God judged all our sins on the cross and forgave us so that our works will not be judged.

God created this world and all of us as imperfect beings, so that we can understand unconditional love.

This is the gospel, that Jesus Christ has forgiven us all sins and made us righteous without works before we were even born.

We believe in Jesus so that we can live this life on earth knowing that we are loved unconditionally, and accepted in the Father’s love without any future judgment.

Most people live in this world thinking that God is angry at them, struggling in life with the problems.

The law does not exist but they seek acceptance and love from their jobs, education, religion, society, and they fail and are hurt with wounded hearts.

They need to hear the good news that Jesus loves them, that He has made them righteous, and forgiven, that He is with them in this life and beyond. They need to know the true God of unconditional love – Jesus Christ.

To live knowing His love is a life of joy, peace and freedom, to not judge others for going to any hell because you have learned humility, knowing that you are no better than anybody else – we are all imperfect and we are not perfect like Jesus – and that God loves everyone the same through Jesus.

The Bible story is over. It was a story of man’s failure to keep the law and be perfect.

It is also the story of God’s grace in not judging the world.

The Law ended in AD70 and there was no judgment day because God finally made His point to the church and the world that man cannot be perfect and therefore God will not judge us.

Jesus removed the law and that is why there is no more judgment but only forgiveness and unconditional love to all people in this world.

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