Summary: Howbeit Jesus who saved man still lives?
Tradition Bucking Change
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (August 5, 2015)
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men."(St. John 1:1-4, King James Version [Christ Jesus is the Word).
Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus,
My sisters and brothers, the law is Jesus because Jesus is the Word is the single-most important concept known throughout the ages however simplistic in thought is also the single-most resisted fact known to man. To break-it-down, the meaning of, seemingly boggled the mind to think that the law of God that traditionalists were so compelled to follow was the one-and-the same law of God which is the Word of God, hence the Word of God is Jesus, so the law of God is Jesus. Amazingly, traditionalists chose to follow the rule of law as they interpreted the meaning of the spirit of the law by the letter rather than the God who made the law---the God who said, "follow the law" also said "follow me", for God---Christ Jesus fulfilled the law. The problem is traditionalist could not see that Christ Jesus was the law---not only that---Christ Jesus was the fulfillment of the law and the Word of God did not cease with the law but continued to grace. Perhaps Israel and Judah could not see that the law was a living law subject to continue by the living God who made the law and since the Word was Jesus, a living God was the law, the Word walked among us and brought the revelation of light in healing, preaching, teaching, casting out demons, raising the dead and died as the sacrificial lamb for the sins of man, lifting man up out of death to the gift of eternal life.
With that said, this problem of resisting truth is typically behavior patterned by man as man will oftentimes choose to copy or follow the actions and beliefs of his fellow man, denying God rather than following the God he/she serves. We find this truth also in resistance to follow the Constitution of the United States forcing issues and problems to the freedom of citizens that is already guaranteed to them. Of course, this truth of resistance to the creator of law, God and the creators of the laws in the constitution is identified by God as rebellion, rejection and resistance---opting to make their own way navigating in and out and between the laws---in-between the lines, with self-righteous indignation, without God and without the makers of the constitution. How could the leaders of the people fight against such a rebellious nature championing the truth of the Word of God without the threat of death from those who insisted on having their way with their traditional interpretations and creation of local laws that promoted culture---the tradition of their culture? Is that not why we suffered the deaths of leaders such as Martin Luther King, who was assassinated for his efforts when he tried to remind them of the inherent constitutional laws, in a Gentile-Christian African-American protestant peace-based campaign? Is that not also why Malcom X was assassinated trying to address the moral responsibility of right and wrong in an African-American Muslim-based culture?
When did man stop trusting the God he/she served "with all their heart" and when did man begin to uphold their own truths "lean to their own understanding" as self-evident to the making of God's laws?(Proverbs 3, KJV ["in all your ways acknowledge God, he will make your paths straight"]). We know trust stopped in the Garden of Eden but why does trust between God and man deny the Prince Of Peace, Christ Jesus? Accordingly, Apostle John said,
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. The same was the beginning with God.
All things were made by him, and without him was not anything
made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light
of men."(1:1-4, KJV).
Most importantly, since the Word, Christ Jesus made the laws what is man's point in denying him as his Lord and Savior? Accordingly, Apostle Luke witnessed Jesus sat and preached saying he was the Messiah spoken of in the prophesy of Isaiah, written 500 years before Jesus read the scripture in the synagogue, wherein the people tried to throw
him down off the hill but he escaped and he went his way:
"And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:
and there went out a fame of him through all the region round
about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.