John 8:7 ... he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her
Clearly, the Lord Christ took away enforcement of penalty under God's law from all among mankind, for no one is without sin. Sin is not all equal, for there is sin that leads to death and sin that does not lead to death (1 John 5:16, Matthew 5:19). There are people who need not repent for they always did shun sinful deeds that lead to death (Matthew 9:13).
Christ said that John the Baptist had taken over the role of prophesying, removing such role from the prophets and the law (Matthew 11:13). The prophesying role of the law and the prophets which was taken away and handed to John the Baptist by God is:
1) The role of God's law in prophesying: break God's law, pay the penalty; and
2) The role of the prophets as agents of God to tell an evil nation or nations that God shall destroy them if they do not cease doing evil
Christ did away with penalty under the law of God and commands his own to exercise pity, mercy and forgiveness upon brethren that wronged them. Since Christ commands, let him who is without sin cast the first stone, thereby taking away from any among mankind the right to enforce God's penalty for committing adultery, then where the death penalty is not to be imposed where same is required as penalty for breaking a command of God in his law, lesser penalties required to be imposed for breaking commands of God are also not to be enforced. No forgiveness required where a thief makes full restitution required under God's law. But Christ calls upon his own to exercise mercy, forgiveness and not seek enforcement of penalty under God's law against a brother guilty of breaking the law of God:
Matthew 18:21-22 ... How often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? ... [Christ answered] seventy times seven
Then in Matthew 18:23-35, Christ speaks a parable involving money owed from one brother to another brother. The brother who insists on repayment thereby showing no compassion on his brother is brought before the Lord. The Lord tells him, I forgave you all of your debt, you should have had compassion on your brother and forgiven him his debt and then the Lord sends the unforgiving brother to the tormentors. No one can ever repay God for transgressing against him, only God's loving mercy saves, and if we want that love from God for ourselves that God forgive us all our transgressions against him, then we must extend that love to fellow brothers in Christ by forgiving their debts owed to us. God's loving mercy saves those who love the light. God does not save those who hate the light, and those who refuse to give up evil deeds hate the light.
In regard to penalty under God's law with respect to stealing, that a thief must pay back what he stole, all penalty under God's law has been done away with, no exception for stealing or any other command of God that has been broken such that any man who breaks a command of God must have enforced against him penalty under God's law for breaking such command.
God never justifies the wicked (Exodus 23:7). Christ does not ask that his own forgive the wicked. It is brethren that Christ requires be forgiven by brethren:
Matthew 18:33-35 should you not have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you? And the Lord was angry and delivered him to the tormentors ... So likewise shall my heavenly Father do unto you if you from your heart do not forgive every one his brother from his heart
The brethren of Christ are those who do the will of the Father in Heaven (Matthew 12:50). Those of mankind who do the will of the Father in Heaven are not brethen to those who love darkness.
The matter over which unforgiveness toward a brother was harbored by a fellow servant of that brother had to do with money. Do not harbor unforgiveness against a brother in Christ who does not repay a debt owed, even where the law of God was broken and the law requires restitution as penalty. Christ calls upon his own to exercise forgiveness toward brethren in all circumstances, do not seek that enforcement of penalty under God's law be exercised against a brother who trespassed:
Matthew 18:28 ... pay me that which you owe
Matthew 18:29 ... have patience with me and I will repay you all
Matthew 18:30 But he had no pity and had him cast into prison, until he should pay the debt
Matthew 18:33 You should have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you
No one can ever repay the debt they owe to God for trespassing against him. The love and mercy of the Lord provides a way for redemption:
Revelation 5:9 ... you have redeemed us to God by your blood
Christ shall resurrect everyone that died, everyone is reunited with their physical body and either receives eternal life with God, granted the right to eat of the fruit of the tree of life and thereby have immortal flesh and blood bodies or end up in the lake of fire created for Satan and his angels:
Isaiah 66:23-24 And it shall come to pass ... [that] all flesh shall come to worship before me, says the Lord. And they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me ... and they shall be an abhorring to all flesh
Flesh that receives eternal life with God and flesh that is tormented in the everlasting lake of fire; and the flesh that is with God shall hate the flesh they see tormented in the fire, and the tormented flesh is despised because such flesh hate God, they are the ones who would never cease transgressing against God and for that reason, they end up in the everlasting lake of fire:
Matthew 25:41 Then he shall say to those on his left hand, depart from me, you cursed, into the everlasting lake of fire prepared for the Satan and his angels
The tree of life was not forbidden to Adam and Eve by God until after they transgressed against God (Genesis 3:22). Satan led Eve to the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, not to the fruit that would give her immortal life in her flesh and blood body (Genesis 3:3-5).
Satan sought death to all flesh and blood - The Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (forbidden by God to be eaten or touched by Adam and Eve in word only, as the created ones had ability to disobey their Creator if they so willed). God told Adam and Eve that in the day they eat of said fruit, or touch it, they shall surely die (Genesis 3:3); and in so stating, God is not declaring instant death of the body upon eating or touching said fruit. God gives no time frame as to when they shall surely die, but rather states they shall surely die without giving a time frame when their death shall come to pass.
God sought eternal life for all flesh and blood - The Fruit of the Tree of Life Permitted To Adam and Eve. Satan could not, did not, destroy God's creation that is mankind. Christ redeems those who are not wicked, and gives them the right to eat of the fruit of the tree of life:
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who do God's commandments so that they may have the right to the tree of life ....
Revelation 2:7 ... To him that overcomes, I will give the right to eat of the fruit of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God
The tree of life was removed from the earth and is in the 'paradise of God'. The Ark of the Covenant was removed from earth by God and is in the Temple of God in Heaven:
Revelation 11:19 And the Temple of God in Heaven was opened, and there was seen in his Temple the Ark of his Testament ....
Testament/Covenant in the context of the Ark mean the same thing and the terms 'Ark of the Covenant' and 'Ark of the Testament' mean the same thing, that holy object God commanded Moses to have built as described in Exodus 25:10-22:
Exodus 25:16 And you shall put into the Ark the testimony which I shall give you
The five books of Moses (the Testimony aka the Covenant) were placed inside the Ark. Some of Christendom claim possession of the Ark of the Testimony/Covenant, they are all liars. Christianity is not of God, no church altar is of God. Christianity was founded by Jew Pharisees, the chief of which was the one who called himself Paul/Saul of Tarsus who the Pharisees appointed as the one who allegedly received a new testament from Christ in Heaven that negates the testimony Christ spoke on earth, while Christ walked on earth, in the flesh. The evil Jew Pharisee Paul claims Christ taught lies while on earth because God appointed delusion for the Jews (Romans 11:30-32). But we see that Christ in Heaven, after his resurrection and ascension into Heaven, speaks the same doctrine as he did on earth:
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who do God's commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life ....
Matthew 5:19 Whosoever shall break the least of God's commandments and teach others to do the same shall be called Least in the kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them shall be called Great in the kingdom of Heaven
The false apostle and anti-Christ Paul/Saul of Tarsus, the Jew Pharisee says:
Romans 6:14 ... you are not under the law, you are under grace
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast
Convert to the doctrine of Jew Pharisee Paul and end up among the many who claim to be of Christ but to whom Christ shall say, I never knew you and he sends them to the everlasting lake of fire (Matthew 7:22-23). Clearly, Christ teaches to obey God's law, first: Do God's Law, second: Teach God's law. Clearly, Christ says everyone is judged according to their works:
Revelation 20:12-13 ... And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works ... according to their works
And do not be a fool deceived Christian believing upon Jew Pharisee Paul who declares no judgment for those who are believers in Paul's gospel, for Christ declares one judgment where the good of mankind and the evil of mankind are before the Lord and there they receive their reward: either eternal life or eternal condemnation:
Matthew 25:31-46 When the Son of God shall come in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory and before him shall be gathered all nations ... and he shall set the sheep on his right hand but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world ... Then shall he say to them on his left hand, depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for Satan and his angels ... And these shall go into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal
Paul teaches his converts that they have passed from judgment, shall not be judged. They receive only rewards, or no rewards. But we see Christ says that good people and evil people all appear before the Lord to be judged, with the good people receiving the kingdom prepared for them by God and the evil people receiving eternal punishment in the everlasting lake of fire.
Blood is the atonement for sin (Leviticus 17:10-11). The shed blood of Christ atoned for all sins that ever were, ever would be committed against God's law. The only sin that is never forgivable by God is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:32). Christ took away from mankind the right to enforce any penalty under God's law for breaking God's law, declaring only those who have no sin may enforce penalty under God's law (John 8:7); and since no one of mankind has never committed any sin, then no one among mankind is without sin and that leaves no one among mankind to enforce penalty under God's law for breaking God's law, except those of mankind who refuse to obey Christ and insist on enforcing such penalties and in doing so, they are not doing the will of the Father in Heaven, and only those who do the will of the Father in Heaven are the brothers, mothers and sisters of Christ (Matthew 12:50).
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