Ellen White, Pope Francis – The Law and The Gospel

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Do we really need the Bible? The teachings of the Bible? Did the Law of God die off? Let’s ask these two people…

To be a Christian, he said, “doesn’t primarily mean to belong to a certain culture or to adhere to a certain doctrine, but rather to bind one’s own life, in every aspect, to the person of Jesus and, through him, to the Father.”

Thanks to the grace of the Holy Spirit, which is “the love that unites the Father and the Son and who proceeds from them, all of us can life the same life as Jesus,” he said, adding that the Holy Spirit teaches us “the only essential thing: to love as God loved.” Pope Francis May 2016

“Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways,” he states. “In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God.” Pope Francis

Sunday, like the Jewish Sabbath, is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with theworld. Sunday is the day of the Resurrection, the “first day” of the new creation, whose first fruits are the Lord’s risen humanity, the pledge of the final transfiguration of all created reality. It also proclaims “man’s eternal rest in God” Pope Francis

The law of God is the only true standard of moral perfection. That law was practically exemplified in the life of Christ. He says of Himself, “I have kept my Father’s commandments.” [Faith I Live By, page 85]

Only Definition of Sin. “Sin is the transgression of the law.” This is the only definition of sin. Without the law there can be no transgression. “By the law is the knowledge of sin.” The standard of righteousness is exceeding broad, prohibiting every evil thing (MS 27, 1899). [SDA Bible Commentary, Volume 7, page 951]

He who becomes a partaker of the divine nature will be in harmony with God’s great standard of righteousness, His holy law. This is the rule by which God measures the actions of men. This will be the test of character in the judgment. [Christ Object Lessons, page 314]

Now let us ask Christ…

Mat_5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Mat_5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Luk_16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Jesus said He did not come to destroy but fulfil -both the law (to prove that we can live by abiding the law) and the prophets (to prove the words of the prophets).

Joh_15:10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

Among the many words of the Prophets, there is this,

Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

The Pope can not just say we no longer need the law! It can’t happen!

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect


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