God Doesn’t Want You Chasing After Rules (Rules)
God does not want you chasing after knowledge of good and evil.
Adam and Eve had one rule. They were called not to eat from the tree of “knowledge of good and evil”.
On the surface it sounds ominous to chase after this knowledge. But why didn’t God want them to do that?
Why doesn’t God want us chasing after the law? And instead why does he want us to chase after grace?
Consider this. A Buddhist can chase after good and morality. So can a Muslim. So can an Athirst. Anyone who rejects Jesus and the one true God can chase after this knowledge of good and evil. Anyone can put forth effort to avoid being evil.
Do you see the problem there? We are trying to be made right with God by doing the same thing that every Atheist on the planet is doing.
The problem is we are trying to find life in a system of rules. Do this. Don’t do that. A system of effort.
The life we need can only be found in Jesus. Not a system of rules and laws.
The goal is not to work hard to avoid sin. That may sound good in a long religious sermon, but it’s not of God. The goal is knowing Jesus and letting him live through us.
So anyone who is pushing law based righteousness, is literally violating the very first rule God gave Adam and Eve. They are literally STILL eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
In the garden there was one tree that God wanted his people to eat from. The tree of life. Today we discover that that tree is symbolic for Jesus.
Today we have one of two ways we can apply to get right with God.
1-Jesus (tree of life)
2-Effort/Law (tree of Knowledge of Good And Evil)
Which tree are you eating from?
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.