Sometimes we miss it. God didn’t give us a new covenant as an ‘add on’ to the old. He gave a new covenant to replace the one that killed us. Yes, that includes the big 10, those laws engraved in stone.

[Hebrews 8:13] By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.

[2 Corinthians 3:7] Now if the ministry that brought DEATH, which was engraved in letters on STONE.

The self-righteous legalist then says “so you’re saying it’s okay to steal, murder, lie, and commit adultery?” My answer is “no, I don’t, but the law doesn’t lead me away from evil… Jesus does”. The law does one thing. It kills you . It makes you guilty.

Looking to the law to avoid sin or for righteousness does not respect Jesus. It does the exact opposite. It dishonors Him. If you really want to honor Him then believe His blood is enough. Believe He ALONE made you right with God. Believe He ALONE paid for sin. Believe He ALONE can lead you away from future sin and he DOESN’T need a set of rules to help Him. Your words, prayers, confession, and even repentance in no way cleanses sin or gets you right with God. Those are all normal-healthy responses but lack any power in making you right with God. After all, if your obedience to the law could do fix sin then Christ died needlessly. You could have just done it yourself……Thank God for grace.

[Galatians 2:21] I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

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.