Call-ins Radio Broadcast Thursday 05/14/2020

Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P535 (05-14-20)

Synopsis

Listen as Bob explains the difference between law and grace and about the New Covenant we live under today. When we understand the truth of what Christ Jesus has accomplished for us, that we are no longer under the law of sin and death but under grace. We are now under the law of life in Christ Jesus. By understanding such spiritual truths, we can answer some of the common questions that keeps tripping people up.

Should we confess our sins to God? Yes, to agree with God as to it being wrong, and as a child of God so you may learn truth that will set you free, and so you can walk in faith. But to ask God to forgive you of your sins is not walking in faith. That is asking God to do something He has already done. He will not go back to a cross to shed his blood all over again. To ask God for forgiveness when in Him you already have it is insulting Him and is like exposing him to public disgrace all over again. We are to worship God in Spirit and in truth. The truth is God sacrificed for sin once and for all and will not shed his blood again. Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin. So what do you do when you sin? You thank Him for what He has already done and for what you already have. You are not in and out of fellowship with God when you sin. You are either in fellowship, saved, or out of fellowship, lost. You are not to keep short accounts with God because He is not counting your sins against you. Love keeps no record of wrongs.

So what is the difference between those under an Old Covenant and those under the New Covenant? The law and legalism and religion. How many times have you heard someone say that if you do not forgive someone who sins against you that neither will God forgive you? That is true before the cross, for those under an Old Covenant system. That system has now been replaced by a New Covenant. Under the New Covenant, we are instructed to forgive one another even as God has forgiven you. How has God forgiven you? Before you were even born, he died on a cross and took upon Himself the sins of the entire world and took them away forever from the eyes of God. In Him, you are a forgiven person. You do not get forgiven. You are a forgiven person. Where is forgiveness found? In Him. Are you in Him? If so, then you are a forgiven person.

So listen as Bob answers different questions by various callers. By understanding basic foundational truths, many questions can be more readily answered. Do you know the complete gospel? Do you understand the meaning of the resurrection, the difference between law and grace, and what the New Covenant we are living under today? Are you in Christ Jesus? Do you understand that you have everything you need for life and godliness through Christ Jesus who lives in you? Have you grasped the unconditional love of God that Paul said he was convinced of. What kind of power is this, to grasp this love of God? The most important thing to grab a hold of is this power of love that comes from knowing God and His Son Jesus Christ and being convinced of this unconditional love of God in Christ Jesus. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Transcript

Michael from Fayetteville, TN

Michael: I heard you talk about the ten commandments. We do not need them today?

Bob: Not for the saved, Michael. The purpose of the ten commandments and the purpsoe of the law is to show a man his unrighteousness. There is nothing the law can do for you and me except kill us. The law cannot make you righteous.

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

Bob: The law cannot justify us.

Galatians 2:16
16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.

Bob: The law cannot give you life.

Galatians 3:21
21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.

Bob: The law cannot do anything for you except what it was intended to do, and that was to show you your unrighteousness, which prepares you for the cross. The purpose of the law is for the lost. That is what it says.

1 Timothy 1:9
9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers

Bob: The law is not for the righteous but for the unrighteous. All of us are born into this world unrighteous. So, all men are under the law until such a time as the seed, who is Christ Jesus, has come. The good passage of scripture on this is Galatians 3:19-24. When you have an “until”, you have a “before” and an “after”.

Galatians 3:19-24
19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. 20 A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one.

21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.

Bob: He came to this world some 2000 years ago, and he came into the reality of our lives when we accept him as our Lord and Savior. The scripture declares that the whole wold is a prisoner to sin. So you and I were born into this world as prisoners by the law, locked up, until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ so that we might be justified by faith, not by the law, but by faith in Christ Jesus. The law is in effect for the lost. But for the saved, we have been freed from the law so that we walk now in a newness of life, no longer under the supervision of the law, but under the supervision of the Holy Spirit of God who lives in us. That is what we read in Romans 10:4.

Romans 10:4
4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

Bob: Under the law, no one will be declared righteous.

Romans 3:20
20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

Bob: He is the end of the law so we could be declared righteous, not matched up against the law, but because He has declared you and me to be righteous. That is why he tells us that the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ so that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

Galatians 3:24-27
24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Romans 6:14
14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Bob: All lost people are under the condemnation of the law until they are saved. Once you are saved, you are freed from law. The law is condemnation. If you are under the law, you are under the curse. What is the curse? Death.

Galatians 3:9-11
9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”[Deuteronomy 27:26] 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”

Romans 6:23
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Bob: You are under the death penalty under the law. So we have been freed from that so we can walk now in the newness of life, dying to the law so that we can come alive to the Holy Spirit of God. That is what Romans 7:6 tells us.

Romans 7:6
6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Michael: One of the commandments is to remember the Sabbath day. So we are no longer under that?

Bob: The Sabbath day is no longer under existence. Today, we are told in scripture that the Sabbath was a foreshadowing of the reality that is in Christ.

Colossians 2:16-17
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

Bob: So the Sabbath rest that we are to enter into today is when we rest from our works just as he did from his and enter into that rest where we cannot add or subtract from what God did. We just rest in the fact he has given us everything we need for life and godliness.

Hebrews 4:9
9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.

2 Peter 1:3
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

Bob: So the Sabbath is no longer a day of the week. The Sabbath is every day of the week. He does not want us to just rest on Saturday or Sunday. He wants us to rest every day from our works so that we can walk by faith. You cannot work and walk by faith at the same time. No longer a day of the week, although the Sabbath day, to have a day of the week for physical rest is why he gave it to us to begin with. But as far as the law is connected with it, we are totally free from that.

Bob: Over in Israel, where we just went, there are so many laws connected with the Sabbath. This first time I ever saw this, but around some cities, we would see these things that look like flag poles with just a single line going around it. “Is that a telephone line?” “No. It is not a telephone line.” “Is it an electrical line?” “No. It is not an electrical line.” “Then what is it?” “Just think about it for awhile and I will tell you.” He said that was the boundary. There is a Sabbath that you could not walk within 2 miles of. That deal was out there so that you would know you were over the limit. Can you imagine living like that? I could tell you some stories, Michael, that would make your hair stand on end as regard to legalism that is there. That is what he came to free us from.

Michael: Okay. I appreciate it.

Bob: You are sure welcome. Thank you for your call.

Michael: Thank you.

Bob: God bless you, my friend. Bye. Bye.

Ben from Detroit, MI

Ben: I believe you said that we do not have to keep confessing our sin. You talked about it. We do not have to keep short accounts with God?

Bob: Let me clarify Ben because you have already misquoted me. I do not want you to do that. You do not want to.

Ben: Okay.

Bob: You do not confess for forgiveness. The confession of agreeing with God concerning your sins is something you will be doing as long as you are in this flesh. It isn’t something that is a regulatory thing. It is not keeping short accounts with God. It is the fact that it is the Holy Spirit of God who shows you, Ben, that you are not walking by faith, but you are walking by presumption. And you say, “thank you Lord for pointing that out to me. What are you doing in confession? Agreeing with god. Which is what confession is, teaching me truth and setting me free. All we are saying is that when you are asking God to do what He has already accomplished, to forgive you, that is not faith. It is presumption. There is no faith connected with that. If God has taken away your sins from the eyes of God never to see them again, and you are asking Him to do something that He has already done, then God would be saying to you, Ben, “What do you think I did at the cross?” So, it is not that you do not agree with God concerning the times in your life as a Christian that you are walking contrary to who you are, who your identity is, and not agreeing with that, that is all a part of your life. It is not doing so for forgiveness. You acknowledge the fact that you are a forgiven person, and thank him for that fact. That is what faith says.

Ben: Would you have some verse that you could give me that would point me in that direction so I could understand it better?

2 Corinthians 5:19
19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.

Hebrews 7:27
27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

Ephesians 1:7
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

Bob: Get a hold of our book, Classic Christianity, Ben, because there are not any verses telling you to confess your sins. The issue is that it is not looking for a verse saying not to confess, but finding a verse to do.

James 5:16
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

You have to understand the spiritual meaning of scriptures, the meaning of God’s word, in the full context of the gospel, and in regard to what you are confessing and why.

Bob: So, I would get a copy of Classic Christianity and read through it and it would help you to understand those truths. It is a fact, Ben, if we are going to walk by faith. If my foundation is off, then everything is going to be off sooner or later. I know that because I was in that confession mentality, asking God to forgive me all the time, and keeping my slate clean, but it is not in the scripture. In and out of fellowship is not in scripture. There is no such thing as “in and out of fellowship”. You are in fellowship, saved, or out of fellowship, lost. There is no bouncing in and out of fellowship. I was taught there was. Every time I sinned I thought I was out of fellowship. So I had to get back in fellowship. So I spent all my time dealing with sin, and no time rejoicing in the life that lives in me. I was just always preoccupied wih me and what I am doing instead of Him and what He is doing.

Matthew 6:14-15
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Bob: There is no place in scripture where it ever tells a believer to ask God to forgive him. You have your gospel and that was before the cross, and the Lord’s prayer, but again what do we do with that? Put a period where it does not belong. “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” Then we put an “amen”. No, keep reading. “For if you do not forgive your brother here on earth, your Father in heaven will not forgive you.” You match that up with “God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not counting sins against him.” It is double talk.

2 Corinthians 5:19
19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.

Bob: I heard a guy on television, “Boy, if you do not forgive your brother, your Father in heaven will not forgive you”. I thought, “You are a liar.” That was true before the cross because forgiveness was conditional under the law. But under grace, it is forgive one another how? As Christ Jesus forgave you.

Colossians 3:13
13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

1 John 2:12
12 I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.

Bob: So, it is just if we are going to walk by faith, then we have to walk by faith in what Christ did instead of what we are doing. What Christ did was take away our sin from the eyes of God never to see it again. The only response I can have to that when I sin is to say, “Thank you, Lord. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never insult you again by asking you to do what you have already done because for you to do again what you have already done, you would have to come back and hang on a cross and get the daylights beat out of you. So I am going to thank you for that. I am also going to acknowledge the fact that as a child of God, I was not thinking like a child of God or acting like a child of God. Thanks for pointing that out to me. Now, Lord, teach me how to walk in total dependency upon you.”

Bob: Classic Christianity will help you a lot, Ben.

Ben: One other verse I think of sometimes is where the apostle Paul said, “Oh wretched man that I am. I do what I should not do and I do what I should not do.”

Romans 7:24-25
24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Bob: There is the key. In the flesh, functioning under the law, whether lost or saved, under the law, your life style is going to be the things you want to do, you do not do, and the things you do not want to do, you do anyway. Ben, under the law you are under the law of sin and death, aren’t you? If you are under the law, you cannot escape the law from the punishment of the law. So the punishment of the law for sin is death, isn’t it?

Ben: Right.

Bob: That is why it says in there that I have been freed from the law of sin and death by the law of life. “Who will free me from this bondage of sin and death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ my Lord.” The first time I read Romans 7, I thought somebody has been peeking on me.

Bob: But again, what he wants us to do. Who will free me?

Romans 8:1-4
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Bob: “For the law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and death”. That is what Jesus did by freeing us from the law. We have been set free from the law of sin and death. We are no longer under that law. We are under the law of life. That life was given to us in the resurrection of Christ Jesus.

Bob: Does that help?

Ben: Very good. Yes, very much so.

Bob: I suggest to you to pick up Classic Christianity. Then, if you have any further questions, get in touch with us, will you?

Ben: Okay.

Carmen from Beaumont, CA

Carmen: I am real nervous right now. The reason I am calling is I have been invited to a wedding in England of my niece’s son and his homosexual partner. I understand how I feel because I refuse to go to that, but it keeps bothering me. Am I judging?

Bob: You are judging that homosexuality is a sin. You are judging that what God says is true. But are you being judgmental? You are saying I love the nephew, but I hate what he is doing, and I am not going to condone it.

Carmen: Okay.

Bob: No, I would not feel bad about that. We say that for me and my house, I am going to serve the Lord. I do not particularly have the desire to go over there and look at two hairy legs marrying each other. I do not think that is exactly where I want to be. I do not think you have to come up with any excuse on that. “I am sorry I cannot make it.” You do not have to go into details as to why.

Carmen: Well, I already told them why. I did not tell him in particular, but I told my niece.

Bob: I would not feel bad about that at all.

Carmen: Okay. That is a relief. Thank you.

Bob: You are sure welcome, Carmen. God bless you.

Carmen: God bless you.

Louis from Nashville, TN

Louis: In regard to 1 Corinthians 4:20, I was also reading in 2 Timothy 3:5, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof and as to such stay away. That goes back to the original question that was in 1 Corinthians 4:20, where the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. What type of power is he talking about? Is he talking about the power like the gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians or is he talking about the power to preach the gospel? What kind of power is he talking about?

1 Corinthians 4:20
20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

2 Timothy 3:5
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

Bob: In Corinthians, you are talking about the arrogant people.

1 Corinthians 4:18-20
18 Some of you have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you very soon, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only how these arrogant people are talking, but what power they have. 20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

Bob: In other words, they do not have any power. They are just talking about the power they have.

Bob: What I see in scripture, Louis, is a passage that the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Galatians 5:6
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Bob: The gifts are not evidence of anything. Love is the evidence of being indwelt by God. Faith expressing itself through love is what counts. So when dealing with Ephesians, the prayer of the apostle Paul on the third chapter really nails what power is and what everything else is that we are dealing with. In that prayer, in verse 14, he says that he kneels before the Father.

Ephesians 3:14-17
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

Bob: So we need to be strengthened through power through His Spirit. It is the power of God we need through our Spirit in our inner being so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. In other words, we need the power of God to teach us something.

Ephesians 3:17-18
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp

Bob: So this is what we need power for. To grasp something.

Ephesians 3:18-19
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Bob: So, to be filled to the measure with all of the fullness of God is the same thing as to be filled with the Holy Spirit. You could not be filled with the Spirit and not be fulled to the measure with all the fullness of God. So it explains to us very clearly what it means to be filled with the Spirit and what it means to be filled to the measure with all the fullness of God. It means to be filled and controlled by love, having the power from God to pump into our heart, into our dumb heads, how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. That is the only thing that matters. You can have all these gifts and have everything else but if you do not have love you do not have anything. His criteria for the evidence of being controlled by the Spirit, or filled with the Spirit, is your love for one another. Nothing else. Let your love for one another be evident to all. If that is not there, he says you better check and find out whether you are in Christ or not.

Louis: Okay. I was reading in 2 Timothy. Is that like a person full of words and not with love?

Bob: It can be. There are plenty of people around who are full of words and do not have any love at all. Absolutely. The love of God, Louis, cannot come out of us if we are not indwelt by Him. We have nothing to pass on to somebody. When you are talking about agape, unconditional love, we do not have an ounce of that in your flesh. I do not have an ounce of it. So that kind of love I have to live by faith in the fact that is how God loves me and to be filled with that, to come to a point like the apostle Paul of saying I am convinced of something.

Romans 8:38-39
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Bob: So, if I am filled with His love for me, then I have got something to pass on to you. But if I am not controlled by His love, then you are never going to see it coming out of me. So, what we do is we try to substitute what love is. Maybe going to church is love so I go to church, and therefore, I am loving. We know better than that, don’t we? We substitute everything for what just plain love is. 1 Corinthians 13 is the best description I know of of what agape love is all about.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails.

Bob: Love is an action. It is being patient and kind to people and never keeping records of their wrongs. That buries most of us right there. When I look at 1 Corinthians 13, and put “I am always” in there, it just shows me, “no, I am not”. If I am not indwelling and abiding in God’s love, that kind of love for me, I have nothing to pass on to others. That is all He is really interested in, faith expressing itself through love.

Louis: So that is that He means there about power there. It is the power of love.

Bob: Yes, the power of love.

Louis: Okay.

Bob: Thank you for your call, brother.

Louis: Thanks. Bye.

Bob: God bless you, Louis.

Allen from Indianapolis, IN

Allen: This is a question in regard to an old covenant versus a new covenant Christian. I know when someone is born again through their belief in Christ, his death, burial and resurrection under the new covenant. Faith is counted for righteousness when we believe what Christ has done for us. We accept that through faith. Under the old covenant, could you explain what was different? I always believed it was the same thing but they were looking forward and we are looking back. Could you give me a brief explanation on that?

Walking in the New Covenant

Bob: No, Allen, that is not the case. The Old Covenant was the law. This is a covenant that God gave you to keep. Obviously we could not keep that. So that is the reason for the introduction of the new covenant as it says in Hebrews 8.

Hebrews 8:7-13
7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. 8 But God found fault with the people and said:

“The days are coming, declares the Lord,
when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.
9 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
and I turned away from them,
declares the Lord.
10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
11 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”

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

Bob: We have to realize that under the old covenant was the law, which he commanded us to obey. The new covenant replaced the old.

Hebrews 10:8-10
8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” – though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first [old covenant] to establish the second [new covenant]. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Bob: A will, a covenant and a testament are all the same root word. The old covenant could never make any one holy. The old covenant was set aside.

Hebrews 7:18-19
18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Bob: The old covenant was weak and useless in regard to making anyone perfect.

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

Bob: The old covenant was a covenant of law. No man could ever be declared righteous in the sight of God through obedience to the law. So He introduced a new covenant, a covenant of grace, whereby that righteousness that we were seeking in our attempts to obey the law, has been replaced by belief in Christ Jesus. Today, we are indwelt with His righteousness. We are clothed in His righteousness. We stand in His righteousness, not ours, and thanks be to God for that truth. It is a superior covenant made by a superior person. The Levitical priesthood was replaced by Jesus.

The New Covenant Given

Bob: I thought it was interesting as you study Mormonism how they talk about their part of the Levitical priesthood, about Melchizedek. In the New Covenant, Jesus replaced all those people. Those people are gone. It is a new sacrifice. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sin. Only the blood of Christ Jesus can do that. It is final. Jesus came to take away the sins of the entire world and where these sins have been forgiven there is no more sacrifice for sins. It is universal and it final. Great new covenant that we live in.

Hebrews 10:1-10
1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 2 Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. 4 It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings
you were not pleased.
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
I have come to do your will, my God.’”[a]

8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Bob: Thanks for your call, my brother.

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