A friend who attends the same fellowship I attend sent me an email with a very short message:
“So it used to be sinning was breaking His law…now apparently those of us who are keeping the law are the sinners. This is a sad thought…”
If it weren’t so sad, it would be funny.
They must not have read,
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:21-27 ESV)
What is the ‘will of the Father?’ Apparently, it is the opposite of ‘lawlessness.’ Or, to understand the ‘will of the Father’ as defined in Scripture, lawlessness would be ‘Torah-lessness.’ And the difference in these two groups, the ones accepted and the ones shut out… What they DID and DIDN’T DO!