Chapter 6 The Secret Truth of Jesus: Twelve Commandments of Salvation (Jesus’ Iron Law: The Main Contents of “The Hidden Cup of Eternal Life”) (3)

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The truth of the matter is Jesus forever is the great Teacher of Grace (again, Beauty of compassionate mercy) and Truth12 whom God sent to save humans. This truthful Grace (graceful Truth) must be earned through faithfully living by13 Jesus’ spiritual teachings of God’s Truth, often deceptively-briefly called “walk by faith” (meaning “live by faith”). Truly, faith means the absolute belief to obey God’s Son Jesus to create life, love and peace on earth; it is the faithful works of Jesus.14 Many believers and even scholars have been confused about “the true faith15 of Jesus.” Saint James faithfully wrote: “What does it benefit (profit) my brothers, though a man says he has faith, and has not [faithful] works? Can faith [alone] save him?… Exactly so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone … show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith with (by) my works.”16 But Saul simply wrote: “… by what law, of works? Nay, but by the law of faith. Therefore, we conclude that a person is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”17 Here, Saint James (after discussing humans’ (the Jews’) incapability (failure) to keep Moses’ Law) was talking about “the obedient works of Jesus’ Iron Law” that can save by freeing or delivering sinners from bondage of sin18, called “the law of liberty”19, that when coupled with “Jesus’ propitiation of the Cross”20 (bringing about the reconciliation between God and his disciples) can abolish and superiorly judge the compliances of Moses’ Law. But Saul vaguely talked about Moses’ Law and “his law of simple faith”21 that his ministry had tried to establish, not saying a word about Jesus’ God-given Commandments!

Scholars have been long realizing to say that Saul had never met and learned from Jesus in person (in the First Coming), and his apostleship is thus questionable according to the definition of the title (Apostle is the missionary title given directly by Jesus to his twelve chosen disciples). Saul thus was only a self-claimed apostle who had strongly promoted his religious cause.

Now let’s return to the discussing and clarifying of Jesus’ Salvation Commandments. Jesus’ Commandments taught to “the Twelve” are the Law of Deliverance (Liberty) because their compliance frees (liberates) humans from “slavery of sins”.22 The Savior Jesus came to help people achieve the fulfilling of God’s Law by setting a moral example himself: “Don’t think that I have come to abolish (destroy) the Law [of Moses], or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill.”23 According to Saint Matthew (and all other disciples), Jesus has taught that it is “the high righteousness” (rightness or justness of God) that saves a believer into the Kingdom of God (and “going to Heaven” after earthly life). Jesus’ spiritual  teachings – the God’s Commandments of Salvation (God’s Iron Law) – give his disciples that high level of righteousness; the level is so high that, again, one is still able to enter this Eternal Realm of God even if he or she violates one of them and teaches others to commit the same offence!24 Obviously, this superior level of spiritual righteousness25 (highest morality) compared to that of all teachers of Mosaic Law surely will itself satisfy all God’s moral requirements of “the law”; it fully justifies the believer in judgment now and hereafter. The highest morality taught by Jesus indeed gives the true follower the spirituality in which he or she may have the Holy Spirit*, even God the Spirit** himself.26 Jesus, therefore, has confidently claimed that only his way can lead one to the Kingdom of Heaven: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to [God] the Father unless by me.”27

 

*  This should mean “the basic Life Principle”, the essential Holy Spirit that makes the “born again believer” becoming “a child of God (a god)” who, like Jesus, may truly call God his or her Heavenly Father (Matthew 5:45; 6:8-9; John 16:25-27).

** This is “the anointing” (ordaining) by God for Salvation Mission, i.e. that of Christ Jesus (mentioned before).

(To be continued…)

NOTES OF CHAPTER 6:

[]    Added to clarify.

12      John 1:16-17.

13      John 6:57, 14:15; 1 John 5:2-4 (Epistle); Matthew 11:29-30; 5:20; Acts 15:11.

14      John 6:27-29; 10:37-38; 14:12.

15      Revelation 2:13.

16      James 2:14-18.

17      Roman 3:27-28.

18      John 8:31-32.

19      James 2:12.

20      1 John 2:2; 4:10 (Epistle).

21     Romans 3:31.

22      John 8:31-36.

23      Matthew 5:17.

24      Matthew 5:19.

25      Matthew 5:20.

26      John 14:23.

27      John 14:6.