Monday, June 23, 2014

The Law Has a Flat Tire!

So again I ask , does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? Galatians 3:5

One night in the city I saw a police cruiser stopped in the busy traffic. A nearby woman, with a tough voice right out of a crime movie, said, "Look at that, the law has a flat tire!"

There used to be a radio preacher famous for teaching "Anglo Israelism", that the United States and Great Britain were latter day Israel, and under the law of Moses. He tried to prove this by saying we were members of the "Lost Tribes". As a young man, I found him quite convincing.

He used to say, "Snuggle up to God's law." He tried to present Jesus as speaking Greek, being clean shaved, and with a Roman haircut. This, apparently was an attempt to illustrate that Israelites, as he called us,were up to date, modern "with it" people, totally unlike members of the bad old Jews from the tribe of Judah.

Preachers were eager to debate him, but, of course he would not accept the challenge. He knew he would lose.

My mother in law was caught up in this ministry until shortly before her death. I might as well say his name--Garner Ted Armstrong.

He tried to put many of those living under grace, under the law given only to Israel. He was like a roach, and the book of Galatians was like a poison spray that killed him. Garner Ted is dead now, but his evil doctrine lives on.

The Law is perfect, no doubt about it. As a revelation of God's perfect demands, it can not be escaped. But as a way to be saved, the Law has a flat tire.

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