Our Freedom in Christ - Part 1

Freedom in Christ frees us from religious practices unrelated to salvation

Galatians 5:1 Christ having made us gloriously freeóstand fast and do not again be hampered with the yoke of slavery.

A short Biblical history of mankind would show that God created Adam and Eve. They multiplied and a large population resulted. These people lost sight of God and became wicked in their dealings with one another. God decided to wipe out those people and start over with Noah, his 3 sons, and their wives.

After some time God began to deal with and make special promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacobís name was changed to Israel. The 12 sons of Israel and their families are called the children of Israel.

The children of Israel went into Egypt to avoid a famine. They were eventually subjected to forced labor in Egypt and Moses was anointed by God to lead them out of Egypt.

It was Godís purpose to build this family into a nation that could produce the anointed one, Jesus, who would suffer and die for the sins of mankind so we could be reconciled again to God. So God provided them with 613 commandments, various statutes, and judgments in an effort to build these former servants into a viable nation that could produce Godís anointed one.

According to Jewish scholars, God gave all mankind a set of commandments. They identify 6 commandments that were given to Adam and Eve and their children. A seventh commandment was added for Noah. These seven commandments are known as the Noachian Laws.

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