Originally Posted by Splendour
And also the NT makes the impossibility of keeping the law very clear. Also the bible says if we break one law then we're guilty of breaking all the laws. That's why we need grace.
I don't think it's impossible. I mean, yea if you tried starting tomorrow onward and succeeded, you would still have your sin from yesterday, so in that sense impossible. And really, the only way you can do that is the same way Jesus and all the other bad asses did; 40 day fast.
"Be perfect as your father in heaven is perfect." - Jesus
Romans 7:16-25 16But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. 17So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.
21I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. 22For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man
, 23but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.
So, like Paul in Damascus and Arabia, you're going to have to do some fasting.
Then you can be like Paul and say "its not I who lives, but the christ who lives in me.
Like Israel had to go 40 years in wilderness, you're going to have to go 40 days ...in the wilderness.
As far as salvation goes, Rev. 14:3 15:3 5:9 state that the only people who are making it out of here are the ones who learn to sing the song of Moses and the song of the lamb; the new song.
God doesn't care about chants, and that's why you see all the diffucult sayings like "small is the gate and narrow is the way; few are those who find it."
God says over and over, His law is forever. "It's too hard" isn't going to cut it.
Grace is like; get out of the way (your body) because there's something sleeping inside of you. Not a chant.