‘Law Keeping’ in the book of Reveation

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)

Under grace what are the “commandments of God? Does this mean the Ten Commandments? No. The Greek word John always uses for the Ten Commandments is “NOMOS.” That word is not used here. The word he uses here is “ENTELE” and means “teaching.”

(Note: The Greek word for “Law” (nomos) is never used in Revelation.)

The Apostle John clarifies this and actually tells us what the “Commandments” are that we are to keep:

“WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and everyone that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” (I John 5:1-3)

“Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should BELIEVE on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and LOVE ONE ANOTHER, as he gave us commandment.” (I John 3:21-24)

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This article is taken from: http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/index.htm The website is dedicated to help people who have come out from the Worldwide Church of God (a cult) who teaches it is necessary to keep the law for salvation.

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