Today Christians believe that it is necessary to practice the commandments of God in order to enter heaven. The Muslim, the animist and the atheist alike believe that it is absolutely necessary to practice the commandments of God to enter heaven.
In short, all religious and non-religious believe strongly that it is necessary to practice the commandments of God in order to enter heaven.
And you too, do you think like them?
Certainly yes. Everyone thinks that it is necessary to practice the commandments of God to enter heaven. But really, can a man enter heaven by practicing the commandments of God?
What does God say about his commandments?
This is what God says about His commandments in Leviticus 18: 4,5: ” You shall do my ordinances, and keep my laws, and follow them.” I am the Lord your God. You will keep my laws and my ordinances; a man who puts them into practice will live by them. I am the Eternal. ” And Deuteronomy 28:15:” But if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, …… here are all the curses which will come upon you and which will be your share … “
We understand from reading these passages that man must abide by all of God’s law 100%
So whoever wants to enter heaven through the law must practice everything. The adverb “ everything ” is very important to God. So whoever does not practice everything has done nothing according to God. For God, it’s all or nothing, not nearly.
How many are the commandments of God?
By the name of commandment, one can designate any precept, any ordinance, any prescription or any law of God. According to Christians and non-Christians alike, God’s law boils down to the 10 commandments. But in reality, are the commandments of God only 10 in number?
The answer is no. The commandments of God are many. Indeed, the 10 commandments are the first commandments that God transmitted to men. After that, God also passed on to his people several other laws such as sacrificial laws, ceremonial laws and others.
Here are just a few examples of commandments that God gave to the people of Israel outside of the Ten Commandments:
- Leviticus 19:19: “ You shall keep my laws. Thou shalt not mate cattle of two different species; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seeds; and you shall not wear a garment made of two kinds of threads. “
- Leviticus 19:19: “ You shall not ……. nor shave the corners of your beard. “
- Exodus 23:13: ” All that I have said to you,.…the name of other gods; let it not be heard from your mouth . “
- Leviticus 18:22: “ You shall not sleep with a man as one sleeps with a woman. It is an abomination”, etc.
The commandments of God are numerous and are more detailed in the book of Exodus, Leviticus and others. The commandments which were transmitted to Moses are 613 in total, including 365 which say ” you will not do ” and 248 which say ” you will do “.
So whoever wants to be good, righteous before God through the law, is bound to practice the 613 commandments. He who limits himself only to the 10 commandments has omitted everything else and is thus guilty of all the law of God.
Is there a man on earth who actually practices the commandments of God?
As said before, God wants to grant life to every man who will practice all of his commandments. God does not need those who practice the law at 0%, 50%, 70%, 99%, or 99.99% . God wants to give eternal life to all who will practice his commandments 100%. It is therefore the one who has never disobeyed a single command of God in his life and who will never disobey before dying who will be considered as having practiced the law at 100%.
So you, do you practice all the commandments of God as God has asked? Are you practicing God’s commandments 100%?
The answer is no.
Moreover, no man practices the commandments of God 100% . All are 0% according to God, for it is written in James 2:10: “ For whoever keeps all the law, but sins against one commandment, becomes guilty of all. “
It is therefore evident that all have disobeyed the law of God and are at 0% obedience before him despite everyday efforts.
According to Jesus, no one practices the law as God asked. This is what the Bible attests to us in John 7:19: ” Did not Moses give you the law?” And none of you keep the law. Why are you trying to kill me? “.
According to God himself, no one can enter heaven through the law, it is really impossible. This is what God confessed in Ezekiel 20:25: “ I also gave them precepts which were not good, and ordinances by which they could not live. “. God himself has thereby declared that his law cannot give eternal life to man. And why does man think he can enter heaven by means of the law? Let everyone think again of their thoughts.
Why are they cursed by God?
They are cursed simply because they think they can enter heaven by practicing the law. But God knows they can never practice the law 100%. God does not ask for roughly, but he asks for total obedience to his laws. So instead of acknowledging and confessing to God that they cannot, on the contrary, they say that they will strive to achieve it, which is why God curses them.
So what God wants from you is for you to recognize that you cannot practice God’s commandments 100%. But if on the contrary, you think that you can practice the law correctly, know that you are already cursed by God.
Why then did God give the law?
God gave his commandments to shut the mouths of every man. God wants you to shut your mouth before his law and recognize that you are guilty before him. This is precisely what the Bible specifies in Romans 3:19, 20: ” Now, we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be closed, and that everyone is found guilty before God. For no one shall be justified before him by the works of the law, since by the law comes knowledge of sin.It is therefore to close the mouths of every man that God gave his law.
It is so that everyone can resign and admit to being incapable before God. So that every human might know the sin that is in his heart as it is written in Romans 7: 7: “What shall we say ………….. Thou shalt not covet . ”. The law is therefore like a mirror that allows us to know sin. It allows you to know that you are a sinner before God, that you have nothing good in yourself.
So you clearly see that you can never enter heaven through the commandments of God? This is impossible, because so far no man has entered heaven because he practiced the law well, and no one will also enter until the end of the world. God gave the law just to make man guilty in front of him, to show man that he is a 100 percent sinner .
If then, you realize that you are guilty of the law before God and that you can never enter heaven through the law, then find out now which way man can enter heaven.
In summary, no one practices the commandments of God, and no one can enter heaven through the law. Besides, all those who practice the law are cursed by God. This is precisely what the Bible specifies in Galatians 3: 10,11: “ For all those who are attached to the works of the law are under a curse; for it is written: Cursed is anyone who does not keep all that is written in the book of the law, and do not put it into practice. And that no one is justified before God by the law, this is evident, since it is said: The righteous shall live by faith. “.
By reading these passages of the bible, we easily understand that no one will enter heaven because he has practiced the law of God, there is not one. The Bible also declares that all those who follow the law are cursed by God.