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You Can be an Overcomer

ments to those who were His people at that time, to be given to the world.

The situation has not changed. Today God wants you and me to obey that law and urge others to obey it.

Look about you today. God’s moral rules are rejected by nearly the entire world. Even many Christians reject it! They say they do not have to keep God’s law; for they have been saved from it!

Did Christ die on Calvary so we can steal and kill and take God’s name in vain? No, no. It cannot be. The truth is that God saves us from sin, not from His law!

How does He save us from sin? It is through Christ’s death on the cross, and His mediation on our behalf in heaven, that God saves us from sin. As we plead with Christ for help, He forgives our past and strengthens us by His empowering grace—right now—to resist temptation and obey His Father’s law.

The Bible says sin “is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). What can be clearer than that? The problem is sin, not the law!

Why did Jesus come to our world? The angel told the reason to Mary before Christ’s birth:

“Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.”—Matthew 1:21.

Jesus did not die on the cross to save us from God’s law. Jesus died to save us from sin—from transgression of that law!

If I intentionally drive through a stop sign, hit another car and kill someone,—how do we solve the problem? Theoretically, we can do it in one of

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