I know that works reflect the faith of the person. But you are trying to switch it around so that satisfying the law becomes a requirement to be justified. This is contrary to the word of truth.
It is like this, take any person in the world, and let us ask ourselves how can we know whether or not that person is right with God. There are two possible methods for knowing:
1. Test all the person's actions and see if they are within the bounds of the law and then judge accordingly. This is the legal method of the old covenant.
2. Ask the person if they believe in christ. If they do then they are right with God, if they don't then they are not. The law doesn't come into the equation.
I am not trying to do away with the law. I am simply doing away with the law as a means of determining the worth of a person.
Here are some reasons why no law can ever prove someone's worth:
1. To use the law you have to be omnipotent, knowing every single cause and effect of every action.
2. The law can only tell you about the past, even if you are omnipotent so you can use it. It can't tell about the future, so a person trying to be right because of the law will be constantly retesting as time goes on. Sorry for him...
3. There is no forgiveness in the law. You are either one hundred percent perfect or you are out. If you believe that you have sinned, then you cannot look to the law to declare you pure, ever. Your past cannot be forgotten in the legal tradition, because it is a part of who you are.
So I hear you saying that people do wicked acts. How do you know they are wicked? Are you omniscient to know all the causes and effects of those actions? No, you are just bluffing.
So you want to use the traditional mob style for gaining support for your theories, you say "everyone can see those acts are wrong". Well, good for you and everyone. I don't see it, because my mind no longer works that way. Or you might use the bible or some other supposed authority and quote from it. Again, it doesn't convince me because I have a different interpretation
I am telling you to put the law behind you. Don't try to figure out that some actions are bad and some people are guilty. That is the way of hatred and self-denial, because you will never be able to live up to that judgment and neither will anyone else.
I do know that the law is in effect in creation, but we have to know that it is not our place to use the law to claim that other people's actions are good or not good, leave it to Jah. And we should not use the law to look over our own shoulders and try to judge our own actions either, leave it to Jah.
And I am not saying the law is useless, because it is something in our hearts by which the spirit guides and teaches us. But it is not to be used for judgement by us. Leave it to Jah.
Even to judge a single action by the law is beyond us, because we can never know the whole situation. So how do you talk about wicked acts and good acts? Bluffing, that's how.
This world is run by bluff. People talk about right and wrong when they have no knowledge of the whole situation. That's actually what runs the world, even down to the system.
Just let go of hate. Let go of the need to judge yourself and others in order to find out how they and you stand with God. It is a lie. Only in your heart can you know that you love God and that you serve him. The law cannot help you to know it, because it is on a level deeper than the law - the spiritual level, your heart.
Death to the pope, with no apology, and all his followers.