Why is that am I a hertick until I return to the old ways?
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun (Ecc. 1:9, RSV).
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of man (Ecc. 12:13, RSV).
Jesus Christ did as those before him who were faithful only he did it all perfectly. Keeping the law perfectly is what qualified him to become your substitute sacrifice. How then can you continue breaking the law? The Scriptures you provide claiming to show the law does not have to be kept, are not correctly understood. If they say what you assume they say, then these texts contradict many, many more texts that clearly state the precise opposite. So which is it? Why not look at all the texts for the correct answer?IF the work of Jesus did nothing for you and you must do as those who came before him, than so be it. IF you chose to ignore the scripture that I showed you, than so be it remain in bondage to the Law of Sin.
Those who remain unwilling to submit to God and His Law/Word who — who refuse to live by His commands, are those who remain in bondage to the law of sin and death. The law says those who sin must pay the righteous requirement of the law with their lives. Those who truly accept Christ as the perfect sacrifice that is offered in our place for breaking the law, and die with him at baptism, will then strive to do what God commands and thus willingly abstain from continuing in sin.
You asked,For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? (Heb. 10:26-29, NKJV).
In fact, I have more than once.Explain this if you can, what is the law of sin and death and how does it work?
The law of sin leads to death and it wages war against the law of God in the naturals pulls and desires of the flesh which the adversary uses against us in our coveting and lusting. We become captives to it because we are held to the death penalty outside of repentance, forgiveness and ultimate redemption.For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members (Rom. 7:22-23, NKJV).
The apostle Paul understood the law of God from his conversion and served the law of God in his beliefs and his conduct (His mind and will) but also made mistakes, giving in to the desires of the flesh on occasion. From these errors he would repent of daily and then turn from them. He clearly speaks of the law of the Spirit of life which is in Christ. It is that part of the law of God that provides a perfect sacrifice to pay for our debt to the law, and upon repentance, baptism and a life devoted to serving God, we receive the spirit of God which is our downpayment or guarantee for everlasting life which we receive if we endure to the end (Acts 5:32, Eph. 1:13-14, Matt. 10:22; 24:13).I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin (Rom. 7:25, NKJV)….
Continuing without a break…
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:1-2, NKJV).
Committing sin pays wages — death.For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom. 6:23a, NKJV).
The strength of sin is the law of sin and death which says the payment for living sinfully (continuing to break that law and not coming to repentance) is one's life. The strength of this law are the commandments of God which are given for our obedience to God so that we do not deserve the death penalty.The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law (1 Cor. 15:56, NKJV).
When we live according to the flesh our conduct bears fruit to death. However, when we repent and accept Christ's sacrifice, we are delivered from the penalty of the law — death. Thus we are delivered from law as Paul said because we have died to that which held us captive — the law of sin and death. Since Christ's sacrifice, God's people are to serve in faith based on Christ's blood, in the newness of the Spirit and not serve in the old letter which required animal blood but did not take away sin (Heb. 10:4).The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin. 17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray (Prov. 10:16-17, NKJV).
It is clear this passage speaks of that aspect of the law which concerns the penalty or consequence for breaking it and not the aspect of the law which teaches us how to obey God. For how can we be delivered from the commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me”? Or “Honor your father and mother”? or “Thou shalt not commit murder”? Rather, we are delivered from the requirement the law demands for breaking even one of God's commandments (James 2:10).For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. 6But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter (Rom. 7:5-6, NKJV).
Before Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus, he was not aware of the spiritual intent behind the law of God and thus considered himself to be alive before God. He only understood it within a Judaic framework. When the truth was revealed to him he became aware that he was guilty of breaking the law of God in many, many ways and thus became aware that he was a dead man relative to the law. He believed that merely doing the letter of the law (sacrificial ordinances) was enough but later realized that without his willingness to live by the spiritual aspects of the law and depending upon Christ as his sacrifice, he was a dead man.
I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. 10And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. 11For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me (Rom. 7:9-11, NKJV).
The law required Paul's life in payment for breaking it. Through Christ's death, Paul was able to offer what the law required and thus died to the law (as far as the law was concerned, Paul was dead thus paying what he owed it). Now he lives to God but not in the flesh but by the spirit Christ now lives in him.For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God (Gal. 2:19, NKJV).
Righteousness does not come through the animal sacrifices (the law as Judaism saw it - Gal. 2:21) but by the grace of God (His kindness demonstrated by offering His son as a sacrifice in our place). For if righteousness came by animal sacrifices (which Judaism believed) then the sacrifice of Christ is in vain.I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Gal. 2:20, NKJV).