The Ten Commandments Do Not Give Freedom; Jesus Does
About one in ten Christians claim they are going to heaven because they have kept the ten commandments. They believe it is their keeping of the commandments that will get them eternal life. However, Romans 3:20 says that ‘no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law.’ Under the new covenant it is our belief in Jesus Christ that gains us eternal life. The moment we look to our own behavior as good enough to gain acceptance before God, we frustrate God’s grace enter a form of slavery. It’s Jesus that gives us freedom, not the ten commandments.