Reality is a bummer.
It is a very poor translation of Colossians 2:13-14 which says that any law was nailed to the cross. It was not the law which was nailed to the cross, rather it was the condemnation against mankind that comes from violating that law that was nailed to the cross. The Law [at least the moral aspects of that law] are alive and well and remain the measure of morality and righteousness. Consider, instead of the KJV, the NASB or the ESV:
Col 2:13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
Col 2:14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
And by the way, you might want to observe for whom that condemnation was nailed to the cross. That is specified in the three preceeding verses. Those benefiting from that nailing are those who "have been made complete.........having been buried with Him in baptism......"
If Paul did NOT mean that the entirety of the Law of the Obsolete Covenant had been removed, he could hardly have done a worse job of communicating his meaning than Eph. 2:14-16 and Col. 2:13-14.
If John, quoting Jesus, had meant that we need to follow laws, he could hardly have done a worse job of communicating this than John 6, where Jesus taught that the only "work" needed to obtain eternal life is "belief."
You mix up and assume a lot of things, thus making complex of things that are simple to understand.
In the world, commandments of God begin as laws (for the flesh) and end as the everlasting covenant (for the soul).
As the OP pertains to laws nailed to the Cross, I will limit just to the law of God and the law given to Moses. Every law imposes on the flesh/soul an obligation to keep. Failure to keep the is called transgression.
The law of God (inclusive of the law of faith and the law of Christ) command's nothing more than that mankind should:
- believe God. To believe God is to receive and allow God
- trust God
- obey God
- love God
Whosoever keeps the above listed elements of the law of God is righteous.
Greater than and directly looming over transgressions are sins (which, basically, are deceitful and deceit based things and deeds. Therefore, whosoever sins is considered to have also transgressed the law.
Because mankind could not keep the law of God, there were lots of transgressions in the world.
God had to give a shadow law to Moses pending when Jesus would come as the Christ and as the Lord to fulfill the law of God on our behalf.
Believing, trusting, obeying and loving God are works of God we must do in order to bring about the righteousness of God. These works precede righteousness.
Jesus, both as the Christ and as the Lord on earth, did all these works (believe, trust, obedience and love) on our behalf so that we can obtain the righteousness of God.
By doing those works for us, there is no longer a need for the shadow law that God gave through Moses. Jesus first of all fulfilled the Mosaic law before nailing it to the Cross.
Whosoever believes and abides in Jesus no longer needs any part of the Mosaic law, but is deemed to have already fulfilled all elements of the law of God leading to righteousness.
Now, whosoever believes God is given a starter package called faith. Faith consists of:
- the righteousness Jesus secured for us after He believed, trustrd, obeyed and loved God
- truth that is also called the anointing. Truth is the opposite of deceitful and deceit based things that cause sins.
By receiving the gift of faith that imputes righteousness, we also receive the believing, trusting, obedience and love that Jesus worked out unto righteousness.
Then our lives emulate the righteous life of Jesus Christ until the everlasting covenant sets in athe the end.
A true godly Christian is appointed not elected.
Crow that is my exact point. Being qualified means you are experienced in giving away tons of tax dollars and know how to find new ways to give away more money to programs that have zero chance of working. That would be a qualified HUD head.
You clearly are able to reason. Autism or not.
You have had truth shared and you reject it in favor of what's right in your own eyes. That's your God given right.
He loves you enough to have given you free will.
Jesus is the way to the Father. If you have Him, you have salvation and nothing to fear.
There are clearly things you are held captive and enslaved to, that you are terrified to give up.
Go then, in whatever peace you can find.