Keeping the law both in its ritual form and in its practical form will not bring salvation to anyone but those who are redeemed by and from the law are eager to live out or practice the guidelines for enjoying the good life.
The Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri made this assertion while delivering the Bible study at the Standing Committee held at the Cathedral of St James the Great, Okebola Ibadan.
Bishop Okorocha stated that the relevance and call on Christians to live lives worthy of emulation and not bear false witness cannot be over emphasized. He said it is not the gift of the treaty or obedience that achieved redemption for man, and gave man the special privileged position as Yahweh’s special people, but the costly ritual of the blood of Christ.
The cleric emphasized that the choice of the theme which is the ninth commandment, “thou shall not bear false witness” is very apt and appropriate. According to him, the treaty between man and God is simply to show those who are already saved how to enjoy the gift that grace has achieved for them; adding that the laws of God reflects in the way of man.
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri concluded the study as he expatiated on the vertical and horizontal relationship which is between God and man and man to man. He said God expects man to live a life free of lies, and show love to their neighbours; according to him, man has no justification whatsoever not to love because it is this same love Christ demonstrated towards man.