In 2 Corinthians 3, Paul, by the inspiration of The Holy Spirit, shows how the letter of the law is superseded by the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul makes the comparison that, if the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! The Jewish people were in bondage to the fading lord of the law. They were disciples of Moses. It is a tragic commentary on the depravity of man that the vast majority of people today are living under the bondage to religious legalism and rituals in the belief that that is the gospel.
Millions of people today are in bondage to religious systems and legalism believing they are a means of getting right with God. The problem with any form of legalism is that it cannot take away the debt of sin. Nor can any form of legalism transform a human being from within. The only answer to mankind’s sin problem is revealed in the gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ. The only way that mankind can be transformed from within and be made brand new is by looking to The Lord Jesus Christ.
What or who are you relying on to pay your sin debt? What or who do you believe is able to transform your life and make you a new creature? The gospel of Jesus Christ is not good advice, beloved; it is good news. Christ IS the gospel!