The very first man, Adam, and the very first woman, Eve, received the curse from God. They both sinned, because they disobeyed Him in the Garden of Eden. Therefore, He cursed them because of their sin. (Genesis 3)
Many Christians today believe that they are still under the curse. However,
that is not true.
Once Jesus Christ came and took our place on the cross, we are no longer
under the curse. In fact, He became the curse for us. He redeemed us from the
curse of the law. (Galatians 3:13-14) We are now under the new covenant of
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not
from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can
boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9, NIV)
The old covenant of the law was based on works or a person's performance.
There are some still trying to live like they are under the law. For those
believers, they are still under the curse because they are still trying to rely
on the law.
For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is
written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in
the Book of the Law.” (Galatians 3:10, NIV)
The Apostle Paul tells us that the righteous live by faith. "Clearly no
one who relies on the law is justified before God..." (Galatians 3:11,
NIV) We aren't made right with God by the law. We are made righteous with God by
grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:8-9)
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who
does these things will live by them.” (Galatians 3:12, NIV)
Therefore, we must live by faith in the Son of God. (Galatians 2:20) Then, know and remember we are not under
the curse. We are redeemed from the curse.
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