Galatians 4:5 (NIV)

Anyone who puts themselves under the commandments, puts themselves under the associated curse = hell. Rescue from hell and reconciliation with God are only possible through the acceptance of the grace given to us. “You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.” (Galatians 5:4; NIV)

Recognize your new identity

Those who believe in what Jesus has done for them once and for all are free from the consequences of sin (separation from God); we are not freed to sin. On the contrary. The more we recognize the tremendous love and undeserved grace which we are given, the less we will sin (Titus 2:11-12)

Jesus came “to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts …” (Galatians 4:5-6; NIV)

The Good News: Wonderful fellowship with God

If you are not a saint (which is anyone who has, through faith, accepted what Jesus did and wants to give them; Romans 8:1, Colossians 1:22), then you have no communion with God. Sinners (anyone who hasn’t accepted Jesus and what He did on the cross) has only one destination. And that’s hell.

“Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because ‘the righteous will live by faith.'” (Galatians 3:11; NIV) We became children of God through our faith in the finished work of Jesus (“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith” – Galatians 3:26; NIV).