ANF01 - Clement 1st. ltr. to Corinth) Though your sins
reach from earth to heaven, I and though they be redder than scarlet, and blacker than sackcloth, yet if ye turn to Me with your whole heart, and say, Father! I will listen to you, as to a holy people.” 40 Comp. Isa. i. 18.
BLXX Isaiah 1:18
come, let us reason together, saith the Lord: and though your sins be as purple, I will make them white as snow; and though they be as scarlet, I will make them white as wool.”
Before God was manifested on Earth through Jesus, the Hebrews received forgiveness of sin from God. After the crucifixion people still receive forgiveness of sin from God. The Redemption paid by Jesus through the incarnation, the passion, and the crucifixion, washed all mankind of original sin, which had stained man since Cain and Able were born. We are all now washed in the blood of Christ. But when we sin, we must still ask God for forgiveness, and must believe we have received it.
Jesus had His own explanation of the consequences of keeping the laws.
Jesus said:Mt. 5: 17* ¶ Think not that I am come to destroy the law (Torah), or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And: He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
There are some 70 commandments given by Jesus in the NT.
(Matthew 28:19-20 KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations
(Matthew 22:37-38 KJV) Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
(Matthew 22:39-40 KJV) Thou shalt love thy neighbour
EXODUS 20:1-17 (KJV) THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
(Matthew 7:12 KJV) whatsoever ye would that men should do to you
(Matthew 6:12 KJV) we forgive our debtors.
(Mark 11:25-26 KJV) forgive, if ye have ought against any
(John 3:7 KJV) Ye must be born again.
(John 15:4 KJV) Abide in me,
(Matthew 5:16 KJV; see Let your light so shine before men
also Matthew 5:15)
(Matthew 5:23-25 KJV) first be reconciled to thy brother,
(Matthew 5:29-30 KJV) cut it off, and cast it from thee
(Matthew 5:34-37 KJV) Swear not at all; let your communication be,Yea; Nay,
(Matthew 5:38-39 KJV) resist not evil:
(Matthew 5:40-42 KJV) Give to him that asketh thee
(Matthew 5:43-45 KJV) Love your enemies, ... be the children of your Father
(Matthew 6:1 KJV) do not your alms before men
(Matthew 6:5-7 KJV) pray to thy Father which is in secret; use not vain repetitions
(Matthew 6:9-15 KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye:
(Matthew 6:16) when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance:
(Matthew 6:19-21) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven
(Matthew 6:25-26 KJV) Behold the fowls of the air ... reap not, gather not
(Matthew 6:34 KJV) Take therefore no thought for the morrow
(Matthew 6:33 KJV) seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness
(Matthew 7:1-2 KJV) For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged
(Matthew 7:6 KJV) Give not that which is holy unto the dogs
(Matthew 7:7 KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find
(Matthew 25:34-36 KJV) -2 ye gave me meat; ye took me in: ye clothed me: ye visited me: ye came unto me.
(Matthew 7:13-14 KJV) Enter ye in at the strait gate
and few there be that find it
(Matthew 7:15 KJV) Beware of false prophets
(Matthew 10:1 KJV) to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Matthew 10:8 KJV) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:
(Matthew 18:10 KJV) despise not one of these little ones
(Matthew 23:8-12 KJV) - 5 be not ye called Rabbi:
call no man your father upon the earth
Neither be ye called masters:
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased;
he that shall humble himself shall be exalted
(Matthew 18:15-17 KJV) - 3 go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone:
take with thee one or two more,
tell it unto the church:
(Mark 11:22-24 KJV) - 2 Have faith in God.
shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe
when ye pray, believe that ye receive them
(John 15:12 KJV) love one another, as I have loved you.
(Luke 22:19-20 KJV) do this in remembrance of me.
(John 13:14 KJV) ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
(Luke 6:35b KJV) Be ye therefore merciful
(Matthew 28:19-20 KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
(John 14:15 KJV) keep my commandments.
(Luke 12:40 KJV) Be ye therefore ready also