2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Every "Christian" Cult perverts the Law of God (SDA, JW's, Mormons, Roman Catholicism, etc.). They view the Law as did Israel. All that concerned Israel was the keeping of the commandments: 1. "they have a zeal of God" 2. "going about to establish" Keeping the commandments of God was their theme, motto, and purpose for existence - that was their "zeal." (In direct contrast the "zeal" of true Christianity was "love" for Christ that motivated them to obedience.) "going about to establish their own righteousness" was the ultimate end of their zeal in law keeping. They not only believed that law keeping was important now for fellowship with God and spirituality but what motivated them chiefly was that they honestly believed that entrance into heaven ULTIMATELY was determined by keeping the commandments of God. This ultimate goal for commandment keeping is the chief characteristic of all apostate Christianity. The chief characteristic of true Christianity is that "Christ is the end of the Law." True Christianity RESTS upon the Law keeping of Christ to have satisfied completely the ULTIMATE goal of entrance into heaven. Obedience to God's commandments is the FRUIT of that REST born out of love alone. "If ye love me" Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness. That is, righteousness as demanded by the Law finds total completion in the life and death of Christ. His life totally completed the laws demand for a sinless life. His death totatlly completed the laws demand of condemnation toward sin. Christ is the "end" of the Law as the law has no demands for righteousness beyond what Christ satisfied completely for us. We are "dead" to the Law IN THIS SENSE, that it has no legal jurisdication, no right to demand, no right to condemn, no right to judge anyone who died "in Christ" as the dead body of Christ satisfied all of its condemnation against sin for all who are "in Christ." The law cannot judge again what it has already judged in the person of Christ - Hence, all in Christ are "dead to the Law" in regard to any condemnation. No condemnation no failure to enter heaven.