TopicDoes the Law of Moses Apply to Us Today
Why do I keep hearing from Bible believers that the Law of Moses is out-dated and over; was Manifestation Magic Review nailed to the cross, and does not apply to New Testament believers today. We are now under Grace. Nothing could be further from the truth.How can you take the Jewish religion, eliminate all the rules (Law of Moses), and call it your own new religion (Christianity) When was the last time you washed before eating Have you eaten an animal you found dead, and did not know how it died When was the last time you killed someone, or adulterized with someone, or practiced idolatry, or practiced bestiality You are probably still following the Law, in many aspects without realizing it, and not giving God the credit.
Yeshua said specifically that He did not come to destroy the Law, and not one jot or tittle will pass away... (Matt. 5:17-20) Messiah not only endorsed the Law and commandments with His total allegiance, but added the spiritual aspect to give it deeper meaning. We should exceed the righteousness of the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees. Meaning, if you think it in your heart, it is as bad as doing it. Then He explains it in detail for about three chapters (Matt. chapters 5-7).Did you notice, Neither Yeshua, Paul nor any of the disciples ever quoted from the New Testament The N.T. had not been written yet. Whenever Yeshua quoted Scripture, it was from the Law, or the O.T. Same with Paul. The New Testament is very clear, we should have the Law written upon our hearts, and not just display it outwardly.
When the Bereans searched the Scriptures daily, they did not have any of the New Testament to search. (Acts 17:11) They were talking about the Torah (Law) and the Tanakh (the Old Testament). Paul was advocating the Law when saying, all Scripture is given for instruction, reproof, etc., there was no New Testament at that time. He was referring to the Law. I'm not completely sure Paul expected his letters to different church groups, would be turned into most of the New Testament, or what we now sometimes also call Scripture.
If the Law is over, what do we base our salvation on The very premise and promise of the blood covering for sin is based in the Law. (Deut. 17:11) If the Law is now null and void, then the blood Messiah shed to atone for our sin is now invalid too. Surely this is not the case. If the Law is over, how do we know what sin is Even though the sacrificial system is complete in Messiah, we still have God's instruction book on how to live with each other and for Him.