(08/06/2015) Old Testament Laws Today?

Posted: August 5, 2015 in Covenants, Judgment, Law, Scriptures, Sin, Subtlety
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Scripture points are shared, today, to answer disguised opposition to the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and his Creation that relies upon law for divine order.  In their effort to abolish and eliminate divine demands for judgment, the enemies of Christ and the Gospel of Salvation repeatedly assault and contend against the continued acknowledgement and practice of all sacred law.  The spiritual knowledge and truth shared through Jesus Christ enable the necessary discernment that allows believers to call such attacks by their proper name—sin.  Those who foolishly insist that judgment is cruel and oppressive because there is punishment, often have failed to correctly appreciate that divine awe, balance, confession, correction, forbearance, forgiveness, impartiality, restoration and righteousness also are aspects of judgment.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

Why do Christains only follow some laws in the Old Testament, but not others?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:  But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.  For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.  So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.  For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.  (James 2:  8-13, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Fulfilling Divine Law? (07/14/2015); Ye Are Abraham’s Seed (07/10/2015); Keeping Divine Law Impossible? (02/20/2015); Three Covenants? (06/09/2014); Let Us Make Mankind? (06/10/2014); Newness of Spirit? (01/04/2013); Two Different Testaments? (01/05/2013); The Place for Eternal Life? (01/06/2013); Christians Who Ignore GOD’s Laws (10/25/2012)

“Anonymous”, the body of law in family court and landlord/tenant court is not the same as “the law” in patent or tax court because of the many diverse issues and procedures that must come under review.  Similarly, all divine commandments, law, legislation, and standards within the holy writings are not the same in their application, focus, purpose, and revelation.  While divine law expresses the intent and will of Deity, sacred law also must address and expose multiple subtleties (i.e., barely visible differences; hidden shifts in meaning and value) associated with sin.  Christian believers are being taught to recognize that the immutable and non-negotiable laws that pertain to being, existing, and continuing relationship with divinity are distinct from laws that describe ceremonies, rituals, and sacred practices of the tabernacle and temple as well as from those intended to create and maintain a nation under GOD through social conformity.  Rather than a tool to deny and exclude created beings and living creatures, divine law is to be embraced as sacred knowledge that further makes GOD active and present within ones consciousness.  Just as law ensures condemnation and destruction of wickedness, law provides a blue-print and guidelines to escape all divine wrath against sin.  Here are some points to consider that have been useful to many Christian believers:

(1.)  James 4:  11-12, King James Version (KJV):  11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law:  but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.  12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy:  who art thou that judgest another?

(2.)  Luke 11:  52, KJV:  52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:  ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

(3.)  Romans 7:  5-7, KJV:  5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.  6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.  7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law:  for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

(4.)  1st Corinthians 6:  2-3, KJV:  2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

There is far more that could be said, and that must be correctly understood and spiritually taken into account.  (For example (5.)  Galatians 2:  19-21, KJV:  19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.  20 I am crucified with Christ:  nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:  and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  21 I do not frustrate the grace of God:  for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC

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