What parts of the law are still relevant to us today? – R.C. Sproul


Sproul: We make distinctions among the ceremonial law, the dietary law, the civil law, the moral law. To the Jew, every law commanded by God in
the Old Testament was moral in the sense that it had moral significance to it. But we make — it’s a useful distinction
to distinguish the moral law from the ceremonial law because we know that the ceremonial law
has been fulfilled in the perfect work of Christ and we know that the dietary laws have
been set apart. They had a historical significance that differs
from the moral law of the Old Testament. We make a distinction in theology between
the natural law of the Old Testament and the purposive law of the Old Testament. Now, that’s easy to get confused because
we make a distinction also between natural law and revealed law. But that’s not the distinction in view here. The distinction in view here is there are
laws that God gives in the Old Testament and in the New that are an expression of His own
character that is immutable. So that if we set them aside or if He set
them aside, He would be doing violence to His own character. For example, if God would say now in the new
covenant it’s OK to worship idols, God would be denying His own deity, and supremacy at
that point. But when we talk about purposive laws, we
say they are laws of God gave for a specific historical purpose, preparing the world for
the fulfillment of those purposive laws in the person and work of Christ. Now, this is a question that I don’t think
would be a mistake for us to talk about the rest of the time here because we are living
in a time of — since the Reformation — unprecedented antinomianism, the idea that the law of God,
particularly the moral law of God in the Old Testament has no relevance whatsoever for
the New Testament Christian. And I remember making a statement years ago
of those who say that the moral law of the Old Testament has no relevance to the New
Testament Christian is antinomianism. I got a letter from a professor at a seminary,
he had his PhD in biblical studies and he said to me why are you calling us antinomians? We’re not antinomians because we believe
in the commandments of Christ. We don’t believe that the Old Testament
law’s relevant to us, but the New Testament law is. I said what you are now articulating to me
is the classic example and definition of antinomianism, because what antinomianism refers to is the
Old Testament law and its relevance to us today. And the Christian ought to be able to say
with the psalmist “Oh, how I love your law,” because, you know, we make a distinction between
the Word of God and the law of God, but God’s Word is His law and His law is His Word. And that moral law is something that the church
needs to hold with great precision and care. It’s what Luther — I mean, what Calvin
called the ‘tertius usus’ or the third use of the law. God’s revelation of what is pleasing to
Him from His people. I said at the beginning that I would say yes
to all of it, because all — the law has its other purpose, the purpose of being the
mirror that reflects our sinfulness, that reveals to us those — the holiness of God. It is the schoolmaster that drives us to Christ. We recite the Ten Commandments, or part of
the Ten Commandments every Sunday at St. Andrews. We preach the law so that people can be pushed
to the gospel. And not only that, the moral law has the significance
of being a restraint to evildoers. I mean, people don’t always obey the speed
limit and maybe if the speed limit’s 55 they’re driving 65, but without that sign
it’s 85. So that the law has a restraining impact of
common grace, see even in that, but that’s all I’m going to say about this.

32 comments

  1. GODS Sabbath was not done away with, history will show you that Constantine and Roman Catholic Church did that without GODS Permission! Google it, don't be mislead.

  2. I love R.C but I disagree with him here…. Christ fulfilled the whole law, as a unit, not part of it Mt 5:17-18! Christians are not under the law of Moses, but are under the law of Christ, 1Cor 9:20-21!!

  3. These preachers have taught me the truth! I was a Mormon. Left the church because God showed me the truth!! I didn't know the full gospel and now I do!! God is good!!!

  4. The Ten Commandments in the OT and Jesus commandments in the Sermon on the Mount are the Only Laws "Ever" Relevant. The rest of the laws are the "commandments of men" as Jesus called them. He corrected the Pharisees for "teaching for doctrine the commandments of men." Pay no attention to pastors and churches who teach you otherwise.

  5. L HOW DID THE LAW COVENANT BECOME "OBSOLETE"?

    However, the Law covenant became in a sense "obsolete" when God announced by means of the prophet Jeremiah that there would be a new covenant. (Jer. 31:31-34; Heb.8:13) In 33 C.E. the Law covenant was canceled on the basis of Christ's death on the torture stake (Col; 2:14), the new covenant replacing it.—Heb. 7:12; 9:15; Ac 2:1-4.

  6. All of God’s Law is a reflection of His character and nature which is Yeshua’s character because Jesus is the same and One God that gave Israel the Law. The early church didn’t break down God’s Law in different categories and claim some parts are no longer needed. This is Christian doctrine to get around the relevant teaching of Torah today. God revealed Himself through Torah and Truth then the Word became flesh and Truth.

  7. L JESUS CHRIST IS A JEHOVAH'S WITNESS

    Even a Christian cannot brush aside the worship of Jehovah as God. In Revelation 1:5 the Son of God called himself "'Jesus Christ, 'The Faithful Witness.'" When on earth as a man he was a Jew, an Israelite, to whose nation the words of Isaiah were written: "'You are my witnesses,' is the utterance of Jehovah, 'even my servant whom I have chosen.'" Jesus demonstrated that he was a faithful and true witness of Jehovah God. His genuine disciples today must be the same kind of witnesses, Jehovah's.

    Those, not of the same faith as Christ Jesus, has placed themselves in Satan's camp.—Matt. 4:10.

  8. Without a temple we can’t correctly observe any of the appointed times. There are Torah only for Levites, some only for the Levitical priests, some for just the land Israel. We follow and trust Zechariah 14:16, Eze.43-45 and Micah 4:1-4 that all these will be restored in the Messianic Kingdom. Torah was never for salvation and many people have a misunderstanding of what all the purposes of the sacrifices are for. Yeshua said it best in Mat.5:17,18 but the problem is the Christian religion has separated Torah into 3 parts when all these are the one and only Torah given (including The Torah of Jesus).

  9. It isn’t biblically accurate for people to say grace replaced the Law. This isn’t what grace did because grace was given because no one before Jesus or after Jesus could earn salvation so grace was given so we all before and after Yeshua would believe by faith. The Christian religion teaches (out of context) we are no longer under the Law but under grace, as if to say all those before Jesus received eternal life by earning it and that was never taught by God or the apostles. Absolutely the Rabbi’s taught to earn salvation through obedience of the Law, God didn’t teach this man made belief. Those who were under the Law were condemned of sin and going to the lake of fire (Rom.3:19,20). It’s a misunderstanding to believe if we as born again believers start obeying God’s Law, we are putting ourselves back under the Law because then you are saying you are putting yourself back under condemnation. Law does condemn but also our faith establishes (strengthens) the Law. Paul said He delights in the Law (Rom.7:22) David also delights in God’s Law (Ps.119:77). Rom 2:13 Tell’s us to be doers and hearers of the Law so obviously God’s Law doesn’t just condemn but is meant to be obeyed. Without God’s one Law (that didn’t split up into separate Laws) we would have no other way to show our works. In this one Law there are instructions for only the land of Israel that don’t apply in the USA, instructions only for the Levites that doesn’t apply even to the other 11 tribes but God’s Word is to be obeyed even in the New covenant because obedience is the greatest show of faith we can worship God with but now it’s through the shed blood of Jesus the Messiah.

  10. Only the aspects of the Ceremonial Law that related to the Temple sacrifice have been abolished (which we Jews recognize in the T'filah "Adonai open up my lips that my mouth may declare your praise") we see the animal sacrifice as having been replaced by the "fruit of lips" which the new Testament mentions in the book of Hebrews. But we still think that God commands and blesses us in keeping the dietary, purity laws and other rituals (as Jews live longer on average, have lower crime rates/lower divorce rates)

  11. Glory To GOD!!!
    GOD'S moral law does not change – because that would mean GOD repented of something in HIS moral being; and GOD said HE is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow – GOD does not change.

  12. What happened to the souls of the millions of people who died BEFORE Christianity was invented 2000 years ago? Did the God of christianity keep their souls in a room somewhere until christianity had been invented, and then after bring their souls forward to be judged according to the rules of a religion that they had never heard of?

    I'm trying to understand this but my research isn't yielding any clear answers. Can any christian answer this question?

  13. I don't like the way this guy is putting it. Doesn't ligonier ministries invite John MacArthur to their pulpit? Don't they listen to John MacArthur teach on the law? We are not under the law of Moses as believers.

  14. How can this man be a leader in the body of Christ when he is so wrong on this issue? So sad to see that even some within Christian leadership don't even know the purpose of the law and the gospel of grace.

  15. I was pretty much following him at first until he seemed to turn into a legalist. Maybe I took this the wrong way but he seems to be very old testament laws based. Ever heard of grace? Ephesians 2:8,9

  16. Circumcision is the decider. It decides whether one is under the Old Covenant and all its laws, or is not. If one is not circumcised, the OT Law doesn't apply to you at all. Paul directly received a heavenly Gospel to save the gentiles who had utterly no knowledge of Israel and its culture and beliefs, nor need to thereafter. The Covenant in Jesus's blood is a New Covenant separate from the Old and its ways. There is a time and season in God's progressive plan of salvation for mankind. (Eph 1:10; Gal.4:4). Simple.

    Galatians 5:2:-
    "Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if all of you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing."

    Hebrews 8:13:-
    "In that he says, A new covenant, he has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxs old is ready to vanish away."

    Christians are not without moral codes. The moral codes (do not lie, steal or kill, etc) are in Jesus's new commandment or the law of Christ (Jn 13:34; Gal 5:14, 22; 6:2). It's just that Christians do not obey the moral laws as though they are under the Mosaic Covenant (which has a Law package inclusive of ceremonial and social rules). Jews who reject Jesus still do. (Gal 5:1-4). The moral codes predate Israel and the Sinaitic Law. Otherwise Cain shouln't be judged for killing Abel. Moral codes derive from God's character and humans made in his image. That's why even Budhhists and peoples unfamiliar with Israel also know what is right or wrong. (Rom 2:14). Confucius stated the Golden Rule a few hundred years before Christ.

  17. As much as I love RC – he was wrong here. Where as the law is good and holy and acts as a tutor to bring us to Christ – this 3rd use of Calvin was/is a grave error- the Bible doesn’t say without obedience it’s impossible to please God but it says without faith it’s impossible to please God- and that the law is not of faith. This idea that the law is good as a mirror to look at how sinful we are is not what we should be doing – we should be looking at Christ to be transformed into his image -we can’t be looking at ourselves and Christ at the same time. The law is called the Ministry of death engraved on stones, the ministry of condemnation and it is the strength of sin. It makes faith void and faith is what purifies our hearts.

  18. Christ fulfilled all the law, even the moral law of the 10 commandments
    To be under the law of Christ is to be under the law of love, which by the Holy Spirit you are led to imitate Jesus with His self sacrificial love for God and others
    I don’t think we can say Jesus fulfilled this but not that, he either fulfilled all of it or none of it. Might I note though that not murdering your neighbor is obviously the loving thing to do. But there is a greater degree to which the Holy Spirit empowers us to love. Murder begins with anger in the heart. And this is what Jesus talks about in Matthew when He expands upon the law and goes deeper into what it truly means to love God and your neighbor

  19. MARTIN LUTHER

    From his commentary on Galatians :

    The false apostles taught that in addition to faith in Christ the works of the Law of God were necessary unto salvation.

    It seems a small matter to mingle the Law and Gospel, faith and works, but it creates more mischief than man’s brain can conceive. To mix Law and Gospel not only clouds the

    knowledge of grace, it cuts out Christ altogether.

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    Now the true Gospel has it that we are justified by faith alone, without the deeds of the Law. The false gospel has it that we are justified by faith, but not without the deeds of the

    Law. The false apostles preached a conditional gospel.

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    So do the papists. They admit that faith is the foundation of salvation. But they add the conditional clause that faith can save only when it is furnished with good works. This is

    wrong. The true Gospel declares that good works are the embellishment of faith, but that faith itself is the gift and work of God in our hearts. Faith is able to justify, because it apprehends Christ, the Redeemer.

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    Since our opponents will not let it stand that only faith in Christ justifies, we will not yield to them. On the question of justification we must remain adamant, or else we shall

    lose the truth of the Gospel. It is a matter of life and death. It involves the death of the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world. If we surrender faith in Christ, as the only thing

    that can justify us, the death and resurrection of Jesus are without meaning; that Christ is the Savior of the world would be a myth. God would be a liar, because He would not have

    fulfilled His promises.

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    In order to have faith you must paint a true portrait of Christ. The scholastics caricature Christ into a judge and tormentor. But Christ is no law giver. He is the Lifegiver. He is the

    Forgiver of sins.

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    The Sacred Scriptures, particularly those of the New Testament, make frequent mention of faith in Christ. “Whosoever believeth in him is saved, shall not perish, shall have everlasting life, is not judged,” etc. In open contradiction to the Scriptures, our opponents misquote, “He that believeth in Christ is condemned, because he has faith without works.” Our opponents turn everything topsy-turvy. They make Christ over into a murderer, and Moses into a savior. Is not this horrible blasphemy?

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    All who say that faith alone in Christ does not justify a person, convert Christ into a minister of sin, a teacher of the Law, and a cruel tyrant who requires the impossible. All merit-seekers take Christ for a new lawgiver.

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    when Paul so plainly states that we must be dead

    to the Law if we want to live unto God? If we are dead to the Law and the Law is dead to us, how can it possibly contribute anything to our justification? There is nothing left for us but

    to be justified by faith alone.

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    For this is Antichrist’s doctrine: Faith is no good, unless it is reinforced by works. By this abominable doctrine Antichrist has spoiled, darkened, and buried the benefit of Christ,

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    We say the Law is good if it is used for the purposes for which it was designed, to check civil transgression, and to magnify spiritual transgressions. This is the business of the Law, and here the business of the Law ends, and should go no further.

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    We have no right to conceal or revoke this liberty proclaimed by the Gospel. And so we cannot do anything with the swine who dive headlong into the filth of licentiousness.

  20. Mocking things you don’t understand.

    “According to christian logic, 1 day = 1000 years

    'Jesus' has gone for 2,000 years.

    That means he has been gone for only 2 days.

    Using christian logic, 'Jesus' is still not coming 'SOON'. 😏”

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    Not when you are talking to a person who really knows his Bible.

    Here is what it really means.

    2 Peter 3:8
    8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

    Often time many quote this verse as reason to say that the coming of the Lord while to be soon did not happen within the generation of the day Jesus walked on earth.

    They reason that it’s only 2 days since Jesus died to God since it’s only 2000 years.

    So God will probably return much much later despite in Revelations these things must soon take place.

    Revelation 1:3
    3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

    To such people the nearness of time is taken to mean 2000 years since a 1000 years are a day to the Lord. I find such a manner of interpreting the text as careless and done without respect for the text.

    “Soon” means it’s around the corner. In Paul’s days the wrath of God was already coming and was already at its limit.

    1 Thessalonians 1:10
    10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead–Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.

    “Coming wrath” “at last the wrath is coming”.

    These things were already around the corner during Paul’s time.

    As such it behooves me to study the text in it context.

    Look at the next verse.

    2 Peter 3:9
    9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

    He is NOT slow. He is patient with YOU. The YOU is not us. It’s them. The Thessalonians at that time.

    2 Peter 3:10
    10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

    Many look at this verse and say “there it’s like a thief in the night.” Referring to a rapture in the future.

    I want us to turn to this passage.

    1 Thessalonians 5:2-4
    2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
    4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

    If you read these verses carefully they actually tell you 3 things.

    1. The thief in the night will not be a surprise to the Thessalonians.

    2. They knew about the dates and times.

    3. It will only suppose like a thief in the night for those who do not believe.

    So it’s about what was imminent then. Not in the future. They had fully expected him to return before AD73 as a generation had meant 40 years.

    2 Peter 3:12-13
    12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

    Hence when Peter tells the believers to live holy lives in anticipation of his coming, only a sadistic person would ask you to do so if the return is not with their life time.

    What then is this “a thousand years is like a day”?

    He was quoting this verse.

    Psalms 90:4
    4 A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.

    Now let us read the whole Psalm 90.

    No. 1. It’s a psalm of Moses.

    2. It is written at a time when they were under the wrath of God.

    Psalms 90:5
    5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death–
    they are like the new grass of the morning:

    Psalms 90:7
    7 We are consumed by your anger
    and terrified by your indignation.

    Psalms 90:9
    9 All our days pass away under your wrath;
    we finish our years with a moan.

    It also speaks about judgment that is coming.

    Psalms 90:10-12
    10 Our days may come to seventy years,
    or eighty, if our strength endures;
    yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
    for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
    11 If only we knew the power of your anger!
    Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.
    12 Teach us to number our days,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

    Many of us who follow Joseph Prince knows this Psalm is talking about people under wrath as God limits the age of the humans to 80 and this is not the psalm for people under grace.

    The following verse of Psalm 90 sums up the context “a thousand years is like a day to” him.

    Psalms 90:12
    12 Teach us to number our days,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

    Hence when Peter mentions those words “1000 years is a like a day to God” he was telling the Jews your days are “numbered” and that the time of his coming was around the corner.

    With regards the burning of the heavens and earth Peter was referring to the temple and Jerusalem. The elements of the Old Covenant.

    That happened in AD70.

    Not in your future.

  21. Everything.

    The law of Messiah (Christ)

    Joh 15:10  “If you guard My commands, you shall stay in My love,a even as I have guarded My Father’s commands and stay in His love.
    See also Exodus 20:6

    Matthew 4:4  But He answering, said, “It has been written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of Yahweh.” Deuteronomy 8:3.

    “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off. It is not in the heavens, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’
    “Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’
    “For the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it.

    D’varim 30:11-14
    (Deuteronomy)

    Then יהושע (Yahushua) cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness. And if anyone hears My Words but does not watch over them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My Words, has one who judges him: the Word that I have spoken shall judge him in the last day. Because I spoke not from Myself, but the Father who sent Me has given Me a command,e what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life.f Therefore, whatever I speak, as the Father has said to Me, so I speak.”
    John 12:44-50

    And the Word – Torah became flesh and pitched His tent among us, and we saw His esteem, esteem as of an only brought-forth of a father, complete in favour (grace) and truth.
    John 1:14

    See also Matthew 5:18, 19.
    Not just Matthew 5:17 by itself.

    See also Br’esheet – Hazon in context one verse with another knowing that Yahweh has always implied he would never change his mind and will for our lives. Malachi 3:6, James 1:17

    “And to Him was given rulership and preciousness and a reign, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His rule is an everlasting rule which shall not pass away, and His reign that which shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:14

    “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. And Yahweh Elohim (God) shall give Him the throne of His father David.  “And He shall reign over the house of Ya‛aqov (Yisra’el) forever, and there shall be no end to His reign.” Like 1:32-33

    Omein!! Hallelu’Yah!!

    Shalom Aleichem, mishpochah.

  22. To all that would hear (listen) and understand: “Sh’ma Yisra’el”

    It is both ironic and deeply heart wrenching to state that the majority of those in the body of Messiah (the prodigal son, so to speak) are taught that the law is not binding to them.

    Not only are they taught that but they are also taught that they are not Israelites and not included in the covenant which is described repeatedly in the Tanakh (Genesis up to The Renewed Covenant) as perfect (Psalms 19:7) truth (Psalms 119:142 & John 1:1-7) and eternal. Writings of Deuteronomy specifically. Instead they are taught the covenant is "old". But if they knew that in the Hebrew language (which the original texts were written in) that the word new (Chadash) means "renewed" and that they are now Israel, (Ephesians 2:11, Galatians 3:29, Romans 11, Deuteronomy 30) then perhaps more would be inclined to keep the Torah which commands us to observe a beautiful dietary (Kashrut) lifestyle, festive non-pagan holidays and so forth.

    Certainly not just the ones that are convenient such as giving offerings/tithes, Bible study, prayer, certain sexual laws, (adultery/fornication, bestiality, incest, pedophilia), abstaining from drunkenness, loving each other, giving to the poor and other "cherry picked" commands.

    For instance- The commands to abstain from all sexual immorality are found in the Torah (Law) and specifically Leviticus 18:22 in regards to the above aforementioned. Also see 2 Corinthians 6:9, Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4, II Timothy 3:16.

    A few are realizing this and thanks be to Yahweh for that. The workers are few and the false teachings many but in the end, our King will not loose even one of His own. 😁

    No where in the Torah is it said the Torah is a burden, to difficult or only for the Jewish people who actually comprise only three tribes of the 12 (13 including the Levim) that Israel is composed of. Quite the opposite.

    But despite these truths, many are generally taught to the contrary.

    They are technically taught they can do whatever they want as long as they simply believe in the Messiah. What many leaders fail to mention is that belief is only binding if action follows that belief. In other words, obedience is love. John 15:10 / Deuteronomy 30. All actions that are good and not evil are covered as commands in the law and succinctly contained in 613 total.

    Tithing, faithful marriage, respecting one another, giving to the poor and needy, studying the Bible and every good thing we do are all found in the Torah which most are taught is now fulfilled (obsolete). In Hebrew and Greek the word "fulfill" does not mean a "cessation", but rather the opposite. It means to enact and to cause to be restored back to its former state. Matthew 5:17-19.

    In a licentious and dispensational manner they are also taught that the sins they have not yet committed are covered. In truth they are only covered if you ask for forgiveness after you commit the sin and that it was not a willful act. Writings of Hebrews explains in detail as does all Scripture in context one verse with another. Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4 quoting Deuteronomy 8:3 word for blessed word.

    Sadly, it is also customary within many fellowships to take the writings of Rav Sha'ul (The Apostle Paul) and use them as a "defensive" argument against Torah Observance. 2 Peter 3:14-16 warns not to do that. Rav Sha’ul (Paul) was all about Torah Observance and taught all believers to observe the eternal perfect Torah of truth.

    Galatians in particular is grossly misunderstood and in large part this is due to Hebrew word misinterpretations and a poor understand if the Torah. The Greek translations also align with the Hebrew word meanings.

    When It says “the former has passed way״, and a “better covenant” he is not referring to the perfect Yorah (Odalms 9;7) rather the broken covenant.

    The covenant our ancestors broke even though YHWH was a proverbial husband to them.

    “….My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares יהוה.” Jeremiah 31:32 b

    That verse is declared right before Jeremiah states that the new (renewed) covenant is the Torah!
    Jeremiah 31:33  “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ěl after those days, declares יהוה: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”

    And with the house of Israel only.

    The Messiah confirms this in
    Matthew 15:24  And He answering, said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ěl.

    The reason why he said that and later sent Paul to the gentiles is only explained to those that are willing to properly consider all biblical history and understand the story of the diaspora. 721 BCE. The ten Lost tribes. But that is another involved story.

    Sorry, I’m getting so weary but not in well doing.

    I digress. 😇

    Furthermore, sin is described as a transgression of the law (1 John 3:4) so when a person sins they are condemned by that sin. Rav Sha’ul’s (Paul’s) letter to the Romans chapter 7 expounds brutally on this truth. They then need to confess that sin with the intent not to do it again.

    God forgives over and over as long as it is not willful and intentionally done out of a hard heart. For that, there is no sacrifice (forgiveness) given.

    Heb 10:26 For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins,d Footnote: dSee also Heb 6:6. This type of sinning is in contrast with sinning ignorantly – Hebrews 9:7, Numbers 15:15-28.

    But if you are taught the law is not applicable to you and consequentially you have little understanding of what sin is, then why would you even be sorry about sinning in the first place. I believe this to be a good rhetorical question.

    2 Peter 3:16 warns that Paul's letters can be hard to understand if you are not Torah observant.

    But again, if you were taught that God changed the Covenant, then you are now free to do whatever you want. Murder, steal, bear false witness disregard the poor and needy, commit adultry, commit incest, whatever and whenever.

    So no, the Torah is not for Jews only. It is for all that are born again. Ephesians 2, Matthew 4:4, II Timothy 3:16.

    Exodus 12:49 “There is one Torah for the native-born and for the stranger (gentile) who sojourns among you.”

    Every word by grace through faith, not just 7, 8, 9 or ten commandments. Eph 2:8 For by favour you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim (God).
    Matthew 4:4, 5:18.

    Furthermore; the word Christian Χριστιανός
    is primarily a word of Greek origin and mentioned only three times in the Torah (Bible) as follows: (two mentions are meant to be derogatory and the other was originally spoken in the Hebrew language, by the way).

    Acts 11:26
    (KJV & Strongs Concordance Numbers)
    And G2532 when he had found G2147 him G846, he brought G71 him G846 unto G1519 Antioch G490. And G1161 it came to pass G1096, that a whole G3650 year G1763 they G846 assembled themselves G4863 with G1722 the church G1577, and G2532 taught G1321 much G2425 people G3793. And G5037 the disciples G3101 were called G5537 Christians G5546 first G4412 in G1722 Antioch – a gentile region G490.

    Act 26:28 Then G1161 Agrippa (a Edomite-gentile king raised as a Jew) G67 said G5346 unto G4314 Paul G3972, Almost G1722 G3641 thou persuadest G3982 me G3165 to be G1096 a Christian G5546.

    1 Peter 4:16
    Yet G1161 if G1487 any man suffer as G5613 a Christian G5546, let him G153 not G3361 be ashamed G153; but G1161 let him glorify G1392 God G2316 on G1722 this G5129 behalf G3313.

    In Acts, both mentions are of derogatory origin inspired from gentile (atheist) opinion.

    Ephesians 2:11-12: "Therefore remember that you, once gentiles (nations of the world) [see Romans 12:2] in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands, that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisra’ĕl and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim (God) in the world."

    H1471 (Strong)
    גֹּי גּוֹי
    gôy gôy
    go'ee, go'-ee
    Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts: – Gentile, heathen , nation, people

    Eph 4:17 So this I say, and witness in the Master, that you should no longer walk as the gentiles (nations) walk, in the futility of their mind,
    See also 1 Colossians 12:2 and Jeremiah 10:2

    The mention by Kepha (Peter) was originally spoken in Hebrew and is *משיחי*transliterated as Messianic (annointed).

    We do not have a standardized Hebrew text; however, based on sound Hebrew Scholarship (such as that of brother Franz Delitzsch) who utilized good contextual cross referencing, proper Hebrew-Semitic erudition and his sturdy knowledge of the Masoretic texts coupled with his knowledge of the Textus Receptus, this translation of "Messianic" does accurately fit, for what it is worth to you — if anything.

    The Word "Christian" was never ever used by the Messiah to describe (in anyway) who his chosen people are.

    I'm just being honest.

    Shalom Kol.Aleichem (Peace to you all) I digress

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