The END of the OLD Covenant

Law of Moses (Torah)
Law of Moses (Torah)
Law of God (10 Commandments)
Law of God (10 Commandments)
The Purpose of the Law: IT IS FINISHED.
The Purpose of the Law: IT IS FINISHED.

God's Law, Mosaic Law and the Law of Christ

God's Law and the Law of Moses are separate as proven by scripture. God wrote the 10 Commandments by His own finger! (Exodus 31:18; 32:16). The 10 Commandments on the two tablets of stone were placed in the Arch of the Covenant (Exodus 40:20). The Law of Moses, called the book of the law was placed in the side of the Arch of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 31:26). These also included the 10, but the 10 Commandments are what is called the Law of God. For a side-by side comparison of scripture regarding this separation of Law, click here.

The Law of Moses is what is known as the Jewish Mitzvot contained in the first five books of the Torah (the Bible), and the Old Covenant made through them was replaced by the New Covenant of grace through our Messiah and Savior, Jesus Christ. To read these 613 commandments and ordinances of the Mitzvot, click here.

There were additional laws instituted by the Jewish Rabbi's (called the Takanot), also. Basically, the Jewish nations, since the time of Moses, followed the Law of Moses (Torah) and Rabbinic laws (Takanot), which are still very much a part of the Messianic Jewish culture today. To understand more about the Jewish culture, read up on Judaism 101.

This is not to say that any laws given to the Jewish nations, inspired by God, were BAD. They are all GOOD! It's the Covenant of the Law that is abolished and replaced. If you're having a hard time with this, I invite you to read my hub specifically about the Law of Moses (Torah) and Rabbinic Law (Takanot) and how they relate to those who are now under the "Law of Christ": Torah: The Law of Moses

Comment: There are absolute truths that are found in the New Testament, which are confirmed in the Old Testament Torah. For example, homosexuality and sorcery are said to be an abomination to God in the NT and when we look at the supporting scriptures in the OT, we can see confirmation and even the consequences for practicing such things. People who do not have the blood of Jesus covering their sins are indeed still bound by the Old Covenant Law of sin and death. In fact, to incorporate the Old Covenant under the New is to nullify the New Covenant altogether! (Galatians 2:21) The New Covenant allows repentance and complete forgiveness, as Jesus already paid the "wages of sin" through His death on the cross.

Unfortunately, many of the congregations or churches today continue to keep practicing either the Jewish Mitzvot, the Takanot, religiously adding to the Law of God. I think somehow people still believe that by religiously practicing all these works, it will somehow make them more pleasing, or more righteous to God.

Matthew 5:20 states, "For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."

2 Corinthians 5:1 "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

Romans 7:4-6 “Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.”

For more on the newness of the Spirit, bearing the fruit of the Spirit, which is MOST IMPORTANT to our Lord, I invite you to read my hub Will He Know You?

This hub will scripturally show that the purpose of the Old Covenant, the Law of Moses, was fulfilled and because of the New Covenant, we must be saved by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, our Lord and God.

Defintion of Covenant (Hebrew)

Hebrew word beriyth (ber-eeth’) (in the sense of cutting; a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh):-confederacy, [con-] feder [-ate], covenant, league. From the word barah (baw-raw’); a primitive roof: to select; also (as denom. from bar (bawr or bar) (in the sense of winnowing): grain of any kind (even while standing in the field); by extension the open country:-corn, wheat); and from the Hebrew word bara (baw-raw’); a primitive root; (absolute) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes):-choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

The Old Covenant of Sin and Death

When Jesus Christ began His ministry at the age of 30, the first accusation that came against Him was that of not following the Sabbath law, in that He healed people on that holy day. Well, we know Jesus never sinned, so He wasn’t in error, the Jews were. Still to this day, people who embrace the Law of Moses, the Old Covenant, are bound by it and its consequences. People who embrace grace through faith in Jesus Christ, the New Covenant, are not bound by the Old Covenant, the Law of Moses.

John 1:17 “For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.” This is a summary of the two covenants.

Galatians 3:10-12 “For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the Law to perform them.’ Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, ‘The righteous man shall live by faith.’ However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary…”

The Purpose of the Law

Romans 3:19-20 “Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may become accountable to God; because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the law comes the knowledge of sin."

Romans 7:5 "For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death."

Galatians 3:18-19 “For if the inheritance is based on Law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise. Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator [Moses], until the seed [Jesus] should come to whom the promise had been made.”

Galatians 3:25-28 “But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the Law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.”

Change in Priesthood

Hebrews 7:11-19 is the passage showing the change of Old Testament Priesthood from the Levites and that of Melchizedek to that of Jesus Christ, our Messiah.

"Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?

For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of Law also.

For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.

For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.

And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become such not on the basis of a Law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

For it is witnessed of Him, 'Thou art a priest forever according to the order of Mechizadek.'

For, on the one hand, there is a settling of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness (for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God."  

The End of the Old Covenant

The Old Testament prophesied of the New Covenant to come in Jeremiah 31:31-32 “Behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah (Jesus’ tribe), not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,’ declares the Lord.”

Romans 4:13-16 “For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified; for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no Law, neither is there violation.”

WHAT ABOUT MATTHEW 5:17-18? Let's write these verses here, and understand that Jesus had not died on the cross yet when He spoke these words:

"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished."

Hebrews 7:28 “Moses' Teachings designated mortals as chief priests even though they had weaknesses. But God's promise, which came after Moses' Teachings, designated the Son who forever accomplished everything that God required.”

Romans 10:4 “For Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness to everyone who believes. Romans 11:25, 27 "For I do not want you, brethren, to be uniformed of this mystery: And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins."

Galatians 3:19 "Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator [Moses], until the seed [Jesus] should come to whom the promise had been made.”

Ephesians 2:14-16 “For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups [Jews and Gentiles] into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.

Colossians 2:14 "having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and He hath taken it out that way, nailing it to the cross;"

Hebrews 8:6-7, 13 “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second.” “When He said, ‘A new covenant,’ He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.”

Hebrews 9:15, 18 “And for this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.”

Hebrews 12:24 “and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.”

Persecution and Mission

Acts 18:12-13 “The Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat, saying, ‘This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the Law.’

Romans 3:28 “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.”

So why did the Apostle Paul not only shave his head, but also instruct Gentiles who were being persecuted by the Jews to observe some of their Law (Acts 15 and 21)? 1 Corinthians 9:20 states, “And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law, though not being myself under the Law, that I might win those who are under the Law.”

1 Cor 8:9-13 confirms this advice to the Gentiles in regard to our Jewish brethren:

"But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols? For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died. And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble."

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2besure 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Thanks God, our salvation is grace! Not by works, lest any many boast!


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Judah's Daughter 7 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hallelujiah, sister 2besure! We shall boast in the gospel of salvation through the shed blood and the resurrection of the Lamb of God, Who completed all things required unto the righteousness of God, through faith in Him!


Pastor Will 6 years ago

Jesus said "DON NOT THINK that I have come to abolish the LAW or The Prophets but to fulfill them. The word fulfill means "to cause God's will as made know in the Law of Moses to be obeyed as it should be. You used Galatians 3:19-25 to try and disprove that the Law is no longer valid. First of all Paul is not Messiah and Paul would not have told us to stop keeping the commandments in the Law. If you look at the text with kknowing the history of what Paul was dealing with. The tudor is the Oral Law of the Pharisees and scribes that caused people to draw close to Messiah because the Phaerisees made the Law of Moses into man made commandments called the Orla Law. Paul was against the Oral Laws and NOT GOD's Law.

Ga. 3:10 says, "Cursed are those who are under the LAw (under the oral traditions and customs of men), CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT DO EVERYTHING WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW.

The context of Paul is dealing with those judaisers who were saying that one has to be circumcised according to the CUSTOM of Mose. Moses never had a custom for circumcision. Abraham was given the commandment of circumcision. Paul was worried that the Galatians had fallen back to following man and not God.

Jesus said it clear, "why are you making Gods word void because of your tradtions. Christians are right when they say they ar no longer under the law but they are making a big mistake to think that the law Paul speaks of is the Law of God. Jews believe that two Laws were given on Mt. Sinai (The Oral and the Written). IN the NT there is only one word for any law weather its man made or from God. Galatians teaches us to KEEP Gods Law and not to do away with it. The Law is forever. You can listen to my teachings on Galatians verse by verse study. http://www.wholeloafworshipcenter.com. Jesus also said to those that teach even the least of the commandments and others to do them will be called great. the Law of Moses IS NOT Jewish Law, Jewish Law is the Oral laws and traditions around the Law of Moses. Galatians is the most misunderstood book in the Bible. It has been leading to many people to the LAWLESS one that is the devil who is without God's Law.

Blessings and please email me back because this is a very important topic that people are afraid to face. The Law is Life, its the Truth, and it is Light. Jesus is the living Law of God. We don't have to keep it we get to to show our love for God.d God is the same yesterday, today and forever. HE DOES NOT CHANGE.


Pastor Will 6 years ago

Ephesians 2:14-16 “For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups [Jews and Gentiles] into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.”

Jesus did not nail the Law to the cross. He broke down the enmity between the those who made the law of commandments into doctrines of men, commandments and traditions that Jews and Gentiles cannot associate. This is not found in the Law of God to separate Jews and Gentiles. The Law says Love the foreigner and do mistreet them, treat them as a native that lives with you. Christs Law is the Law of God. Is Jesus not God? If he is God then he is the one who gave the Law from Mt. Sinai. Man has made following man more important than following God.

13 Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists commandments taught by men,

14 Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed."

(Isa 29:13-14 NAU)

Gods Law is hear forever. So do we stop keeping the Sabbath, eating Biblical food, throw out the biblical feasts?


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Pastor Will, I realize you are a pastor and I hope you understand that God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise (1 Cor 1:27), so please do not despise my response. "Do not think that I came to abolish [destroy] the law or the Prophets, but to fulfill [complete] them." You said, “the word fulfill means ‘to cause God's will as made know[n] in the Law of Moses to be obeyed as it should be.’” Where do you get that? A concordance? A commentary? A pastor or Rabbi?

What are God’s Laws? The 10 Commandments. Look up every commandment spoken of by Jesus throughout the New Testament gospels and you will see He only quotes the 10 Commandments, the Law He said are His commandments (John 14:15), for Jesus is God - AMEN. We agree! I also suggest you read my hubs, “Stone from the Throne” and “Torah: The Law of Moses” before you continue in debate. I have placed their links at the base of this hub for YOU. The Word of God is extremely clear on this matter.

Look at Mat 19:17-20 Jesus said, “If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.’ He said to Him, ‘Which ones?’ And Jesus said, ‘You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Did Jesus say, the 413 Mitzvot? NO.

Gal 3:10 is clear. You may wish to add your interpretation to explain your views, but I take the scripture for what it says: “Cursed is everyone who does not do EVERYTHING written in the book of the Law.” He didn’t say “cursed is everyone who gets circumcised”. Basically, if one is going to continue in the Old Covenant, he nullifies the New Covenant (see last paragraph of this comment). That's what Paul was preaching! He knew full well NO ONE could keep the Law of Moses and yet, as much as they tried and boasted in it, were prideful because of it (hypocricy), they could not be made righteous by it.

However, if keeping the Law of Moses makes you feel that you are pleasing the Lord, consider the New Covenant took us back to Abraham (400 years before the Law was ever given to Moses), in that we are saved by His grace through faith, just as Abraham was. The Law is not of faith (Gal 3:12) ~ and without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God (Heb 11:6).

What commandment were the Jews breaking when Jesus spoke to them about transgressing the commandment of God? Mat 15:3-5 “And He answered and said to them, ‘Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’…But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God,’ he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.” Commandment #5.

If the Law of Moses were ‘oral’ as you claim, why are they written in a book and stored in the side of the ark of the Covenant? Why are they written for everyone to read even today?

Gal 2:21 states clearly, “I do not nullify [make void] the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Rom 10:4 “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”

I do not judge you, for if you love the Lord and have been saved by His grace through faith, the Word says, "Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only."

Regarding the Sabbath, festivals and new moons, etc. Col 2:16-17 state, "Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day--things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ."

Rom 14:5 states, "One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind."

I love you in the love of the Lord.


Pinchas 6 years ago

You missed everything I said. and if you look as Strong's concordance you would see the definition to the Greek word fulfill. You obviously are anti Law and so that stop me from even furthering our talk. You look at an English translation that teaches hate towards Jews and God's Written Torah. You need to study your history before .stating untrue facts about the Bible.

You are using the scriptures out of context. And have a closed mind to the Law of God or Torah of God which is his instructions for us to live. Rom 14:5 is saying don't let know one judge you for doing the feasts and if you STUDY the Greek at all this is speaking of ritual impurity and not everyday uncleanliness. I suppose Christmass in in the Bible as well as Easter which come from Pagan backgrounds. Be my gueat. I wa=ont judge you, God will in the end for not doing what He said. If you chose to follow what Man has established as doctrine and truth then you have fallen under the drunkenenss of the Harlett and cannot see the truth when its in front of you. If you do love God you will keep his commandments and not just the ones you chose to do. "Those who say they know God and do not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:4)

Sin is LAWLESSNESS (hoe can this be read in any other way without adding opinions to it? " 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. (1Jo 5:3 NAU)

There is only one Bible with the commandments. Nothing has changed and I do not judge those he keep the feasts as long as they keep them. They are a shadow and reminder of what is coming. True celebration with our Messiah in enternity. Please don't get caught following the devil who name is the LAWLESSONE, thats why its so hard to talk with those who do not get it. they have taken the Mark of Lawlessness. The Mark of God is His Word, Sabbath and Passover. The mark of the beast is the oppisite of the Mark of God. Look up you scriptures and find out what the mark of God is and you will seee how the enemy and only counterfeit God.

I know all the verses you are bring up and I do not have the time to show you how easy it is to twist them to following the mark of the enemy that is against God and his word.

Isaiah 29:13 honor with lips and serve commandments of men or serve Gods commands with all your heart. You make the decision

The LAw of Moses is not Oral. The laws of the Jews are Oral. The Law of Moses is Gods Law and even Jesus kept it. It was the traditions that Jesus was against. If you cannot see this then I am finish trying to explain because you have an-agenda to teach people to not follow the commandments of God and will be called least in heaven. Matt. 5:17-21


pinchas 6 years ago

Law of Christ": Torah: The Law of Moses

There is no difference than the Law of Mose and the Law of Messiah . They Are the same thing. Now you have made two Gods. One Jesus and the other Gof of the Old T. There is no such things as an Old 5t. and a New T. You ae ver y wise but have little understanding of what a covenant is, They cannot change or be called Old or New only Re-Newed with better promises with the agreement TO DO WHAT God SAYS


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

pinchas, are you Pastor Will, too? I did use the Strong's Concordance to look up 'fulfill'. Here's the link for you and anyone else who will: it is the Greek word 'pl?r?sai': http://strongsnumbers.com/greek/4137.htm (Strongs is at the base of the page).

Maybe now you might have an enlightened understanding of Mat 5:18: "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 [completed]." Jesus Christ followed all the Jewish laws, which NO MAN could do, so He could FULFILL [complete] them. He did not obtain righteousness through them, for He is righteousness. He fulfilled the Law, nailing it to the cross, thus entering into a NEW Covenant in His blood, no longer the blood of goats and lambs (Heb 9:11-12). Col 2:14, "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross".

You said, "Rom 14:5 is saying don't let know one judge you for doing the feasts"; the Bible says, "Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day--things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ." This is not Rom 14:5, but Col 2:16-17. Who were the Colossians? Christian Gentiles...not Jews. Verses 20-21 state, "If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, 'Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"

Saved Jews, on the other hand, were being pulled to go back to the Law of Moses, which Paul not only condemned Peter for almost giving in to, but said to the 'saved' Jews in Gal 1:6-7 "I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ." Keep reading, in context up through Chapter 2:12-15 "For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he [Peter] used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. The rest of the Jews joined him in hypocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy...how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?...nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified."

I celebrate the birth and resurrection of Christ; judge how you wish. God knows the heart of man, by which each will be judged.

What are the Commandments of God? Read the two links I've provided at the base of this hub. Understand this: Gal 3:19 "Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator [Moses], until the seed [the Word: Jesus Christ] would come to whom the promise had been made." Do you think that Moses is yet the mediator between God and man? You accuse me of following 'two gods'? 1 Tim 2:5 states, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." I follow the gospel according to Jesus Christ, which is found in Eph 2:8-9: "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."

To accuse me of being 'lawless' is out of context. The Law of God is fulfilled in two: Love God (the first four commandments) and love your neighbor as yourself (the last six commandments) ~ the summary of the 10 Commandments.

Speaking of the Law vs the heart, consider Rom 2:29 ~ we are now circumcised in the heart, not the flesh; adultery is committed in the heart, simply by lusting, etc. (Mat 5:28). You can do all the fleshly 'law-keeping' you want, but this is what Jesus meant when He said, "My people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me." (Mat 15:8).

You said, the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ are the same? Can you prove that? Consider John 1:17: "For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ." These are the two Covenants. To follow the Old nullifies the New (Gal 2:21).

I suggest you read more on the subject (my two links at the base of this hub: Torah: The Law of Moses and Stone from the Throne). I wish you the very best, in the love of the Lord.


Pastor wILL 6 years ago

tHE VERSES YOU ARE USING TEACH TE EXACT OPPISITE. THE TEACH US THE MOSES GAVE THE LAW AND YESHUA GAVE US GRACE TO KEEP THE LAW. IT WAS BEING LEARNED LITERALY AND NOT INWARDLY SEE MATT 5 FOR THE HARDER WAY OF FOLLOWING THE LAW

God's Law, Mosaic Law and the Law of Christ

God's Law and the Law of Moses are separate as proven by scripture. God wrote the 10 Commandments by His own finger! (Exodus 31:18; 32:16). T

the 10 Commandments on the two tablets of stone were placed in the Arch of the Covenant (Exodus 40:20).

The Law of Moses, called the book of the law was placed in the side of the Arch of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 31:26).

These also included the 10, but the 10 Commandments are what is called the Law of God.

Pastor wills comments:

God’s Law; Law of Moses are not separate but the same thing.

The scripture the writer uses to prove that Gods Law is the 10 commandments written by the finger of God on Mt. Sinai. Lets look at each word of this verse to see what was written by God on the Tablets.

He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God. (Exo 31:18 NAU)

The Testimony in Hebrew this is the word ???????? (the testimony). Other verses that uses this same word has no use of defining Gods Law.

First of all a testimony is evidence that something exists. God put two stone tablets in anark that contained othe testimonies to prove the ark is holdiong testimonies that God did specific acts tio prove he spoke to Moses and the children of Israel. A Testimony is not Law or Torah.

Exodus 25:16 "You shall put into the ark the testimony which I

shall give you. (Exo 25:16 NAU)

Exodus 25:21 "You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.

(Exo 25:21 NAU)

Exodus 25:22 "There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel. (Exo 25:22 NAU)

The ark contains testimonies so Israel would listen to the commandments that God was going to give to Israel. The Tablets are the first testimony of an act of God. We all have testimomnies to prove how God has saved us.

Exodus 31:18 When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony (not the Torah), tablets of stone, written by the finger of God. (Exo 31:18 NAU)

The tabernacle is the place that hold the ark of the testimony of the act of God on mt. Sinai not the Law/Torah of God.

Numbers 7:89 Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him. (Num 7:89 NAU)

God Spoke the commandments of Israel from among the ark of the testimony and made an agreement with Israel from among the ark of the testimony. The testimony is not the Torah or Law of God.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are not commandments:

The Bible says clearly that the 10 commandments that are not commandments are actually 10 WORDS.

NAU Exodus 20:1 Then God spoke all these words (Hebrew (D’varim) not Mitvot), saying,

2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 "You shall have no other gods before Me.

4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

5 "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

6 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 "Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.

11 "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

13 "You shall not murder.

14 "You shall not commit adultery.

15 "You shall not steal.

16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

(Exo 20:1-17 NAU)

These are the ten word spoken by God to Israel before he gave them the commandments. These are the words of the covenant. The words of agreement that God is one and they are to follow those words to make an agreement to follow Gods Torah.

Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you (to elevate you ‘nisa’), and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin." (Exo 20:20 NAU)

The definition of sin is found in 1 John 5:3’ “Love God is to keep his commandments and they are not a burden.”

The testimony is an artifact of proof of the events at Mt Sinai not the commandments. The testimony is to motivate those who see them will believe in God and his Torah.

Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him. (Num 7:89 NAU)

God Spoke the commandments from the ark of the testimony the testimony no where in scripture is called the commandments of God or his Torah (Law).

44 Now this is the Torah which Moses set before the sons of Israel;

45 these are the testimonies (THE TEN WORDS) and the statutes and the ordinances which Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, when they came out from Egypt,

(Deu 4:44-45 NAU)

20 "When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the LORD our God commanded you?'

21 then you shall say to your son, 'We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us from Egypt with a mighty hand.

22 'Moreover, the LORD showed great and distressing signs and wonders before our eyes against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household;

23 He brought us out from there in order to bring us in, to give us the land which He had sworn to our fathers.'

24 "So the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.

25 "It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as He commanded us.

(Deu 6:20-25 NAU)

The Commandments are our righteousness and our life because of the testimony that God wrote ten words with his finger to be a testimony that he is the God who is to be obeyed forever and the Torah he gives will give them life and righteousness.

26 "Take this book of the Torah (instructions and teachings) and place it beside the ark of the agreement of the LORD your God, that it may remain there as a witness against you. (Deu 31:26 NAU)

The Torah is not the testimony the Torah is the instructions of the agreement that Israel would obey God and be His people.

You said:

The Law of Moses is what is known as the Jewish Mitzvot contained in the first five books of the Torah (the Bible), and the Old Covenant made through them was replaced by the New Covenant of grace through our Messiah and Savior, Jesus Christ. To read these 613 commandments and ordinances of the Mitzvot, click here.

The Law of Moses is NOT the Jewish Mitzvot. The Law of Moses is the Law of Moses for all people. The is a Law of the Jews and that is the Oral Law.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Pastor Will aka Pinchas, I will respond more fully to your comment when I get home from work. However, look at Galatians 5:4 "You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace." Therefore, the Law is not associated with grace, as you claim Jesus gives us the grace to keep the Law.

I'll respond more later...


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Hello. Holy Spirit does not have multiple personality. There is only one faith but multiple opinions. Opinion is religion. To support Judah's Daughter I would say that an Old Law was good but only Law of flesh. Now after the resurrection New Law is Law of the spirit, inner man.

If this is in control then we do not walk in flesh.

New Covenant (Law) was predicted in Jer. 31:31-33. New man, new heart was predicted in Ezech 18:31.

Without being judgmental who was not born of God do not understand walking in the spirit.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Thank you, Vladimir. While we do as the Apostles did back in the day of the Lord Jesus and beyond, to try to communicate the grace of God to them, they that are blinded to it are perishing, for they remain under the veil.

Now, Pastor Will or Pichas (not sure who's writing what), it appears you're trying to say the 10 Commandments aren't commandments, but a testimony to keep the 'commandments' of ordinances, statues, judgments, etc. Look at Eph 2:15 "by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace."

I've already quoted Mat 19:17-19. But, for the sake of staying focused here, I will type it out again: "If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.' He said to him, 'Which ones?' And Jesus said, 'You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,'" etc.

The word 'commandments' is the Greek word 'entole', which literally means 'commandments', not 'testimony'. Jesus goes on to quote those commandments ~ of the 10 and not of the Law of Moses, the Torah. Now, 'commandments' under the Old Covenant is the Hebrew word 'Mitvotai'. So, Jesus clearly tells this man 'WHICH ONES' we are to observe and keep under the New Covenant. It's obvious you haven't read my hub "Stone from the Throne" (I highly recommend it) and "Torah: The Law of Moses"). Let the Bible speak for itself.

May I challenge you to one thing? Prove that we are to keep the Law of Moses (the Mitzvot) or even the Rabbinic laws, just using the New Testament (which means 'Covenant' or 'Will'). Ever heard of a Last Will and Testament?

Finally, you stated your opinion, not scripture, and I quote, "The Commandments are our righteousness and our life". Gal 2:21 clearly states, "I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." As I said earlier, which was quoted from scripture, "You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace." (Gal 5:4). "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." (Rom 10:4). Ten-Four.


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Since we are bearing fruit of the spirit the Old commandments are embedded in it (Gal 5). The sin is work of the flesh. Just terminology was changed.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

While I'm not certain what you mean, Vladimir, I am assuming you are speaking of Gal 5:14 (the summary of Gal 5): "For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Amen.


Pastor Will (Pinchas) 6 years ago

You do not know the context of GalaTIANS. Galatians 5:4 You who are trying to be declared righteous by God through legalism (oral laws and takkanot of man) have severed yourselves from the Messiah! You have fallen away from God's grace! (Gal 5:4) God Law - Torah is Grace. You have fallen from Yeshua and Follow the anti Law Jesus who you call God. Galatians is explaining the difference between the Written Law of God Verses the Oral Laws (unwritten laws of man) God set Israel free by Grace and gave them the Torah to remain in his grace.

Context: 11 Furthermore, let me make clear to you, brothers, that the Good News as I proclaim it is not a human product;

12 because neither did I receive it from someone else nor was I taught it- it came through a direct revelation from Yeshua the Messiah.

13 For you have heard about my former way of life in [traditional] Judaism- how I did my best to persecute God's Community and destroy it;

14 and how, since I was more of a zealot for the traditions (Takkanot of man) handed down by my forefathers than most Jews my age, I advanced in [traditional] Judaism more rapidly than they did.

(Gal 1:11-14) Traditional Judaisim is not Torah but Oral laws of the rabbis.

i still have not heard your understanding of Romans of those who are doers of the Law (Troah) who are righteous or justified. We have inhertied the lies of Marcion and the church fathers who said that the Torah is the Jews and the New Testament is Christians. In Gods eyes when we follow the Torah there is no Jew or Gentile, Male or Female, slave or free because we all finally worship God from HIS Written Torah the Written Words for His True People. Your verses are not proof enough to disprove the Torah. Jesus (Yeshua) kept it and said follow me when was the last time you kept a written commandment that God said to do in the , what you call Old Testament.


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Yes right Judah's Daughter.

Pastor Will, love is crown of commandments. If you love you cannot steal or covet, or else. In Old Law there is missing faith and love. Actually does, but missing in the Ten Commandments. It was desert law, not law of new man, new creation. There is no law for inner man.

Nobody was able to keep the law, this is why Jesus came. He did it for us. Now we bear fruit of the spirit, new creation.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

So, Pastor Will, if the Takanot is not even written in the Bible, why would Jesus have kept them? The Law that was kept by Jesus that was perfectly fulfilled [completed] then, was the Torah. Is the Torah not called 'The Law of Moses'? Those words, 'The Law of Moses' are specifically in the Bible in a multitude of texts that identify them as those fulfilled [completed]. Read those two hubs, o rebellious one...(said kindly, of course). The 'clue' to this is the fact that circumcision was the most coveted of all for one to be considered a 'keeper of the Law' and Gentiles and Jewish converts alike were told to stop enforcing this!

Did you get the fact that Col 2:16-17: "Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day--things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ" was spoken to Gentiles? They were not keeping the dietary laws, observing the festivals or new moons, let alone keeping the seventh-day Sabbath of no work. Yet, you claimed the gospel is that no one is to judge you for doing these things! Quite backwards.

For a Jew to become righteous, he must understand the Old Covenant conditions were put to death in the flesh of Jesus on the cross. He must be 'born again', coverted to Christianity. This is 'spiritual Israel' of which it is written "All Israel will be saved" (Rom 11). Enough said.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Pastor Will, I will not be posting anymore of your comments. You love the Law more than you love the fact that righteousness does NOT come by works of any kind, but is only of faith. Eph 2:8-9 state, "For by grace you are saved by FAITH, and that NOT OF YOURSELVES; it is the GIFT of God, NOT OF WORKS, lest ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST."

Surely, faith without works is dead, as works without faith is dead. The Spirit guides us in what the Lord's will is each and every day. Everything we do must fall into Loving God and Loving man. Run marathons for charities, feed the poor, do something nice for someone who hates you...these are just a few examples of walking in the Spirit.

Titus 3:9 tells me what to do in this situation with you: "But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless." UNPROFITABLE AND WORTHLESS! If your heart weren't so hardened, I would continue with you. You refuse to study more, as I gave you links to my two other hubs - why won't you read them? Do you think the Bible will prove you are in error (missing the mark)? You certainly aren't convincing me with your twisted arguments, or anyone that knows the Lord, for that matter.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Additional laws of the Takanot? That's Tanakh. It is the Hebrew Bible.

It was named Tanakh as an acronym for Torah (first 5 books of the Old Testament), the Nevi'im (The Books of the Prophets, also found in the Old Testament, Ezekiel, Isaiah etc. ), The Ketuvim which contains all the other books (Job, Proverbs, Song of Solomon).

You use the same Bible books. You shouldn't try to teach something you have no knowledge of. This has made you look really silly and unlearned in my eyes and the eyes of those who understand.

And Pastor Will, Paul WAS a Pharisee. Circumcision is not a tradition nor a commandment. It is a covenant between God and Israel. God said it is an everlasting covenant.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Deborah, Thank you for clarifying what the Tanakh is. It is not, however, the Takkanot.

Takkanah (singular of of Takkanot): "positive legislation", practices instituted by the rabbis not based (directly) on the commandments as such. People can look it up as I have...

I only look 'silly' to the silly, I'm sorry to say, Deborah. I look 'foolish' to the foolish. I thank God I've experienced this enough whereas it simply doesn't push me over ~ I rather expect it. I'm sure your being a Kabbalist carries its own reputation.

Circumcision was a 'sign' of the Covenant, the Old Covenant. Consider Rom 7:1-4, if you will: "Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So while her husband is alive, she would be committing adultery if she married another man. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law and does not commit adultery when she remarries. Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God."

I realize you deny Paul's teachings, and that is your choice. The "law" represents the Old Testament 'husband' who died, that we might not be 'adulteresses' in joining ourselves to our Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you for coming by and I pray you feel the love of God.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Oh, you mean Takanah. A takanah is an act of legislation.

The ordinances.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Yes. Thank you, Deborah. Have a wonderful day :-)


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Those are laws for the towns. Like all places have ordinances.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

So the rabbi's (spiritual leaders) made 'laws for the towns' like our local City, County, State and Federal officials that were not associated with the Jewish religion? So EVERYONE, Jewish or not, were to obey rabbinic laws? I don't think so, Deborah.

takkanot - in Judaism, a regulation promulgated by rabbinic authority to promote the common good or to foster the spiritual development of those under its jurisdiction.


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Israel's City and Church are combined. Yes the Rabbe's help determine the laws.

My husband is Hebrew, born in Israel.

The Bible you believe in tells you to pray for Israel not try to make a mockery of them.

You stated bad things about the Messianic Jews and they definitely believe in Yahshua.

Where is your love Judah?


Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

No Judah I know nothing of the Hebrew language but I read it, write it, speak it, and have written four hubs on it.

But you know more than me.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Love speaks the Word of truth. If I truly didn't care, this hub wouldn't be here. Was it not Jesus who came only for the lost sheep of Israel? (Mat 15:24) Yet, in John 8:44 He said to the Jews (Abraham's descendents), "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

My hubs about God being one LORD are actually supported by a Messianic Jewish website, as we share the faith that God is not three (trinity). I also believe Jews that are saved need not observe the Laws of Moses or any other Rabbinic law for righteousness' sake. Are you trying to earn your way to the Lord's acceptance of you? He's already forgiven you and wants you to walk by faith as Abraham did.

Jesus said we are to keep the Laws of God (the 10 Commandments). They are the ONLY Commandments He quoted all throughout the gospels.

I have not erred in my statements in this hub in regard to the Hebrew language and meaning, have I? The Bible has not erred either. It's wonderful you know the Hebrew language, read and write it. I'm just so sad that you still practice what the Christian world considers to be occultic...and feel righteous about it. It's your choice, Deborah. I don't judge YOU; I share the Word, by which all will be judged on the last day (John 12:48).

Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Rom 10:17). The righteous shall live by faith (Heb 10:38; Habakkuk 2:4). Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Heb 11:6 - note that in Heb 11 all the patriarchs of faith are those who lived waaaaay before the Law was given to Moses). For by grace are you saved through faith (Eph 2:8). The Law is not of faith (Gal 3:12). Shall I go on? Reject everything Paul wrote, if you want. He didn't write Hebrews 11.

I'm sure you know a lot more than I on certain subjects. I don't know everything, Deborah. Believers are each a part of the body of Christ and we are not a whole in and of ourselves. We all have an ordained function, and I pray to be a vessel of glory to my Lord, when it's all said and done. That is my heart's desire. Is it yours? If so, then have faith, and He will lead you.


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Your writings and topics are deep and thought provoking. These are things I have wanted to understand more clearly. I will continue to digest it all.

bless you for the time and work you put in to helping us understand the functions and purposes of the covenants.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi sister Tamarajo! I pray this hub is helpful ~ sometimes I just put the scripture out there without a lot of personal narration, to just let the Holy Spirit do His work. Truly, the message of the cross takes the burden of the Law away from oppressing the people of God. He fulfilled it perfectly; the requirements have been fully met and we now rest in the fullness of Christ, our Lord.

I believe the Covenant between God and man is eternal; it's the requirements of the Covenant that are separated as "Old" and "New"; praise God! Blessing always to you, dear sister.


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peterxdunn 6 years ago from manchester uk

Recent discoveries at Tel Hazor in Northern Israel prove that the system of laws written down in the Codex Hammurabi (King of Babylon) were in use - in Israel - before the Israelites reached 'the promised land' from Egypt during the exodus.

Mosaic law: as written in Deuteronomy, is simply a plagiarized copy of the much older Hammurabi codex, written in the fifth century BC.

The ten commandments were lifted straight out of the Egyptian book of the dead around the same time.

As for the finger of god - I have picture of it on one of my hubs.

All the best.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi peterxdunn ~ yes, you are a bit cynical (as you state on your profile) ;-) No doubt the king of Babylon, if he was Lucifer (helel), as stated in Isaiah 14, would know the Law of God and the Law given to Moses ~ just enough to get us where the world is today, refuting the Bible ~ aka the Word of God. For all those who religiously kept the Law of Moses, Jesus even called some of them 'the synagogue of Satan' (Rev 2:9; 3:9) and 'of their father, the devil' (John 8:44). The Law was/is against us, the Bible says in Col 2:14. For more on these 'recent discoveries', let's cover more than just the The Code of Hammurabi. Here's a summation article on these matters by the Christian Research Institute: http://www.equip.org/PDF/DA111.pdf

Gal 3:12 tells us the Law is not of faith. Eph 2:8-9 tells us by grace we are saved through faith, and not of works. John 1:17 tells us the Law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ, our Lord. The righteous shall live by faith (Gal 3:11; Heb 10:38). If one's faith is in anything but Christ, he will be confused by the many false prophets that are here and are on the rise. God is not the Author of confusion (1 Cor 14:33). May Jesus Christ be praised!


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peterxdunn 6 years ago from manchester uk

It would seem Hammurabi knew the law of Moses before Moses.

So did the people living in 'the promised land' (IE the Canaanites) before the birth of Joshua.

All the Best


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Heather Bennett, I have responded to you (as your comment was hub-length) with a new hub on my Carrie Bradshaw profile called "Disputes About the LAW": http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Disputes-A...


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BLACKANDGOLDJACK 5 years ago from Blitzburgh area

I'm going to have to agree with Judah's Daughter on this one.

peterxdunn has too much purple haze all in his brain. In a comment on his hub "Spirit & Soul" (a good read if you are looking for comic relief), he states that Jimi Hendrix is his personal messiah. I'm just sayin'.

Then you have the lady with the tarot cards and the pastor who is not really a pastor critiquing this hub.

C'mon people, you got to show me some credibility before I am going to question what I consider to be the wise counsel. as demonstrated in hub after hub, of Judah's Daughter.


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Amen, brother BLACKANDGOLDJACK! After this, I ended up writing a hub called "Torah: The Law of Moses", just listing scripture after scripture (quite lengthy) to make it CLEAR what the New Covenant is all about. It's the SAME, eternal Covenant, just the requirements of the Old have been fully met in Christ, and we are now under the requirements of the New: Love the Lord, Your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and Love your neighbor as yourself. Thus, I wrote "Stone From the Throne".

Keeping the New Covenant commandments is not possible unless one is 'born again', for the word for love, used in these commandments is 'agape', which is only possible if one receives it from the LORD, who first loved us. Because of receiving that love, we then love others, for Christ lives and loves through us. This love will bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. What good is the keeping of the Torah, when one uses the Tarot? Does the Law of Moses not condemn astrology, mediums and spiritism? Case-in-point. 1 Cor 13 all the way! Clang, clang!!

We should not boast in keeping the Law (Eph 2:9), especially if we aren't keeping it. Remember I talked about those who 'hide' their sins, in order to appear acceptable to their peers who claim to keep the 'Law', too? No wonder Jesus called them 'hypocrites' (hypo=under; crites=critic). And here, we have a showing of the hypo-criticism of those born-again who adhere to the New Covenant by those who claim all are to remain under (hypo) the Law (critic). Just my two-cents again...Good word, BLACKANDGOLDJACK ~ good word!


Kevin Quinn 5 years ago

They found the Ark of the Covenant where Moses placed the 10 Commandments, in a cave under Golgotha.

http://arkofthecovenant2.blogspot.com/


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi Kevin Quinn ~ I listened to almost all of the videos, and my concern about Ron Wyatt is his message to everyone, stating that only those who keep the 10 Commandments, including the seventh-day Sabbath, will receive the mark of God; everyone else will receive the mark of the beast. He also said the Ark and the tablets would be made manifest when the mark of the beast law is put into effect. I have a hub on the Sabbath - nonetheless, this puts salvation contingent upon the Law and not on the blood of Christ alone.

A study on the Blood: http://www.momof9splace.com/theblood.html

Those are my thoughts...may Jesus Christ be praised.


Jennifer Star 4 years ago

I don't know why but I got to reading your blog doing homework for Religion 210 and I could not stop. I am an American, I love the Lord and am saved and what not but I must say your literary skills are to to par. I would have enjoyed reading some on Job though. Ole Job speaks to my heart. God bless and Jesus is the way the truth and the light. He is the only way.

Jennifer


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Praise God, Jennifer! I am so blessed you have been blessed! Don't you just LOVE studying the Living Word? There's nothing like it in this life.

Job, the oldest book of the Bible...I love some of the passages in there like 33:4 and 38:4-7 ~ and reading about the great Dragon, Leviathan in Chapter 14.

Job shows us a few things ~ that 'karma' is not a biblical concept, for Job was accounted righteous before God. His trials had nothing to do with sin or wrong-doing. We also can see the divine will of God over His children and His Sovereignty when it comes to limiting Satan's desires to destroy them. We can also see that Satan will use friends while we are going through God-ordained testing/trials ~ which, brings me to the truth of the matter ~ that God Himself tests us, while Satan tempts us to disobey God through those tests (which is part of the test).

Pass the test ~ get blessed! Amen.

I have two hubs you may be interested in:

"Karma and Christianity" http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/KARMA-and-...

"Trials and Temptations" http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Trials-Tem...

I hope what I've written will continue to inspire you and bless you, sister Jennifer! Thank you so much.


Chano 4 years ago

This is a constant theme in the New Testament, the apostle Paul having to remind Jews that they were no longer under the Old Covenant, this was the reason why the book of Hebrews was written,Hebrews 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant he hath made the first old, Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the END of the Law for righteousness to everyone who believes. THE QUESTION IS DO U BELIEVE??


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Amen, Chano! A commenter named Steve recently posted on my hub "Remember the Sabbath Day: Saturday, Sunday or Everyday?" and I am so inspired by the point that I will post it here:

Steve stated, "..."did the law come before salvation for the death angel in Egypt or after?"

Oh, may be not miss this!!

What saved them from the death angel? The blood of the Lamb - they had to hear the voice of God, do what He said, which was to spread the blood of a lamb around the doors of their dwelling places.

May the blood of the Lamb be on the 'door' of our 'house', which is the 'tabernacle' (temple) of the Holy Spirit, when we are born again. Praise God!


Chano 4 years ago

Not by works of rightiousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he has saved us TITUS 3:5-7, i cant tell u how i constantly think of how he saved me!!!!my rightiouness supasses that of the pharisees because i rely on his rightiosness not on mine!!! it is all about CHRIST not of me, John the Baptist said i must decrease while he must increase, and that should b the mentallity of all christians, in our lives we must decrease and he should increase in our lives (John 3:30)


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Oh, the beautiful TRUTH, Chano!! In Mat 5:20 Jesus surely said (and He IS the Truth), "For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven."

2 Cor 5:21 "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

You know, recently I had an inspirational thought - it had to do with Jesus' statement in John 8:18, "I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me." That word 'testifies' or 'testimony' is the Greek word 'marturion' (mar-too’-ree-on): something evidential, i.e. (gen.) evidence given or (spec.) the Decalogue (in the sacred Tabernacle):-to be testified, testimony, witness.

The Decalogue is the Law on stone tablets!!

The LORD Jesus was our walking, talking Decalogue! He, as the last Adam (1 Cor 15:45), perfectly lived the Law, fulfilled the Law and FOREVER accomplished ALL that God required (Heb 7:28). Col 2:14 "having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross."

This IS the gospel of the New Covenant in His blood (Mat 26:28). His sacrifice was predestined to be made manifest since the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8) and when He said, "It is Finished" (John 19:30), that is what He meant.

We can never praise Him enough. HalleluYah to our God and Savior, Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)!!


Vineeth 4 years ago

I will have to agree with pastor "will" and pinchas on this.Because Jesus said not one word of tanakh will be taken until heaven and earth passes away.God when he gave the 603 mosaic laws in levite priesthood,he specifically said it will remaim till the end of time-that is till the time of new heavens and earth.In the near future 3rd temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem and animal and other sacrifices will be offered their in tribute to eternal sacrifice of Jesus Christ.The rebuilt temple will be called international prayer house,because people from all over earth will come there to offer prayer,worship and sacrifices.This means mevitical priesthood has not ended with Jesus,but will restart as soon as the temple is rebuilt and at that time Israel as a nation will accept Jesus as Christ. The Melchizedek priesthood(holy communion) which we as christians partake will end with the coming of Jesus Christ.God bless you.


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Veneeth, In Mat 5:17 Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” The word for ‘fulfill’ here is ‘pléroó’ - I fill, fulfill, complete.

Heb 7:28 (GWT) states, “Moses' Teachings designated mortals as chief priests even though they had weaknesses. But God's promise, which came after Moses' Teachings, designated the Son who forever accomplished everything that God required.” The word used in various translations for ‘accomplished everything’ is ‘teleioó’ - to consummate, reaching the end-stage, i.e. working through the entire process (stages) to reach the final phase (conclusion).

We are under the New Testament (Will) because Heb 9:16 tells us “For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.” The Testator, our High Priest of Heb Chapter 7, Jesus Christ, has died (yet He is alive today and forevermore). Heb 7:12 states, “For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.”

Rom 19:4 declares, “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”

If the Law were still in effect, Jesus would not have said in Mar 7:18-19, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?’ (Thus He declared all foods clean.)”

2 Cor 3:14 (speaking of the veil Moses had to have over his face so as not to shine the glory of God too brightly upon the people), “But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.”

Speaking of sacrifices, Heb 10:3-4 tells us “But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” The Jews who still hold to the Law have rejected the One sacrifice for sin, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Gal 2:21 confirms, “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."

It's interesting Melchizedek was the king of Salem, a Gentile priest, who interacted with Abraham, also known as the 'father of faith'. Abraham did not have the Law of Moses and when we are born again under the New Covenant in Christ's blood (the bread and wine, even as Melchizedek served), we are called 'Abrahams's offspring' (Rom 9:8), not 'Moses' offspring'.

For a lengthy hub that quotes all the Bible passages having to do with the Law (added 26 generations after Adam), you are invited to read “Torah: The Law of Moses”: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Torah-The-...


Vineeth 4 years ago

I have said something and you are saying some other thing.I have told you clearly that levitical sacrifices and mosaic laws has not ended.We are no more under the law but in faith in Jesus and by the power of holy spirit God's laws are now written in our heart.You continue to be under the traditional catholic teaching of new testament replacing the old,which is the cause of anti semitism.Remember the prophecy of Jesus-My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.He was speaking of Jerusalem temple.


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Vineeth, You have told me clearly that the levitical sacrfices and mosaic laws have not ended? Who do I listen to, you or the Bible? I know the answer to that. You have some understanding of the New Covenant, but you don't want to have faith enough in Christ to let go of the Law? This also happened with Peter, and Paul withstood him to the face because of it, in Galatian 2:11-21, of which I quoted vs 21, "I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."

So, we should embrace both Covenants because we don't want to fully follow either one? If you want to follow the Law, then you are not under grace. To nullify grace is to trust in the Law for righteousness. The Law is not of faith (Gal 3:12) and it is by GRACE we are SAVED through FAITH (Eph 2:8), NOT of works (the Law), lest any man should boast (Eph 2:9).

Don't accuse me of holding to tradition - that's one thing the Old-Covenant Law keepers and Catholics have in common - believing righteousness comes by works. Now that's tradition.

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