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JLB

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  1. Yes and He has abolished it in His flesh. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, Ephesians 2:14-15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances What purpose then does the law serve? What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator. Galatians 3:19 Has the Messiah, the promised Seed come? Yes, and therefore the law that was added, has been taken out of the way. It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come By saying until, the Holy Spirit is indicating the law was temporary. JLB
  2. Sorry but this passage most certainly teaches otherwise. What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:4-7 Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost! I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Do you believe “my sheep” refers to unbelievers? James says it this way - Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. James 5:19-20 Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death Christians can indeed become lost. Ever read the prodigal son? Here’s the conclusion of the matter - “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ” Luke 15:31-32 your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found. JLB
  3. If we stray away from our Lord, then we repent, and turn back to Him, to be reconciled with Him, so we don’t remain lost. “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:4-7 Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost! I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. I hope by reading this passage, it has become clear to you, that there is no such doctrine in the Bible, as OSAS. As we all so plainly see, His sheep who wander away from Him and become lost, are sinners in need of repentance. Do the lost need salvation? JLB
  4. Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6 This “credit” of righteousness was to be fulfilled when Abraham obeyed the Lord and offered his son Isaac on the altar. And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. James 2:21-24 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? Without the obedience, our faith is incomplete, and unable to function, being dormant or dead, just as a body without a spirit is dead. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26 That’s why Paul refers to it as the obedience of faith. But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: Romans 16:26 JLB
  5. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Colossians 2:13-17 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. JLB
  6. I take it, by this post you don’t believe we as the Church are required to observe the Sabbath? JLB
  7. The law of Moses has been abolished in His flesh, having been fulfilled. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, Ephesians 2:14-15 JLB
  8. What most Hebrew roots folks don’t understand or won’t admit, is the thing that separated the Jew from the Gentile was the law of Moses. The one new man, has been made because He Himself abolished it in His flesh, having nailed it to the cross. Therefore there is now peace between the two, for those who are in Christ Jesus. - having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, Ephesians 2:14-15 JLB
  9. Can you show me where He instructed His disciples by example to observe the Sabbath? JLB
  10. Yes. Jesus fulfilled the law. “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Matthew 5:17-18 - one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Nothing will pass from the law TILL all is fulfilled. Since He has fulfilled the law, the law of commandments contained in ordinances has been abolished. - having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, Ephesians 2:14-15 Now, we don’t observe the Sabbath as it was during the time of the law of Moses, as the children of Israel were obligated to do. JLB
  11. The righteousness of faith, is predicated on obedience to God. ”By faith” means God spoke to someone and that person obeyed Him. Noah obtained the righteousness of faith when he obeyed God and built the Ark. By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. Hebrews 11:7 moved with godly fear, prepared an ark Just like Abraham was made righteous through his obedience to God. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out Abraham was justified by His obedience to God. Surely you understand this principle of faith, right? JLB
  12. Couldn’t be further from the truth. Christ Jesus is our holiness. Holiness begins with Jesus Christ, not observing the Sabbath. Please list the scriptures where Christ instructed the Church to keep the Sabbath. JLB
  13. Exactly. The righteousness of faith is obedience to God. - became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. Hebrews 11:7 Here we see that Noah obeyed God and built the Ark. Just like every other example of faith. JLB
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