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"With the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, a New Covenant was made by faith and Grace. I'm of the opinion that the "ceremonial law" was abolished, but the "moral law" (the Ten Commandments) remains in effect. Having a difficult time verifying that with scripture.

Am I interpreting the above correctly?" Dennis

 

Hi all,

 I suggest that  not one word is changed of what has been written, further the standard  of expectation by God has been clarified and heighten  by Jesus who is God. That which is fulfilled cannot be anticipated still, for it has come. That which covered or atoned for sin  for a short period need not be  and should not be practiced again, for sin is covered by Jesus alone.

On the other hand Jesus in clarification upped the ante so to speak when He explained what He, God, was declaring.  

The Sermon on the Mount

 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

The Beatitudes

 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.  Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Anger

 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’  But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother[c] will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.  So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,  leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.  Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.  Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.

Lust

 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’  But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.  If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.  And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Divorce

 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Oaths

 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’  But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,  or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.  And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.  Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Retaliation

 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’  But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.  And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.  Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Love Your Enemies

 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.  For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?  You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 3/9/2018 at 7:34 PM, Dennis1209 said:

I have been doing a chronological expository study of the New Testament, and some things are popping up I never thought of before.

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

All my life I applied this verse to the entire Bible, apparently it can only refer to the Old Testament which was God - inspired and God breathed, and not the New Testament. The only written God - inspired scripture that was available during the Apostles time were Old Testament scripture. The New Testament wouldn't come about for decades to come. Which leads to a logical question: Did the Apostles and disciples know their letters and writings would one day become the New Testament?

2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 

I would also think the 'scripture' referred to here is also Old Testament prophecy for the same reasons. The meaning of its interpretation are not found within itself. It can only be understood by being compared with the event, gradually developed. 

One other thing I'm searching for in scripture to verify another thought I have, that maybe someone can help. With the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, a New Covenant was made by faith and Grace. I'm of the opinion that the "ceremonial law" was abolished, but the "moral law" (the Ten Commandments) remains in effect. Having a difficult time verifying that with scripture.

Am I interpreting the above correctly?

 

As to ceremony may I simply leave a link to one of the Letters from Zola Levitt, and suggest too that no it is not a great thing to forget ceremony. In fact the church practics some, and perhaps it will benefit from awareness of others, especially the seven feasts. The link https://www.levitt.com/essays/first-fruits

Plus there is a book a short one from that same resource on the feasts.

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On 3/9/2018 at 4:34 PM, Dennis1209 said:

One other thing I'm searching for in scripture to verify another thought I have, that maybe someone can help. With the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, a New Covenant was made by faith and Grace. I'm of the opinion that the "ceremonial law" was abolished, but the "moral law" (the Ten Commandments) remains in effect. Having a difficult time verifying that with scripture.

Am I interpreting the above correctly?

 

 

The ten commandments went away too but indeed the moral ones of the ten were carried over into the law of Christ and is naturally written upon our hearts but the original set in stone are addressed here:

2Co 3:7  But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

That's the ten commandments.

 

 

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2 hours ago, ewq1938 said:

 

The ten commandments went away too but indeed the moral ones of the ten were carried over into the law of Christ and is naturally written upon our hearts but the original set in stone are addressed here:

2Co 3:7  But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

That's the ten commandments.

 

 

Yes I would agree that the commandments are written in our hearts (conscience) now in the age of Grace, the moral law. I believe from the age of accountability, we all know from our conscience right from wrong, good from evil, the does and do not's. I see the "what about's" coming...

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