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There are many separate views to the matter. I'll try to list the most common ones, along with sources (at the end of each section). I'll first just describe the views briefly; the sources are available for those more interested. Catholic The Catholic Church teaches that the Law of Moses (the Old Law) is a preparation for the Gospel, and as such no longer ...


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It's easy to get tripped up trying to figure out what you should or shouldn't do, but I find the below very helpful in getting right to the heart of the matter and really the heart of God. Matthew 22:37-40 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest ...


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This was actually addressed pretty explicitly early on, and doesn't require all that much interpretation. In Acts chapter 15, the apostles and elders of the church held a council to determine the answer to this exact question. When they reached an answer, they claimed it had the sanction of the Holy Ghost, so their answer is to be understood as divine ...


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Yes - but which of them is a matter of debate Since I already did a lot of work to answer To what extent does the Law of Moses still apply? I'm going to adapt that answer here, too. Similarly, I'll list and briefly describe some of the more common views along with sources. Catholic The Catholic Church teaches that the Law of Moses (the Old Law) is a ...


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The Good News is that the promised Messiah - God's annointed - has returned. The Kingdom of God was to be established. When Jesus begins to preach in Luke 4, he overtly references himself as the promised Messiah of Isaiah. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood ...


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What does it mean to "have to" obey God's laws? I "have to" show up to work, or I will lose my job. I "have to" grow old (I have no choice in the matter). The binding of God's laws to Christians falls into neither of these categories. It is neither the case the disobedience negates salvation nor that we are unable to sin. That said, the law is sometimes ...


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Paul made the role of the Law of Moses clear in his epistle to the Galatians: 19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. 21 Is the law ...


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I think part of the difficulty comes as a bit of confusion as to what is meant by the law and its application. When the law was introduced, it was never intended to be the instrument by which man would save himself, but it was the instrument through which man was to be saved. In a very real sense, man is saved through the fulfilment (keeping) of the ...


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Speaking as someone who went to a lutheran seminary, let's attack these questions one at a time, shall we? Is this "Law" of ("Law and Gospel") referring to the Old Testament law? The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord says in Section V "Law and Gospel"... Anything that preaches concerning our sins and God's wrath, let it be done how or ...


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Antinomian is quite a negative word. The kind hardly anyone likes to call themselves, even if it was factually correct. Try comparing to bastard, which has a factual meaning (an illegitimate child). Even though being born out of wedlock isn't very shameful nowadays, it's very rare that anyone calls themselves a bastard. You may find individuals like the ...


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The Hell's Best Secret teaching is essentially a denouncement on what Ray Comfort calls "the modern Gospel", and a teaching on what he considers the proper use of Mosaic Law to prepare the heart for the Gospel. Early on in the message, he speaks of a certain denomination's evangelism efforts during what they called "the decade of Harvest": Let me make ...


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Note: I am providing an exhaustive answer as it is difficult to find this subject being answered to any degree of depth anywhere. I think the answer can only be found by contrasting how these two covenants differ. These covenants largely differed: in their time in history, location, atmosphere, persons who inaugurated them, the persons who acted as ...


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A prominent concept in the Bible is that we cannot earn our way to heaven, no matter how hard we work or how much good we do. The person who lives the holiest life ever lived has still sinned. The good does not outweigh the bad, any more than giving to charity does not get you out of a speeding ticket or allow you to cheat on your taxes with impunity. God ...


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It means that while the gospel state supersedes and makes the Mosaic Covenant obsolete, it does not do it by opposing it but by becoming the perfection and fulfillment of it. The ceremonial law was made obsolete by Christ as he was what all the sacrifices pointed to. The civil law was made obsolete as the kingdom was no longer a physical Israel but an ...


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This is a difficult issue in many ways, although Mason makes a good point which is worth a lot of thought. Jesus told us he came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. Certainly, the Jewish sacrificial system sees it's entire fulfillment in the work of the cross and is entirely voided and unnecessary as a result. Paul explains that Christ came to set ...


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As it's been preached to me, justice, here, refers to God's faithfulness to His own promises. It does not refer to giving us what we deserve, which would be Hell. Toward us, justice would necessarily mean Hell. Instead, "Just" refers to the fact that He has promised to forgive us through the cleansing power of Christ's blood, as long as we have repented ...


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Most theologians agree that there are three kinds of Old Testament laws. Summed up well here. The Old Testament Law Ceremonial Law: This type of law relates to Israel's worship. (Lev 1:1-13) The laws pointed forward to Jesus Christ and were no longer necessary after Jesus' death and resurrection. Though we are no longer bound to them, the principles ...


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I think the "right" side have a higher status simply because the most people are right-handed. We read some passages where lefties have an advantage in surprising the enemy, as in Ehud's history 15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him ...


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The question have at less this three answers: If you believe in the Convenant Theology, then all the laws in the Old Testament that was not abolished on the New Testament still apply. If you believe in the Dispensationalist Theology, then all the laws in the Old Testament that aren't confirmed on the New Testament don't apply. If you are catholic what the ...


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The Essence of Justice Justice is served when the penalty for an offense is paid. For every crime, there is an appropriate penalty. We talk about this as having "paid one's debt to society", by a fine or imprisonment or whatever the sentence dictates. If someone were to be convicted of theft, the sentence may well be simply restitution of the amount of ...


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What you are seeing here is custom, not necessarily what God elevates. Put crassly, to the Bible writers, the left hand was what you wiped your bum with, not what you would present to a guest if you were being hospitable. Jesus warns in Luke 14, for example, that: : 8“When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for ...


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The teaching is an endorsement of using the Ten Commandments in witnessing to break up the stony soil of the heart and prepare it to receive the seed of the Gospel. Scripture tells us it is the Holy Spirit's tool and that he uses it to convict the heart with Godly sorrow....a necessary state for the Gospel seed to take root. Many scriptures assure us it's ...


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From what I've been able to discern as a High School student in a good Christian school, the Law of Moses is now and always has been relevant only to rewards in heaven, given when you obey the Spirit. Think of it like the relation between dog and trainer, when the dog does something that the trainer wants him to, the dog gets a reward. The Spirit is our ...


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In studying Scripture , we must be careful to avoid making category errors, assigning properties and attributes to a situation meant to be assigned to a different situation. In 1 John, it says those born of the Spirit cannot sin. But if we do sin, if we confess our sin, Christ is faithful and will cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Obviously the writer is ...



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