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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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I think your answer lies in The Threefold Uses of the Law, and more specifically, Romans 7:1,11,24 1 Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, "You shall not covet." ... 11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. ...


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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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Idolatry: This law was necessary because the gentile new comers were mostly idol worshipers. They did not know the law of Moses on idolatry. It was necessary to inform them that idolatry is a sin, otherwise they might start making idols of Jesus and bow down before it. Adultery: This law also was required because the gentiles did not come from a stricter ...


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The prohibition from eating the meat of strangled animals is essentially the same thing as the prohibition from eating blood. If an animal was strangled, that means its blood was not drained from its body. Therefore, eating the meat of strangled animals was another method of consuming their blood. The Mosaic Law outlawed the consumption of blood. Lev. ...


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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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It's a fundamental belief of Christianity that the coming of Jesus fulfils the Old Testament law. In other words that the Law was only ever intended to be until the coming of Messiah. Jesus did not therefore abolish or diminish the law. His coming simply marked the end of its original intended purpose. Jesus says as much in Matthew chapter 5 verse 17. “Do ...


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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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This sort of teaching actually doesn't conflict with Calvinism. Ray Comfort's emphasis on the law and the penalty of sin as an evangelistic tool is not new to him; it has been employed by Calvinists for centuries. For example, Charles Spurgeon: I say you have deprived the gospel of its ablest auxiliary when you have set aside the law. You have taken away ...


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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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The historical answer for this, as it applies to Gentiles, was recorded on the book of Acts. Mosaic Law was given to the nation of Israel (the Jews), not the Church. Early on in Church history, the question of whether adherence to Mosaic Law was to be applied to Gentile believers. Acts 15 New International Version (NIV) The Council at Jerusalem ...


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Since your question focuses on dual covenant theology's biblical basis, I will cite the main points and verses and leave you to research the major proponents' more complex arguments in their writings at your leisure: After the Great Flood, God imposed a set of laws on Noah and his family and their descendants (Genesis 9:3-10), which makes them binding on ...


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First of all, it's important to recognize that "Reformed theology" does not mean "theology of the reformers" – the terminology is a bit confusing, which is why the tradition is often referred to as Calvinism, even though Calvin was just one of many theologians in this tradition. Other commonly cited "Reformed" confessions are the Belgic Confession and the ...


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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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The Law of Moses was part of the Mosaic Covenant. This covenant was between God and Israel, but we should not assume that it would never end. In fact, God spoke to the Jewish people of a new covenant that He would establish. “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of ...


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Actually they don't; it is derived from Egyptian culture, not necessarily Christian Coptic. The Coptic Church does infant baptism as a sign of the covenant, and you should know that the Coptic Church holds to the view that the Church is the New Israel.


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What is the Christian counterpart of Sharia and Halakha? Within the Catholic Church there is Canon Law. Other Christian Churches also have a type of Code of Canon Law unto their own denomination. For the Catholic Church, the Holy See's government, Canon Law directs one to another special law for it's legal makeup and framework: Can. 360 The Supreme ...


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I heard it once said that the word fear in the bible has more senses and meanings than almost any other word. Sometimes we think a word can only mean one thing, but even common words that we use every day, mean slightly different things depending on the context. Takes this verse for example: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill ...


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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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Moses is saying that the covenant must be kept intact - today we'd say that if they change the terms of the contract they break the contract! Gentile Christians however were never part of the Old Mosaic covenant, and so they are not bound by it. To use the analogy of an employment contract, imagine there are two workers at a company. One has a contract, and ...


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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6, NIV) Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by ...


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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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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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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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The good 'ol Matthew Henry has quite a good explanation to your question here. Do a search on the page for "From things strangled, and from blood," (without the quotes). In summary, Matthew Henry says that the last two items are about not giving unnecessary offence to the Jews, who, being steeped in the Law, would find people doing these things to be ...


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Paul the Apostle was a Jew who converted to the Christian faith, and he taught strongly in his epistles that following the law will get the Jew nowhere. He worked tirelessly to convert the Jew to Christ and deliver them from the law, going from synagogue to synagogue in Acts. He wanted them to forsake Moses (Acts 21:21). He himself as a Jews put aside the ...


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The Law, given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, was God's second work intended to make A People for Himself. The first work we know as God's creating man in His image, according to His likeness, in which thus the Word of God was in his heart as it was certainly of God's own heart. For Moses writes in Deuteronomy 30:14, But the word is very near you, in your mouth, ...


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