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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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 Judah. ...


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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 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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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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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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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 the works of ...


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Revelation 13:8 says: The Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world. It seems that God viewed the cross as an event beyond space and time. If we read Hebrews 9:12-15, we can see and link together the three "eternals". The Lord accomplished an eternal redemption. By offering up Himself to God through the eternal Spirit, we have obtained an ...


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As believers, we are obligated to obey God’s moral law and should desire to do so, since that law reflects God's nature, as seen in 1 Peter: 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for ...


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It's simple, Paul was going to established synagogues to meet with Jews to convert them to Christianity as is essentially stated in Acts 18:4. Those attending the synagogues were Jews or Jewish proselytes (The Greeks). None of these scriptural examples are of Christian Churches regularly meeting on the Sabbath. It just turns out that synagogues are a great ...


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There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the ...


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Good question. I can only offer the perspective I know, though there are several different nuances. Basically, it works like this: The OT contains civil, ceremonial, and moral law. Moral law is binding because God's character does not change, but civil and ceremonial laws were temporary and culturally situated. An argument against this perspective would be ...


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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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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 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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Disclaimer: This answer is from a Wesleyan soteriological perspective. Upon reading previous answers to this question, you could be forgiven for thinking that keeping the ten commandments is no longer necessary. Such a view would be entirely false. As has been already expressed in different ways, the law was given that we might know our sinful condition ...


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Hebrews 11:6 tells us how to please God, and it's not through the Ten Commandments. "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." None of us can please God through the Law, however: "Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who ...


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It's culturally encouraged. But has no religious rite attached to it. Source: Uncircumcised coptic deacon


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Peter was referring to the same laws Jesus condemned in Matt. 23:4, "For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers." All of your quotes were from the OT and referred to the OT laws. Peter and Jesus were talking about the man-made laws added on top of ...


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Here is an excerpt from the writings of Martin Luther, a reformer and founder of Protestantism, that I think that you will agree serves as a prime example of the phenomena that you have observed. In the quote, Luther is discussing two sermons delivered from God, the first at Sinai, where the children of Israel are given the tablets of the Law, and the second ...


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The Eastern Orthodox being Christians also believes in the teaching of saint Paul on the subject, but they have a different theology than Lutheranism. Probably the Best way to answer your question (without spending tons of time researching it) is to point you to an article that covers the correspondence made between Lutheran theologians and an Eastern ...


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So far as the Methodist (Protestant) tradition goes, there is a "Book of Discipline" which lays out some general guidelines on worship services, and specifics on the leadership structure within the individual churches and the denomination as a whole. But this is understood to have force only within the context of the denomination in question. It draws on ...


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I think the question is asking for a list of different opinions about what Christian groups think which aspects of the Mosaic Law are in force, meaning the original obligation and covenant is unchanged and therefore the original requirements are binding as they were in the original words communicated by God to Moses. The Bible does not actually distinguish ...


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And one of them, versed in the Law, tested him by asking: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as ...


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