The Law of God Was Never Abolished
It is time to deal with the predomate false teaching that has surfaced in so-called “christian” churches in the past few generations which claim that God did away with His Law.
God’s Law was NOT done away with NOR abolished by Christ. (Matthew 15:17-18; 19:17-19; 22:36-40; John 14:15, 23-24; 15:10; 1 John 2:4-6. No it was evil and misled men (which Scripture refers to as evil propheets or shepherds who have conspired to lead God’s Israel people astray for their own lust of power and profit, or blind prophets or shepherds who lead God’s people astray through ignorance and not malice. (Isaiah 5:7; 56:10-11; Jeremiah 10:21; 11:9-10; 12:10-11; 50:6; Ezekiel 22:5; Micah 3:10-11; Matthew 5:4; Acts 23:13; 2 Timothy 4:30)
Christ DID NOT DESTROY THE LAW; rather He replaced one small part of the Law (about 1 percent, though an important part) with His Own Blood. To use a mundane analogy, the Old (part of the) Law which provided temporary atonement could, be compared to regular, dime-store light bulbs or batteries which wear out in time and thus must be replaced. Similarly, Christ’s replacing this small part of the Law with His Own Body can be comared to replacing the old light bulbs or batteries (mentioned in our analogy) with new, perfect, flwless ones wicch will last forever, and never wear out, break, or grow old.
It is NOT that light bulbs and batteries were DONE AWAY WITH, but that Christ’s Eternal Energy Source forever provides the energy needed. Further, this does NOT mean that lights themselves are no longer needed to light a room-lights themselves were NEVER DONE AWAY WITH people still need light to see. Likewise, this does NOT mean that the appliances which required batteries (a razor) are no longer needed; such appliances WERE NEVER DONE AWAY WITH; men and women still have need of electric razors and such. Christ by His death, DID NOT DO AWAY WITH the rules we need to daily govern our lives, He solely replaced THE NEED FOR CONTINUAL SACRIFICES for the forgiveness of sins, with eternal forgiveness in the form of His Eternal Sacrifie for His people.
The ONLY part of the Law which was done away with was certain ORDINANCES: animal sacrifices or blood rituals for atonement. (Ephesians 2:15 Colossians 2:14. See also Psalm 19 and 119 in which the Law of God is praised as being perfect; every imaginable part of the Law [Commandments, Statutes, Judgments, Testimony, etc.] Is mentioned in praise in these Psalms; EXCEPT THE ORDINANCES OF SACRIFICES; they were known to be imperfect and merely temporary, until Christ replaced them by His Own Death, and therefore, they were unworthy to be praised in song). These were imerfect (and meant to be replaced) since the atonement was only temporary and served only to point Israel to the Lamb of God who would one day take away all the sins of His people forever.
Thus, clearly, ALL the Commandments, Judgments, and Statutes still exist and God still requres us to “keep” them all (through Christ); NOT for our salvation, but for our sanctification: our separation in which God called us to live; to set us apart from all other peoples, and even to set us apart from our ungodly brethren who have chosen to rebel against God, who have “gone the way of all flesh.” (In lawlessness and chaotic degeneracy and prolific immorality)
Further the “keeping” of God’s Law serves additional purposes; God only blesses His children who are in obedience; thus it serves as a conduit for blessing. Also, the “keeping” of God’s Law serves as a QUALIFYING RUN (or heat) for placement in the Kingdom.
“Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so THEIR ROOT (children) SHALL BE AS ROTTENNESS, AND THEIR BLOSSOM SHALL GO UP AS DUST: BECAUSE THEY HAVE CAST AWAY THE LAW OF THE LORD OF HOSTS, AND DESPISED THE WORD OF THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.” (Isaiah 5:24)
Those of us, who have lived in obedience to God’s Commandments here on earth (in this age), will be teaching in the Kingdom (here on earth), in the age to come), (Matthew 5:19-20; 13:11-12; 25:21, 23; Mark 4:24-26) the rest of our brethren who have lived according to their own lusts, lawlessly apart from God’s Covenant. In a sense, those of our brethren who lived lawlessly (apart from God’s Law) here on earth (in this age) will be in kindergarten for a thousand years, and we (under Christ) will be their teachers; that is, fi they are truly of Christ’s sheep. Many think they are “christians” or “saved” or “God’s people” but sadly, many are in for a rude awakening. (Matthew 7:21; 251-13; Luke 6:46; John 10:27-29; 1 John 1:3-6)
God gave each individual law for a specific reason; not for salvation but for safety and blessing in the area it was to govern.
The Dietary Laws: Were NOT given for salvation; but to KEEP US HEALTHY.
The Agriultural and Animal Husbandry Laws: Were NOT given to secure ETERNAL LIFE; but to ENSURE HEALTHY CROPS AND LIVESTOCK.
The Economic Laws: Were NOT instituted to ensure the REMISSION OF SINS; but to PREVENT USURY-BONDAGE, INFLATIN, CORRUPTION, AND BANKRUPTCY; SLAVERY.
The Laws of National and Racial Seperation: Were NOT gien to provide for ATONEMENT; but to GUARD AGAINST IMMORALITY, IMPURITY, DISEASE, and to PREVENT MONGRELIZATION OF GOD’S HOLY SEED. (Ezra 9:2)
The Sabbath Laws: Such as the weekly Sabbath and the Feasts were NOT gien to insure the FORGIVENESS OF SIN; but they were given for OUR REST, and to CAUSE US TO REMEMBER from where we came, and that we are here TO WORSHIP GOD, not to please ourselves.
The Laws of Cleanliness: Were NOT given for our JUSTIFICATION in God’s eyes; but to KEEP US FREE OF SICKNESS.
The Laws of Marital Relations: Were NOT given for our PROPITIATION; but to KEEP THE BLOODLINES SUFFICIENTLY APART AND GUARD AGAINST IMMORLITY.
The Laws of God’s Ordained Authority: Were NOT given to provide man’s RESTITUTION, RESTORING him back to his nature and place before the Fall; but TO MAINTAIN GOD’S INTENDED ORDER on this planet.