Law

Aug 092013
 

Old Covenant versus New Covenant Before I answer that you need to understand that there are two Covenants, an Old Covenant (Also known as the Mosaic Law) and a New Covenant. We who profess Jesus as our Lord and Savior are under the New Covenant. Jeremiah 31:31-34 describes this New Covenant and it was established when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. (See Matthew 26:28, Hebrews 9:14-17, New Covenant or is it Renewed?). Now why is this important? Because without a clear understanding of when the New Covenant started and what it means to us we could easily Read full article…

 August 9, 2013  Law, Library, Sabbath Tagged with: , , , , ,
Aug 022013
 

A friend involved with the HRM movement shared with me, “Justification (salvation) is through faith by grace. Sanctification (holy living) is through the Mosaic Law.” Further, he explained, that although they acknowledge salvation is through Jesus alone, one must obey the Mosaic Law through the power of the Holy Spirit in order to continue in the faith so as to be considered righteous before God. He shared how in the Old Testament it was impossible to obey all the Law because they did not have the Holy Spirit indwelling within them. But now it is. This explanation seems to be Read full article…

 August 2, 2013  Law, Law, Library Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Jul 282013
 

Proverbs and many Scriptures in the old testament describe the blessings and requirement of God to obey the Law. Before Jesus came, these references pointed to the Mosaic Law. What are we to do now when we read these verses? Are we to obey the Law on this side of the new covenant? How do we uphold the full counsel of God’s Scriptures and not through out any of it in regard to these verses in the Old Testament? Many of the articles on this site discuss the New Covenant that Jesus made and offers to everyone, Jew and Gentile. Read full article…

 July 28, 2013  Law, Law, Library
Jan 232013
 

We read in John 14:21 that Jesus is telling us if we love Him, we will obey Him. This is used by the HRM to prove we are to obey the Mosaic Law. Let’s look at this verse and surrounding Scriptures a bit closer. John 4:15-31 is a beautiful discourse from our Lord Jesus about His relationship to those who believe in Him. He also shares with us a greater truth, the love and relationship the Father has with His children because they follow Jesus. He begins in John 4:15 by declaring those who love Him will obey His commandments. Read full article…

 January 23, 2013  Commandments, Law, Library Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jan 212013
 

For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well. Hebrews 7:11-28 What is the relationship of laws on our hearts and the new covenant? (Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 8:10, Hebrews 10:16) The law on believer’s hearts is the greatness, the glory of God’s holiness. For Jesus came to do the fullness of His Father’s will and now He abides in His own (John 15:1-17). He will continue to do so until the completion of God’s will is accomplished (Matthew 28:20). God’s law is love (Romans 13:10, 1 John 3:21-24). Jesus loved Read full article…

 January 21, 2013  Law, Law, Library Tagged with: , ,
Jan 072013
 

For several years I struggled with the celebration on Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas. This was due mainly because of a belief that these days were just like the Babylonian festivities where sacrifices and pagan rituals were observed. Much of the teachings of this belief were based on the writings of Ralph Woodrow’s “Babylon Mystery Religion” which was based on Alexander Hislop’s “The Two Babylons”. Ralph Woodrow has recanted his book and its teachings after recent research and archeological findings. You can read more about that here, Message from Ralph Woodrow regarding the book BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION. Ralph’s Read full article…

 January 7, 2013  Legalism vs Freedom Tagged with:
Jan 072013
 

And to all those who receive salvation their awaits one last promise, a promise to enter into His rest, the highest of Sabbaths. The one spoken of, “another day”, Hebrews 4:4-10. We see from Leviticus 23:3 that the Sabbath was included in the list of Holy days. If it is a Sabbath to the Lord, then we can easily see why Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath in Matthew 12:8. No work is to be done on the Sabbath. Perhaps it is to remind us that we are not saved by our works but by the Lord of the Read full article…

 January 7, 2013  Law, Library, Sabbath Tagged with: , , , ,
Jan 072013
 

Dual fulfillments. Leviticus 23:26-32 This is Yom Kippur, our Jewish brethren celebrate this as a day for reflection upon deeds done during the past year and with that the hope of doing better in the next. The Day of Reckoning is a day in which all the accounts must be settled between God and His people for that year. This is where each individual soul has an obvious requirement to reflect and prepare him/herself for the day when each will give account for their deeds and receive what was promised to them on the Day of Judgment. The blast from Read full article…

 January 7, 2013  Feasts, Law, Library Tagged with: , , ,