(What Does The Bible Teach About Preachers?)
Part 105: The Law of Moses Ended: The Law of The Spirit Took its Place
(II Corinthians 3: 12-)
Peace be unto you. Father God we are grateful for this time in space and for your Son our Savior Christ Jesus and for the Holy Spirit. We pray that we will continue in the faith tempered by patience as we exercise your will.
Many will die to life on earth but those of the Spirit will live forever.
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing servant of Almighty God in service to Christ Jesus writing for the Freedom Journal May 5, 2007.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Brethren the laws and customs for the Jews were not passed down to the Christian Gentiles. However Jews that accept Christ still are allowed certain customs but the law has passed.
II Corinthians 3: 11: “For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.”
We have previously noted that the Ceremonial laws, Civil laws and the Moral laws of the Ten Commandments are not binding on Christians. The Ceremonial laws were written by Moses and the Ten Commandments (Moral Law) was written on tables of stone by the Lord.
Jesus has responded to all of the points noted in the Ten Commandments. Also we have noted the law of Christ is now the Moral law for Christians. Here it is written that the Covenant that was written on the stones “is done away “while the law of the Spirit remaineth.
II Corinthians 3: 12: “Seeing that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.”
Plainness at this place is noted as boldness. Paul had great confidence, as he was bold in his belief that the law of Christ was endless. For an additional scripture see Romans 10: 4. In Romans we see that the Law of Moses as a religious standard was ended by that of Christ. Therefore His (Christ) law of the Spirit took its places. However Jewish Christians could practice Jewish customs but not Gentiles.
We also refer you to Acts 16: 3 and 18: 21 where Paul a Jew but a Christian practiced certain Jewish customs. Also see Acts 21: 20-26. Also Galatians 2: 21 and 5: 1-4 for scripture that notes that only Jews have a right to practice these things even as customs. Brethren is tithing a Jewish custom? Well can Jews accept Christ and still make sacrificial offerings and pay a non-existent priesthood tithes?
Follow us now to an additional scriptural reference found at II Thessalonians.
II Thessalonians 2: 2: “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.”
Paul and his helpers regardless of persecution continued to preach the Gospel boldly and with great confidence (See Acts 16: 19-24). Therefore will the Preachers today leave the Old Law that has passed away? Will they also follow with the Spirit and be bold in the preaching of the Gospel?
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