This document is concerning the Old Testament and the New Testament, in regards to the Old Covenant of Abraham, and the new Covenant of Christ. Are we then suppose to obey the Old Covenant and the New Covenant as well?
Now as you all know i am very big on the teachings of Christ and Christ's Disciples and Apostles. Therefore do not care much for the belief or thinking of men. but believe what the Words of God teach, and not what men teach. Therefore i will show relevant verses in the New Testament, that teaches us that we are no longer to obey the Old Testament, and that we are no longer under the Covenant of the Old Testament.
Let us start with this verse:
Note: If then we love Christ, we are to keep His commandments, it does not say anything about keeping the Old Testament laws also. For Christ could have very easily have said if you love me keep My commandments and the Torah (Torah was the Old Testament). Matters of fact, there is not one verse in the New Testament that states we are to keep the Old Testament laws and statutes. This would seem strange that if Jesus and His Disciples knew that we are to keep the Old Testament laws, or for that matter even some of them, that they would have clearly taught us too. But the fact is this, NOWHERE in the New Testament, does it teach or even imply that we are to obey any law in the Old Testament. If then the New Testament does not teach this, where is this teaching coming from, that says we are to keep some of the laws in the Old Testament? For Christ did not teach this, nor did the Disciples teach this, nor the apostles teach this, Therefore whence does this teaching come from? Again, i believe full heartedly the teachings of Christ and His Disciples and Apostles, and do not rely on the thinking of humans. Therefore if the New Testament does not teach us to obey some of the laws in the Old Testament, i will do as the New Testament teaches and not as humans teach.
It is quite clear how one is to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, and that is not through nor by the Old Testament. Jesus clearly says :
Once again it is a wise man to hearken and hear the sayings of Christ, no mention whatsoever that we are to also hear and hearken unto some of the laws in the Old TEstament, But clearly the New Testament teaches us that we are to obey Christ, and His teachings, does not say we are also to obey the teachings of Moses and the Torah (OT) Why did Jesus and the Disciples and the Apostles all forget to mention that we are still to obey some of the laws in the Old Testament? Maybe because they taught that we did not have to any more, for we are not under the laws of the Old Testament, but are now under a new covenant, for Christ has fulfilled the old covenant. Which i will attempt to show in a little bit.
Jesus and His Disciples taught us everything that we must do and obey in the New Testament. if then there were laws in the Old Testament that Jesus did want us to continue to obey they were clearly expressed again in the New Testament, such as the 10 commandments were expressed again in the New Testament, this then is clearly what we should obey, not because it was a law in the Old Testament, but that Christ said in the New Testament that we should do it. Therefore it would have been in Christs best interest to mention all those things which were in the Old Testament that He desired us to still follow. What then? Did Jesus forget to mention some of the laws that we are still to obey? God Fobid, He did not forget, but clearly expressed in the New Testament the laws that He still wanted us to follow in the New Covenant.
So then this Scripture also teaches we are no longer to obey the Old Testament laws, but through Faith believe on the teachings of Christ.
This is why He said " it is Finished " because He had fulfilled or completed the Old Testemant Jn:19:30: When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. At that exact moment, the Old Testament was fulfilled, completed, done, over, Now a New Covenant is to begin, not one of Moses, but one of Christ.
Again yet another verse that says the law is the Old Testament that was by and through Moses. But we are now under a New Covenant with Christ, not under the laws of the Old Testament and the teachings of Moses, but under the New Covenant and the teachings of Christ.
This verse clearly says that they could not be justified by the law of Moses, that is to say by merely obeying the laws of Moses did not justify them, Only through the belief in Christ is one justified and not through the keeping of some laws of Moses.
In the next verses, is a case where people were trying to teach that they should keep the laws of Moses and be circumsized.
This is cut an dry verse that clearly says that the Disciples never gave any such commandments to keep the laws of Moses nor to be circumcised as the Laws of Moses say one MUST do.
So then following the laws of Moses is not for us Christians to do, but only for those who still choose to live in the laws of Moses ie the Jews of today, for they do not believe Jesus Christ was the messiah. So now we as Christians are no longer obligated to obey the laws of Moses, but believing in Christ and His teachings brings Salvation, and not by the Old Testament.
Man is justified not by obeying the laws of the Old Testament, but by belief in Christ and His teachings, This is the only way a person is justified and that is by the keeping of the Teachings of Christ which can be found in the New Testament.
Read Romans Chapter 7, This whole chapter is talking about the Old Testament How it condemned man, how through the Old Testament man was lost, and could not have Salvation, That is why we need Christ.
You see, its not about obeying the laws of Moses because they are laws, it is all about the heart issue, love, not that we have to obey some or parts of the Old Testament, as if we are still bound by the laws of Moses, but we are under a new Covenant through Christ, and His teachings are in our hearts, not on paper. We are no longer under the laws of the Old Testament to do them, therefore we will not be judged according to what laws we do or do not do, but we will be judged by what is in our hearts, whether of love or something else. How can i explain this better? For example
Dave doesn't steal because it is written in the Bible < Do not steal >
Cindy doesn't steal because she does not want to hurt the one that she is stealing from.
Which of the two has the law " Thou shalt not steal " written upon their heart? Granted they both obeyed the law by not stealing, yet Dave obeyed because it is law, therfore still under the law. Cindy however obeyed because she loves and not because it is a law, she is no longer under the law, for this particular law is written upon her heart. So then it is not about what laws we do or do not do, but is all about the love that we have in our hearts one to another and not doing the laws of the old Testament, not even some of them. The old Testament is just that OLD, and the New Testament is just that NEW, and as the Bible teaches concerning the OLD man and the New Man, that the New man no longer does the things of the OLD man, can be applied in a like manner to this topic that we are discussing. That we are no longer obligated to do the things of the Old Testament, but are of the New Testament, being that we are no longer under the Old Covenant, but a New Covenant through Christ.
How can we, which are under the New Covenant with Christ desire to live through and by the Old Covenant with Moses/Abraham, when we have such a better way with Christ and His Teachings? Therefore let us obey the teachings of Christ and let the Jews continue to believe and teach the laws of Moses, which they still do to this day.
Obey Old Testament? Part Two
Obeying any part of the Old Testament to receive Salvation is a false doctrine. And in these last days there is much confusion concerning this matter, and thanks to the Lord Jesus in Heaven we have many Scriptures to help us get a better understanding of the Truth concerning this topic.
Even during the early Church days, there were issues that came up that the early Christians were trying to live by the laws of Moses and also live by Faith under Grace of Jesus Christ, which I hope this Chapter, by using Scriptures, will show you the Truth that you cannot live by both.
But first let me state an undeniable FACT: There is NO Scriptures given to us by Jesus or any of His Apostles that teach us to continue to obey any of the Old Testament laws, ordinances, or statutes. For example, Nowhere does Jesus or His Apostles, teach or tell us Christians to “Keep the 10 Commandments” or “Continue to tithe 10%” or even “ Continue to keep the Sabbath Holy” This generation teaches these things because it is what this generation interprets some Scriptures to mean.
Why then are there so many people saying things like “We must give 10% tithe to the Church”? When Jesus nor any Apostle instructed us Christians to do so?
The reasons is there are verses that people interpret to mean that we are to keep the laws of the Old Testament, and we will discuss these verses to see how misinterpretations has come about.
Many misinterpret all the verses which says:
Note: All verses that mention “Keep My Commandments” are from Saint John, and Saint John will interpret this statement for us, which we shall see.
Now, many people ASSUME these verses are referring to the 10 commandments, yet there is no indication whatsoever in these verses, or in the immediate text or even the entire chapters that indicate this or interprets it into meaning the 10 commandments.
So let me make a point here. There is NO Scripture from Jesus or any of His Apostles that interprets “Keep My Commandments” to mean keep the 10 commandments. Man, and man only interprets “Keep My Commandments” to mean keep the 10 commandments.
So then it is just that, an assumption, a guess that “Keep My (Jesus) Commandments” is referring to the Old Testaments 10 Commandments which the Lord told Moses to command the Israelites to keep. For, nowhere in the New Testament does “keep My Commandments” interprets to mean “keep the 10 commandments”
Is it not true that Scriptures interprets Scriptures? For it is written:
This says, man should not interpret the Scriptures, what he privately thinks it means, his own interpretations. It is the Holy Ghost which reveals to man what is Truth, what is interpretation. A man who interprets Scriptures comes from man. The Holy Ghost who reveals to man the interpretation comes from God. (John 14:26, John 16:13, and Corinthians 2:13)
God is to be the interpreter, not man!
This is what Joseph said to the Butler and Baker of the Pharaoh, even though they told Joseph their dreams, Joseph did not interpret them, if he were to have, he would have been wrong. God told him what the dreams meant.
Two years later Pharaoh has a dream, and says to Joseph “I heard you can interpret dreams” Joseph responds “It is not in me, God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace” (Gen 41:15-16 )
So Joseph by and through his own thinking, or learning, or knowledge did not come up with the interpretation, it was God who told Joseph what the interpretation of the dream was.
If then God is the one to do the interpretations, and we know through the first Chapter of the book of John, that the Word IS God, then it is the Word of God that interprets the Scriptures, men should not.
So then, what are His Commandments?
Now man interprets the above verse to mean the 10 Commandment, even though Scriptures does not interpret that to mean the 10 Commandments, it is man that says “It means the 10 Commandments” Earlier in this Chapter as a note I said:
Note: All verses that mention “Keep My Commandments” are from Saint John, and Saint John will interpret this statement for us”
Saint John plainly tells us (being inspired by God” what “His Commandments” are. Man says “His Commandments” are the 10 Commandments, what does Saint John, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, inspired by God, indwelt with the Holy Ghost says “His Commandments” are.
So then according to the Word of God “His Commandments” is to believe on His Son Jesus Christ AND to Love One Another as His Son Jesus commanded us Christians to do.
Notice it does not say “And this is His Commandment, that we keep the 10 Commandments” NO!!! The Fathers Commandment is for us to believe on His Son and to Love One Another as Jesus COMMANDED us to do.
Jesus Himself tells us what His commandments are:
So then according to Scriptures “His Commandments” are to believe on His Son Jesus Christ and to do what Jesus commands us Christians to do, which is to “Love One Another.”
To ASSUME all the verses that say “Keep His Commandments” are referring to the 10 Commandments that God gave to the Israelite people, by the hand of Moses (Lev 26:46 ) is to believe a false doctrine. When none of the teachings of Jesus or His Apostles teach that.
Again, Jesus Himself is quite clear what “His Commandments are” are.
We are to do all that Jesus tells us to do, not what Moses told the Israelites to do. Tell me, After Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected, was His instructions to His Disciples to go and teach all nations to keep the 10 Commandments? No, listen to what our Lord told them.
Again we see, that Christians are commanded to do whatsoever Jesus tells us to do, not what Moses told the Israelites to do. And yes I fully understand that it was the Lord who told Moses what to command the Israelites, but know this, what the Lord commanded Moses to tell the Israelites was to the Israelites, not to Christians who are neither Jew nor Greek, and is an entirely different New Creature in Christ under a New Covenant not under the old covenant.
We are Christians are to obey what Jesus commands us Christians to do, Are we then to obey the Apostles as well?
This is clearly saying that, all that the Apostle teach us to do, being inspired by the Holy Ghost, are indeed commandments from Jesus Christ.
Paul confirms this in:
So then we as Christians are to do all that Jesus commands us to do AND also to do all that the Apostles teach us to do NOT what the Lord told Moses to command the Israelites to do.
So all the verses that say “Keep My Commandments” are not referring to the 10 Commandments, which are the words and teachings of men, but are indeed referring to what Jesus and His Apostles commanded us to keep. True Christians are to keep and do what THEY say, if they Love Jesus Christ.
Another verse that people use to teach others that we are to obey parts of the Old Testament is:
Let us point out right now, that these verses in no way say that we are to continue to obey the laws of the Old Testament (that belief, is a misinterpretation of these verses) These verses plainly state that Jesus did not come to destroy the Old Testament, but to fulfill them, to complete them. A contract that is fulfilled means you are no longer obligated to that contract, it is fulfilled.
He goes on to say that the Old Testament will remain until it is completely fulfilled, that is why verse 18 ends with “Till all be fulfilled”
Jesus did not completely fulfill the Old Testament yet, that is why we still have it to this day. There are yet many things yet to be fulfilled by Jesus, concerning the OT (Old Testament). Many OT Scriptures speak of the last days, and what is to come during those last days, and the second coming of Jesus Christ, also many Scriptures concerning the coming evil kingdom that will try to reign over the entire world.
Until all prophesies in the Old Testament are fulfilled by Jesus, we will continue to have the OT present with us, as verse 18 indicates we will have the OT TILL all of it is fulfilled.
These verses do not say or teach that we are to continue to obey the laws, statutes, and ordinances of the OT. Man says it does, but God Word does not say it. Jesus fulfilled the OT laws, statutes, and ordinances and nailed them to the cross. Prophesies concerning Him, are still yet to come, and therefore the OT will remain until all prophesies be fulfilled.
Again, I would like to restate what I said earlier, There are NO New Testament teaching that teaches us Christians to keep any part of the OT laws, which Jesus fulfilled with His death, burial, and resurrection.
The remainder of this Chapter will discuss many Scriptures which are clear, that we do not have to obey any part of the OT.
First lets point out something, what is the law?
So the law was given by Moses, even the 10 Commandments were considered the laws of Moses, because it was Moses who gave them the 10 Commandments, even though God wrote them Himself.
Other verses that refer to the law as being from Moses or by Moses are Joshua 8:32, Ezra 7:6, John 7:23, Acts 13:39, and Acts 28:23, II Kings 18:12, 21:8
So we see that when the New Testament talks about the law it is referring to the laws of Moses, which makes since if you think about it, when the Apostles were writing these epistles (letters) there was only one law that was around at the time and that was the law of Moses (which included the 10 Commandments) So when the Apostles referred to the law it was to the OT that they were referring too.
(This is evident in some New Testament Scriptures such as Mat 12:5 , 22:40 , 23:23 , Luke 10:26 , 16:16 , John 7:19, 23, 8:27, 12:34)
So then before Jesus came and even while He lived, before He was crucified, buried, and resurrected, there was only one law, the law of Moses, which they all tried to live by. Even Jesus Christ, while in the flesh lived by the laws of Moses under the Old Covenant, else there would have been sin found in Him, He obeyed all the customs, statutes, ordinances, and laws of Moses. An example is, He was circumcised on the eighth day of His birth according to the laws of Moses which is the Old Testament.
But after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ there came a change in the law (Heb 7:12) Righteousness came to those prior to Jesus Christ by obedience to the laws of Moses.
But now righteousness comes by Faith in Jesus Christ and not by the obedience of the OT.
So then righteousness does not come by obeying any part of the OT, but by the Faith in Jesus Christ. Paul teaches this in many books of the Bible that he wrote (epistles). Therefore after Christ was resurrected there was a need for a change in the law, not a modification, or an altering of the existing law, but a change, as it is written:
According to Heb 2:17, 3:1, 4:14-15, 5:5-6, 10-11, 6:20 and Heb 9:11 Jesus Christ is our High Priest. Now that we have a new High Priest, there is a need of a change of the law.
Being that Jesus Christ is our new High Priest we are no longer under the laws of Moses, we are no longer under the law.
We are no longer under the law, what law is that? Well the only law that was around at the time Paul wrote this was the laws of Moses.
Now before Jesus came we were kept under the law of Moses to be obedient to them, but once Christ came and was resurrected, Faith and Grace came to us, not by obedience to the OT, but by Jesus Christ.
I have shown earlier in this Chapter that the law is the OT, notice in verse 24 above it says “THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER” In other words the Old Testament WAS (past tense) our schoolmaster, notice also that in verse 25 AFTER Faith came by Jesus Christ we are no longer under a schoolmaster, which is to say, we are no longer under the OT.
Again Scriptures teach we are not obligated to follow any of the OT. To obey them, its laws, statutes, or ordinances.
Speaking of Ordinances, God told the Israelites in the OT to do them, consider:
Since God said this to the Israelites, does that mean we Christians should keep all His Statutes and ordinances as well?
Jesus having abolished in His flesh the enmity even the law of commandments contained in ordinances.
We are justified, not by obeying the OT, we are justified by forgiveness of sin by Jesus Christ.
Think you are justified and righteous because you obey the 10 Commandments, you have fallen away from Grace. Anyone who tries to justify themselves by obeying the law (10 Commandments, statutes, ordinances) has left being justified by the Grace of Christ.
You see, even in the early Church age, man claimed to be believers in Jesus, yet they continually thought they needed to keep the laws of Moses as well. By saying a person has to keep any part of the OT is indeed teaching works of the law, consider:
So then keeping parts of the Old Testament are indeed works of the law. Scriptures teach us that Christians are not under the law, but have liberty, we believe in Faith in Jesus Christ, which Saves us by Grace. To say or teach that we should still obey any part of the Old Testament is teaching us to have works of the law, thereby falling from Grace that Saves us.
A good example of early believers wanting to keep parts of the laws of the Old Testament is:
We have the same problem even today, Believers saying we should keep parts of the OT writings. At this point it would be best for you to read the entire Chapter of Acts 15, then continue.
Can God get any plainer then this? In His inspired by God Scriptures, the Apostle James inspired by the Holy Ghost CLEARLY tells us, that the Apostles NEVER commanded us to keep the laws of the Old Testament. So if Jesus never said “Keep the 10 Commandments” nor any Apostle ever said “Keep the 10 Commandments” why do people today teach “Keep the 10 Commandments”? Now I can understand, if Jews of today teach that, because they did not believe Jesus was the Messiah, and even today have the veil of the Old Testament over them to obey them. But the Apostles NEVER commanded us to keep them.
So then people who say and teach others that they must keep parts of the OT are indeed troubling the people subverting their souls, because, of a truth, Jesus nor any Disciple, nor any Apostle, EVER commanded us Christians to continue to obey any part of the OT, from whence then comes this teaching? This other doctrine, a doctrine that Jesus nor any Apostle ever taught? Not from God!
The veil is the keeping of the OT and to this day the Jews still keep the OT, they still have the veil on, now even they can turn to Jesus Christ and keep His (Jesus) commandments, not that of Moses, then that veil shall be taken away from them.
Up to this point in this Chapter we have discussed many different Scriptures, but we have yet to discuss the most convincing of Scriptures that teach us that we are not obligated to obey any part of the OT laws, statutes, or ordinances and that is the Scriptures that teach about the two different Covenants.
That there are two different Covenants read:
So we clearly see, there are two Covenants, the Old Covenant or the Old Testament and the New Covenant under Jesus Christ, which is the New Testament.
First and foremost, according to the inspired by God Scriptures, what is the covenant that Jesus took away?
Therefore, according to the Scriptures we just read and Scriptures can’t be broken (John 7:23 and 10:35) the first Covenant made from Mount Sinai was the 10 Commandments. Again the last part of verse 28 ... AND HE WROTE UPON THE TABLES THE WORDS OF THE COVENANT, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
This is extremely important to grasp and understand, that the 10 Commandments was the first covenant from Mount Sinai, that God and Israel agreed too.
Israel agreed to obey them and God agreed that if they would obey them, He would give them all the promises that He promised their fathers.
Therefore do not lose sight of the FACT in the following verses yet to come in this Chapter, that the first Covenant or the “old” covenant is referring to the 10 Commandments, being they are the words of the Covenant according to the Word of God in Exodus 34:28
Why was there a need for a new Covenant? A new agreement? A New Testament?
Israelites were expected to keep ALL of the statutes, Ordinances, LAW, and the Commandments for EVERMORE (II King 17:37) However we know they did not keep them for EVERMORE. Therefore is the reason Jesus started a New Covenant with New Statutes, ordinances, laws, and Commandments, which all can be obtained by LOVING ONE ANOTHER.
Jeremiah clearly prophesied that there would one day be a New Covenant, because Israel would brake the old one, they would not keep the agreement that they made with God to keep the 10 Commandments.
Jesus Himself said it also is His parable about the wicked husbandmen that beat and sent away empty the servants trying to collect the fruits of the vineyard, and these wicked husbandmen also killed the Son. Jesus said:
This parable signifies that the Jews originally had the vineyard (Covenant), but it was the Jews that killed the prophets and also killed the Son, therefore because of this, Jesus brings a New Covenant giving the promises of God, and the inheritance to all those who believe in Jesus.
Paul demonstrates this same thing by comparing a woman who is bound by the law to her husband, but if the husband is dead she is free to marry another, consider:
Do you see what Paul is saying here? Even though they were bound by the Old Testament law to obey all of them, because of Jesus the law died, if then the law is dead (not dead, as in it is no longer needed, only dead to the fact we no longer have to obey it) If then the law is dead they are free to abide by another Covenant even that of Jesus Christ.
Now the most convincing verses that teaches us that we are no longer obligated to obey the Old Covenant are the verses that plainly says so.
And the OT will indeed pass away when all of the prophesies in it shall be fulfilled as Jesus said in:
Once all is fulfilled, the OT will indeed pass away as Scriptures says they will. Please do not misunderstand me or this Chapter, I am in no way putting down or destroying the OT or the Ten Commandments. I believe the OT is invaluable to our knowledge of God. A very accurate account of History, very inspirational to almost every situation, it is comforting, and exhorting, wisdom, knowledge, shows the Character of God, pleases my heart to read it, and its testimonies can help a person in everyday life. I am only stating in this Chapter that we as Christians are no longer obligated to obey any of the laws, statutes, or ordinances that Moses gave to the Israelite people to live by under the Old Covenant. But I don’t state this myself, it is what Jesus and His Apostles taught as well.
The problem with this false doctrine for example is, there are people who go around and teach that you MUST give 10% tithe to the Church or you are robbing God. They use the OT verse Malachi 3:8-10 to command us Christians to give 10% tithe to the Church. Failing miserably to inform Christians that the entire Chapter is written to the Israelite people, not for, or too Christians.
Tell me, where does Jesus says 10% tithe? He doesn’t! Then where does His Disciples instruct us Christians to give 10% of our income to the Church? They don’t say any such thing! What about the Apostle Paul, does he say anywhere to give 10% tithe to the Church? NO!
So how is it people today are teaching that a person MUST give 10% tithe to the Church when Jesus, nor any Disciple, nor any Apostle ever gave us such a commandment?
It is because they are believing in a lie that we, as Christians, are still bound to some of the laws, statutes, and ordinances of the OT. Making liberty void, and Grace obsolete.
Now the New Testament teaches us to give as well, However it does not teach 10%, it says:
So then should I obey man which teaches that we must give 10% tithe ( which then makes the giving a Necessity), because that is what the Israelites were commanded to give the tribe of Levi for the Temple upkeep, because they had no inheritance, or believe the Apostle Paul, which teaches to give as we purpose in our hearts and not a set low amount of 10%?
Remember the poor widow who cast into the treasury 2 mites, it was not 10% of what she had, it was all that she had, 100%
And many other such things people try to keep today which Jesus nor the Apostles taught us. It is enough that we obey all that Jesus and His Apostle tell us to obey, then to also obey what Moses says as well.
So then we are to obey all that the New Testament tells us to do, being that we are now under a New Covenant with Jesus Christ.
What then of the 10 Commandments you may ask? Well here is the Truth, we do not have to obey any part of the Old Testament and the Ten Commandments are a part of the OT which is under the Old Covenant. However did you know that most of the 10 Commandments are mentioned in the New Testament, being that they are mentioned, for us to do in the New Testament, it is what Jesus wants us to follow.
IF then the New Testament says thou shalt not kill, we are not to kill, because the New Testament tells us not to kill which testament (Covenant) we are now under, being Christians.
The following verses in the New Testament instruct us Christians to do them:
1st Matthew 4:10
2nd I John 5:21, Acts 17:29
5th Matthew 19:19
6th Romans 13:9
7th Matthew 19:18
8th Romans 13:9
9th Romans 13:9
10th Ephesians 5:5
Being that all these can be found in the New Testament, which Testament we are obligated to follow and obey, we should do them. If you noticed though the fourth Commandment is not restated in the New Testament for us to continue to keep, that is to keep the Sabbath Holy to the Lord. For of a Truth. Jesus, nor any Disciple, nor any Apostle ever instructed us to continue to keep the Sabbath Day Holy to the Lord, which was a commandment given to the Israelites to keep forever, yet they broke that Covenant with God by not obeying Him. Hence the reason we have a New Covenant under Jesus Christ. For more information about Sabbath Keeping, read my Chapter on that topic.
A person can keep all the Ten Commandments perfectly and still not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. I can keep all 10 perfectly and still hate my brother. I can keep all 10 perfectly and not love my neighbor. I can keep all 10 perfectly and hate my enemies. I can keep all 10 perfectly and not help the needy, feed the poor, clothe the naked, or give to those who ask of me.
The Old Covenant was about keeping the law, obedience to all that they were instructed to do, to be obedient. The New Covenant is all about Loving One Another. If you steal something, you do not commit sin because there is a law that says, thou shalt not steal, you commit sin because you failed to love the person you stole from.
My hope is that this Chapter has, by opening up the Scriptures unto you, has revealed to you the Truth concerning this subject which God told me, therefore take no credit for it, but give it to God, who gave this knowledge to me.
Let us not dispute with God, and just believe what the Word of God says. If the Word says it, believe it. Moses himself instructed us to hearken to Jesus.
How is it, I already know many will not believe this Chapter, nor a great percentage of this book, because people would rather change what Scriptures says to fit their own beliefs, then to change their beliefs to fit with what Scriptures says.
Believe what Scriptures plainly teach AND NOT what men interpret them to mean. What Scriptures plainly teach, is a Truth from God. Men’s opinions, assumptions, and their interpretations are all subject to error, corruption, misinterpretation, and the sway of satan.
Again believe what Scriptures say and teach and question all interpretations from men (myself included)
Also, as I have said in other Chapters, I will say in this one as well:
IF WHAT YOU BELIEVE CONTRADICTS
EVEN ONE VERSE IN SCRIPTURES, THEN
WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS WRONG.