Is the law of the Old Testament the law of Moses, and thus limited to the Old Testament era? Or could this law be binding throughout every generation, as the Scriptures do say? We are going to look to the Word of God and receive a simple and straight answer from Him.
AND THIS IS THE LAW WHICH MOSES SET BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL… DEUTERONOMY 4:44
AND HE WROTE THERE UPON THE STONES A COPY OF THE LAW OF MOSES, WHICH HE WROTE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. JOSHUA 8:32
REMEMBER YE THE LAW OF MOSES MY SERVANT, WHICH I COMMANDED UNTO HIM IN HOREB FOR ALL ISRAEL, WITH THE STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS. MALACHI 4:4
While the law was delivered to ancient Israel, the Word of God teaches that the nature of His law is perpetual and that we are actually Israel.
NOT AS THOUGH THE WORD OF GOD HATH TAKEN NONE EFFECT. FOR THEY ARE NOT ALL ISRAEL, WHICH ARE OF ISRAEL: NEITHER, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, ARE THEY ALL CHILDREN: BUT, IN ISAAC SHALL THY SEED BE CALLED. THAT IS, THEY WHICH ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FLESH, THESE ARE NOT THE CHILDREN OF GOD: BUT THE CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE ARE COUNTED FOR THE SEED. ROMANS 9:6–8
We cannot compare God’s Law to man’s laws, for man has failed to grasp the true purpose and intent of original Law and modern civil laws have a perverted view. In society, obedience is something you render or else you have by default committed crime against and have broken the law. However, in the providence of the loving Father of all the sons and daughters who have been adopted into His Name by the merits of His begotten Son, obedience, love, and the law are all part of the precious gift of the key to unlock salvation and righteousness by faith.
I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST YOU, THAT I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING: THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, THAT BOTH THOU AND THY SEED MAY LIVE: THAT THOU MAYEST LOVE THE LORD THY GOD, AND THAT THOU MAYEST OBEY HIS VOICE, AND THAT THOU MAYEST CLEAVE UNTO HIM: FOR HE IS THY LIFE, AND THE LENGTH OF THY DAYS: THAT THOU MAYEST DWELL IN THE LAND WHICH THE LORD SWARE UNTO THY FATHERS, TO ABRAHAM, TO ISAAC, AND TO JACOB, TO GIVE THEM. DEUTERONOMY 30:19-20
JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, YE DO ERR, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES, NOR THE POWER OF GOD. MATTHEW 22:29
Can He say this to us?
This is a brief study on what the Bible teaches about the world that we live in; for an in-depth study, I encourage you to go on yourself from here and study to show yourself approved before God, with openness of mind and willingness of heart. Although this topic in and of itself may not have any great weight in the plan of salvation between God and His Son for humanity, the process of becoming one in our minds with every word, concept, and teaching that proceeds from the mouth of God is crucial to coming out of this world in our hearts and becoming new creations in God our Father.
In an effort to avoid the added tension of opinions and current worldly science, we are going to put both away and look only at the Word of God alone. But aren’t the Bible and science supposed to go hand in hand, since the Bible is truth? Yes, but note that it is only true science which corresponds with the Word of God, and do not forget that the worldly science which we are taught today also teaches us Evolution in an effort to discredit the Bible and Creation. Remember that true science and worldly science are two very different things.
Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, …Where is the God of judgment? Malachi 2:17
Yahweh. His name implies His character, and as multifaceted and far-reaching as He is, our Father has revealed Himself to us in all the perfection and simplicity of His truth. In His Word, He has made manifest to our hearts and minds the things of Him, that we may be the favored partakers of such God-likeness in our own characters once His Word is found hidden in our hearts. (John 10:34; Psalm 82:6; Colossians 1:12)