Keep the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday & Rest in Christ
12-30-2008, 10:47 PM (This post was last modified: 12-30-2008 10:55 PM by carl37.)
RE: Keep the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday & Rest in Christ
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Hi Greg, I think we would agree that Jesus had the authority to give new commandments, which He did, when He said things like "it has been said,... but I say unto you"--my paraphrase. We also know that He did in fact change some of the application of the Mosaic law--which we know came down from God. So we know He also had the authority to change it.
This is just my thought on this. I could be wrong. When Yeshua was talking of this in the Sermon on the Mount. He was getting to the heart of the matter. Example:
Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Adultery is sin. However to commit adultery, one must have the inclination to do so by looking and lusting and thinking about committing adultery. That is just as great a sin and really gets to the "heart" of the matter.
Mat 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
Mat 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Again killing is a sin, however getting angry (which one would have to do) is just as great a sin and really gets to the "heart" of the matter.
Which is why in Hebrews it says:
Hbr 8:10 For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Hbr 10:16 This [is] the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Yeshua didn't come to do away with the Torah (Laws) he came to write them upon our hearts and minds. The Torah was written on stone.
The best example I can give is a Stop sign. It is written upon a piece of metal. Why do we stop at one? Because we have it in our mind and heart that it we don't stop at best we can get a ticket, at worst we can kill or be killed. So in reality the stop sign has no jurisdiction on us. It is what we have in our mind and heart that validates it.
Again this is just my opinion.
Or a better way to put it. The stop sign is written on metal and is there to guide us into doing what is right. Just as were the Ten Commandments. However if one doesn't take it to "heart" and believe in our mind then the stop sign is no good, just as the tablets of stone were of no use, Until it is written upon the heart and mind.
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