GOOD TEACHING: PART 1 & 2 ON THE “LAW” AND ARE WE TO KEEP IT! (Jonathan Silver)

GOOD TEACHING: PART 1 & 2 ON THE “LAW” AND ARE WE TO KEEP IT! (Jonathan Silver)

This article and this series in general isn’t for everyone.  We’re fully aware of that.  In fact, it’s not intended for most of our readers.

It’s only intended for those who have a love for truth, and are diligently seeking it.   If that doesn’t describe you, you’re going to think our first discussion below is crazy, insane, meaningless babbling.   That’s perfectly fine, feel free to check out Jim Willie’s Latest Hat Trick Letter, this week’s Metals and Markets Gold and Silver Discussion with Eric Dubin, or Jim Sinclair’s latest warning on the $1 Quadrillion CDS derivatives bubble.

For those of us who wish to join us in our quest to discover all forms of TRUTH, read on…

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You shall know the Truth, and The Truth shall set you free…

TRUTH.  What is truth exactly, and why are we wasting time and article space on a topic (seemingly) completely unrelated to finance or gold and silver?

Well frankly, because we’re interested in it passionate about searching it out and discovering it.   We’re simply documenting our thoughts and lessons learned on this journey to discover Truth.

As Neo discovers in The Matrix, once your eyes are opened to Truth, you can’t unsee it.  You may have lived your entire life completely oblivious to reality, but once your eyes are opened and the ignorance ends, there’s no going back…

So lets get started.  What is Truth? 

According to Psalm 119:142, the definition of Truth is our Creator Yahweh’s Law:
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.

Psalm 119:160 concurs:
The sum of Your word is Truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

In John 14:6, Jesus (or Yahshua – literally Yahweh Is Salvation in Hebrew) informs His followers that HE is Truth:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the Truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

So what do we have here so far?  Yahweh’s Law is Truth.  Yahweh’s Word is Truth.  Jesus (Yahshua) is Truth.  So which is it?  Is Truth Yahweh’s Law, His Word, or Jesus?   Yes.

Let’s dig deeper…

John 1:1:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.  The same was in the beginning with Elohim. Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind….  1:14:
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and Truth.

 

Now most (ourselves included) have been taught our whole lives that Jesus abolished the law when He died on the tree.  We’re now under grace, the law has been done away with, the yoke of bondage has been broken, etc, etc, etc. 

However , after removing our confirmation bias, the simple word definition exercise we conducted above demonstrates this cannot possibly be correct. 

Yahweh’s Law is Truth.  The Word of Yahweh is Truth.  The Word became flesh as Jesus.  Jesus is THE Truth.  Hence Yahweh’s Law = The Word of Yahweh = Truth = The Word Made Flesh = Jesus. 

If the above is in fact the case, we should expect that Yahshua (Jesus) would not have claimed that The Law would be replaced with Grace, but would have upheld The Law, and instead, taught that Grace is simply extended by the Father to those who have broken the Law, but have returned to God with a repentant heart through the shed blood of Jesus. 

In the Gospels, we find that He did just that.

Matthew 5:17,18,19:
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law of Moses or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments
(law of Moses), and teach others to do so, will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever will do and teach them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus then goes on to expand (literally to fulfill or fill up) upon the Law of Moses, teaching that God looks upon the heart, and not merely man’s actions:

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’  But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the fire of hell…

“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’  But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

 

In Matthew 7, Jesus warned that those who live without The Law will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven – even those who believed in Jesus and did miracles in His name:

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

That word lawlessness is the Greek word anomia (Strong’s G458), which the definition is: The condition of being without the Mosaic Law

So rather than teaching that The Law would be done away with after His death and resurrection, The Word Made Flesh expanded upon the Law of Moses and taught us that Yahweh looks upon our heart, and not just our actions.

John informs his readers that there must be balance, our Creator is looking for those who would worship Him in Spirit AND in Truth (not one or the other, but BOTH Spirit and Truth):
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. -John 4:24
John expounds further in 1 John 2-6 that the evidence (Proof) that we have come to know Jesus (Yahshua) is that we obey His Law:

 

This is How we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.  Whoever says “I know Him” but does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the Truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

 

Remember that Jesus= The Word of God= Truth= God’s Law.   Thus, according to verse 4, if we do not keep His commandments – His Law – we do not have Jesus Himself- The Truth – in us.

John continues in Chapter 3:

 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning
(continually breaking the Law of Moses); no one who keeps on sinning has either seen Him or known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as He is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s[b] seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

 

In Revelation, John advises that during the Great Tribulation, those who Satan makes war with (and the only ones who do NOT receive the Mark of the Beast) are those who KEEP the commandments of God, AND believe in Jesus  (i.e.  those who worship the Father in Spirit AND in Truth): 

Rev 12:17  Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

Rev 14:9-12
And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.  And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God AND their faith in Jesus.

In Conclusion, in Part 1 we’ve examined what Truth is, and how important it is to follow Truth and live by it. 

In Part 2, we’ll examine how The Adversary has tried to convince God’s people that He didn’t really mean what He said…

https://www.silverdoctors.com/headlines/world-news/golden-nuggets-of-truth-the-day-the-truth-died/

and here is one more: https://www.silverdoctors.com/headlines/world-news/golden-nuggets-of-truth-who-changed-the-sabbath-to-sunday/

 

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9 Replies to “GOOD TEACHING: PART 1 & 2 ON THE “LAW” AND ARE WE TO KEEP IT! (Jonathan Silver)”

  1. Let’s remember that if one is attempting to follow the letter of the law but not the spirit, that it is the same as walking around saying that they do not murder, but yet hate their brother. Or they do not steal, but yet they covet their neighbor’s belongings.

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  2. I don’t mean to pick on anyone here, but this Hebrew Roots movement is treading in very dangerous waters. Please allow me to explain from the Scriptures.

    The Hebrew Roots movement believes that Christians – followers of Jesus Christ, or Yeshua HaMashiach for those who prefer Hebrew – are required to keep the law of Moses. In support of this, they cite what Jesus said in Matthew 5:

    “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” – Matthew 5:17-18, NASB

    Did Jesus mean to say here that his followers must keep the law of Moses? That’s a possible interpretation if you look at the passage in isolation and don’t with clarify it with other Scriptures speaking to the same issue. But there are many other passages in the Bible that fully contradict the Hebrew Roots interpretation. Moreover, the only way to understand any given verse is to read it in context of the whole Bible. This is how we receive the whole counsel of God. Scripture interprets itself and all Scripture is the inspired words of God, not just the quotes of Jesus. Otherwise we risk misinterpretation and falling into error and deception.

    So let’s examine other Scriptures that address the law.

    In Acts 15 we read about a dispute in the early church where some Jews were teaching Gentile believers in Antioch that they must be circumcised to be saved. Circumcision was required of all males by the law of Moses. The Apostle Paul and Barnabas opposed this teaching and the matter was escalated to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. Some of the believers who were Pharisees stood up and said:

    “It is necessary to circumcise them and to command them to keep the law of Moses!” – Acts 15:5, Holman

    After assembling and considering the matter, the apostles and elders decided circumcision was NOT necessary and wrote to the believers in Antioch:

    “For it was the Holy Spirit’s decision—and ours—to put no greater burden on you than these necessary things: that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. You will do well if you keep yourselves from these things.” – Acts 15:28-29, Holman

    Here the apostles of the early church clearly affirmed that believers are not under the law of Moses. Abstaining from blood – and by extension strangled animals because that method of killing does not drain blood from the carcass – was a command given by God to Noah and all mankind after the flood when God started to allow animals to be eaten. That was about 800 years before the law of Moses was established. Idolatry is an offense to our Creator and sexual immorality pollutes our bodies and souls. None of these four requirements put Christians under the law.

    Why then was the law introduced? Did it serve a purpose? Yes, and still does! The Apostle Paul explained in Romans:

    “Now we know that whatsoever things the law says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” – Romans 3:19-20, King James 2000

    The purpose of the law is guilt, condemnation and judgment. It sets a moral standard by which we all fail, proving that we are indeed sinners. The law is a death sentence:

    “Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. The commandment that was meant for life resulted in death for me.” – Romans 7:9-10, Holman

    The only person who ever kept the law perfectly and was declared righteous before God is Jesus Christ. That is why Jesus said in Matthew 5 that He came to fulfill the law. He was the only One who ever did! Furthermore, Jesus’ righteousness is the only righteousness we can ever hope to have:

    “But now, apart from the law, God’s righteousness has been revealed—attested by the Law and the Prophets—that is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe.” – Romans 3:21-22, Holman

    Did the Apostle Paul abolish the law then? No, he upheld the law, just like Jesus:

    “Do we then cancel the law through faith? Absolutely not! On the contrary, we uphold the law.” – Romans 3:31

    The law exists to produce guilt and condemnation. That is why both Jesus in Matthew 5 and the Paul in Romans said they upheld the law. Therefore, once a person is convicted of sin by the law, he can turn to Jesus and find forgiveness by faith:

    “Therefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.” – Galatians 3:24-25, King James 2000

    Then you might ask, how do we live righteously, if not by the law? The answer is by faith in Jesus Christ, as it states above in Romans 3:22. The Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, dwells in us, leading and empowering us to walk in God’s righteousness:

    “I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh… But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.” – Galatians 5:16,18, Holman

    The Holy Spirit is a Person, God’s Presence in us. Just as God’s Presence used to dwell in the temple in Jerusalem, now He dwells in our bodies. By contrast, the law is text, a written code. It does not dwell in us. We listen to and follow a Person. The Spirit will convict us and show us how to walk righteously, if we trust and obey Him. He will use Scriptures to enlighten us, perhaps even elements of the law, but we do not follow the law. We follow God’s Spirit in us.

    How do we know if it is God’s Spirit? By the fruit it produces:

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.” – Galatians 5:22-23, Holman

    In contrast, the works of the fleshly and the world bring:

    “sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” – Galatians 5:19-21, Holman

    You see, God wants our character and values to reflect His. That is what He is growing in us. He is not telling us to obsess over a slew of rules and regulations.

    Furthermore, the Apostle Paul wrote Galatians to a church that initially received the pure gospel of Jesus Christ, but was being influenced by false teachers to turn to the law of Moses.

    “O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been openly set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?” – Galatians 3:1-3, King James 2000

    The Galatians thought they had to observe Hebrew feasts and holidays:

    “Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again? You observe special days, months, seasons, and years. I am fearful for you, that perhaps my labor for you has been wasted.” – Galatians 4:9-11, Holman

    They thought they had to be circumcised:

    “Take note! I, Paul, tell you that if you get yourselves circumcised, Christ will not benefit you at all… I wish those who are disturbing you might also get themselves castrated!” – Galatians 5:2,12, Holman

    It is clear Paul was very concerned that the Galatians were falling away from Jesus Christ to embrace the law. This cuts to the heart of the Hebrew Roots movement. It is a false gospel that drives people away from salvation in Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach). Those who embrace the law cease to follow God’s Spirit and instead pursue the law by works of the flesh. They either become self-righteous and arrogant, like the Pharisees, or they fall under crippling guilt and condemnation.

    The Hebrew Roots movement is a part of the great falling away that Paul prophesied would happen at the end of this age:

    “For that day [the Day of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy [falling away] comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Holman

    I can also say from experience that there is a powerful religious spirit driving this movement and keeping people in bondage. To those who have embraced the Hebrew Roots doctrine, I urge you to repent because your salvation is in jeopardy and time is almost up.

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    1. Greetings Mike,
      I hope all is well. Let me first start by stating that the law and the prophets properly understood == love. That is to love God and to love your neighbor. In Matthew 5 Jesus states that he did not come to abolish the law and the prophets, he did not come to abolish, but to fill full (fulfil). Now what does that mean? The context in the entire teaching from Matthew 5 through 7 gives you the understanding. He was fully teaching the law and prophets. Jesus himself gave examples, so I will use his. If a person hates someone, it is the same as murder. But an atheist could go their whole life not ever murdering, stealing, etc. But it is not about the letter of the law, but rather the spirit.

      Let me give an example that many do not think about:
      Deut 22:8 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

      How many people build battlements or railing on the roof of their new house? What is the purpose of this commandment? In this case, God actually tells us in the command. To not bring blood, injury, or death in your house. The purpose of the command is for safety which = love for your neighbor. Would you build a new deck on your house with no railing? of course not! Because of love and concern for those that would be on the deck. Would you build a house and not cover the electrical outlets with face plates and so on? Of course not, because someone might touch it and injure themselves. I think you get the picture. You see God’s commandments are about love. Some are how to love him and some are for how to love your neighbor.

      Here is one that Paul brings up. Is it lawful to muzzle the ox while it treads out the corn? Hmmm? You see Paul shows us that the principle in this simple command is deeper than meets the eye. When we muzzle the mouth of those who minister in the gospel of Christ, we actually break this commandment. Something for us all to consider. Notice that Paul mentions this command twice and the audience was an assembly that was predominately Gentiles (Corinth) and in his letter to Timothy (presumably mostly Gentiles in that fellowship as well). If Paul really thought so little of the law, why in the world would he ever appeal to it for instruction? Think about this for a little while. Read what Paul wrote:

      1 Cor 9:9 For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn.” Doth God take care for oxen,
      1 Tim 5:18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

      Paul in his letter to the Corinthians states “IT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES”. Paul is making an appeal to the law and showing us that the application is actually deeper than what appears on the surface.
      Notice additionally that when writing to Timothy, Paul simply states “THE SCRIPTURE SAITH”.

      So if we are no longer to follow the law, then why is Paul appealing to it? As a matter of fact, Paul states this as well:

      2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

      Scripture or the Law (Paul uses these terms interchangeably as seen above) are good for instruction in righteousness.

      Here again Paul makes reference to the law:
      1 Cor 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

      Does God take care for oxen or for battlements and railings? Or saith he it altogether for our sakes?

      Let me ask you this question: If you had a farm and no tractor, but you had some oxen. Would it be lawful for you to muzzle your oxen while they treaded out the corn on your farm? Would God hold you accountable for how you treated your oxen? Here is another question: If you owned a company and did not allow your workers to eat or drink while they worked, would you be breaking this commandment? If you obeyed the command (the letter of the command) and did not muzzle your oxen, but refused to allow workers to eat and drink while they worked (spirit of the command), you are still breaking the same commandment.

      I will close by saying this in agreement with Paul:
      Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

      Do you confess the same?

      Shalom,
      Matthew

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  3. Hello Matthew,

    Yes, I confess the same. And yes, the principles of the law inform our morality and choices. I said so in my comment.

    But we are not under the law if we are led by the Holy Spirit — if we are in Christ. We follow a Person, not a written code, because the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life!

    Matthew, do you teach that God requires Christians to be circumcised, keep kosher and celebrate Hebrew feasts? If you say these things are optional, then I have no issue. If you say they are required, then my comment above is for you.

    Blessings,

    Mike

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    1. Greetings Mike,
      Circumcision is not required for salvation, nor is one required to be circumcised after salvation. Christ is our bloody husband and we are joined to him.

      Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

      Can we put to rest the topic of circumcision? Now, let us move on…

      Was Noah under the law of Moses? How did he know what was clean and not clean? Of course he was not under the law of Moses! Yet he knew the difference between unclean flesh and clean flesh because he had a relationship with God. Was the man made for food? or the food for man? God’s instruction for what to eat is for your benefit.

      Does eating clean food kill you? Or does eating unclean flesh shorten your life and cause more illness and kill you? You want to say that the letter kills, yet studies clearly show that eating pork causes more illness than eating beef (unclean vs clean flesh). If one cannot discern what is physically unclean food, how will they understand what is spiritually unclean? If I tell you of earthly things and you do not understand, how will you understand if I tell you of spiritual things?

      In regard to Noah, Leviticus, and Acts… Do not eat/drink blood, do not eat flesh offered to idols, do not eat flesh of strangled animals, and no fornication. What is common to all these commands? On the surface, it might seem as though there is nothing in common, but they are all sins done against the body/temple. What you eat enters the body/temple, and fornication joins the body/temple. If we are no longer under the “law of Moses”, then who cares if we drink blood? Who cares if we eat flesh that was strangled? Certainly whether one offers the flesh to an idol should be meaningless as we know idols are dead and no god at all.

      I would like to address the statement James made in Acts, that if the Gentiles do these four things (I listed them above), they will do well. What is missing from that list? What about avoiding lying? What about avoiding murder? What about avoiding stealing? Are you saying that Gentiles ONLY need to do those 4 things listed by James? If you seriously believe this, then we should end this conversation now because it will go no where. So we can conclude that the list of 4 things (mentioned by James) is simply a starting point. So James just picked three things related to what we eat from Leviticus. Since these laws came from Leviticus (i.e. Moses), do you obey them and teach others to obey them? Or do you say, I am not under the law of Moses and therefore I can drink blood and eat strangled flesh, and flesh offered to idols? This is a sincere question and I would like a sincere response.

      Shalom,
      Matthew

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      1. Mike,
        I would like to add another thing to this discussion. Let us consider what Jesus said:

        Matthew 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
        Mark 7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

        Then why is James and the Holy Spirit telling Gentiles to be concerned about what they put in their mouth? Was James and the Holy Spirit wrong?

        Shalom,
        Matthew

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      2. Hi Matthew,

        I can see you are intelligent and well-read in the Scriptures. You know enough to know that one can go round-and-round the mulberry bush on these issues.

        I used to be trapped in legalism for a long time – not the Hebrew Roots, law-of-Moses variety, but my own form. It nearly wrecked my faith. The provision Jesus gave us to walk with Him and to walk in righteousness is the Holy Spirit. The Spirit comes first. The Spirit leads us into all truth. The Spirit tells us what to do and what not to do, if we learn to hear and trust his voice. It’s not our carnal minds trying to noodle it out with the law. That’s the old way and it failed and produced condemnation. We have trust the Spirit. We study the Scriptures, including the Torah, because it’s God’s word. However, it is the Spirit who enlightens our minds and shows us the way. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” We trust the Person first, not the letters on the page. In John 5, Jesus scolded the Pharisees because they studied the Scriptures diligently and thought that they have eternal life in them, but the Scriptures testify about Jesus and they refused to come to Him to have life.

        In the story of Acts 15, don’t you see that the Hebrew Roots movement are one and the same as the party of the Pharisees in verse 15 who stood up and said: “It is necessary to circumcise them and to command them to keep the law of Moses!” Okay, you say no to circumcision, but you are still pushing for the law. While it was the Apostle James who responded, all the apostles in Jerusalem were involved in the decision. That would imply Peter and John too. They emphatically decided that believers in Christ are NOT under the law of Moses. The Pharisees were wrong. This was the teaching of the of the early Christian church. I’m not sure why the apostles gave those four particular requirements. They seem arbitrary to me, but must have been addressing some issues they believed important to highlight. The prohibition against drinking blood, and by extension eating strangled animals because the blood coagulates in the carcass, goes back to what God commanded Noah and all mankind after the flood. That precedes the law, which may be why it was called out. Of course, those four requirements are not the sum total of what it is to walk with God. Again, we have the Spirit to lead us.

        If we are not trusting the provision Jesus Christ gave us to walk with God, then are we really trusting Christ?

        Regarding food and health, I personally avoid pork and rarely eat it (once or twice a year) because it is unhealthy. But so are GMO foods, canola oil, high-fructose corn syrup and vaccines, which I avoid for the same reason. I have never heard God’s Spirit tell me not to eat pork. I do it for common sense health reasons, though I can appreciate why it was forbidden under the law.

        I hope this helps.

        Blessings,

        Mike

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