THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
THE BOOK OF THE LAW
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THE LAW OF MOSES---ABOLISHED
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TWO LAWS GIVEN AT MT. SINAI
Does Paul contradict himself concerning the law?
If there was only one law referred to, then he most certainly contradicts himself. Let us compare some quotations from his letters to the churches.
To the Romans 7:12
To the Colossions 2:14
Can the same code of law be holy, just and good and at the same time be against us and contrary to us? No, this is not possible.
In Ephesians 2:15
And in Romans 3:31
Can the same law be abolished by the Messiah and at the same time be established by faith in the Messiah?
The New Testament scriptures show that there were definitely two laws recognized back then -
Romans 3:20 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.
The one is a perfect law by which we are judged :
James 2:10-12 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
A law of liberty
James 1:23-25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
The other was called a yoke of bondage :
Galatians 5:1-5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith the Messiah hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, the Messiah shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. the Messiah is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
Paul does not contradict himself, but recognized that there were two laws given at Mt. Sinai - the one "by Moses" and the other - the perfect law of liberty, the TEN COMMANDMENTS - by GOD. It is a dangerous error to teach that Yahshua abolished the Ten Commandments. Many honest souls have been taught this error. The purpose of this writing is to show that it was the "law of commandments, contained in ordinances" found in the Book of the Law of Moses, and NOT the Ten Commandments, that were abolished by Yahshua.
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