Questions For Those Who Think the Law of God is Abolished

For those who think that the Law of God was “nailed to the cross”, please answer the following questions:

1. Did God say over and over and over again that his law was forever? (Exodus 31:16; Exodus 12:14; Exodus 12:17; Exodus 12:24; Exodus 31:17; Leviticus 16:29; Leviticus 16:31; Leviticus 23:21; Leviticus 23:31; 2 Chronicles 2:4; Psalm 119:159-160; Deuteronomy 5:29; Deuteronomy 11:1; Leviticus 10:15; Deuteronomy 28:15-46; Exodus 27:21; Exodus 28:43; Exodus 29:28; Exodus 30:21; Exodus 31:16; Leviticus 24:8 and so on)

2. Did Jesus follow the law and didn't He live his life as an example to us? (1 Peter 2:21)

3. Why was Jesus preaching/teaching/and instructing people to follow the mosaic law while he was on earth?

See: Jesus instructed from the Law and Was Jesus For or Against the Law

4. Why will we be keeping the feast of tabernacles in Jerusalem after Jesus returns to earth? (Did Jesus abolish this law only to have it reinstated?) [Zechariah 14:16] Does it make since for God to make a law, and then abolish it, then to reinstate it later on?

Many people will give an answer like this: “This can not be literal because how can you fit millions or billions of people into one city.” Those who say this do not know the scripture. The dimensions of the New Jerusalem during the Millennium will be almost 2 million square miles!

Revelation 21:1-2, 15-16
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband…. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

12,000 furlongs is approximately 1380 miles. 1380 miles times 1380 miles is equal to 1.90 million square miles.

5. Why will God kill people who eat pork after Jesus returns? [Isaiah 66:17]

6. Why will we be keeping the Sabbath after Jesus returns? [Isaiah 66:23]

7. Why did Paul go to the temple to make offerings to God even after Jesus’ resurrection? [Acts 21:26] (Doesn't the scriptures tell us that he went into the temple to prove to everyone that he was not teaching against the law?)

8. Why did Paul have to go to a feast if the law was abolished?

Acts 18:21
“I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem”

9. What is the shadow of the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles, and when were they (or when will they be) fulfilled and by whom?

Jesus has not fulfilled the whole law yet. He will do that when he comes back. Jesus has fulfilled the Spring Feasts, Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of First Fruits, Pentecost, which foreshadowed Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and the pouring of the Holy Spirit. (I Corinthians 5:7-8; I Corinthians 15:23; Acts 2:36 and many more). The Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles, foreshadows the resurrection of the dead, Judgment day, and the minimum reign with Christ. These are a part of the law that will be fulfilled when Christ returns. Therefore, not on jot or one tittle has passed from the law. (Also, heaven and earth are not passed yet.)

10. Is marrying one's sibling a sin? If so, how do you conclude that it is?

One might rightfully hang that law on "love thy neighbor, but with some thought, one can show every law God set up hangs on "loving your neighbor" and/or "love Yahweh". See: All of the Law Hangs on the Two Great Commandments

11. What was the purpose of the law? (I heard from many that the purpose of the law was just so we would fail to keep it and therefore need a savior, but I do not buy that) (Hint: see The Purpose of God's Law)

12. Didn't Jesus tell us that ALL the law of God hangs on the two great commandments?

Matthew 22:35-40
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Yahushua said unto him, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Jesus did not make up 2 new commandments here, He quoted straight from the Law (Torah). “Love Yahweh...” is quoted from Deuteronomy 6:5 and “love thy neighbour..” was quoted from Leviticus 19:18.

What do you think was going on in the mind of these “law observant Jews” at the time Jesus said this? Do you think it was, “Yippee, all the law is destroyed except those two commandments”? Or, knowing the law better than most of us today, they thought, “ know… he is right! All the law does hang on those two commandments”?

13. Why would God want to repeal a single one of his laws since every single one them hang on “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." and “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”?

14. Matthew 5:19 states: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Now, we know that when Jesus says "least commandments" he can not be referring to what he called the "greatest commandments" which is "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." and "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." So, what are the least commandments?

15. Deuteronomy 8:3 states: "man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD."

Since this is from the Torah, is this not talking about the Mosaic Law? When Jesus quoted this verse, wouldn't he be using the same meaning?

16. Jesus walked with his disciples for 40 days after he was resurrected (Acts 1:3). Wouldn't the topic of the law being abolished come up at least once? If the law was abolished I could easily picture Jesus saying something like... ."Oh yeah, I abolished that law, lets go eat some dogs." or, since he was resurrected during the feast of unleavened bread he might say something like this, "hey guys, we do not need to eat unleavened bread during this time any more because I abolished the law!" How do I know that Jesus did not say anything like this? Because Peter was still keeping the unclean meats law after Jesus ascended into heaven and the disciples were in a debate on whether or not the Gentiles should be circumcised (there would be no debate if Jesus would have mentioned that the law was abolished). So the question is why didn't Jesus mention that he abolished the law during the 40 days after his resurrection?

17. "Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always." Didn't God say to keep his commandments always?(Also see Deuteronomy 7:9 Leviticus 3:17)

18. The following verses is about the Great Tribulation:

Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. [Isaiah 24:1-6]

The questions are:

a. Why is the earth defiled? (Hint: read the whole sentence with the bold words in it)

b. What is this “everlasting covenant” and how are we going to break it?

19. I have noticed that just about the whole "Old" Testament talks about how good the law is, or how it would make you wise, or that you get understanding, or good health, or protection of God (Leviticus 26) by practicing the law. Is that no longer the case? Why do Christian churches even have the old testament with their bible if they can not use it for "doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"? Doesn't 2 Timothy 3:16 state that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"? Or am I misinterpreting that too?

20. Matthew 5:17-19 states: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Also, Mark 16:17 states: And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Now, I see heaven and I see earth. I will go out on a limb here and say they have not “passed away”. So, by looking at what Jesus said, that would mean the law has not passed away. Many will say, “Oh, but everything has been fulfilled”. To them I ask, “Are all prophecies in the Bible come to past?” And isn’t the Sabbaths (including the high Sabbaths) a “shadow of things to come”? If so what is the shadow of the Feast of Trumpets, or the Day of Atonement, or the seventh day Sabbath (and who will fulfill these shadows)?

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