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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Mryhh
Your conduct on these boards over the last number of weeks disqualifies you from criticising other people as fraudulent.
I refer you to the proverb "the pot calling the kettle black".
If you have any serious on-topic observations, they will be taken seriously.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Maigret
The way I would put it is that Paul's argument is directed against relying on the Law of Moses, depending upon it as a means of access to God.
It is not against obedience to at least the basic principles of God's laws. What we are released from is "the written code", the detailed provisions outlined by Moses.
originally posted by: Maigret
Yes, I agree in the sense that it needs to be determined what 'law/s' the various verses are referring to. Moses received the Ten Commandments and these are vital as a 'means of access to God'.
If we believe what he says to be of God then what is being taught is we need not argue about one day being better than another day. Though God rested on the Sabbath from his own work (Gen 2:2) and then later gave a similar command to Israel (Lev 23:3) as a matter of fact other than in Genesis 2 and then starting in Exodus 16 we see the Sabbath being connected to Israel. The body of Christ was not given any such command. But let each man be fully persuaded in his own mind If one wants to keep the Sabbath then they can, if they don't they can, if they keep a Monday they can or keep all the days as Holy they can. It is not to be any longer a means of contention in the Body.
Rom 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
Col 2:16 ¶ Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Eph 2:11 ¶ Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 ¶ For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.