im only going to half quote some of the scriptures because as it is, my reply is going to end up being several posts long.
Originally posted by justamomma
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness.....
This directly contradicts what Ezekiel said:
Ezek 36:26-28 .....And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes(laws), and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Now, I am sure the argument will be that “the end of the law” means that he is the “sum” of the law, as I have heard, but yet Jesus (as we are
told of him in the Bible) shows that this in not what is meant.
the question would be, the end of WHICH law. the mosaic law had three separate ¨facets¨
the moral facet is eternal. yes, jesus fulfilled the law, but murder is still wrong. stealing is still wrong etc etc. (this is likely what ezekial is
there is judicial law. these laws governed isreal as a nation. helped to control things like business transactions, slavery, inheritance. in a way,
these laws dont apply to christians because we are not a literal nation. however, these laws can serve as principles for situations that we
there is ceremonial law. this in particular was done away with, since it was symbolic of the messiah and what he would do. jesus did infact ¨end¨ or
fulfill this law. why would christians continue to prepare sacrifices when sacrifices were no longer needed. (this is likely what paul is referring
paul is not contradicting ezekial, they are just talking about separate things.
Exodus 31: 13-14, 16 .... Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; ...... every one
that defileth it shall surely be put to death:.......Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their
generations, for a perpetual covenant.
Leviticus 19: 30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. (note… the LORD *is* G-d).
OVER and OVER G-d continues to reinforce HOW important it is for Israel to REMEMBER this Holy day…… it was a day set aside as a sign between
Israel and G-d. And yet:
After Jesus healed the man on the Sabbath, here is what he says…
John 5: 15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. 16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought
to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. 17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
This is in DIRECT contradiction to what G-d laid out for Israel. How cruel is that to lay out that Israel must be observant of the Sabbath day over
and over, (punishable BY death for non compliance), turn around and send a man who not only thumbs his nose at this ordinance but also says that now
the Father is thumbing his nose at it (though G-d had NOT said that he had changed His mind on this command) and expect all to believe this man who is
contradicting what they had been told or they would be eternally damned! It makes NO sense and it is a farce. If it is NOT a farce, then there is
REASON to be afraid because there is a game being played with man. It also goes to show you that Paul really MEANT “Christ is the end of the law for
ok i understand your reasoning, but you have one important component missing. jesus didnt break the sabbath. i say that in that jesus didnt break
GOD´s sabbath, he was breaking the pharisee´s sabbath
matt 23: Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their
the pharisee´s ¨traditions¨ were burdensome to the people, the lacked the spirit of the law. his arguement with the pharisees pointed out that
charity or cases of necessity DID allow for the bending of the sabbath
matt 12: But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but
only for the priests?
 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
matthew 12: For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:
 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might
 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not
lay hold on it, and lift it out?
 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
healing a man was not forbidden by the sabbath. so how is it that jesus didnt keep god´s laws?
Now, we see that Paul will elevate the status of a man that doesn’t keep the commandments of G-d; let’s look at how he viewed those who DID
keep the commands of G-d.
Rom 10:1-2 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of
God, but not according to knowledge.
(side note: Prov 2:6 says For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. And Psa 119:66 says Teach me good judgment
and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. Hmmm)
paul was telling them that they were missing the point. the people stopped thinking and learning for themselves, they were putting faith in the
scribes and pharisees that were loading burdens on them. even solomon (who you quoted) ¨missed¨ the point when he started marrying foreign wives and
they started to introduce him to pagan practices. eventually he fell from god´s approval.