reply to post by NOTurTypical
To start off my brother in Christ, I cannot be one who makes people Jewish, since Jews are one Tribe of Israel with Judah and mostly remnants of
Benjamin in the Southern Kingdom. Yahweh's Feast Days are forever. Always to be observed. Not Jewish Feasts, but God's. Also Yahweh made the covenant
with the Israelites even with us today.
Deuteronomy 29:15 "But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this
day"and also with him that is not here with us this day:
If Yahweh never changes, then how can the Law of God which is at least until heaven and earth pass away be abolished? Obviously He makes it clear
the Law is until at least heaven and earth pass away.
Matthew 5:18 "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
Luke 16:17 "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail."
Luke 21:33 "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away."
Deuteronomy 30:19 " I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both you and your seed may live:"
Psalm 119:152 "Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever."
Psalm 119:160 "Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever."
Is God lying in Psalm 119 and Deuteronomy and is the Messiah lying? May it never be. If you take the Messiah's words at face value you will see
He never intended to abolish the Law. He came not to destroy but to fulfill (in greek the word is fully teach or make known wholly) the Law.
Jeremiah 31:31 "Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:"
Jeremiah 31:33 "But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in
their inward parts, and write it in their hearts
; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Jeremiah 31:34 "And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."
As for Acts 15, this is clearly about works salvation. Works of the Law do not save us. Christ is our salvation with the blood of the New
Testament, on top of all the other covenants. Circumcision does not save us, neither keeping His law. These cannot save us. However how do we give
evidence of our salvation? Obedience and not legalistic keeping the Law. Relying on ourselves to save us is impossible. Obeying the Law because we are
following Him, is not the same as trusting in works to save us. We know we are His if we keep His commandments. In other words, keeping score does not
save us. Yet because we have been saved, we must obey His commandments. They were teaching works salvation when it is in fact apart from the Law. If a
man be circumcised and keep not the Law it is of no value. If a man is not, yet strives to keep the Law and it is inward, then it is counted as
circumcision. Then the man can pursue physical application once the heart is ready. The inside must be changed first, or the outward application is
meaningless. I am not legalistic. I am going strictly from Scripture, not traditions of men.
edit on 7-10-2012 by yahushuasaves because: spelling