Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
A perfect law damns an imperfect people and it was designed to show Israel that without God's mercy and grace not just they but all mankind
would be doomed.
Just where in the bible do you read that?
Wait, let me guess.... Paul wrote something on those lines.
This is what the second covenant covers, it covers our failures so it is as if we never failed. Mankind could not be righteous at
Keeping the law has always been equated with righteousness. There are plenty of examples, even in the NT.
Also, when did Jesus ever say the law was done away with?
He never did.... not when he was alive, not when he was crucified and not when he supposedly made appearances after his crucifixion.
The idea that the law is [i
Still not getting who the Law is i see. The Word of God, is the Voice of God, the Voice crying in the Wilderness. The Word of God is also the
scriptures made flesh, the Law made Flesh. Starting to get what Jesus is yet? Yeah he is the Law and he is God and the Bread of Life. So, the Law
(Jesus) is the Bread of life.
In the ceremony of communion we symbolise taking the unleavened wafer or cracker (the Bread of Life) into ourselves. We take the Law (Jesus) into
ourselves and we consume the Word (the Law) and we become one with him. The Law becomes our conscience. The wine during the communion ceremony
symbolises Christ's blood spilled for our sins, it sealed the second covenant where the Law becomes one with us. The Bread of Life is the Law and is
Jesus, he becomes our Law and his ways become our ways and the Memra will be our God and we will be his people and no more shall one say to the other
"know the Lord" for all will know him from the least to the greatest for he will forgive our iniquities.
Israel partakes of the same communion every Passover when they consume the Lamb with the wine, unleavened bread (that symbolises a humble spirit, not
a puffed up spirit) and consuming the bitter herbs symbolises the loss of the lamb they loved like their own pet, for the sake of their own sins. This
is how close Mosaic Judaism is to christianity. We are the fulfillment of the old testament prophecies, like looking into a mirror and seeing your
future self all grown up.
We become one with the Law (Jesus) and Jeremiah's second covenant prophecy becomes fulfilled in us.
31 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not
like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they
broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. 33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those
days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
34 They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the least
of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
Which is also spoken of by... Paul the guy you hate. The law is perfect, but men are not perfect and we cannot be on our own power.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8 Because finding fault with them, He says:
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 9 not according
to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not
continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those
days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 11 None of
them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of
them. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
The fault was found with Israel, who kept falling into idolatry. Look into theior past in the old testament, does a perfect people fall into idolatry?
The answer is no, a perfect people could follow God's laws without the need for a sin offering to cover the screw-ups.
"The only man who makes no mistakes, is the man who never does anything"-Theodore Roosevelt
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