Thursday, August 30, 2012

The OT Law & The 10 Commandments - How do they effect us now?

So as we've learned in the book of Romans so far, the grace bestowed upon us by the death of Christ saves us from the deeds of the OT law, also known as the Torah. 

The Law of the Bible include Natural Law (NT), the Law of Eden (OT), The Law of the Patriarchs (OT), The Law of Moses Given to Isreal (OT), Human Law as Prescribed by Man (NT), The Law of Christ (NT), and The Law of the Kingdom (NT).

The types of things from the Old Law we have been saved from  by Christ are the following:

1. When to Stone your Children - there were specific instructions in the OT to stone children when they were stubborn and rebellious (Deuteronomy 21:18).

2. When to Marry Your Sister-In-Law - if the husband dies, the brother is to marry the wife of the deceased brother.  (Deuteronomy 25:5).

3. When to Stone your Entire Family (Deuteronomy 13:6-8).

4. If a Girl is Raped She must be Stoned with her Rapist (Deuteronomy 22:23).

5. How Long to Hang Somebody (Deuteronomy 21:22).

And this list goes on and on, and on - there are 613 commandments in the Mosaic Law ... for a complete list of these OT Laws, click here.

The Mosaic Laws were given to Israel to govern their life as a nation in order to experience God’s blessing under the Abrahamic covenant. A system of rules may be tailored for different times, groups of people, or purposes.

The original 10 Commandments also appear in the New Testament, so they are still considered to be upheld under Christ.

Ten Commandments in the Old Testament Ten Commandments in the New Testament
1. “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 1. “You shall worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:10
2. “You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: You shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my Commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6 2. “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10:14
3. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” Exodus 20:7 3. “That the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.” 1 Timothy 6:1
4. “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labour, and do all your work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20:8-11 4. “For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day as follows: On the seventh day God rested from all his works, There remains, therefore, a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who enters God's rest has himself rested from his own works, just as God did from his.” ISV Hebrews 4:4, 9-10. See solid New Testament basis for Sabbath Keeping below.
5. “Honour your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God giveth you.” Exodus 20:12 5. “Honour your father and your mother.” Matthew 19:19
6. “You shall not kill.” Exodus 20:13 6. “You shall not kill.” Romans 13:9
7. “You shall not commit adultery.” Exodus 20:14 7. “You shall not commit adultery.” Matthew 19:18
8. “You shall not steal.” Exodus 20:15 8. “You shall not steal.” Romans 13:9
9. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.” Exodus 20:16 9. “You shall not bear false witness.” Romans 13:9
10. “You shall not covet your neighbour's house, you shall not covet your neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbour's.” Exodus 20:17 10. “You shall not covet.” Romans 7:7


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