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Has the Law Been Done Away With?

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INTRODUCTION:

The purpose of this page is to collect Scripture evidence relative to the question, "Has the law been done away with since the Messiah came?"

A commonly heard statement in the Christian community is that the law has been fulfilled and therefore done away with or no longer applicable.  In the references below, I will try to dispel that notion.

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:

15 'One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.'  (KJV)

Verse 15 states that ordinance is for ever.

16 'One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.'  (KJV)

Verse 16 states that the law is for Hebrews and strangers.  This would seem to indicate that the law is for everyone and for ever.

16 "The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. "  (KJV)

Jesus was simply stating a fact, that the Old Testament scriptures alone were preached until the coming of John the Baptist. They were the only writings and information that they had. The New Testament had not been written yet. Now they would also have the good news of the kingdom of YHWH to preach.

17 "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. "  (KJV)

15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments. "  (KJV)

21 "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. "  (KJV)

23 "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. "  (KJV)

24 "He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. "  (KJV)

8 "If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:"  (KJV)

9 "But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors."  (KJV)

10 "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."  (KJV)

11 "For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law."  (KJV)

12 "So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty."  (KJV)

  2 "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. "  (KJV)

  3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. "  (KJV)

14 "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:"  (KJV)

Paul is saying here that the TeNaKh is still relevant.
Paul makes a distinction between what is WRITTEN in the law.
This verse shows that Paul still believed all things which are written in the law and the prophets after the Messiah's crucifixion.

"23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening."  (KJV)

What Scripture is Paul teaching?

31 'Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.'  (KJV)

17 'For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.'  (KJV)

If fulfil means to complete or do away with, then YHWH has completed or done away with His will and His Words.

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