Christians have been deceived by their own clergy that the law of Moses is no longer in affect.
The phony narrative goes that the scribes and Pharisees DID obey the law of Moses; but they failed to be righteous. Thus, Jesus came to “fulfill” and annul the law of Moses with a new covenant.
The truth is that the scribes/Pharisees DID NOT obey the law of Moses. “Thou shalt not kill” would have prevented them from killing Jesus for starters. Why would Jesus be physically abusive to the “money lenders”, scribes and Pharisees; if they WERE obeying the law of Moses?
Jesus(Luke 4:19) read Isaiah 61 to proclaim the Jubilee Sabbath in the Synagogue to embarrass the scribes/Pharisees who were disobedient. They wanted to throw Jesus off a cliff for exposing God’s truth.
When Israelites are obedient to God’s word they free from poverty and free. When they are disobedient they go into captivity and have poverty as they did during Jesus’ day. Israelites were in captivity by Rome then. The scribes, Pharisees and money lenders all served Mammon NOT God. Just like modern Jews & Christians who ignore the law of Moses which forbids USURY and requires debt forgiveness Jubilee Sabbaths.
Jesus explained how the scribes/Pharisees made up their own rules/traditions in order to REPLACE the law of Moses.
Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’[a] and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’[b] 5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus 2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.[a])
So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”
He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:
“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.’[b]
You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe[c] your own traditions!
The LAW is in affect still today.
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. “Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven”. -Matthew 5:18.
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope”. – Romans 15:4
“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law”. -Romans 3:31
Proof of Jesus Luke after resurrection. What was the proof? Miracles, resurrection, Jesus’ love? No the LAW and the prophets.
“And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! “Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.…
He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Luke 24:25-44
Jesus said AFTER he was resurrected that “Everything must be fulfilled” in the future.
God’s children have always struggled with being obedient to their Father’s LAW. Sadly, modern pastors say that God changed His mind and the LAW is no longer valid. Is God then schitzo; or unchanging like a rock?
Rebellious children always want an excuse for their disobedience. Man changes, but God does not. Sin is transgression of the law. If there was no law there would be no sin.
Mosaic LAW which forbid usury was enforced by Jesus with His only violent act. The Church forbid usury for 1500 years before selling out to Mammon.
Jesus changed the enforcement of the LAW from “eye for an eye” and stoning to grace. The prostitute committed adultery which is a violation of the LAW. Jesus offered her grace/forgiveness rather than stoning. She was to “sin no more” rather than ignore that adultery was a sin.
Why does this question matter?
The devil is expert at tricking us to serve him/Man’s law rather than God’s law. Usury is forbidden for this reason. “No man can serve 2 masters. You cannot serve both God and Mammon”. The corrupted scribes, Pharisees and money lenders were serving Mammon not God. They, did not obey the LAW of Moses which forbids USURY and requires Jubilee debt forgiveness sabbaths.
If we don’t operate under God’s LAW we default to serving Man’s law/satanism. “Do what thou wilt”.
Our Creator gave us a beautiful planet with an operating manual(Bible) with rules to create benevolent, righteous, prosperous and just societies. The Bible is the manual to create Heaven on Earth!
Here’s a 1 Hour+ sermon by Pastor Sheldon Emry on topic.
Lessons: “We cannot love our Lord” while being “Borrowers slave to the lenders” and serving Mammon.
“We cannot be our Brother’s keeper” by permitting satanic Banksters to rule over them with perpetual war, poverty, police state, division and plunder.
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