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do we still have to follow the rules of the isrealites?

Im reading through the old testament and God tells the isrealites all these rules to follow...I know Jesus took the rules away for sacrifice and atonement, but what about all the other rules? I have gotten myself confused! lol


Asked by BonnieboBonnie2 at 5:29 AM on Dec. 3, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Jesus very clearly stated that the whole law (i.e the law of the Israelites) hinged on two commandments. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, body, and soul and love your neighbor as yourself.

    However, to answer your direct question, no, we're not bound to the over 600 laws of the Mosiac Covenant. Jesus was the Creator of a New Covenant, one where it is by faith alone that we're saved. Works, or following the law (which was impossible btw, Hebrews tells us that the Law as always a schoolmaster meant to bring us to Christ, not the actual saving factor in and of itself) cannot bring about salvation.

    Answer by vicki1130 at 5:11 PM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • While it is true that Christians are no longer under the Mosaic law code, the principles embodied in those commandments are still valid. They have been recorded for our instruction and give us insight in how God feels about certain matters in more detail [Romans 15:4; 1 Cor 10:11].
    JES xxx

    Answer by CosyMama at 7:08 AM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • Non-Jews were never held to the law in the first place, only the Jews were/are bond by the law. Non-Jews are still Children of God however and the only laws they have ever been bound to are essentially the Ten Commandments.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 AM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • I have said it before. If you want to follow the Mosaic commandments and rules then you have to stop picking and choosing the ones you want to follow and ignoring the ones you don't. Either Jesus set a NEW covenant in place or you are still under the laws which command you to kill an insolent child by stoning and punish anyone who so much as picks up sticks on the sabbath with death, and so on. If you are still following the ancient laws of a primitive, nomadic tribe word for word then what was Jesus' sacrifice FOR? What was the point of him coming and becoming human and dying if you still have to stone your daughter to death for not being a virgin on her wedding day. If a menstuating woman is considered too unclean to enter the church or temple. Or you can choose to grow up and set the rules that make sense to YOU.

    Answer by witchqueen at 1:36 PM on Dec. 3, 2009