Perk Coffee wrote:Oh No!! MikeEven the Word of God makes this mistake you bring to our notice. Look the "Author" used the indefinite article here and a few other places. Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. Leviticus 16:31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever. Do you think we should consult with the Author?
Exodus 16:26 "Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none."
Nothing indefinite about that article, Mr. Coffee. In a few other places, too. Finding the definite in the indefinite is so... not definite.
Mike wrote:Somehow the Sabbath hath gotten flexible. No longer the Sabbath, but a Sabbath.
Look the "Author" used the indefinite article here and a few other places.
Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Leviticus 16:31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
Do you think we should consult with the Author?
Wrighter wrote:--- But the practical need for a Sabbath is the same in all ages. When we are made to see that the sanctification of this day is the bulwark of practical religion in the world; that it goes hand-in-hand everywhere with piety and the true knowledge of God; that where there is no Sabbath there is at last no Christianity,â€”it becomes incredible to us that God would make the institution temporary. The necessity for a Sabbath has not ceased; therefore the command has not been revoked. It is a perpetual moral command and moral commands are as incapable of repeal as the nature of God." (Rev R.L.Dabney)
jago wrote:I believe we are now free to obey the law of God,
jago wrote:whereas before we were held under its rule but were unable to obey it.
jago wrote:Did Adam and Noah know the same law as Moses?
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Did heaven and earth pass? are the ten commandments merely an encapsulation of the Mosaic Law (which Christ says won't go until heaven and earth pass away (which has not happened)?Was the veil rended in two? Because that means that the 'ceremonial' law was ended by His sacrifice; but what of the rest? How *are* Christian men to live if not by the guidance of the Mosaic Law? Christ says the law is not ended - so no murder, no usury, no sodomy - where else are we to refer?
Paul Forrest wrote:Thanks, brother, for your input and encouragement.Yes, God tells us to do something like this, and we must try! Yet, we know we won't manage it, and we confess our failing to our Father.But the OT law of God demands perfect obedience, or you die. I'm glad I'm not subject to that! The Christian has perfect righteousness: would anyone care to try and improve that by law-keeping?Perhaps the issue can be looked at like this: advocates of the Law have to believe that, when the Word says we are DEAD to the Law, it means we're dead only to some of it! For example, the Law told the Hebrews to keep ALL the Sabbaths, not just Sunday, but how many Christians do that?(For the record, I think Sunday is a great day to set aside for the worship of God. It's called the 'Lord's Day' in scripture. I refuse jobs on that day, not to earn merit with God, but so that my worship is not infringed upon. Churches watching sport in church on the Lord's Day saddens me. I try to avoid shopping, but I'll buy diesel (US: 'gas') if I need to.)
The doctrinally correct answer to this poll is that we follow the Spirit, not a written law.
And I'll bet most of the 80% who voted that the 10 commandments are binding do not abstain from blood (in their juicy steaks!)