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The Law of Moses Was Abolished

There are many who still believe that the law of Moses is still binding in part or in whole. Yet, the new testament has made it clear that the law of Moses was abolished and nailed to the cross of Jesus. Let the scriptures break it down so that all may understand that we are no longer under the law of Moses, but rather all are under the law of Christ.

The Law of Moses Is the Law of God

Ezra 7:6 states that the “law of Moses” was given by Jehovah while Neh. 10: 29 states that the “law of God” was given by Moses. Notice the terms are used interchangeably. Nehemiah 8:1 records that Jehovah gave the “book of the law of Moses” while 2 Chron. 34:14 reveals that Moses gave the “book of the law of Jehovah.” Once again these terms are used interchangeably because there was only ONE “law.” In order to further prove this point, let us show that some things that are supposed to be in the “ceremonial law”  are said to be in the “moral law” while some things that should be in the “moral law” are said to be in the “ceremonial law.” ** It is noteworthy that the bible gives not such word as “ceremonial law” but such is used to prove that Sabbatical worshipers are condemned by their own dogma.

Mark 7:10 records that “Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother . . .” and likewise in John 7:19 Jesus alludes to the commandment forbidding killing and attributes this to Moses. In Luke 2:22-24 the law of Moses and the law of God are used interchangeably to describe ordinances that are found in the ceremonial law regarding purification and the first-born child. Again in 2 Chron. 31:3, burnt offerings are included in the law of Jehovah.

The Most Important Commands Are in the Ceremonial Law.

If this distinction between the moral and ceremonial laws exists, then of course the two most important laws should be found in the moral law, the law that is “eternal.” But Jesus said the two most imperative laws were found in the ceremonial law. A lawyer asked Jesus what was the most important law (Matt. 22:35-40). When Jesus answered, he told him that the most important law was ‘love for God’ by quoting from Deut. 6:5, and the second most important law was ‘love for our neighbors’ by quoting from Lev. 19:18. According to some, these are the ceremonial law, the law that is done away.

The Life of Christ

Did Jesus observed the Sabbath, and should we observe the Sabbath? Let us consider: Jesus was born under the law of Moses. (Gal. 4:4). In order to live a life without sin, he had to keep the whole law or be charged with sin. The New Law did not go into effect until his death (Heb. 9:15), thus anything he did must be considered in this light.

Jesus did all the following: (a) was circumcised in accordance with the law (Luke 2:21); (b) had sacrifices offered for him in accordance with the law- (Luke 2:22-24); (c) commanded people to offer sacrifices in accordance with the law (Mk. 1:44; Luke 5:14); (d) kept the Sabbath (Luke 4:16); (e) kept the Passover (Matt. 26:17-25); and told his disciples to do all they were commanded by the law of Moses (Matt. 23:2-3). Yet when Jesus gave his great commission to this apostles, it was not to continue the Law of Moses, but rather to preach the gospel of Christ. Mt 28:19,20 f; Mk 16:16 When Jesus disciples met to remember the Lord’s death it wasn’t on the Sabbath day, but rather the Lord’s day, Sunday (the day Jesus arose from the dead). (Acts 20:7 f; Mk 16:9) When Christians gave of their means they were not commanded to tithe as the old law stated but to give freely and not of necessity. (2 Cor 9:6,7) When Christians were commanded to sing they were not commanded to sing with instruments like the old law stated but rather they were commanded to sing and make melody in their hearts to the Lord. (Eph 5:19) All Christians are commanded to abide in the apostles doctrine because the apostles doctrine and the doctrine of CHrist are one and the same. ( Acts 2:42 f; 1 Cor 11:1)

Inspired Writers

What did the apostles teach concerning he law of Moses?. Jesus has abolished the “law of ordinances” (Eph. 2:14-16). The law has “passed away” (2 Cor. 3:11). The law was “cast out” (Gal. 4:21-30). The law lasted “till the seed should come” (Gal. 3:19), which seed was Christ (Gal. 3:17). “You are not under the law” (Rom. 6:14). “You are dead to the law” (Rom. 7:1-7). The law was abolished. (Eph 2:15,16). Law was blotted out and nailed to the cross (Col 2:14) We are not justified by the law (Rom 3:19,20,28). We are not under the law (Rom 6:14,15). If righteous came by the law, Christ died in vain (Gal 2:21). The law was until John (Lk 16:16). The law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ (Gal 3:24,25). Christ is the end of the law (Rom 10:4). Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law ( Gal 3:10,13). Anyone justified from the law has fallen from grace (Gal 5:4).

Conclusion: The old law was abolished. We are all under the law of Christ and subject to His doctrine. Anyone who does not abide in the doctrine of Christ has neither God or Christ. (2 Jn 9) If it’s our desire to be saved we must submit ourselves to the new testament (will) of God and obey the gospel of Christ. (Mk 16:16) Anyone who teaches another gospel shall be accursed. Gal 1:6-9 Anyone who obeys another gospel shall be condemned. (2 Thess 1:7-9) Take away the veil which hid what was promised so long ago by the prophets that God would make a new law with his people and write in their hearts and not on tables of stone and forgive their iniquity and remember them no more. (Jer. 31:31-34) The law of Moses has long since faded away, but the law of Christ lives and abides forever. (Heb 8:13 f; 1 Pet 1:25) Harden not your hearts and turn to the one who died for the sins of the world, Jesus Christ, and obey his law and his law only today. (Heb 3:7,8 ff; 1 Cor 15:3; 2 Jn 9)


Comments on: "The Law Of Moses Was Abolished" (8)

  1. You need a direct link to this page for facebook, so it can be shared with everyone…

  2. Eric Tajores said:

    To God be the glory

  3. God bless and increase thy knowledge.

  4. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. ~ Jesus

    1) “For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:18-19 RSV) Clearly the Old Testament is to be abided by until the end of human existence itself. None other then Jesus said so.

    2) All of the vicious Old Testament laws will be binding forever. “It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away than for the smallest part of the letter of the law to become invalid.” (Luke 16:17 NAB)

    3) Jesus strongly approves of the law and the prophets. He hasn’t the slightest objection to the cruelties of the Old Testament. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest part or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place.” (Matthew 5:17 NAB)

    3b) “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16 NAB)

    3c) “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation, for no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God.” (2 Peter 20-21 NAB)

    4) Jesus criticizes the Jews for not killing their disobedient children according to Old Testament law. Mark.7:9-13 “Whoever curses father or mother shall die” (Mark 7:10 NAB)

    5) Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment: “He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.” (Matthew 15:4-7)

    6) Jesus has a punishment even worse than his father concerning adultery: God said the act of adultery was punishable by death. Jesus says looking with lust is the same thing and you should gouge your eye out, better a part, than the whole. The punishment under Jesus is an eternity in Hell. (Matthew 5:27)

    7) Peter says that all slaves should “be subject to [their] masters with all fear,” to the bad and cruel as well as the “good and gentle.” This is merely an echo of the same slavery commands in the Old Testament. 1 Peter 2:18

    8) “Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law” (John7:19) and “For the law was given by Moses,…” (John 1:17).

    9) “…the scripture cannot be broken.” –Jesus Christ, John 10:35


      Editor: Al Shannon

      Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished” Thus, even as Paul said, the law of Moses was nailed to the cross, abolished, ended. Col 2:14 ff; Eph 2:15; Rom 10:4 Christ was the end of the law to all that believe. All who justify themselves by the law of Moses have fallen from grace. Gal 5:4 Even as you said, ALL SCRIPTURE is given by the inspiration of God. 1 Tim 3:16,17 Therefore, when you take in consideration ALL SCRIPTURE, verily the law of Moses had to end. WHY? The bible tells you why. It was because of the priesthood. The law of Moses priesthood went from one generation of high priest to another. Jesus is forever our High Priest. Heb 5:6 As the Hebrew writer plainly said, “For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.” Heb 7:12 The law of Moses was until John, since that time the kingdom of heaven is preached. Lk 16:16

  5. How does Yeshua saying “It is finished” mean that the law is abolished? Is He a liar? Certainly not! Yeshua said that till heaven and earth pass, not one jot or tittle shall pass from the Law till everything is fulfilled! Heaven and earth are still here…. You are also quoting from English and not the Hebrew Aramaic or Greek. In Romans 10 the word translated “end” is telos, “end goal” “Point aimed at”. I guess I could just break it down to this, If we are commanded to live like Messiah, how can you be like Him, or live like Him if you reject the Law? After many years of study, I see that Yeshua is the Law. He is the Word made flesh. An idiom for the Law, was “The Word”. This is why Yeshua said to the scribes and Pharisees, “If you had believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote of me…” The Law will tell you who Yeshua is, and how He wants to be worshipped.

    • “till everything is fulfilled” It was fulfilled on the cross of Jesus.
      Fulfilled means: Definition of fulfill
      Merrian Webster’s Dictionary

      archaic : to make full : fill

      a : to put into effect : execute b : to meet the requirements of (a business order) c : to bring to an end d : to measure up to : satisfy

      a : to convert into reality b : to develop the full potentialities of

      One of these meanings says, “To bring to an end”
      Thus Jesus said on the cross: IT IS FINISHED or FULFILLED.

  6. Firman Leon Baker said:

    The answer = when was” the end of the world” = (Heb.9:26)….but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. (Heb.7:12) For the Priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.(Gal.3:21) …For if there had been a law given which could have given Life, verily Righteousness should have been by the law. (Heb.8:13) In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. (2Cor.-Chapter 3) explains about going from Glory to Glory- (verse 18) The letter of the old covenant – killeth, and is known as {The ministration of death} (verses 6-7) and {The ministration of condemnation} in (verse 9) In the New Covenant Jesus came not to condemn, but to save that which is lost (John 3:17) & (Luke 19:10) The difference between the law of Moses & the law of Jesus (The 2 covenants) =(Heb.3:5-6) the difference between a servant & a Son (John 8:35) The servant abideth not in the house forever, but the Son abideth ever..(Gal.4:7) (John 15:15) The servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth. The new covenant is the hidden Revelation of the old covenant – with the veil opened – as that veil is done away in Christ. (2Cor. Chapter 3) is about how the law of Moses parallels the ministration of Righteousness, or Old V-S New Covenant.

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