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GOD'S REQUIREMENTS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT TO THE NEW TESTAMENT


 

The Ten Commandments, which are the basic laws of God, must be kept always. They were not done away with the death of Christ. The commandments must be kept physically, and spiritually.

 

Rev 22:14  Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

 

Deu 5:29  Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

 

Pro 3:1  My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands;

 

Heb 10:16  "THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS, AND IN THEIR MINDS I WILL WRITE THEM,"

 

The curse mentioned in the following verses is the penalty for breaking Gods law. Christ redeemed us from that curse.

 

Gal 3:10  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT CONTINUE IN ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO DO THEM."

Gal 3:11  But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."

Gal 3:12  Yet the law is not of faith, but "THE MAN WHO DOES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM."

 

The curse of the law is eternal death.

 

Gal 3:13  Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"),

 

This verse states that we must keep God's statutes, and judgments.

 

Deu 11:1  "Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.

 

Lev 18:5  You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them: I am the LORD.

 

The ‘touch not, taste not, handle not’ ordinances of the Old Testament could not bring righteousness, or eternal life. these ordinances are finished with the death of Christ. Also the commandments, and doctrines of men are to perish.

 

Col 2:14  having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

 

Col 2:20  Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations

Col 2:21  "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,"

Col 2:22  which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men?

 

The animal sacrifices pointed to Christ and God the Father: and the sins of the people. They were finished with the death of Christ.

 

Heb 7:27  who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

Heb 7:28  For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.

 

Heb 10:8  Previously saying, "SACRIFICE AND OFFERING, BURNT OFFERINGS, AND OFFERINGS FOR SIN YOU DID NOT DESIRE, NOR HAD PLEASURE IN THEM" (which are offered according to the law),

Heb 10:9  then He said, "BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD." He takes away the first that He may establish the second.

 

Heb 10:12  But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,

 

God's Ten Commandments, statutes, and judgments are to be kept forever. These are found in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

 

Animal sacrifices, ‘touch not, taste not, handle not’ ordinances, and commandments of men are finished with the death of Christ.