I just can't NOT SEE the utter hypocrisy in your religious preaching Michael.
Useless talk, AD HOMINEM.
Is this your way of escaping all my recent reply post to you which you seem to just pass over? But I'll be patient. Take time to find answers in defense of your belief, or better yet time to gather enough courage and humility to let go of wrong beliefs. Every reply post, every segment awaits your defense or acceptance. For the moment, I'd take silence or non response to mean just what it means, that is, STALLED.
On one hand you absolutely refuse to separate the Levitical Priesthood Law from the Laws, Commandments and Statutes God gave to Abraham and then to the Children of Israel, preaching to the world that when the word LAW is used in Scriptures, it's means every Law God gave Moses, including the Levitical Priesthood.
The Levitical priesthood was established as part of the covenant between God and the children of Israel whose mediator was Moses.
But when the Christ says He is going to write "HIS LAWS" on the heart of His People, all the sudden your inclusiveness disappears. You then preach that this time, "LAW" doesn't mean Every Law God gave Moses. It doesn't mean all of God's Judgments. It only means whatever parts of God's Judgments align with your religious traditions.
Nothing of that sort GB. Read carefully what I've written in my posts, so that you don't mistake what I was meaning to say.
This what I learned from scriptures. I'll be just repeating myself here. But it seems I had to, for apparently you might not had read it or if you had, so that you can read it again and this time carefully and get what I'm saying.
The covenant that was replaced by a new covenant, is the covenant that God made with the children of Israel whose mediator was Moses, in the day when God led them out of Egypt, about which all are written by Moses in the book of the law, wherein is contained the law of Moses that was given by God in covenant, which includes the laws, commandments, statutes, ordinances, judgments, curses, blessings, and everything that concerns the Levitical priesthood.
The covenant that God made with the children of Israel whose mediator was Moses, in the day when God led them out of Egypt, together with all that constitutes it, were replaced by the new covenant of God with the house of Israel whose mediator is Jesus Christ, with every part that constitutes the former made new into something far better.
With the former covenant replaced, so then all that constitutes it, were replaced. The Levitical priesthood with all that pertains to it, was replaced by a better and more excellent priesthood, in the order of Melchisedec. The old sanctuary was replaced by the heavenly sanctuary.
What about the law, that which is written in letter in tablets of stone and in a book (Book of the Law) of the numerous and various commandments, statutes, ordinances, judgements, given in covenant by God to the children of Israel? This too, being of the former covenant was replaced.
That is not to mean that, the divine principles
(laws) found and embodied in the law of Moses was no more or put into non existence. For while the written letter in tablets of stone and in a book, of the numerous and various commandments, statutes, ordinances, judgements, given in covenant by God to the children of Israel can be turned into ashes and dust, the divine principles (laws)
embodied in them can never and will never be destroyed nor put into non existence. In the new covenant, these divine principles, or laws of God
, will be written, in a new and better way and form, that is, in the minds and hearts of the people of God.
Have I not said to you in one of my post, the following?
Observe in this passage:Hebrews 8: 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Here, the writer was not referring to the law, the written code, the precepts, contained in the book of the law. Rather, in saying laws
, he refers to divine principles
, such as of the principle of love, of righteousness, of mercy, of faith, of compassion, of kindness, of meekness, etc. These are the laws that the writer says God will write in the minds and hearts of His people spoken of in the new covenant.
Think about it. In the old covenant, such laws, were embodied in numerous and various precepts written in stone, in a book. In the new covenant, such laws God writes directly in the mind and heart of the man. In the former, such were to be taught by Levite priests to be known, but even were a failure. In the latter, such need not be taught by no one to be known, for they will already be in the mind and heart. In the former, they follow from what the book tells them what good they ought to do. In the latter, they will follow from what their mind and heart tells them what good they ought to do. In the former, they follow according to the letter. In the latter, they will follow according to the Spirit, for things such as faith, hope, love, among others, are of the spirit.
Some easily commit the mistake that what will be written by God in the minds and hearts of His people are laws similar to that which is familiar to most, if not all Christians and Jews, such as: Thou shall not kill, Thou shall not steal, thou shall not commit adultery, thou shall not eat unclean animals, he who breaks the Sabbath by doing work shall be put to death....etc. which are all but commandments whereby the man which doeth those things shall live by them, and are all but godly instructions, so to speak, on what evil ought not to be done and what good ought to be done. Why is that?
GB, your statements:
1. the "Book of the Law" and what is contained therein
, did not change, nor has it become obsolete. It is written on the hearts of HIS People
, the truly repentant.
2. Yes, now the Christ's writes the contents of the "book of the law" on the hearts
of the truly repentant.
3. How can I deny the Book of the Law when it is written on my mind
These statements of yours, are they evidence that you commit the mistake I just discussed in the paragraph immediately above or not? In your case then, in your mind are written the commandments, statutes, ordinances, judgments, curses, blessings, that were contained in the book of the law. That's in fact good. For if you have all those in memory, that would really be a good thing. But that does not mean that those are which that God says He will put and write in the minds and heart of His people. If that was what will be written, I wonder if all Christians, genuine as they are, have all those in their mind, that they can actually recite and tell people every one of the precepts found in the book of the law, without the book. If there is none, then you are the first to claim that, which would also mean that you are the only one in whom God had written the precepts contained in book of the law in your mind. Well that says a lot about your doctrine and belief.
In other words, when God's Judgments align with your religious tradition, God has written it on your heart, but when God's Judgment doesn't align with your religious tradition, it has grown old and became obsolete.
Or when the word LAW is used to describe what Abraham obeyed, all the sudden it doesn't mean "ALL" of God's Judgments and Laws God gave to Moses. Only whatever judgments you agree with.
Not so GB. Have you not understood what I told you what I believe in one of the segments in my Reply #381?
What God wrote in my mind and my heart are His laws: the divine principles of faith, hope, love, of righteousness, of mercy, of compassion, of kindness, of meekness, among others.
You can not see this, even as you couldn't see the Covenant God made with Levi on behalf of the Children of Israel, nor do you understand the implication of this truth to this day.
Yes, apparently, as it had now become obviously clear, we have a different understanding of what the old covenant is and what the new covenant is.
Out of the same mouth you preach God has written His Laws, Given to Moses, on your heart, and in the next sentence, " the purpose for the book of the law had come to its end".
Did I? If I did, though I know no such occasion that I did, then I perhaps made an error there or perhaps I was not clear enough. Sorry, if that were the case.
Though I do remember saying "the purpose for the book of the law had come to its end". And so that, you'll see clearly regarding that, let me expound on that here.
There and about the time of Moses, when the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, God, who was in the process of bringing about His promise to Abraham, remembered His covenant with him, when the Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out, and their cry for help because of the bondage/slavery came unto God. God would now bring them out of their bondage/slavery in Egypt. He will take them as His own people, and will be their God, and they will know Him as their Lord their God, who brought them out from under the yoke of the Egyptians, and He will bring them to the land He swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as a possession. In bringing this about, God made a covenant with them. That if they obey God fully and keep His covenant, then out of all nations they will be His treasured possession, and will be for Him, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
Let's consider at this point, God's making them of a holy nation. There is the giving them of a land as their possession, where they will be established as a nation. But that will not be all there is in making them to be a holy nation. They were evidently been found to be a sinful people, unruly and understandably unguided because of no less than 400 year long slavery and oppression in Egypt, by a pagan people and culture. With that, God gave them His commandments and laws, judgments, and many precepts. These precepts, He caused Moses put in writing in a book, the book of the law. All these precepts then is what became to be the law for them, as a nation. The keeping and observance of the law is what would suppose to make them into a holy nation.
Let's consider now God's making them for Him, a kingdom of priests. Included in the precepts He gave them, written in the book of the law, God had established a formal priesthood, in the order of Aaron, the Levitical priesthood. The keeping and observance of this is what would suppose to make them for Him a kingdom of priests.
To make the long discussion short, the book of the law was for those purposes.
However, there was fault with the people, the priests and the common Jews alike. And because of that, God promised to make a new covenant to replace the then covenant. This new covenant, needless to point out, among others, was made, to deal with the fault, and bring about God's purpose for Israel, in view of fulfilling God's promise to Abraham. This put the former covenant to end, which consequently ended the purpose of the book of the law or the law. Ended, in that, in the new covenant, God had given them (not only to them but to the whole world) the realities themselves for which the law is only a shadow of, that is, His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
So that now, today, all those who are in Christ, are a chosen generation under the new covenant, a royal priesthood, an holy nation
And when I show you the Authors definition of the "LAW" that was changed by necessity, you have refused, in every post, to even acknowledge them.
Heb. 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Completely rejecting the very definition of the "LAW" that was Changed, and the detailed explanation as to why is was changed.
And I have shown you in my Reply#381, what "The law" mentioned in Hebrews 7:12 is. It is the same "the law" mentioned in verse 11. It does not refer to any single precept or two. It refers to "the law", the whole of what is in the book of the law, collectively referred to the law or the law of Moses. It does not refer to a specific precept such as that you make of it to be specifically referring to that which is read in verse 13.
I only replied to you because I know there is only one spirit in this world, that has from the very beginning with Eve, tried to convince as many people as possible that "the purpose for the book of the law had come to its end". I know you have been taken captive by it, even though you don't.
I can only show you these things, I can't make you see them.
Thank you for your concern GB, but no thanks, I'd go with what the scriptures teach me concerning that.