About 6 months ago, I set out upon a journey through the Scriptures. I set out to prove what I believe; that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is synchronous. In other words; where you find a law or statute in the Old Testament, you find a principle in the New Testament. It will be revealed in sections, because there are after all 613 Laws in the Mitzvot. However; I believe with much prompting and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and while under the greatest attack of the Evil One I’ve ever experienced, I’ve seen this challenge met through me.
This is dedicated to all the truth seekers, to those who really want to know why we believe what we do instead of merely knowing what we believe and looking foolish when someone comes along with a better argument. To you I issue this challenge; to be Bereans, to really thoroughly search out the Scripture and challenge me on any point on which I could improve. Any good spiritual leader would welcome any challenge in the Scripture, knowing what he says is solid in the Faith. This blog section is also dedicated to another group: The Reviler. The scoffers, the hyper-Gracers, the ultra-Dispensationalists, the feel good nicey nice Gospel types who think that somehow the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has gone soft. This is for the homofascists that sit in pulpits and say that God condones now what He called an abomination worthy of death long ago, and give it legal sanction with the faux blessing of the god of Scripture, and criticize Men of God who stand up for the Bible truth. God has NOT changed! He still has Laws and we STILL have to attempt to follow them.
There are, caveats to what I am about to say. There’s no exact number of laws that match the 613 Mitzvot. God does not reitierate in the New Covenant (testament, brit chadasha for all you Hebrew lovers out there). I’ll give examples:
1. Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. So we can observe what we don’t understand by observing nature. Jesus Himself only taught two ways: parables and object lessons. Even Solomon taught that way (observe the ant…). So it can be easily understood that God created in the Mitzvot a natural example of how we are to live. Job 12:7, Psalms, Proverbs 6:6. We then have to bring in the question of types and shadows, because we obviously don’t have linen robes that give us righteousness…. Here are a few rules I use. At least 1 corroborating Scripture must be used to establish a type or shadow, preferably 2. Also, if someone just says it’s so and you don’t like how it sits with you, study it out for yourself. I’ll use this principle for an example, and it is what I challenged the truth seekers reading this to do. If they don’t back it with Scripture, have nothing to do with it.
2nd Caveat: I Corinthians 15:44-46 – 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
So; as we can see from the example of Christ, the Old Testament natural sacrificial order as propitiation for sin were made spiritual by Christs sacrifice on Calvary (John 5:26).
This will lead into my first examples in the Law concerning priests and sacrifices, but this is all I will be writing for now.
B’Shem Yeshua HaMaschiach!