the law in brief

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36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:36-40)

17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. (Mark 10:17-19)

adultery:
16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. (Exodus 22:16)
10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10)
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matthew 5:28)
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. (Matthew 5:32)

homosexuality:
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

neighbor:
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:43-44)

Judge not, that ye be not judged. (Matthew 7:1)

pray to the Lord, praise the Lord, this is important because the law is hard to keep, but you must try and succeed.
 

Prycejosh1987

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Its all about the heart, and its intentions, and conscience, the law is based on these things.
 

Blik

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36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:36-40)

17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. (Mark 10:17-19)

adultery:
16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. (Exodus 22:16)
10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10)
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matthew 5:28)
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. (Matthew 5:32)

homosexuality:
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)

neighbor:
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:43-44)

Judge not, that ye be not judged. (Matthew 7:1)

pray to the Lord, praise the Lord, this is important because the law is hard to keep, but you must try and succeed.
Everything that is permanent of the law is based on love. Love is the core of the Law.

Cutting flesh was a guide to the law, for it was a guide to giving of self to God in love, but cutting flesh is not love and it has been abolished. Diet control was a guide to keeping only pure food for the mind, as we do if we love the lord but what we eat is only passed out of the body.

In Acts 15 we are told of a meeting with James at the head of the Christian church to determine what law the gentiles who joined them needed to follow and what wasn't needed. Cutting flesh is definitely listed, but we aren't given a list of anything else, except they spoke of the Law of Moses. We think of that law as including the ten commandments, yet there are many scriptures saying that the ten commandments are not abolished. Every commandment relates to giving love, if every commandment Moses spoke of is abolished than the basic ideas of Christianity is gone.

We know there was a general question about gentiles joining the church. Scripture tells us something of this problem they had. Early historians also speak of this, for it was a general subject of discussion in those days. We don't have a list of what is included in what Jewish customs were abolished. The church has been guessing at this list for centuries. Most Christians will tell you they know the exact list and will tell you scripture told them, even though it isn't found in scripture.

But even the Christians who "know" about this list will accept that it is not cancelled to love, it is the basic law. Then they include laws that are based on love, like the feasts, as part of this list.