56. Are the laws of the Old Testament still binding?
Yes, they are binding forever.
The laws are an everlasting covenant, for a thousand generations, always and forever.
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant
and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.
God will curse you if you don't obey his commandments.
Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes,
and his judgments, and his commandments, alway. Deuteronomy 11:1
Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand
generations ... an everlasting covenant. 1 Chronicles 16:15
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth. Concerning thy testimonies,
I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the
commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will
not obey the commandments of the LORD your God.
Keeping the commandments is the whole duty of every human.
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Remember (and obey) the law of Moses.
Remember ye the law of Moses. Malachi 4:4
Jesus instructed his followers to obey all of the commandments.
Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or tittle shall nowise
pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall
break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so,
he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:18-19
And even Paul seemed to agree with Jesus on this (sometimes).
It is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of
the law to fail. Luke 16:17
One came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him ... if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Luke 19:16-17
The doers of the law shall be justified. Romans 2:13
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish
the law. Romans 3:31
No, they were only temporary.
After the birth of John the Baptist the laws no longer applied.
The law and the prophets were until John [the Baptist]: since
that time the kingdom of heaven is preached. Luke 16:16
People are justfied by faith. The law doesn't matter.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
If you've got grace, you don't need to obey the law.
Ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14
Jesus's body made you dead to God's laws.
Ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ ....
We are delivered from the law, that being dead. Romans 7:4, 6
Believe in Jesus and you can ignore the law.
Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Jesus saved you from the curse of God's laws.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law.
The laws are were meant to teach you about Jesus. Once you believe, you can ignore the laws.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by
faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Ignore God's law. Be led by the Spirit instead.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Jesus destroyed the laws with his flesh, nailing them to his cross.
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the
law of commandments contained in ordinances. Ephesians 2:15
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances ... nailing it to his cross.
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