PRO-LAW NT VERSES OUTNUMBER ANTI-LAW VERSES BY 110+ TO ZERO

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Have you ever seen a mainstream Christian try to claim that New Testament anti-Mosaic law keeping verses outnumber pro-law verses? No, OF COURSE not, because by ANY CRITERIA, the number of pro-law keeping verses REALLY IS SUBSTANTIALLY LARGER  than the number of supposedly anti-law verses. More than 110 NT, explicit verses obviously and quite clearly do support Mosaic law keeping, which would include the dietary, festival, tithing, and Saturday Sabbath rest laws. Admittedly, though, a number of verses, which is MUCH SMALLER, does exist in the NT that INITIALLY APPEAR, AT FIRST GLANCE, to support the belief that those particular Old Testament laws and some others have been abolished. When the context and/or definition of pivotally important Greek words in ALL of those SEEMINGLY NEGATIVE verses are closely analyzed with an unbiased, open mind, however, you will be able to see that either they do not actually confirm the annulment of those laws, or that there is so much reasonable doubt about such a confirmation that they cannot really be considered as true anti-law verses. Remember, also, that the Apostles probably considered it unnecessary and quite redundant to list, one by one, all the many OT laws in their epistles to the various scattered churches since they were already recorded, often repeatedly, in the Old Testament copies available in the synagogues where Christians often worshipped the Lord alongside the Jews on the Sabbath. Just because the anti-bestiality, anti-bribery, anti-removal of landmarks laws and those listing the 3 different tithes and festival laws, for example, are not specifically listed in the New Testament does not mean that those laws have been annulled. This and other pages will eventually list every single pro-law and objectively analyze every seemingly anti-law verse, one by one, from Matthew to Revelation, a much needed feat that has not yet been duplicated anywhere else on the internet, to my knowledge, on what will probably be about four or five convenient pages.

Mainstream Christians have a very bad habit of simply and totally ignoring the strongly pro-law verses while lifting their seemingly anti-law verses “sky high” out of their proper contexts, apparently willingly endorsing a “contradictory” New Testament. Mainstreamers fail to convincingly explain, or fail to even try to explain, why those many, many pro-law verses are sitting in the Bible, some of which ARE FAR MORE EMPHATIC than any seemingly anti-law verse.     

Most of the following verses are self explanatory needing no further explanation. “Pending” simply means that I have not yet devoted enough time to best explain a particular verse.

PRO-MOSAIC LAW VERSES:

1) Matthew 5:17: “Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets, I did not come to destroy but to FULFILL.” Explanation: Read the Law Magnified, Not Fulfilled page. 2) Matthew 5:18: “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the LAW till all is fulfilled.” 3) Matthew 5:19: “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these COMMANDMENTS, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven, …..” 4) Matthew 5:20: “….. unless your righteousness exceeds the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” 5) Matthew 7:12: “….. whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the LAW and the Prophets.” 6) Matthew 7:23: “….. depart from Me, you who practice LAWLESSNESS.” 7) Matthew 12:8: “For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” 8) Matthew 12:12: “….. it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 9) Matthew 13:41-42: “….. His angels ….. will gather ….. those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire …..” 10) Matthew 19:17: “….. if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 11) Matthew 22:38: “This is the first and great commandment.” 12) Matthew 22:39: “And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 13) Matthew 22:40: “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” 7) Matthew 23:23: “….. you pay tithe of mint and anise ….. and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” 8) Matthew 24:12: “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” 9) Matthew 24:20: “And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.” 10) Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you …..” 11) Mark 2:27: “….. ‘The Sabbath was made for man …..” 12) Mark 10:17-19: “….. what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?’ 18 So Jesus said to him, ….. 19 ‘You know the commandments: …..” 13) Luke 10:25,26,28: “….. Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What is your reading of it? 28 ….. ‘You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” 14) Luke 11:42: “….. For you tithe mint and rue ….. and pass by justice ….. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” “The others” specifically refers to tithing, a Mosaic law. 15) Luke 16:17: “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.” 16) Luke 18:12: “….. I give tithes of all that I possess.” 17) Luke 18:18,20: “….. what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’ 20 ‘You know the commandments:” 18) John 3:36: He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life …..” The Greek for the word “believe” in “does not believe” is apeitheo, which means to believe and obey. Jesus commanded us to obey the law. 18) John 14:15: “If you love Me, keep my commandments.” 19) John 14:21: “He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. …..” 20) John 15:10: “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, …..” 21) Acts 7:52,53: “….. of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, 53 who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.” 22) Acts 10:14: “But Peter said, ‘Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” 23) Acts 11:8: “But I said, ‘Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.” 24) Acts 13:13,14,15: “Now when Paul and his party ….. came to Perga ….. 14 But when they departed from Perga, ….. and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down. 15 And after the reading of the Law and the prophets, …..” 25) Acts 13:42: “….. the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.” 26) Acts 13:44: “On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.” 27) Acts 18:4: “And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.” 28) Acts 18:21: “….. I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; …..” 29) Acts 20:6: “But we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days …..” 30) Acts 21:24: “….. but that you yourself also walk orderly and keep the law.” 31) Acts 24:14: “….. I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.” 32) Acts 25:8: “while he answered for himself, ‘Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything at all.” 33) Acts 27:9: “….. sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, …..” This refers to the 24 hour waterless and foodless fast required during the Day of Atonement, called Yom Kippur by the Jews. The Greek word for “Fast” is nesteia, Strong’s number 3521, refers specifically to the Day of Atonement. Other tribes of ancient Israel such as the Benjamites also kept this fast. Paul was not a Jew. He was a Benjamite. 34) Acts 28:23: “….. persuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, …..” 35) Romans 2:13: “(for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified;” 36) Romans 2:18: “….. and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law.” 37) Romans 3:20: “….. for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” 38) Romans 3:31: “Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.” 39) Romans 5:13: “….. sin is not imputed when there is no law.” 40) Romans 6:1,2: “….. Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” 41) Romans 6:15: “….. Shall we sin because we are notunder law but under grace? Certainly not!” 42) Romans 7:7: “….. Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. …..” 43) Romans 7:8: “….. For apart from the law sin was dead.” 44) Romans 7:11: “For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me.” 45) Romans 7:12: “Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.” 46) Romans 7:13: “….. sin, was producing death in me ….. so ….. sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.” 47) Romans 7:16: ” ….. I agree with the law that it is good.” 48) Romans 7:21: “I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good.” 49) Romans 7:22: “For I delight in the law of God …..” 50) Romans 7:25: “….. I myself serve the law of God …..” 51) Romans 8:2: “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free …..” 52) Romans 8:3: “For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh …..” 53) Romans 8:4: “that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us …..” 54) Romans 8:7: “….. the carnal mind is ….. not subject to the law of God …..” 55) Romans 9:4: “….. Israelites, to whom pertain the ….. giving of the law …..” 56) Romans 9:31: “but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness …..” 57) Romans 10:5: “….. righteousness which is of the law …..” 58) 1 Corinthians 5:8: “Therefore let us keep the feast …..” 59) 1 Corinthians 7:19: “….. keeping the commandments of God is what matters.” 60) 1 Corinthians 9:9: “….. written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” 61) 1 Corinthians 9:20: “….. Jews; to those who are under the law …..” 62) 1 Corinthians 9:21: “to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law.” 63) 1 Corinthians 14:21: “In the law it is written …..” 64) 1 Corinthians 14:34: “….. women ….. are to be submissive, as the law also says.” 65) 1 Corinthians 14:37: “….. the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.” 66) 1 Corinthians 15:56: “Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power [upon the soul] through [the abuse of] the law.” (The Amplified Bible) 67) 1 Corinthians 16:8: “But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost.” 68) 2 Corinthians 6:14: “….. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? Explanation: The Greek for “lawlessness” is anomia, which refers primarily to the failure to obey the Mosaic laws. 69) 2 Corinthians 6:17: “….. Do not touch what is unclean …..” Explanation: The Greek for “unclean” refers or includes what is forbidden to eat according to the Mosaic laws. 70) 2 Corinthians 7:9: “….. your sorrow led to repentance.” Explanation: Repentance means repenting of sin, and 1 John 3:4 defines sin as breaking primarily the Mosaic laws. 71) 2 Corinthians 7:10: “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation …..” 72) 2 Corinthians 12:21: “….. many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication …..” The Greek for “uncleanness” is akatharsia, Strong’s 167, whose first definition is a type of physical uncleanness similar to the kind of Mosaic lawlessness expressed in Romans 6:19 where the Greek anomia occurs twice. Akatharsia appears in verse 19. 73) Galatians 1:4: “who gave Himself for our sins …..” The word “sins” refers directly to violating the Mosaic laws according to 1 John 3:4. 74) Galatians 2:17: “But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found to be sinners …..” Sin refers to breaking the Mosaic laws. 75) Galatians 2:19: “For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.” 76) Galatians 3:12: “Yet the law is not of faith, but the man who does them shall live by them.” 77) Galatians 3:17: “…… the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect.” 78) Galatians 3:18: “For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.” 79) Galatians 3:19: “What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.” 80) Galatians 3:21: (To be continued.)

The seemingly, at first glance, anti-law verses are listed on the next page, PRO-LAW NT VERSES OUTNUMBER ANTI-LAW VERSES BY 110+ TO ZERO, PAGE 2. 

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated all verses are from the NKJV.