This page lists only the seemingly anti-law verses.
SEEMINGLY, AT FIRST GLANCE, ANTI-LAW VERSES WHICH ARE NOT REALLY TRUE, ANTI-MOSAIC LAW VERSES:
1) Matthew 11:13: “For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.” Explanation: Go to the page 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH, then go to 19. 2) Matthew 15:11: “Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.” Explanation: Go to the page EXAMPLES OF TRANSLATORS’ BIAS AGAINST OT LAWS which discusses this same issue. 3) Mark 7:15: “There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.” Explanation: Go to the page immediately above. 4) Luke 10:8: “Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.” Explanation: pending. Briefly, this verse is addressed, basically on a one time basis, to only a very tiny, select group of Christians, the Apostles, or those who would be given the apostolic power to heal people of ailments. It is not addressed to the general Christian population, so this verse does not conclusively show that the Mosaic dietary laws have been permanently nullified. It is simply too risky to try to use this one very weak verse to discredit the forbidden food laws, opposed by a plethora of far more plainer verses upholding the dietary restrictions. 5) Luke 16:16: “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, …..” Explanation: Go to the 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH, then to 18,19. 6) John 3:18: “He who believes in Him is not condemned; …..” Explanation: Go to 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH then go to 6,12. 7) John 6:40: “…… that everyone who ….. believes in Him may have everlasting life; …..” Explanation: Go to 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH then go to 9,12. 8) John 6:47: “….. he who believes in Me has everlasting life.” Explanation: Go to the page above, then to 10,12. 9) John 11:25,26: “….. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. …..” Explanation: Go to the page above, then to 11,12.) John 14:12: “….. he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also, …..” Explanation: Go to the page above, then to 12.) Acts 11:9: “….. ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.” Explanation: Go to the page 7 VERSES MAINSTREAMERS CLAIM ABOLISH THE FOOD LAWS, then 4. 12) Acts 15:10,11: “….. why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.” Explanation: Go to the page above then 18. 13) Acts 15:19: “….. we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God.” Explanation: The context of Acts 15 is solely doing away with circumcision, not the Mosaic laws as a whole. To believe otherwise is taking the fifteenth chapter far out of context. Go the above page then 24. 14) Acts 15:20: “but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood.” Explanation: Go to the page above then 24. 15) Acts 15:24: “….. some ….. have troubled you with words, ….. saying ‘You must be circumcized and keep the law’-to whom we gave no such commandment-.” Explanation: Go to the page ACTS 15:24, COLOSSIANS 2:14, AND EPHESIANS 2:15 DO NOT PROVE MOST LAWS WERE ABOLISHED. 16) Acts 15:28,29: “For it seemed good ….. to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.” Explanation: Go to the page 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH then to 25. 17) Acts 21:21: “….. you teach all the Jews ….. to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.” Explanation: Go to the above page then 26. 18) Acts 21:25: “….. they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality.” Explanation: Go to the above page then 27. 19) Romans 3:28: “….. a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.” Explanation: Go to the above page then 29. 20) Romans 6:14: “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Explanation: Go to the above page then 2. 21) Romans 7:4: “….. you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, …..” Explanation: Go to the page ROMANS 7:4-6 INDICATES THAT CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED FROM THE SPECIFIC LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, OR THE PENALTY OF THE LAW, NOT THE GENERAL LAW. Apparently addressed to baptized Christians with the Holy Spirit Paul said that THEY have become dead to the law, referring to the whole law previously containing also the penalty of the law. He did not say that the law is dead. 22) Romans 7:6: “But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.” Explanation: Go to the above page. 22) Romans 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus …..” Explanation: Go to the page 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH, then to 22. The words “those who are in Christ Jesus” refer only to those who believe what Jesus said, which repeatedly was to obey the law. 23) Romans 9:32,33: “Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone. 33 ‘…… I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, and whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. ” Explanation: Pending. 24) Romans 10:4: “For Christ is the end of the law …..” Explanation: Go to the page CHRIST IS THE GOAL OF THE LAW, NOT THE END OF MOST LAWS. 25) Romans 13:8: “….. for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Explanation: The Greek word for “fulfilled” is pleroo, which does not mean to end or replace the law. It means to add more fully or make complete. For a better explanation of pleroo go to the page LAW MAGNIFIED, NOT FULFILLED. 26) Romans 13:10: “….. love is the fulfillment of the law.” Explanation: This basically is another abstract intellectual observation, with no clear instructions about abandoning law keeping. The Greek for “fulfillment” is again based on pleroo, better translated as a “completion or perfection of the law.” Go to the above page for further explanation. 27) Romans 14:5: “One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.” Explanation: Go to the page 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH, then 17. 28) Romans 14:14: “….. there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.” Explanation: Go to the above page, then 17. 29) Romans 14:20: “….. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.” Explanation: Go to the above page, then 17. 29) 1 Corinthians 10:25: “Eat whatever is sold in the meat market …..” Explanation: Go to the page 7 VERSES MAINSTREAMERS CLAIM ABOLISH THE FOOD LAWS, then to 6. 30) 1 Corinthians 10:27: “If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake.” Explanation: The context here clearly involves only meat sacrificed to idols, not the forbidden, unclean meats described in Leviticus. Go to the page above, then 6. 31) 1 Corinthians 10:30: “But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for the food over which I give thanks?” Explanation: The context here is food sacrificed to idols, not the forbidden foods. 32) 2 Corinthians 3:3: “clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.” Explanation: Pending. Briefly, the words in red are only a description of the “message,” (the “message” does not even directly refer to the law), not an acknowledgment the law has been abolished, and not a command to forget about law keeping. 33) 2 Corinthians 3:6: “who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the spirit; for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.” Explanation: Pending. 34) 2 Corinthians 3:7: “But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, ….. which glory was passing away,” Explanation: Go to 48 MORE VERSES MAINSTREAMERS USE TO TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK OT LAW KEEPING HAS BEEN DONE AWAY WITH, then 3. 35) 2 Corinthians 3:9: “For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.” Explanation: Briefly, the now abolished OT law of the automatic death penalty for sin is now far less glorious than the current New Covenant. Also go to the above page, then to 3. 36) 2 Corinthians 3:11: “For if what is passing away was glorious, …..” Explanation: It was the Old Covenant and the itemized sacrifice, circumcision, Levitical priesthood, and automatic death penalty for sin laws that were passing away, not ALL of the Mosaic laws, which is a big difference. Go again to the above page, then 3. 37) 2 Corinthians 3:13: “….. look steadily at the end of what was passing away.” Explanation: Same as for 36. 38) Galatians 2:4: “….. false brethren ….. came in ….. that they might bring us into bondage.” This verse refers to the previous verse, verse 3, which involves circumcision, which was abolished in Acts. To rely only on Mosaic law keeping for salvation and deliberately refusing to accept grace also is the kind of bondage referred to here. 39) Galatians 2:16: “….. a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ …..” Explanation: This verse is merely an abstract, intellectual observation which does not clearly, specifically say that Christians can now break divine, established laws involved in daily living. It is just a reminder of the great, relative importance of faith and grace. Verse 16 is similar to the statement that it is really bullets that kill people, not guns or people pulling the trigger of guns. Yes, it is actually the high speed, flesh ripping bullets that kill, but of course the gun and the human pulling the trigger are ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL for the bullets to be whizzing to their mark in the first place. Likewise, law keeping is also a qualifying, ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL part of the faith equation. Verse 17, too, is a clear reminder that justification is not a license to sin, which is specifically defined as breaking primarily the Mosaic laws. 40) Galatians 2:19: “For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. Explanation: Go to the page GALATIANS, WRITTEN ABOUT 5 YEARS AFTER CIRCUMCISION WAS ABOLISHED, REFERS OVERWHELMINGLY TO CIRCUMCISION, MENTIONED 15 TIMES, AND TO A LESSER EXTENT ABOLISHED SACRIFICES, NOT OTHER LAWS. 41) Galatians 2:21: “I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” Explanation: Go to the above page. Also, remember that this verse essentially means that if righteousness comes O-N-L-Y through the law (and without necessary faith and grace provided by the sacrificial death of Jesus) then yes, Jesus did die in vain. Grace (which requires the Holy Spirit, which in turn requires law obedience according to Acts 2:38), mentioned near the beginning of this verse, re-affirms the need to keep obeying the law. 42) Galatians 3:2: “Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” Explanation: Go to the above page.
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.