Which Old Testament Laws Apply to Christians Today?

Which Old Testament Laws Apply to Christians Today?

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by Michael Morrison
     
 

When Christians read the Old Testament, they are often puzzled. They find many laws that seem to be part of Christianity, and yet they also find many laws that no one obeys. Laws of sacrifice, rituals and civil laws are mixed together with laws that tell people how to get along with others.
How can a Christian know which laws to keep? Does the Bible tell us?

Overview

When Christians read the Old Testament, they are often puzzled. They find many laws that seem to be part of Christianity, and yet they also find many laws that no one obeys. Laws of sacrifice, rituals and civil laws are mixed together with laws that tell people how to get along with others.
How can a Christian know which laws to keep? Does the Bible tell us? This series of Bible studies explores this topic in detail. You will need to look up each of the scriptures you find listed, because we have not taken the space to quote them. But it is worth the time to learn about how we ought to obey our Creator and Savior. We’ll begin with some general principles so that we lay a good foundation for discussing specific laws later in this study.
First, we will establish from Scripture that Christians are expected to obey God. Then we will look at God’s laws — starting in the time before Moses, then a closer look at the covenant made at Mt. Sinai. We will see how Jesus, Paul and the early church deal with the difference between old and new, then explore that difference with a few examples of laws that almost all Christians agree are obsolete.
We then apply those principles to the seven annual Sabbaths, dietary laws, and the weekly Sabbath. We close by noting some of the commands the New Testament gives us, and end by emphasizing that, although Christians should obey God, our salvation is received on the basis of faith, not on the basis of our obedience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045603461
Publisher:
Grace Communion International
Publication date:
01/24/2014
Series:
Old Testament Laws and Christians , #3
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
125,518
File size:
396 KB

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Meet the Author

I grew up in a small town in southern Illinois: Sparta. Our family of seven was religious but did not go to church - instead, we had a Bible study at home every week. I eventually began attending a church after I moved away, and then I went to a Bible college, and eventually a seminary. Now I work for Grace Communion Seminary in Glendora, California. My interests are the Gospels, the epistles and theology of Paul, and ethics.

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