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The following verses are used time and again by those within HR and Messianics who believe we are to keep the Law and keep Torah. They themselves claim to “Keep Torah”. Sign0095

Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Mat 5:19 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: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

We know that it is impossible to keep the Law. Aside from Jesus fulfilling it, and being the final Sacrifice, there is no temple to make sacrifices, the priesthood is not there, people aren’t making the journey to Israel three times a year and so on. So while pointing fingers at Christians and calling them anti-nomians and having a “lawless Jesus” or similar, they raise the battle cry of “we keep the law”. Sign0082

But they do not. Sign0138

It merely takes a short reading of the Mosaic law to see time and again the law is not being kept by those claiming to keep it. In fact we see leadership saying they “try to keep it the best they can, the things that apply to them”.

And they teach their followers that they don’t actually have to keep it all because some things they just can’t keep. Like stoning adulterers or false prophets… which might in fact, mean stoning them. Duck

How can one say they keep the law and then make statements of excuse why they don’t keep it all? You either keep it or you don’t. It’s like claiming to be a little bit pregnant. You either are or you aren’t.

So they violate Jesus’ teaching by teaching in fact, that not all the law has to be kept. Yet we also know that:

Jas 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Deu 27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

So by claiming to keep the law when in fact they don’t, they incur the curse associated with not keeping all of it. 7863

Jas 2:10-11
(10) For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
(11) For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

Jesus also taught to beware the leaven of the Pharisees–which was hypocrisy. That concept also needs to be applied to those claiming we need to keep the law when in fact they do not, nor can they.

And to those who teach others to not keep all the law, while saying to keep it, Jesus said:

“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:

Gal 3:10-13
(10) For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
(11) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
(12) And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
(13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

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Contributed by Vic at the Seek God Forum:

http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=61

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