By Richard Sison | 2015
One of the hottest and most controversial topics discussed in the biblical circle is the Law and unfortunately it is one of the most misinterpreted words in the Bible. Misunderstanding of the word “Law” has caused wrong interpretation of many biblical passages leading to bad theologies that eventually lead into practices. It became a stumbling block to many believers and caused divisions among the people of G-D. Many believers were persecuted because they follow G-D’s Law.
Mainstream Christianity, as a whole, for the longest time, has embraced the idea that the Law has been done away with and thus, we should no longer observe the Sabbath, Feasts and other “Old” commandments as we are now “free” from them through Christ. History would tell us that this is not the case in the beginning. As a matter of fact, we have the account of Luke written in the book of Acts that the apostles and their companions were still observing the Law and the commandments. As a matter of fact in Luke’s account in the book of Acts, Paul observed the Sabbath 200 times (Acts 13:14, 44; 17:2, etc) He also observed the Passover (1 Cor 5:7-8), Unleavened Bread (Acts 20:6), Pentecost (Acts 20:16), Day of Atonement (Acts 27:9), circumcised Timothy (Acts 16:3), performed purification rites and even sacrificed to the Temple! (Acts 21:26).
If Paul indeed said that the Law has been done away with, why would he do them himself? He even said in Col 2:16-17 “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” This is a KJV that translates the Scriptures literally but they translated the Greek word “de” and added “is” to force it as if Paul is saying that it those things should not be done anymore. But the Greek “de” could also mean “for” and with this conjunction, it became favorable towards the commandments and no need to add the word “is”, making it more agreeable to the rest of the Scriptures. Sabbath and the Feasts are shadows of what is to come.
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