Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Walk in The Word: God's Story of Redemption

Bible Study 3/1/10
Reading Passages: Leviticus (ch. 11-27) & Numbers (ch. 1-5)

Today, because of the perfect, selfless sacrifice made by Jesus Christ, we don't have to live in the world of Leviticus. Leviticus was meant to teach people some basic truths about how to be in fellowship with a Holy God. Thanks to his years as a Pharisee, Paul knew Moses' law well and never recommended discarding the law. It reveals a basic code of morality, an expression of behavior that pleases God. The law is good for one thing - exposing sin. The law has one major problem: After proving how bad you are, it doesn't make you any better. The law, or old covenant, was insufficient to save...But there is great news! The book of Hebrews, which was written to encourage Jewish Christians, explains that we now have a permanent high priest in Jesus Christ. And through His perfect, atoning blood, He made the sacrifice of animals unnecessary. Jesus is able to cleanse the real source of contamination - our sinful nature. As Hebrews points out, Jesus entered the inner room on our behalf (6:20). And when He died, the curtain ripped in two, allowing anyone direct access to God. The great high priest, Christ Himself, has changed the old system forever.

Praying that you will be encouraged today with The Good News!
Deanna Crist


Allen said...

Good thoughts. The Law is the schoolmaster that leads one to Christ (Gal 3.24).

Anders Branderud said...

This blog post uses the term “Jewish Christians”.

(le-havdil), A analysis (found here: www.netzarim.co.il (that is the only legitimate Netzarim)) of all extant source documents and archaeology using a rational and logical methodology proves that the historical Ribi Yehosuha ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah) from Nazareth and his talmidim (apprentice-students), called the Netzarim, taught and lived Torah all of their lives; and that Netzarim and Christianity were always antithetical.

Judaism and Christianity have always been two antithetical religions, and thus the term “Jewish Christians” is an oxymoron
The mitzwot (directives or military-style orders) in Torah (claimed in Tan’’kh (the Jewish Bible) to be the instructions of the Creator), the core of the Judaism, are an indivisible whole. Rejecting any one constitutes rejecting of the whole… and the Church rejected many mitzwot, for example rejecting to observe the Shabat on the seventh day in the Jewish week. Examples are endless. Dt. 13.1-6 explicitly precludes the Christian “NT”.

Ribi Yehoshuas talmidim Netzarim still observes Torah non-selectively to their utmost today and the research in the above website implies that becoming one of Ribi Yehoshuas Netzarim-followers is the only way to follow him.