Post by Susan Peabody on Jun 11, 2020 20:50:30 GMT
The Jewish people obeyed the law of Moses and the rest of the Old Testament [the Ten Commandments]. Christ did not come to abolish the law but to clarify it and prioritize it.
Henry Drummond, in his book, The Greatest Thing in the World, said if you fulfill the commandment of Jesus to love one another then you do not need the Ten Commandments. You will just naturally do what they command out of love.
In one of my articles I talk about how Christ broke the law a couple of times out of love. That always made him special to me even before I became a Christian.
I believe in civil obedience as discussed in the book, Walden's Pond. So I believe that laws must sometimes be revised not abolished.
When you decide to follow in Christ's footsteps and fulfill the law, make sure it is a just law, and when in doubt to the loving thing.
The laws of the Old Testament and the New Testament do not contradict each other. The old laws must just be practiced with love in mind.
Jesus said many things. But what got my attention, even as a child, was his message of love. As Rodney King put it, "Can we all get along."