You are so right!
Gal 3:10-1310 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:www.tithing-russkelly.com
I guess Mr. Kelly feels I took the Malachi reference I have in my sidebar out of context. While I get where he is coming from, that the new covenant Jesus instituted replaces the old Mosaic law, I feel that the new covenant adds more than it takes away. For example, the old law says Thou Shalt Not Kill, and Jesus says He Who Calls His Brother 'Raca' is In Danger of the Judgment. I don't think Jesus meant anybody to think you could kill someone as long as you were nice about it. You STILL shouldn't kill.But I thank Mr. Kelly for presenting his view in a respectful way.
When the Declaration of Independence was signed, the U.S. immediately was free from all English Law --both good and bad. When Jesus died on Calvary, Hebrew were immediately free from all Old Covenant Law --both good and bad. According to Hebrews 8:13 the entire Old Covenant "vanished" --both good and bad.God, like the U.S., then took the good moral eternal parts of the Old Law and re-stated or re-interpreted them in terms of grace, faith and Calvary. Whereas the Ten Commandments say "Thou shalt not kill, etc" the New "law of the spirit of life in Christ" (Rom 8:2-3) says "because you are a new creation in Christ with an indwelling Holy Spirit and new desire --you WILL N OT KILL. Obedience to the moral law of God is part of the believer's new nature. We must stop using Old Covenant terminology when we have much better New Covenant terminology to live by. May God bless your study of His Word.
No, it seems to me that Mr. Kelly thinks that anything in the Old testament is void now and you shouldn't quote it? Hmmm. . . Although the Old Testament may be full of the Old Covenant, as a history, it is also a good way to see where man had to start before the new covenant was made and fulfilled the old law.
"No" yourself. Hebrews 8:13 says that the Old Covenant has "vanished." Why don't you explain that instead of trying to put words into my mouth?The Old Covenant is useful in many ways but it is not the guide for Christians today. I have been told by other LDS members that the Old Testament has been replaced by the greater light of modern prophets. Do you disagree with them? Jesus and the New Covenant is the greater light from a modern prophet. "Yes" 'it is also a good way to see where man had to start before the new covenant was made and fulfilled the old law.'
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