Free PDF study guides! You can download these guides for personal bible studies, handing them out to family and friends, etc. We look forward to making more FREE pdf guides in the future. Enjoy. 1. Have God's Commandments and His Law been done away with? https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/69ca89_fd592b050432446eabbdcabaeca3e3a9.pdf 2. Have God's Dietary Instructions been done away with? https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/69ca89_77e991f19b2e41508df47166e43d3952.pdf Shalom from Grace L
Seems a lot of believers will quote 1 Timothy 1:9 to prove that we don't have to obey/observe the commandments of God but does that one verse summarize the entire chapter? Study and show yourself approved... #law #1Timothy19 #Context #righteous
The Playbook, the Rules and Playing with all your heart. . It was the end of the season and Johnny was voted MVP (most valuable player). With his hard word and dedication he was instrumental in leading their team to the championships. When asked what contributed to his success, he said the following… . Johnny: “Besides dedication and hard work, it’s a combination of knowing the playbook, following the rules and playing with all your heart. If you leave out one or move of thes
If you have been involved in American Christianity for a while you have probably heard and/or been taught that the Sabbath and the Feasts of the Lord (our Elohim) have been done away with. That these things were only for the Jews, only for the people of the Old Testament, not for New Covenant believers, etc. Many will try and use New Testament scriptures to prove their point. So this should settle this right? The problem is if the Sabbaths and Feasts have been done away with,
Driving a Car and how Faith, Grace and God's Law work together for believers today. The easiest way to explain how these three work together in a believers life today is to look at how we drive. Everyone knows that when we drive sometimes ignore the posted speed limits; perhaps we are focused on other things, or worse we know the speed limit but choose to break the law that was intended to keep us and others safe as we travel. Whatever the case know what happens when we get p
A Torah-Positive Summary of Sha’ul’s Letter to the Galatians By Ariel Berkowitz Any discussion on the subject of Torah almost always mentions Paul’s/Sha’ul’s Letter to the Galatians. Many assert that this letter absolutely prohibits the practices of the first five books of the Bible by believers in Jesus/Yeshua or that the Torah can have a meaningful place in the everyday life of the believer. Because of this thinking we thought it would be helpful to present a different appr
Since this topic of observing the Law is met with such debate, there are always those that bring up the book of Galatians. It is one of the 'silver bullets' that many believers use despite all the numerous scriptureal proofs showing the Fathter's law, commandments, etc have not been done away with. We even see the Law/Torah being observed in the New Millennium. So with so many pulling Galatians out of context lets look at what the book really says. I first started off to repo
If we claim to be a New Covenant believer, then shouldn't we adhere to its definition? A New Covenant
31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. 33 But this is the cove
An idiom is a figure of speech that is designed to express a literal concept through an abstract picture. “Kicking the bucket” is an idiom depicting death, yet at death one doesn’t literally kick a bucket. There are literally thousands of idioms in the English language, but nobody knows the actual number. Many idioms are regional, and some are even personal. When I was growing up, my friends and I used the term “booking” when speaking about running fast. Idioms exist in all l
On occasion, when presenting the truth that the whole Bible is still true and completely applicable to all believers today, we receive a rather interesting response. Sometimes, when contemplating what it would really mean to believe and practice the whole Bible, an almost immediate response of, “We can’t keep the whole law perfectly,” is offered as a counter thought. The obvious implication of this statement is that since no one keeps the whole law perfectly, then we are not
Pleroo the Law In a discussion pertaining to the law of God, sometimes you might hear such a response, “Jesus fulfilled the whole law of God so I don’t have to.” Anyone should be rather concerned to hear such a statement. Why? Because that statement implies that it could possibly be a good thing to not have to do the law of God.
Of course, anyone saying such a thing is not stopping to consider that is in the very same thought and mentality that the nation of Israel constant
Galatians 4:8-10 is often evidence that believers are to no longer to keep all of God's commandments, particularly His Sabbaths and Feast days. Context forces some absurd questions. Are the Sabbaths and Feast days "weak and beggarly elements? " Are the Lord's Sabbaths and Feast days "elements of the world" that place us under "bondage?" More importantly, does Scripture teach us that the "law of God" is bondage? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves and test to Scri
The Three Things the Law Does The Hebrew word translated into English as law, is Torah. It simply means instruction.
Like any loving Father, God offers us His instruction, His law, to inform us of the best way to live. God’s instructions, His Law, only does 3 things. 1) Defines Sin 2) Blesses us when we obey (obedience) 3) Curses us when we disobey (sin) Let’s review some Scripture: 1) Defining Sin Jeremiah 44:23 "Because you have burned sacrifices and have sinned against
Recently some people have made the claim that being obedient to God's commandments is bondage, that it grieves the Holy Spirit and some how it denies the diety of Jesus/Yeshua but is that true? Are there any New Testament scriptures stating that obeying God's commandments from the heart of a new creature (after salvation) in Christ is sin? Remember 1 John 3:4 states that sin is transgression or breaking God's law/commandments.
If obeying the commandments of God is so wicke
How do we reconcile this contradiction when a primary function of the Feast days and Sabbaths were about eating and drinking (Deut. 14:23-26, Neh. 8:10,12)? 10) The Gnostics considered everything that is physical as being evil, which is why they spiritualized away all physical commandments, including the observances of feast days. Why would the Gnostics be compelling the Colossians to be keeping the Feast days when it was against everything they believed in?How would that wor
Paul is explaining, to those who will listen, that practicing the feasts are still designed to teach us. If Paul was teaching against observing the Sabbath and feast days as supposed, Shouldn’t Paul have said the feasts are of no value anymore? Or perhaps, that God is done with those, so we should not observe them anymore? Why in the world would he state that they are still a shadow of things to come and that Christ is the reality of them if we are to no longer be practicing
So if God’s law is not the problem, then what was the problem? Ezekiel implies that the problem is with us and our stony heart. The writer of Hebrews agrees: Hebrews 8:8 For finding fault with them (fault with them, not the "law of God"), he says, “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— So what is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant? 1. The Holy Spirit is a witness that t
Christians today are under grace, not the law This is probably the most used response to NOT observe the Sabbath. However in Acts 13:42-44 it states Gentiles believers were assembling for worship on the Sabbath to listen to Paul's preaching. What is interesting is that they all came back the next Sabbath to hear more. If the sabbath was done away with would not Paul, the apostle to the gentiles, correct such false teaching? Do we see where Paul tell them to come back on the