God's Laws
Parts 1 through 6
By Willie Martin

Jew Watch

God's Laws - Part 1

        Due to some of the teachings on the Laws of God which have been posted recently; this study is to try and clear the air about the false Jewish teachings which have been instituted into Christianity that God's Laws, Statutes, and Judgments have been done away with.

        It was ONLY the ceremonial laws which were done away with. The ceremonial laws such as the sacrificing of animals, and their blood giving a sort of atonement for ones sins.

        They were the preview of the sacrifice that Christ was later to make for His Israel people on the Stake and His Blood was shed for the redemption of His Israel People. "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION." (Hebrews 9:22)

        There are those who, try to teach, that Christ did not die so that the House of Israel could remarry God. That God could only be married to the House of Judah. This too is false teaching for a will or covenant cannot take effect while the one who made the will lives, it is only good after he dies. The same is true with a married man who has divorced his wife.

        For as long as he lives she commits adultery if she remarries and if he takes anther wife he also commits adultery. "But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery." (Matthew 5:32) So by this we can see that God (Christ) could not remarry the House of Israel until he died on the stake. But once he died he was then free to remarry her. As for the house of Judah, God has never divorced her so she is still his wife.

        Thus the man must die before the woman can remarry anyone. The same is true for Christ, He could not remarry the House of Israel until Christ (God) died on the stake, and then He was free to remarry Israel without committing sin.

        It is our opinion that anyone who teaches that God's Laws have been done away with, is teaching things that are in direct opposition to God's Word, and to teach men, women or children such is against what Christ Himself said: "THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS: I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO FULFIL. For verily I SAY UNTO YOU, TILL HEAVEN and EARTH PASS, ONE JOT OR ONE TITTLE SHALL IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW... WHOSOEVER therefore SHALL BREAK ONE OF THESE LEAST COMMANDMENTS (Now some of those who teach that God's Laws have been done away with, will say that only the Commandments are still in effect. But if that is so, then which of the Commandments is least, and which one is greater? And if only the Commandments are still in effect then God wasted a lot of time spelling out His Laws, Statutes and Judgments to His people Israel. They will also call the Laws God handed down at Mt. Sinai were Moses' laws, but I say that they are God's laws because He handed them to Moses on two slates), and SHALL TEACH MEN SO, HE SHALL BE CALLED THE LEAST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL DO and TEACH THEM, THE SAME SHALL BE CALLED GREAT IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN." (Matthew 5:17-19)

        In reference to the two tablets which God gave Moses let us as the question:

        Question: Did the Second Tables of Stone given to Moses by God have less writing on them than was on the first which was broken by Moses?

         Answer: After Moses had broken the first tables which God had given him: ‘"... the Lord gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant." (Deuteronomy 9:11)

        Which two had been written by God Himself! ‘"And the Lord delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the Finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the Lord spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly." (Deuteronomy 9:10) The second tables were also inscribed by God but only with the Ten Commandments. ‘"And he (God) ‘wrote on the tables, according to the first writing the ten commandments..." (Deuteronomy 10:4)

GODS LAWS HAVE NOT BEEN DONE AWAY WITH!

        I give this to you in the sincerity of my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the hope of the Resurrection. Yahweh, through the Holy Ghost, brings to mind the following Scriptures: "...Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places [A stony heart], where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold." (Matthew 13:3-8)

        Which is explained by Jesus: "Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one [Satan], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He, also, that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the work; and the care of this world [Ministers of Organized Religion], and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hearth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." (Matthew 13:18-23)

        For a second witness as the Scriptures attest: "...at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witness, shall the matter be established." (Deuteronomy 19:15)

        The third witness is in Luke: "A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was spring up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold." (Luke 5-8)

        What I said about the Holy Ghost bringing things into remembrance is borne out by the following Scripture: "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father shall send in my name, he [The Holy Ghost] shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26)

        As I thought upon these things which I am presenting to you, the Holy Ghost showed me why I must present
them to you. "If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words OF FAITH and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained." (1 Timothy 4:6)

        So you can see I, as a brother and servant to Christ, it is my duty to show you and all who will listen these things, to sow the seed. Then you must do what you will with that seed. And my answer will, in all likelihood be to long for your taste. But I must do what Yahweh lays on my heart. So hang in there and bear with me please. Therefore: "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle [Flesh body], to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me." (2 Peter 1:12-13) So it is: "I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not." (Jude 5)
 
 

God's Laws - Part 2

        The anarchist declares governments are unnecessary for he regards the restraints imposed upon him by the administration of law tyrannical. But if he is opposed in any part of his efforts to overthrow law and order by Christians he will cry out the theme which is constantly presented in the so-called Judeo-Christian churches across America, with prophets of Ba'al in their pulpits. Study Romans 13, for God ordains ALL Governments. Which is simply not true for the Scriptures say: "They have set up kings, BUT NOT BY ME: they have made princes, AND I KNEW IT NOT: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off." (Hosea 8:4)

        But opposition to the administration of law is not confined to the anarchists for there are many Christians who love Almighty God and Jesus the Christ, more that life itself but are in rebellion to Divine Law. While they will admit the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount embody the ultimate ideal for Christian conduct, in actual practice they deny the need of strict obedience to the Law of Yahweh which God enjoined His Kingdom people [our White Israel people] to administer.

        These are the perfect laws of righteousness which Israel received as their national constitution at Mount Sinai. Despite the prattle of those who, in one way or another, undertake to do away with the law, there will be no righteousness in any nation where the provisions set forth in the commandments, statutes and judgments of Yahweh are ignored.

        Ignoring the words of Christ when He stated: "THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, or the prophets [the sayings of the prophets]: I [Christ] AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, but to fulfil." (Matthew 5:17)

        There can be no liberty without God, God's Word or God's Laws: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY." (2 Corinthians 3:17)

        And just as it is essential for men to observe the God-given laws of moral conduct, so, too, it is imperative for a nation to observe the statutes and judgments of Yahweh if there is to be righteousness in administration. Because these laws will never execute themselves, God organized His Kingdom at Mount Sinai with a government whose primary purpose was the administration of His Laws. But because there are those who, though they believe in the proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom, are teaching against its laws, attention is once more being called to the need of giving heed to His Commandments.

        The very fact that the Gospel of the Kingdom is now being proclaimed is in itself evident that the call is going out: "Remember ye the law of Moses!" The continuity of the Kingdom itself is predicated upon the administration of the commandments, statutes and judgments of Yahweh.

        For there to be a kingdom [government] there must be three things: (1) A land [The United States of America]; (2) A people [Our White Israel People]; and (3) A set of laws [Gods Laws, statutes and judgments]. If these things are not in existence then there is no kingdom.

        We can understand the opposition of theologians and ecclesiastical leaders to these great truths of Scripture, for they are blind to its fundamental tenets concerning His Kingdom and the people of the Kingdom, as well as their identity and responsibility. However, in the light of the plentiful Scriptural declarations which maintain that the administration of His Laws is essential to the establishment of righteousness in His Kingdom, it is difficult to understand the mental quirk of those who, knowing the people of the Kingdom, fail to recognize their responsibility to administer these laws of righteousness. Such men are treading upon dangerous ground, for having come into a knowledge of the Kingdom and its functions, they may be found to be fighting against Yahweh in their opposition to the restoration of the administration of its laws.

        There are four great bodies of law given in the Bible. They are: Laws contained in Commandments, Laws set forth in statutes, Laws governing judgments and Laws contained in ordinances. Nevertheless, no man or nation is set free from keeping the commandments, statutes and judgments of Yahweh.

        As there can be no justice apart from the law, so, too, there can be no righteousness without justice, for righteousness is the justice of the law. Christ looked forward to the day when the righteousness of the administration of the Kingdom laws would bring the promised blessings when He said: "Blessed are they that do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)

        Those who advocate the abolition of the law forget that, IF THERE IS NO LAW, SIN CANNOT EXIST, "for sin is the transgression of the law." (1 John 3:4)

        In his rendering of this passage Ferrar Fenton shows that sin is broken law. Because this is so, Christ condemned all who would teach disobedience to the law: "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:19)

        Moffatt gives an interesting rendering of this and the preceding verse: "I tell you truly, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a comma, will pass from the Law until it is all in force. Therefore whoever relaxes a single one of these commands, were it even one of the least, and teaches men so, he will be ranked least in the Realm of heaven; but whoever obeys them and teaches them, he will be ranked great in the Realm of heaven."

        The margin and footnotes of the 1599 Geneva Bible relates: "Christ came not to bring any new way of righteousness and salvation into the world, but to fulfill that in deed which was shadowed by the figures of the Law, by delivering men through grace from the curse of the Law: and moreover to teach the true use of obedience which the Laws appointed, and to grave in our hearts the force of obedience. That the prophecies may be accomplished. (Luke 16.17, James 2:10) He beginneth with the true expounding of the Law and setteth it against the old...glorifies the Scribes: so far is He from abolishing the least commandment of His Father. {That one who teaches otherwise} He shall have no place in the Church."

        Not only did Christ assert the need of keeping even the least of the laws if we want to occupy a place of greatness in the Kingdom, but the whole theme of the prophets was the expectancy of the great day of the restoration of Israel, at which time one of the major objectives would be the observance of all His Laws. Then will be fulfilled: "And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain [nation] of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem [America]. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off." (Micah 4:2-3)

        This pictures a condition in the time of restoration far removed from the conditions which would exist if the pronouncements of those who declare the Law of Yahweh is of no use now were to prevail. When the Law of God is administered from Zion the nations will come to the House of Jacob to be taught its precepts in order that they may learn the ways of righteousness and walk in the path of peace. If obedience to God's laws will bring peace to heathen peoples in the Kingdom of God, why should anyone suppose for a moment that it will accomplish less than that now, as well as later, for the people of His Kingdom?
 


God's Laws -Part 3

        When Yahweh's Israel people are cleansed of all their filthiness and from their idols, Yahweh declares: "And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them." (Ezekiel 36:27)

        When the antagonisms which have been responsible for the divisions among His people are at last removed, and all Israel joins together to obey His Laws, Yahweh declares He will be their God: "And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them." (Ezekiel 37:24)

        It was because Abraham obeyed the voice of Yahweh, and kept His charge, His commandments, statutes and laws that the covenant was passed on to Isaac. (Genesis 26:5) This was long before Israel received the commission as His Kingdom at Mount Sinai.

        In the very beginning God began to reveal His Laws unto  men. The very first command of God to Adam became a rule of action, or law of life, unto all men. The positive law of life as given to our first parents in the Garden of Eden was to eat of the fruit of the trees in the Garden and live. The negative law was contained in the command to abstain from partaking of certain forbidden fruits with the warning that the violation of this command would be followed by death. Physical health and well-being depended upon man obeying the first, while the keeping of the second assured him of life unending and continuous spiritual communion with God. Thus the divine Command had become law unto man. But mankind, created in the image of God, was given the right of choice: in obedience, a blessing; in disobedience, a curse.

        The first would bring continuous health and life, the second, trouble and death. By act of will, man was now able to choose his course, for before him lay two roads, one the way of life, and the other the way of death.

        Many Christians have believed, in error, throughout the years that the Laws of God were not known until God gave them to Moses on Mt. Sinai. However, they overlook the Scripture which states that Abraham knew God's Laws, His Commandments, His charge and His Statutes. "Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, AND KEPT MY CHARGE, MY COMMANDMENTS, MY STATUTES, AND MY LAWS." (Genesis 26:5)

LAWS BEFORE SINAI

        The existence of Laws in the Book of Genesis and Exodus is evident, though there is no formal record of their delivery. "When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know THE STATUTES OF GOD AND HIS LAWS." (Exodus 18:16)

        Therefore, there is no doubt that God's Laws were made known to mankind, as such, by God:

        1. The Law of the Sabbath. (Genesis 2:3)

        2. The days noted in connection with the flood are all "Sabbaths" except one (Genesis 8:5) which was a Tuesday.

        3. The Law of the place to worship. (Genesis 4:3-4 and verse 16)

        4. The Law of offerings. (Genesis 4:4)

        But, side by side with these special Divine communications, the Babylonian laws were codified in the age of Abraham.

        In A.D. 1901, the Code of Amraphel (Khammurabi), (Genesis 14:1) was discovered in Susa by a M.J. de Morgan. The latest date recorded for this code was 2139 B.C. So we have from ancient records that eight hundred years before Moses, these laws governed the peoples from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea, and from Persia to the Mediterranean, and were in force throughout Canaan. This discovery overthrew the two main pillars of the so-called "higher critics," one of which was that such writing was unknown before Moses; the other, that a legal code was impossible before the Hebrew Kings.

        Therefore, we have now before us both codes; and are in a position to answer God's question in Deut 4:8: "What nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?"

        The answer, of course, is NONE! Khammurabi called his laws the "judgments of righteousness," but some of them, at least, are both unrighteous and unequal, as the following brief contrast shows at a glance: --

Offence

1). Stealing.
2). Burglary.
3). Harboring a fugitive slave.
4). Injuring a slave.
5). Injuring a rich man.
6). Injuring poor man.
7). Injury followed by death to a rich man's daughter.
8). Injury followed by death to a poor man's daughter

Punishment by God's Laws

1). Restore double (Exodus 22:9)
2). Restore double (Exodus 22:7)
3). No offence (Deuteronomy 23:15)
4). Freedom given to the slave.
5). Same injury inflicted on injurer.
6). Same injury inflicted on injurer (Exodus. 21:23-25).
7). Each case judged on its own merits.
8). Each case judged on its own merits.

By Khammurabi's Laws

1). Death (# 4).
2). Death (# 21).
3). Death (# 16).
4). Master compensated (# 199).
5). Same as God's Law (# 196 & 197).
6). Fine of one mina of silver (# 198).
7). Death of injurer's daughter (# 209).

8). Fine of 5 shekels of silver (# 211 & 213).

        We can see the laws of Khammurabi in operation in Genesis in the following instances:

        1). The law of adoption which would have made Eliezer Abram's heir (Genesis 15) (# 191).

        2). The giving of Hagar to Abraham (Genesis 16); and of Bilhah (Genesis 30:4) and Zilpah (Genesis 30:9) to Jacob was in accord with this code. (# 146)

        3). The purchase of Machpelah by Abraham (Genesis 23) was conducted in strict conformity with its commercial enactments. (#7)

        4). The taking of life for stealing, proposed by Jacob to Laban, (Genesis 31:32) was his recognition of this code, which punished sacrilege with death. (# 6)

        5). The taking of life by burning, with which Judah threatened his daughter-in-law Tamar, (Genesis 38:24) is also according to the Babylonian code. (# 110) But not by God's Laws, as God condemns the burning of men. (Jeremiah 19:5)

        6). The proposal of Joseph's steward, that the one with whom the cup was found should die, (Genesis 44:9) harmonized with the law punishing with death theft from a palace. (# 6)

        7). The giving of a special portion by Jacob to his favorite son Joseph (Genesis 48:22) was provided for by this code. (# 165)

        8). The cutting off of Reuben from his birthright (Genesis 49:4) was the prescribed way of punishing his offence according to Khammurabi's law. (# 158)

        9). The inability of Abram to sell Hagar. (Genesis 16:6) (# 119)

        We could go on for pages but we believe these should suffice to show that man did, in deed, did have a knowledge of God's Laws before Mt. Sinai, but they were ALREADY, at that early date in mans history, subverting them.
 


God's Laws - Part 4

        The following is a list of thirty-four laws seen in force in Genesis, given by God Almighty, and was subsequently confirmed in the Mosaic code:

        1). The law of the Sabbath Genesis 2. (Exodus 16:23; 20:10; 31:13-17; Deuteronomy 5:14)

        2). The law of the place to worship. (Genesis 3:24; 4:3-4 and verse 16; 9:26-27; Exodus 25:8; Deuteronomy 12:5-7; and Leviticus 17:3-4)

        3). The law of the acceptance of sacrifice by fire from heaven. (Genesis 4:4-5; Exodus 30:9; Leviticus 6:9; and 10:1)

        4). The law of sacrifices. (Genesis 4:4; 15:9; 22:2-3 and verse 13; Exodus 29:36 and Leviticus 1:2-5)

        5). The law of clean and unclean. (Genesis 7:2; 8:20; Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14:3-20)

        6). The law of the altar. (Genesis 8:20; 12:7-8; 13:4 and verse 18; 22:9; 26:25; Exodus 20:24)

        7). The law of eating flesh. (Genesis 9:3; Deuteronomy 12:20)

        8). The law against eating blood. (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 7:26; 17:1-14)

        9). The law against murder. (Genesis 9:5-6; Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17)

        10). The law of parental authority. (Genesis 9:25; 18:19; 22; 37:13; Exodus 20:12, Leviticus 19:3 and Deuteronomy 5:16)

        11). The law of monogamy. (Genesis 12:18; 16:1; Deuteronomy 24:1-2)

        12). The law against adultery. (Genesis 12:18; 20:3 and verse 9; 26:10-11; 38; 39:9;  49:4; Leviticus 20:10)

        13). The law as to,
                (A) priesthood. (Genesis 14:18; Exodus 28:1)
                (B) priestly garments. (Genesis 27:15; 37:3; Exodus 28-4)

        14). The law of tithes. (Genesis 14:20; 28:22; Leviticus 27:30-32)

        15). The law as to covenant-making. (Genesis 15:10 and verse 18; 21:27 and verse 32; Exodus 34:27 and 19:5)

        16). The law of intercession. (Genesis 17; 18; 29:17; 24)

        17). The law of righteousness. (Genesis 17:1; Deuteronomy 18:13)

        18). The law of circumcision. (Genesis 17:9-10; Leviticus 18)

        19). The law of hospitality. (Genesis 18; Leviticus 19:33-34 and Deuteronomy 10:18-19)

        20). The law against licentiousness. (Genesis 18:20; Leviticus 18)

        21). The law against fornication. (Genesis 34:7)

        22). The law as to oaths. (Genesis 21:23; 24:41; 26:28; Exodus 22:11 and Numbers 5:19)

        23). The law of binding sacrifices. (Genesis 22:9; Psalm 118:27)

        24). The law of the birthright. (Genesis 25:33; Deuteronomy 21:16-17)

        25). The law of anointing with oil. (Genesis 28:18; 31:13; Exodus 40:15)

        26). The obligation of vows. (Genesis 28:20-22; 31:13; Deuteronomy 23:21 and Numbers 30:2)

        27). The law against idolatry (implied in the word "dominion,." (Genesis 1:26; 31:32-35; Exodus 20:3-6 and Deuteronomy 5:7-10)

        28). The law of uncleanness. (Genesis 31:35; Leviticus 15)

        29). The law against marriage between circumcised & uncircumcised. (Genesis 34:14; Deuteronomy 7:3)

        30). The law of ceremonial cleansing for worship. (Genesis 35:2; Exodus 19:10)

        31). The law of drink offerings. (Genesis 35:14; Exodus 29:40)

        32). The law of marrying the brother's widow. (Genesis 38:8; Deuteronomy 25:5-10)

        33). The law of preaching. (2 Peter 2:5; Leviticus 10:11 and Deuteronomy 33:10)

        34). The law of dowry. (Genesis 34:12; Exodus 22:16)

        SIN

        Many have asked the question; What is sin? The answer is simple. Sin is disobedience to the commands of God, a refusal to keep His Laws. John declared this when he said, "Sin is the transgression of the law" (1 John 3:4)

        Law, insofar as it regulates the conduct and action of men and nations, is a rule of action established by a recognized authority with power to enforce justice and is it's direct duty. God is a recognized authority and He has full power to enforce His commands which must ultimately be observed, kept and obeyed; for the Divine Law cannot be altered or removed, they are a constant, and the passage of time has no effect upon them.

        Human regulations, designated as law by men, are often but temporary acts of appeasement to counteract the result of the failure to keep and administer the Law of the Lord. By such means men have endeavored to meet their needs and to find a human solution for existing troubles which have in reality resulted from the breaking of Divine Law. Such man-made regulations undergo continual revision as time marches on!

        New generations come and changing conditions in the human experiment show the lack of foresight and wisdom in legislative enactments; for when the enactments of men are at variance with the Divine Law there can be only one result, trouble for men.

        This is true whenever men refuse to conform with the laws of God which govern the universe; or fail to observe and keep God's moral, spiritual, and economic requirements, including the perfect laws of governmental administration.

        WHEN MEN'S LAWS CONFLICT WITH GOD'S LAWS: GOD'S LAWS ARE TO BE OBEYED. For when men violate God's law they are then lawbreakers and are to be treat as such, no matter their station in life.

        Before considering the subject of Divine Law in its application to man, both individually and collectively, it is essential that we first settle satisfactorily the question of the entire scope and application of the Divine Laws, and man's relationship to these laws.

        This becomes necessary because of the prevalence of a doctrinal teaching which has had a definite influence upon Christian men and women to such an extent that it has led some to ignore God's injunction to observe and keep all His Law.

        In thus ignoring the law such have failed to recognize the Divine plan of the operation of the Law of the Lord as it governs or physical well-being, economic security and national prosperity.
 

God's Laws - Part 5

"THE BOOK OF THE LAW."

We believe it is imperative this information should be presented here in the following manner. It is an allegation of the so- called "higher" criticism; which dispenses with documentary evidence, and therefore differs altogether from so-called "Textual" criticism, that the five books known as the Pentateuch were not written by, or during the time of Moses, but in the time of King Manasseh, or even as late as Ezra. But a definite "BOOK" is spoken of throughout the Old Testament as being constantly written in, with directions on how it was to be added to and kept up by the prophets that were raised up from time to time FOR THAT PURPOSE among others.

The first occurrence is in Exodus 17:14. The other occurrences are given below, so that you may study the chain and examine link by link its completeness and perfection seen.

1). (Exodus 17:14). Written upon God's command (Deuteronomy 25:19). Hebrews "in the book" (bassepher).

2). (Exodus 24:4-7). Written, we believe, by Moses, and "the book of the covenant sprinkled," with the people.

3). (Exodus 34:27). God's command, "Write thou."

4). (Numbers 33:1-2). Written by Moses "by the commandment of God." From the first three months of the first year to the last quarter of the fortieth year (Deuteronomy 1:2-3 with 2:14).

5). (Deuteronomy 1:5). The word "declare" = set forth plainly, and implies writing (the word occurs only in Deuteronomy 27:8 and Habakkuk 2:2), and includes from (Deuteronomy 1:6 to 33:29).

6). (Deuteronomy 4:8) includes more than this book of Deuteronomy, and 4:2 must refer to what was then written (See chapters 26:16; 29:21).

7). (Deuteronomy 17:18; 31:10-13). The book kept "before the priests the Levities," and to be copied by the king. This was the standard copy (Chronicles 31:9 and verses 25-26); to be read at the Feast of Tabernacles in the Sabbatic years.

8). (Deuteronomy 31:19-24). "The song of Moses" to be written (The reason in are stated in verses 16-18). Ascribed to God.

9). (Joshua 1:8). "this book of the law" came into the custody of Joshua as distinct from the book of Joshua, and containing, not Deuteronomy merely, but the WHOLE "book of the law" as thus traced above (Psalm 1:2; Luke 24:44).

10). (Joshua 8:30-35). A copy of the law made from "the book" on the rocks in Mount Ebal.

11). (Joshua 23:6-7). Again referred to.

12). (Joshua 24:26). Joshua himself "wrote in the book," and doubtless added (Deuteronomy 34).

13). (1 Samuel 10:25). Samuel continued the writing in "the book."

14). (1 Kings 2:1-4). David charges Solomon with regard to this "written" law of Moses.

15). (2 Chronicles 17:7-9). Jehoshaphat sent the princes, Levite, and priests, and they "taught in  Judah, and had the book of the law of the Lord with them."

16). (2 Chronicles 23:11 and 2 Kings 11:12). It was given to Joash according to (Deuteronomy 17:18).

 17). (2 Chronicles 30:2 and verses 5 and 18; 2 Kings 14:6). Amaziah spared the children of his father's murderers  according to "that which was written in the book of the law of Moses" (Deuteronomy 24:4).

18). (2 Chronicles 30:2 and verses 5 and 18). Hezekiah's passover kept in second month as "it was written." This was written in (Numbers 9:6-14).

19). (2 Chronicles 35:12). Josiah's passover kept "as it is written in the book of Moses."

20). (2 Kings 17:37). "The law...which He wrote for you." (i.e. God verse 35).

21). (2 Kings 22:8). "Hilkiah, the high priest...found the book of the law in the house of the Lord." In verse 10, "Shaphan read it before the king" (Josiah). Huldah the prophetess confirms this reference in verses 14-20. In (2 Chronicles 34:14) it is described as "the book of the law of the Lord by Moses."

22). Jeremiah refers to this event when he speaks in (15:16).

23). Isaiah refers to this book as, in his day, a "sealed" book (29:11-13). The Lord Jesus refers to this as opposed to the "precepts of man." (Matthew 15:1-9 and Mark 7:1-13).

24). Ezra ascribes the law to Moses. (Ezra 3:2) See (Numbers 6:18; 7:6-25). And all is to be done according to it (Ezra 10-3 with 9:11-12). Also (Leviticus 18:24-30 and Deuteronomy 23:3-6).

25). In (Esther 3:8) - The only Jewish Book in the Bible - because GOD IS NOT MENTIONED EVEN ONCE: In fact I believe God had it placed in the Bible to WARN HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL AS TO WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT FROM THEM IF THEY BECOME THEIR MASTERS OR RULERS!!! This is borne out by what The Jews have done in Russia since they took control in 1917: FOR THEY HAVE MURDERED IN EXCESS OF 20 MILLION CHRISTIANS IN RUSSIA ALONE IN THE PAST SEVENTY YEARS!

The laws were extant, and known as "diverse from all people." Which is the teachings of the Jews to this day.

26). (Nehemiah 1:7-9). Speaks to the Lord of the "statutes and judgments He gave by Moses."

27). (Nehemiah 8:8). The book is read according to it requirements.

28). (Nehemiah 8:14-17). The Feast of Tabernacles was kept according to (Leviticus 23:39-43).

29). (Nehemiah 10:28-29). A solemn covenant was made "to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God."

30). (Nehemiah 13:1). "They read in the book of Moses" concerning the law as written in (Deuteronomy 23:3-4).

31). Daniel in his prayer (Daniel 9:11) refers to the curse fulfilled on the nation as "written in the law of Moses the servant of God."

32). (Malachi 4:4) complete the cycle, and refers all to Horeb where the people received the law (As distinct from Sinai, where Moses received it), and to Moses by whom it was given.

The Psalmist, in speaking of the law, states, "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making  wise the simple. The statues of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes." (Psalm 19:7-8)

And although even this is said of the Law of the Lord, yet some ignore this declaration of the Psalmist, with its unmistakable clarity and meaning, and teach that they are free from the need of keeping His Law.

This doctrinal teaching is based on the assumption that because of Grace [the unmerited favor of God through His Son Jesus Christ], Christians have been exonerated from the need of keeping the law.

God's Laws - Part 6

If a man is free from keeping the law, however, he is at liberty then to violate that law and do so with impunity; and it would then follow that the gift of Grace becomes a license to be used as a cloak to cover sinning [for sin is the violation of the law], which is repugnant to all the teaching of the law and the direct commands of God as given in both the Old and the New
Testaments.

NOWHERE IN SCRIPTURE IS IT STATED THAT A CHRISTIAN IS FREE FROM THE NEED
OF KEEPING THE LAW. WHILE THE WORD OF GOD STATES THAT A CHRISTIAN IS NOT
UNDER BONDAGE TO THE LAW, YET THIS FREEDOM FROM BONDAGE CANNOT IN ANY SENSE BE CONSTRUED AS A LICENSE TO VIOLATE THE LAW. IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE GIFT OF GRACE HAS BEEN USED TO PERPETRATE A DOCTRINAL BELIEF CONTRARY TO THE CLEAR TEACHING OF THE BIBLE. VIOLATION OF DIVINE LAW IS SIN WHETHER  THAT LAW IS VIOLATED BY A CHRISTIAN OR A NON-CHRISTIAN, REGARDLESS OF ANY DOCTRINAL EXCUSE THAT MIGHT BE MADE FOR SUCH VIOLATION.

Now the scope of the Divine Law embraces all the needs, activities and requirements of men and nations; limiting, guiding directing them in all the things that should, and should not, be done. Christians are amiss in not knowing and understanding these laws. God has never abrogated the law and the commandments are just as much in force today as they were in
Abraham's day.

The penalties for law violation have contained to operate whether Israel administered the law or not. Any man who today violates the provisions of the law as set forth in the ten commandments suffers from the resulting penalty. Today, our national violation of the statutes and judgments of the Lord is responsible for our present economic problems and national troubles.

Israel was carried away into Assyrian captivity because they had rejected His Laws and statutes and the Covenant which God had made with their forefathers. (2 Kings 17:15-16) This is Israel's sin and, as long as the people continue in their refusal to obey all His Laws, they are a sinful
people. Because this is so, Isaiah declares: "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins." (Isaiah 58:1)

What are our national transgressions and sins? Are they not our departure as a people from the observance of all His Laws? The following is quoted from "Digest of the Divine Law," pp. 11-12: "It has been the continued uninterrupted operation of the immutable laws of life that has made possible the existence of the human race. In fact, law is so essential to our very existence that life itself came into being as the result of the operation of law. But the operation of law is not confined to physical existence alone. Our very health and prosperity, with every act and need of man, individually, socially and governmentally, are all governed by law; and if we keep and observe these laws, all their benefits will accrue to us, while if we violate them, there will follow inevitable retribution and suffering. When men come to a full realization of these facts they will willingly apply themselves to understanding these laws so that in the knowledge of their operation and in obedience to them they may secure a blessing. The many and varied problems of administration which have so troubled and perplexed mankind will find a solution in their observance. Chaos in the physical, spiritual and economic life of man is evidence
that there has been a failure to observe and keep the orderly laws of peace. A perusal of both past and present records of human history reveals chaotic conditions, with mankind afflicted with crime, violence and war, while revolution, famine and disease have taken their toll of life. Such EVIL CONDITIONS CAN ONLY EXIST WHERE THERE HAS BEEN A VIOLATION OF THE PERFECT LAWS OF LIFE, THE KEEPING OF WHICH WILL BRING RESULTS FAR FROM CHAOTIC.

Creation is an orderly process, while chaos results from the failure of man to observe and keep the Divine Command which is the law of life and the way of peace. Life at its best, with all the blessings of peace, results from keeping the positive commands of God and refraining from violating the negative injunctions.

The Law of the Lord was made known to man from the very beginning of human history. This was so or else man would have had no guide to prosperity and peace. All the evidence of history and every factor of life continually demonstrates that the keeping of perfect laws is the very essence of a happy and enduring existence. And so it behooves us, if we would have perfection in living, to know them!"

An examination of the above book will clearly demonstrate to the mind of
an unprejudiced and truth-seeking individual the absolute need of the restoration of the administration of the Divine Law if righteousness is to be established upon earth. Malachi declares: "Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments." (Malachi 4:4) The proclamation which follows this statement is a clear indication that the Elijah message is a call for the restoration of the law and its administration. THIS CALL IS TO GO OUT JUST BEFORE THE EVENTS OF THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD [Christ's return to take control of His Kingdom].

Personally, we would not want to be in the position of those who today advocate ignoring the law as non-essential. Their contentions are contrary to the testimony of all the prophets and out of line with the declaration of the Psalmist: "I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget
thy word. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." (Psalm 119:16-18)

This entire Psalm is devoted to the need of keeping the Law of the Lord. The very first Psalm demonstrates the blessing that will come to those who keep His laws: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he mediate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of
the ungodly shall perish."

Turning to the nineteenth Psalm we read: "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the
Lord is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward." (Psalm 19:7-11)

There are those who know we are Israel, yet who are deliberately refusing, as Israel refused of old, to recognize our great national sin, the failure to obey the commandments, statutes and judgments of the Lord. They are willing to give up the "great reward" of which the Psalmist was speaking and to which Christ referred when he admonished that even the least of the laws must be kept if one would receive the blessing of occupying a place of greatness in the Kingdom.

In my opinion, those who are today teaching against the law reconsider the entire subject in the light of the utterances of Christ and the prophets. May they give due consideration to Scriptural doctrines concerning the Kingdom and the administration of its laws that they may not find themselves in the unfortunate position of those of whom Gamaliel was speaking when he said: "But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God." (Acts 5:39)

Now, that the groundwork has been properly laid, we will proceed to attempt to prove that:


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