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Is the Law of Moses (Torah) Still Binding?

Never has there been a period in my lifetime when there is as much doctrinal confusion in the body of Christ as there is at this time. Some of the most fundamental issues of biblical truth are being challenged. One of the curious oddities that has made its appearance is the notion that the Torah (the law of Moses) was ... read more »

The Law of Moses: Some Metaphors Considered

The law of Moses was given by Jehovah to the Israelite nation some fifteen centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 5:1-5). It was never designed to be a permanent legal system. Accordingly, it was abrogated as a binding law almost two millennia ago. And yet, tragically, many people are still attempting to observe its precepts today, to one ... read more »

Did Christ Abolish the Law of Moses?

"Some teach that Christians are not under obligation to keep the Sabbath day in this age. If that is the case, how is Matthew 5:17-18 to be explained? Did not Christ say that the law would not be destroyed; that it would last as long as heaven and earth?" In Matthew's record of what is commonly called, "The Sermon on ... read more »

Did the Law of Moses Continue until A.D. 70?

A man argues that the law of Moses was binding until Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. One of the passages used to support his position is 2 Corinthians 3:11, which states that the law "is passing away" (NKJB). Therefore, it had not yet been removed. What are we to make of this? The gentleman is a ... read more »

Tora! Tora! . . . Torah!

Some years ago there was a movie that chronicled the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The title of the production was, "Tora, Tora, Tora." "Tora" is a Japanese term meaning "tiger." The expression was a code signal back to Tokyo, signifying that the stab-in-the-back mission was complete. That wordplay is not an inappropriate title for this article, ... read more »

A New Torah: “Tree of Death”

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which purportedly represents some 1.5 million "conservative Jews" in the U.S., issued a new edition of the "Torah." The term "Torah" has an elastic meaning in modern Judaism. In its narrowest sense, it alludes to the first five books of the Old Testament. In a broader sense, it connotes "the total content of God's ... read more »

A Rabbi Argues with Jesus—and Loses!

Jacob Neusner is a Jewish "Rabbi" who has picked a "friendly" fight with Jesus Christ. Neusner, who has just been named research professor of religion and theology at Bard College, has an article in the March 27 issue of Newsweek entitled "A Rabbi Argues with Jesus." Neusner, who seems to be a courteous and gentle man, is nonetheless bold enough ... read more »

The Pentateuch: The Cornerstone of Scripture

The word "Pentateuch" is derived from the Greek pentateuchos, which means "five books" or a "five-volume scroll." This was applied to the first five books of the Old Testament, commonly referred to in Hebrew as the Humash ("the five fifths"), or the Torah ("the law"). In both Testaments, the first five books of the Bible are considered a unit. In ... read more »

1 Thessalonians 1:9 – Conversion – A Turning Process

It is an amazing thing that there are so many people who entertain the notion that conversion to Christ involves merely a warm feeling of trust in Jesus - without any real reformation of lifestyle from evil to good. It must be a comforting dogma, but it is without scriptural substance. The Thessalonicans are a case in point. When confronted ... read more »

Is the Abolition of the Ten Commandments Ridiculous?

"In one of your previously published articles ("Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?" - Archives, January 17, 2001), you stated that the Ten Commandments are not binding upon Christians today. This is a ridiculous position. If the Ten Commandments have been abolished, then a person could worship false gods, kill, steal, bear false witness, etc. The Ten Commandments have not been ... read more »