The following articles are related to the topic of LAW OF MOSES

Galatians 4:4-5 – The Fullness of Time

In his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul affirms that the Son of God came to this earth at just the right time in the divine scheme of things. He expresses the thought like this: "But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth his son, born of a woman, born under the law" (4:4). For centuries this ... read more »

Galatians 5:4 – Fallen from Grace

Those who have been influenced by the dogma of John Calvin believe that a child of God can never apostatize to the point of being lost. Dr. Charles Stanley, in his book Eternal Security-Can You Be Sure?, devotes an entire chapter to Galatians 5:4. He desperately wants to negate its impact on the once-saved, always-saved doctrine. Stanley suggests that all ... read more »

Prophetic Portraits of the Messiah

Shortly before his ascension back to heaven, Jesus declared: "All things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me" (Lk. 24:44). This three-fold division of the Old Testament was common to the Jews. The "law" referred to the first five books. The "prophets" included Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and ... read more »

Was Mohammed the Prophet of Whom Moses Spoke?

"Deuteronomy 18:18 says that God would raise up a prophet like Moses from among their brothers. The Israelites (the Jews) and the Ishmaelites (Arabs) were brothers. The prophecy states that 'I will put my words in his mouth and he will tell them everything I command him.' "Moses was born with a human mother and father, he married, had children, ... read more »

Was God Cruel to Animals?

When the children of Israel were battling against the people of Canaan, God commanded them to "hough [hock] their horses" and burn their chariots (Joshua 11:6). What was the purpose in this? It seems both cruel and wasteful. Whenever a command of Jehovah appears frivolous or unreasonable, one needs to study more closely. The Lord always does what is right ... read more »

Do the Psalms Authorize Instrumental Music in Worship?

"I realize that the law of Moses, which replaced the Patriarchal law, was annulled by Jesus' death on the cross. I further understand that we have the law of Christ today. A favorite argument, however, of those desiring to use musical instruments in worship is to refer to Psalms. Since the Jews referred to the Old Testament in three areas ... read more »

Mark 7:19 – Unclean Meats

Students of the Old Testament are aware of the fact that certain types of meat were considered "unclean" under the Mosaic economy. According to the regulations set forth in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, the Hebrews could eat: 1. animals that were cloven hoofed and chewed the cud (e.g., cattle, sheep); 2. fish with fins and scales; 3. fowl that ... read more »

Mark 11:20 – Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

There is a passage in Mark's account of the life of Christ that puzzles many people. It reads as follows: "And as they [Jesus and His disciples] passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance said unto him [Christ], 'Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is ... read more »

1 Chronicles 15:2 – The Law of Silence

First Chronicles 15 contains an interesting comment on an incident that occurred during the administration of David. It has to do with the induction of the sacred Ark of the Covenant into the city of Jerusalem, thus centralizing Israel's religion in the king's new capital. The record has its background in 2 Samuel 6. David was transporting the ark from ... read more »

Did Jesus Endorse Situation Ethics?

At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat. But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto him, "Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not lawful to do upon the sabbath." But he said unto them, "Have ye not read what ... read more »