Oct 21

Christians are not lawless or without law. We are alive not only the New Testament perfect law of liberty and its’ letter, but alive also to the Spirit of God that works that law in our heart.

Christians are dead to the Old Covenant law (the first 5 books of the Bible) which is done away (2Cor 3:7,11), commanded to be cast out (Gal 4:24,30), has been fulfilled and passed (Mat 5:17,18, Luk 24:44, Act 13:29), was and still is faulty (Heb 8:7,8), has decayed and waxed old back in the first century (Heb 8:13), was added until Christ (Gal 3:19), we are no longer under (Gal 3:24,25,5:18; Rom 6:14), has been taken away (Heb 9:1,18,10:9), has ended (Rom 10:4), and was only until John (Luk 16:16).

However, the Old Covenant was replaced with a better covenant (Heb 7:22), that has better promises (Heb 8:6), that has a better priesthood (Heb 7:12), with a better hope (Heb 7:19), we are now under the perfect law of liberty (Jas 1:25), the law of Christ (Gal 6:2) as is found in the New Testament scriptures.

The Old Covenant scriptures are still profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and instructions (2Tim 3:16), and offers us patience and comfort so we may have hope (Rom 15:4). The Old Covenant experience left the people in bondage to the law of sin and death (Rom 7:23). The Spirit of life in Christ set the converted free from the law of sin (Rom 8:2), as the law was weak and couldn’t deliver (Rom 8:3). You now – that are converted�- are freed from all the things which you couldn’t be freed from under the law (Act 13:39).

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20 Responses to “The Old Covenant & New Covenant Law Compared”

  1. 1. Nelson Says:

    You might want to think about re-wording the part that says above “christians are dead to the old covenant law (the first 5 books of the bible)” while the law has no hold on the believer, it is equally true, according to Paul, that the law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. In addition, the bulk of the book of Genesis says great amounts about the life of faith i.e. Abraham, who like us was justified by faith apart from works of the law, (Rom ch 4). You would be much wiser to say that while the law has no hold on the believer, the first five books of the bible teach us greatly about the Lord Jesus in multiple types, the life of faith, the depth of our sin and the heights of the holiness of God. The bible says that ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable. To suggest that a part of the bible is dead to a believer goes far in the wrong direction.
    Blessings 2U

  2. 2. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Nelson,

    I will take some time to meditate on your point this week and see if I can’t convey my position better. Thank you for pointing this error out!

    Christian love and prayers,

    Bob.

  3. 3. Curtis Says:

    Hi,

    I’ve been studying this topic recently, over maybe the past few months, and this article looks like it may be very helpful with my studying of this topic. This article seems to be FILLED with scriptural evidence to back up what it is saying. Thank you!

    May the Lord’s peace and blessings be with His people. Amen.

  4. 4. Peter Says:

    Although I’ve had faith in Yahweh for many years, only recently (through studying and yielding my all to Him) have I begun to fully appreciate that – even though the punishments have diminished (through our eternal sacrifice) – the laws still hold fast!

    In addition to the Decalogue, Leviticus contains the laws (in greater detail) to be obeyed. It also contains the punishments (and the sacrifices to be made) for breaking these laws. As Christ became our eternal sacrifice – all we have to do is be obedient to the laws – the laws haven’t been dissolved/abolished, if we continue to break them after being made aware (and accepting Christ’s sacrifice for our past), there is no longer any sacrifice for our disobedience (As Hebrews 10:26 makes clear).

    Our past has been forgiven (through Christ’s sacrifice), the temple (physical) has been destroyed in 70AD (destroying the legitimate place for sacrifices to be made) – and (as it says in Deuteronomy 30:11-14)

    The Offer of Life or Death

    Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

    Those of us in the spirit can at least acknowledge that Exodus 20:3-12 gives us some idea of ‘how’ to love Yahweh; whilst Exodus 20:13-17 tells us how to love our neighbour. These two are stated by Christ in Matthew 22:37-39.

    With His blessings, Peter

  5. 5. bob Says:

    Hi Peter,

    If you teach that the Mosaic law much be kept for salvation you are teaching justification by the law and you have fallen from grace. Gal 5:4.

    If you are going to keep part of the Mosaic law your are a debtor to do the whole law. Gal 5:2-3.

    Bob.

  6. 6. Peter Says:

    When Yahweh saved the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, and then shortly afterwards gave Moses the details of the Law by which He wanted them to live – all summed up by the tablets of stone that He wrote with His own finger – why would He abandon it?

    To me, it is understandable that, although Yahweh inaugurated the ‘New’ covenant – He didn’t abandon the holy Law that He’d set in stone, written with His own finger, and expanded all of the details of this summary to Moses on Mount Sinai.

    This ‘New’ covenant was only ‘New’ because He replaced the stone tablets (which are external) with a spiritual desire to willingly fulfil the same commandments – not through outward instruction, but through an everlasting and complete love for our Almighty Father.

    Before grace had been dispensed through Yahweh’s Son (Yahushua), mankind lived under the first covenant, Hebrews 9:6-8 makes it clearer:

    When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry. But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing.

    Grace IS Yahushua’s blood, spilt for us – NOT Yahweh just abandoning His Law, It is a ‘fail-safe’, an element of His love for us in case we unknowingly or accidentally fail to obey His Holy Law which is forever in force. This is clearly pointed out in Hebrews when it says (in Hebrews 9:15):

    For this reason Christ is the mediator (intermediary, negotiator, diplomat, representative) of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

    The love previously relied on, during the first/old covenant, had used our humanity alone, but after the death of Yahushua – through our recognition, understanding and acceptance of the reason for His death, His spirit was then able to live within each willing individual. This of course was equivalent to ‘writing the law on our hearts’, which enabled and ensured an obedience which was internal and willing, rather than external and forced. As Yahushua now resided, as an intermediary or diplomat, within each willing (and therefore obedient) follower of Yahushua’s Father (Yahweh) – we then were able to become the adopted Son’s of Yahweh.

    In Deut. 30:11 (at the end of the Torah) it says: Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.

    My love and complete devotion to Yahweh makes it easier (not easy) –
    to NOT love the ways of the world, but to love Him –
    and because I love Him I DO as He wants, not what I want.

  7. 7. bob Says:

    Peter (Mr.PBH@),

    >>>why would He abandon it?

    1. We are told in the word of God that the 10 commandments, called the ministration of death, have been “done away”.

    “But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious… For if that which is done away was glorious…” 2Cor 3:7, 11.

    If the Bible says the ministration of death which was written and engraven on stones was done away why do you say it is still in effect? Do you believe that 2Cor 3:7 is referring to the 10 commandments?

    2. The mosaic law was to point us to and to bring us to Christ.

    “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” Gal 3:24-25.

    3. Now that the dispensation of grace has come we are no “longer under a schoolmaster.”

    “But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.” Gal 3:25

    Do you believe that the Mosaic Law was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ? And why don’t you believe that we are no longer under it?

    4. Further Jesus changed many things that were in the law not just the sacrifices.

    Divorce and Remarriage — Under the Mosaic law you could put away wife if you “found some uncleanness in her” (Deut 24:1) and both could remarry. In the New Covenant if some one marries a put away their spouse and either remarries they commit adultery.

    “It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 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.” Mat 5:31-32

    Adultery — Under the Mosaic law it was the act of adultery now it is when you look at a person with lustful desires to commit adultery with them.

    Matt 5:27-28Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    Oaths — Under the Old Covenant you were to make oaths by God’s name (Deut 6:13). Under the New Covenant you are not to make any oaths.

    5:33-34 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

    Non-Resistance — Under the Old Covenant it was an eye for an eye (Ex 21:24). Under the New Covenant you are not to resist evil and when some one smites you to turn the other cheek.

    “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Mat 5:38-39

    Love Your Enemy — While under the Old Covenant there is no commandment to hate your enemies but at the same time there is no commandment to love your enemies. Under the New Covenant we are told to love, bless, do good, and pray for our enemies.

    Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Mat 5:43-44.

    Do you believe that there is a clear change in the Mosaic law in these four areas? If there a change in these four areas how can you maintain that it is still in effect?

    5. Here are some scriptures that show that the Mosaic law is passed, was until John, Christians are not under and are dead to, Christ was the end, was done away, added only until Christ came, no longer under, we are to cast it out, has been changed, was faulty, old, decaying, was ready to vanish when Hebrews was written, and God has taken it away.

    Mat 5:17-18 not pass until fulfilled, came to fulfill
    Luk 16:16 law until John
    Luk 24:44 all things must be fulfilled
    Acts 13:29 fulfilled all that was written of him
    Rom 6:14 not under the law
    Rom 7:4 dead to the law
    Rom 10:4 Christ is the end of the law
    2Cor 3:6-12 was to be, which is done away
    Gal 3:19 was added till Christ
    Gal 3:24-25 no longer under schoolmaster
    Gal 4:22-31 cast out the bondwoman
    Gal 5:18 not under the law
    Heb 7:11-12 change of the law
    Heb 8:6-13 not faultless, old, decaying, ready to vanish away
    Heb 10:9 take away the first covenant

    Truly it is mystery that in the face of these clear scriptures people still claim the Mosaic law is in effect.

    Also Peter for us to have a meaningful discussion I would suggest you address the points that I made. In my first post to you I made to points that you didn’t appear to address.

    It is easy to declare one’s position but it is more difficult to address objections to ones position. I have addressed any questions you have posted and I am expecting you do to the same with mine. This way we can have a more meaningful discuss.

    If you feel like I have not addressed any of your points please let me know and I will do my best to address them with the help of the Lord.

    With the help of the Lord may we learn from each other.

    Christian love and prayers,

    Bob.

  8. 8. James Says:

    Excellent Bob. May Jesus, Savior of the world bless you.

  9. 9. Peter Says:

    Greetings Bob – I’ve just been notified of your reply (23:26 17/02/11),
    our discussion hasn’t been abandoned!

    First of all, thank you for addressing my ‘rant’ so fully and completely.

    Secondly, I will endeavour to answer all your questions/statements in an orderly fashion -
    just to make sure I cover all your requests – here goes……

    1. Please read, and consider, Matthew 5:17-19 – these were words spoken by Yeshua himself. The ’scripture’ you quoted, in your first point, completely contradicts this; however, in chapter 16 of Matthew (particularly verses 11&12), our MessiYeh tells us to avoid the ‘leaven of the Pharisees’. Paul – the false ‘would-be’ apostle – declares quite openly that he was (is) (Acts 26:4-5, Philippians 3:4-6). After viewing the differing account(s) of his supposed conversion (Acts 9:1-20/Acts 22:6-21/Acts 26:12-23) – I asked myself “why do they all differ?” Within his writings is also a confession (2 Corinthians 12:16) – he seems to be proud of the fact that, after calling himself ’sly’, he then openly and willingly admits to the act of ‘deceit’! The question then remains – with an obvious answer – who’s word do you believe?

    Later, in Galatians (3 in particular), Paul replaces the Law with faith – where-as, in James epistle, his writings say the opposite. Again, who would you rather believe – Yeshua’s brother & chosen apostle or Paul, once an open persecutor of Yeshua’s followers, but now a supposed believer who tells people the opposite of the apostles?

    2. Yeshua was indeed a righteous, chosen messenger of Yehweh. He was the MessiYeh who, through his behaviour & actions declared himself (rightly) to be the truth. Did he EVER declare himself to be God? In John 17, the understanding he gives is that he was subordinate to his Father. In the oldest original, Hebrew/Greek – before translation – this is the entire understanding Yeshua gives before his crucifixion. It is only Paul (again) that tells us that Yeshua is equal to his Father, that is apart from several interpolations (particularly 1 John 5:7) that have been discovered within the last century.

    Where and who first spoke/wrote about justification by faith? Through a search (using ‘BibleGateway), I’ve discovered that it was only Paul (yet again) who speaks about being justified by faith (Romans 3:30, Galatians 3:8). No-where does it say anything about anyone being saved through faith, apart from Paul’s writings; the Bible mentions His (Yehweh’s) faithfulness and faithful love repeatedly, especially in Psalms, but – as far as I can determine – we gain nothing through just having faith.

    3. With consistency, Paul is found guilty again! Where, in the rest of Bible, does it liken Yehweh’s commandments & Law, or the way He deals with transgressors of the Law, to a school master? Way back at the beginning – within the Torah – Yehweh makes it quite plain that those not abiding within the law will be punished, but those with a contrite mind, a penitent heart and a sincere understanding, will gain forgiveness (Numbers 14:18-20).

    4. Yeshua doesn’t change the Law, he just redefines it with a clearer, deeper understanding – remember, if you’re genuinely repentant for your actions and didn’t commit these sins with an underlying intent of just asking for forgiveness afterwards – He’s NEVER behaved like a school-master, and will forgive you after genuine repentance.

    As there has been no change – just a more in-depth definition – they are all still in effect.

    5. What has changed is simply the depth of understanding. Hopefully, you’ll have the insight to see that – when compared to those first Israelites – we’ve progressed! Those who lived just two thousand years ago had also progressed but we’re yet further still. Even so, when Paul (probably) wrote Hebrews, did he say the law HAD vanished, or – in his opinion – was ready to vanish? Paul, along with the whole society at the time, all wrote as though Yehweh would return within their lifetime.

    The first quotation you made (Matthew 5:17-18) says more than the small quote you gave. Verse 18 follows on to say ‘For I assure you: UNTIL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished.’ I’m sure you’ll agree, heaven and earth have not passed away yet!

    Your second quotation purely lays out history. It is completely true that – until the time John (the baptist I presume) – this was largely everything that scripture covered. It certainly wasn’t until after John that Yeshua gave a clear, enlightened picture and understanding of the Kingdom, which – he told some, genuine and contrite people – they could enter before he died!

    Luke 24:44 – Yeshua did complete everything that was prophesied – about HIM!

    Acts 13:29 – As above

    Rom 6:14
    Rom 7:4
    Rom 10:4
    2Cor 3:6-12
    Gal 3:19 All these proclaimed by the false apostle Paul
    Gal 3:24-25 (who we’re warned about by Yeshua, John & Peter)
    Gal 4:22-31
    Gal 5:18
    Heb 7:11-12
    Heb 8:6-13

    Heb 10:9 There will be a new covenant, but the covenant itself won’t change – it’s just the way Yehweh gives it to us that’s new – this covenant is detailed in Psalm 105:7-10. The way that it will be made new however, is spoken of in JeremiYah 31:31-33 – in verse 33 it doesn’t say He’ll change or abolish the Law, it just says that “I will place My law (unchanged) within them and write it on their hearts (as a pose to writing it and leaving it with elders/priests) . I will be their God, and they will be My people.

    Sorry for going on! I think I’ve answered all the points you covered, if not you know where to find me!

  10. 10. Peter Says:

    Bob – here’s another after-thought, which supports my outlook and understanding…..

    James 2:17 – In the same way faith, if it doesn’t have works, is dead by itself.

    It quite clearly seems to be as though Matthew, Peter, John & James are engaged in a non-verbal argument with Paul! Their obviously not, when this was written, but later – when John wrote Revelation – he does show his awareness that there have been people (could be Paul) giving false teachings within the group at Ephesus (Revelation 2:2-3).

    John is very calm, not accusing anyone by name, but Paul seems to fit the bill!

  11. 11. Jedidiah Says:

    This is very good information! However, being Christian means following the teachings and commandments of Christ. Neither more nor less than that. Therefore, I’d like to add what Christ himself said at Matthew 22:37-40:

    “37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

    The New Covenant made with Jesus only commands us to do two simple things: First, love our Creator; second, love each other and ourselves. The world would be a much better place if more people believed His words here. If we all lived our lives as these commandments tell us to and didn’t allow the New Covenant to be corrupted with human opinions then we’d all be true Christians.

  12. 12. Peter Says:

    The comment by Jedidah is correct – however, the two simple things are just a summary of the commands that Yehweh gave in Exodus 20, in the Torah!

    The first one sums up the first five commandments, and the second the last five!

    If you manage to retrieve the actual, true interpretation – from the oldest, original Hebraic writings – it’s even better.

    Yeshua (or the incorrect transliteration ‘Jesus’, if you must) was a righteous messiah – NOT equal to Yehweh, who is the Creator and Saviour of His creation. If you say your a christian, it means you follow a man – personally, as all men die (as did Yeshua (or Yehoshua in full – which means ‘Yeh is salvation’), but Yehweh lives eternally – all my praise and worship goes to Him!

  13. 13. Mike Says:

    Dear Bob,
    Re your comment of May 12 last year, can you furnish some more laws in the New Covenant that are really different from those given in the old one?
    Thanks!

  14. 14. bob Says:

    Peter,

    >>>Yeshua (or the incorrect transliteration ‘Jesus’, if you must) was a righteous messiah – NOT equal to Yehweh, who is the Creator and Saviour of His creation.

    Why do you refer to Jesus and God by there Hebrew names but you don’t do that for Paul, Matthew, John, James, and Peter?

    Bob.

  15. 15. Peter Says:

    Hello Bob,

    ALL names have meanings, particularly Yehweh and Yeshua.

    Yahweh/Yehweh = I am who I am OR I am He who ensures breath.
    Yeshua (Yehoshua in full) = Yehweh is Salvation.
    As I’m sure you can see, the name ‘Joshua’ (in modern English) is equally relevant to the original ‘Yehoshua’, as is Yeshua.)

    The reason I don’t refer to most other names in original Hebrew is quite simple – Exodus 3:15 (original translation) says His name is Yehweh; that is how we are to refer to Him. The original translation of Baal is actually Lord!

    Because mankind has messed up the name of Yeshua, it should be stated as it truly is – do you recall, the man/leader of the Israelites after Moses is the one who led them into the ‘Promised Land’ – his name was:
    Joshua/Yehoshua/Yeshua!

    Other names should be referred to in their original form as well, but they’re not as easy to pronounce and people would not easily know to whom you were referring. They are also more difficult to find out – not impossible, but not as important (in my opinion).

    Pete

  16. 16. Constance Says:

    Peter, According to the biblical text Jesus Christ is God incarnate.

  17. 17. bob Says:

    Hi Peter,

    >>>His name is Yehweh; that is how we are to refer to Him.

    It’s not clear where you quote starts and stops. Are you saying “that is how we are to refer to Him” is in the original text?

    >>>Because mankind has messed up the name of Yeshua, it should be stated as it truly is

    And shouldn’t be also do that for Paul, Matthew, John, James, and Peter? If the meaning of a name is so important why just Jesus’ name and God’s name?

    Bob.

  18. 18. Peter Says:

    Hello again Bob and Hi Constance,

    First I’ll answer(?) the statement made by Constance:

    *Peter, According to the biblical text Jesus Christ is God incarnate.*

    Whilst accepting that Christianity blatantly states that the ‘Bible is infallible’, it has been historically proven that they do NOT say what was originally written. There have been things added, things changed and things taken. Twenty years passed by with me naively accepting and believing what Christianity said, however – after seeing possible contradictions arising, written in black and white – I decided to not just look but do an ‘in-depth’ study of history for myself, it really was (is) quite revealing!

    Two particular verses were instrumental in initiating my research – Proverbs 3:5 – after submitting my genuine research attempt to Yehweh, history ‘as it was’ revealed itself. There are many different English translations – there are also thousands more differing interpretations – then there is historical fact!

    Since studying the oldest scriptures that we have available today, it was quite a shock to realise that mankind has chosen to ‘deify’ Yehoshua – when, in truth, he WAS a righteous man/messiYeh, in no-way equal to Yehweh. He had Yehweh within him, as it is possible for you and I, but having Yehweh’s power/love/intent & force within him does not make him Yehweh.

    My research has proven that this ‘virgin birth’ event was additional to make him seem deified – but it isn’t true – you don’t have to believe me, commit yourself to research the truth for yourself!

    Secondly – Bob – yes, He DOES say that we are to refer to Him by name, not by title. Personally, it was useful to look up the meaning of the original names – however, the reason I refer to Yehweh and Yehoshua specifically is simply due to the facts that:
    1. Yehweh is not mentioned, the entirety of Christianity call Him ‘God’
    (a title) or LORD (another title, which originally referred to Baal).
    2. Man created to name ‘Jesus’ – it has not meaning at all. In the
    oldest original scriptures, he is clearly called ‘Yehoshua’ – which does
    have a meaning – Yehweh is salvation!
    Also, in original scriptures, Yehweh/Yahweh is simply referred to as ‘Yah/Yeh’ – this is seen in:
    Isaiah 12:2 Indeed, God is my salvation. I will trust [Him] and not be
    afraid. Because Yah, the LORD, is my strength and my song, He has
    become my salvation.”
    and
    Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever, because in Yah, the LORD,
    is an everlasting rock!
    These quotes are from the ‘Holman Christian Standard Bible’ (accessed through http://www.biblegateway.com) – which is readily available to all. This is where the quote in which He first reveals His true name is from (Exodus 3:15).

    Strangely – although I know my research seems to be ‘out-there’ – it is, in my honest opinion, true. I don’t just expect others to believe me, research it for yourself!

    Thanks, Peter

  19. 19. Peter Says:

    I actually mean Proverbs 3:5-6

    Hey, I’m not perfect!

  20. 20. Anne Stocks Says:

    Dart Test…

    A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in her Missionary Outreach class, given by her teacher, Dr. Bob She says that Dr. Bob was known for his elaborate object lessons.

    One particular day, Sally walked into the College and knew they were in for a fun day.

    On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Bob told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person’s picture.

    Sally’s friend drew a picture of someone who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his older brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend who had lied and deceived her, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased with the overall effect she had achieved.

    The class lined up and began throwing darts. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with disappointment when Dr.Bob, because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats. As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn’t have a chance to throw any darts at her target. Dr. Bob began removing the target from the wall.

    Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced.

    Dr. Bob said only these words… “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” Matthew 25:40.

    No other words were necessary; the tears filled eyes of the students focused only on the picture of Christ.

    Matthew 5:43-45 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt Love thy Neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

    Love and hate can not co-exist, they are not in Unity we can’t have Love in our heart while ever we hate someone and without Love the Holy Spirit can’t fill us with the rest of His good fruit. Galations 5:22-25

    Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great Commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt Love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two Commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

    Music – A New Commandment To Love One Another as He has Loved us.

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