THE LAW OF CHRIST 7(full)

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1 Timothy 6:3 (NET)
If someone spreads false teachings and does not agree with sound words (that is, THOSE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST) and with the teaching that accords with godliness…

When Zara attended that fellowship that led to her spiritual impoverishment, there were many false things they taught. Because they found that the teaching of Christ in the four gospels did not correspond with their doctrines, they insisted that the teachings of Christ are not relevant to the church. That Jesus taught those under the law, and what He taught was not meant for the Christian.

We have established earlier that even though the believer is not under the 613 laws of Moses, nor is he under the Ten Commandments, the believer is under the law of Christ. Of the Ten Commandments, Jesus reiterated nine (leaving out the Sabbath). He also gave certain other specific instructions that were not captured in the Law of Moses. For example, He gave us new commands concerning marriage and divorce, anxiety, retribution, concerning our prayers and fasting, etc. These instructions (and many others) for the believer are what we call THE LAW OF CHRIST. They are centered on love for God and love for neighbor.

You can find some of these instructions in Matthews 5-7. These were the commandments that Jesus was referring to when he said those who broke the least of them would be called least in the kingdom (see Matt 5:19). It Is important to note that apart from the nine out of the ten commandments, and the other instruction Jesus gave,  Jesus did not bother reiterating the other laws of the old testament,  and thus,  we are not bound by any of them.
Christ is our Lord and we bound to obey His every word and instruction. The teachings of the 12 Apostles and Paul were all centered on the words of Christ. They went everywhere teaching the Christians all that the Lord had commanded them (see Matt 28:19-20). It was easy for them as Jews to ignore the many laws of Moses because the Lord did not command them to keep them. But they never ignored even what looked like the least of the Lord’s commandment. Many of them were killed because they simply would not deny the Lord before men and preserve their lives. They simply wouldn’t disobey an instruction from the Lord that said ‘if you deny me before men, I will deny you… ’. It is worthy of note that this commandment was reiterated by the Apostles to the early church. Paul repeated it in 2Tim 2:12.
As Paul reveals in 1 Cor 9:20-21: ‘to those under the law, I became as one under the law (indicating that he was not under the law)…, and to those without law (Gentiles), I became as one without law, even though I am not without God’s law, but under the LAW OF CHRIST’, we are not under the Law of Moses as Christians, but we are under the LAW OF CHRIST (see Gal 6:2).

Go into today remembering that any teaching which undermines the commandments of Christ in any way is a false teaching (see 1 Tim 6:3-4). Run away from such.

 

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