The Law Has Been Done Away
Ever heard that the “law” has been done away with
by Jesus’ death on the cross?
There’s a real problem with this position:
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
If it stands forever, then how
can it now be “extinct” or no longer in force?
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void*, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (KJV)
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me empty*, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. (NAS)
*Void or empty in Hebrew = raqa meaning without content, producing nothing. Therefore, the torah will never be without content or producing nothing, it will always produce what it says, blessings for obeying it, curses for disobeying it. But, according to what God said in His Word, it cannot be “done away with.”
For the “law” to be done away with, then it would have to be empty, no longer working. Yet, God said that was not possible.
It seems David knew that this time would come:
Psalm 119:124-127 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 It is time for thee, Yahweh, to work: for they have made void thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
And Jesus said, HIMSELF:
Matthew 5:17-18 7"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.** 18"For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished.
He specifically told us that as long as the earth exists, so will the “law.”
**fulfill in Greek = pleroo meaning to fill to the full. In the Septuagint, this same word is translated as “consecrate” and “execute.” Therefore, Jesus came to fill to the full, to consecrate and to execute the torah before our eyes; to give us an example of a truly righteous life.
Since we’re all still on the planet, and it is obviously still in existence, then according to the Saviour, Himself, even the tiniest part of the “law” - God’s teaching and instructions -(Hebrew torah) is still in effect. We disregard it to our own peril.