Right, what is this supposed ‘Ceremonial Law’? Is it Scriptural or is it hu-man made? Was there a ‘Temporary Law’ that some also mysteriously claim? Did this law exist as a separate entity or as a sub-division of The Whole Law in Old Covenant times? Did Moses deliver a two stage version of The Whole Law? Has this alleged ‘Ceremonial Law’ been deliberately conjured up by the Graceless Judaising theologians of the later centuries in order to confuse and deceive True Believers and followers of The Way? The Way, being that of simply and Graciously following Yashua Messiah as our Friend, Elder Brother and Saviour i.e. putting our total trust and faith in Him for everything?
OK, so let’s check this idea out to see if it holds any water. My guess is that it won’t, but let’s take a look-see to make sure, so that we can tell these evil people where they can go. That’s politely, of course, otherwise they will quickly accuse us of not displaying the Fruits of The Spirit. ROTFL. Never mind that they do not have any of that Spirit anyway, but there you go. Life is full of many weird and ‘wonderful’ surprises, is it not?
2 Chronicles 33:8 (KJV) Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have Commanded them, according to The Whole Law and The Satutes and The Ordinances by the hand of Moses. (All Emphasis mine)
There we are folks, THE WHOLE LAW, The Statutes and The Ordinances by The Hand of Moses and Commanded by The Lord – The Commandments. Here, too, are The Holy Scriptures that prove The Whole Law was written down by Moses:
Exodus 24:12 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee Tables of Stone, and a Law, and Commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
Exodus 34:28 (KJV) And he was there with The LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of The (OLD) Covenant, The Ten commandments. (Brackets mine)
There it is, people, it cannot be simpler than that and with no ambiguity, and ALL written down by Moses, so we already know that there is no such thing as a separate ‘Ceremonial Law’ other than in the minds of wretched and evil 21st century Pharisees who pose and feign at being followers of Yashua Messiah and paying mealy mouthed satanic lip service to His Grace.
Now the next point we must clarify is this: does The Whole Law include The Ten Commandments? Or, perhaps, we could make it a more stupid question: Could someone separate The Ten Commandments from The Whole Law and thereby still call it The Whole Law? I tell you folks, there are many ‘geniuses’ out there that think that they can. Not only that, but there are some who are so ‘clever’ that they conjure up this non-Scriptural new name i.e. the ‘Ceremonial Law’ (as you would) and deduct that from The Whole Law. By doing this, they erroneously think, they can leave The Ten Commandments in the clear, carry them forward into The New Covenant era, and then make them binding on those Born of God (Born Again) with the indwelling of The Holy Spirit. This means putting them back into bondage and condemnation of The Law. How sneaky-evil and snake-in-the-grass is that? Well they are The Devil’s own, so should we expect anything else?
Moreover, if we search for the words ‘Ceremonial Law’ just like the words ‘Holy Trinity’ and ‘Rapture’, in The KJV of The Bible, we will not find them written there. Furthermore, they also try another trick by calling this imaginary and non-existent ‘Ceremonial Law’, the ‘Temporary Law’, also not Scriptural. All this, as opposed to their imaginary permanent, and now separated, Ten Commandment Law.
So what does this amount to? Quite simply, it all points to the grubby handiwork of certain satanic creatures looking to undermine Yashua Messiah’s Glorious Grace with their evil scheme of “The Whole Law” now stripped of the non-existent ‘Ceremonial Law’ (it supposedly nailed to the cross) leaving The Ten Commandments alone and still in force. Clever eh? Well not clever enough for a Spirit led Messenger and follower of Yashua Messiah like me, that’s for sure.
Now is this ‘Ceremonial Law’ idea a new thing? No way, it’s been going on for centuries. The best and most recent examples of it were the early Protestant Reformation people in England e.g. The Puritans under Oliver Cromwell who attempted to literally force people to live the Ten Commandment ‘Christian Life’. This even included attempted enforcement via Parliamentary legislation which, as we know, turned into a complete disaster. The lost and unsaved people of England were having none of that and soon were clamouring for the return of a dissolute monarch from exile in France in the shape of Charles (Stuart) II with all his whores, mistresses and concubines. Similar experiments were attempted in the American colonies with the same disastrous results. It’s a solid gold nugget of Truth folks i.e. no one can be forced by The Law to be a follower of Yashua Messiah. It don’t work like that and can NEVER work like that.
Moving on from my slight digression, Yashua Messiah, through Paul, then helps us with this verse of Holy Scripture:
Galatians 5:3 (KJV) For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do The Whole Law.
Now let’s think about this verse. What is Paul really saying here? Is Paul saying that obedience, as a debtor, to do The Whole Law it MUST include circumcision? Yes, of course he is, because circumcision is a crucial and integral part of being obedient to The Whole Law. Look, fellas, you’re either heart circumcised of The Holy Spirit or you’re penis circumcised of The Whole Law. Are you of The Holy Spirit or are you of obedience to The Whole Law, making you condemned and bound in your own living flesh?
If we then throw the Gentile equation into the mix, are they bound by the physical circumcision of The Whole Law or, if called by The Father to His Son, do they become solely circumcised Spiritually in their hearts? This is not rocket science people and we need to get these foundational Grace Truths deep seated in our hearts and minds or we’ll forever be corks tossed around on the ocean waves.
Speaking of tossed corks, we now have James telling us in no uncertain terms where we should be standing i.e. under Yashua Messiah’s Glorious Grace:
James 2:10 (KJV) For whosoever shall keep The Whole Law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Now I want all of you Whole Law breakers out there to tell me how you’re going meet ALL the requirements of The Whole Law, which will include physical circumcision, sunset Friday to sunset Saturday Sabbath keeping, animal sacrifices, the dietary laws and the non-wearing of mixed cloths, to name but a few, and not remain guilty of breaking The Whole Law? I will now remind all those self-righteous ‘salvation by works’ Whole Law Keepers out there of what Paul said to the Colossians:
Col 2:14 (KJV) Blotting out The Handwriting of Ordinances that was against us, (The WHOLE LAW) which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
Notice the word ‘ordinances’ and from the Greek MSS we get:
G1378 – dogma – dog’-mah – from the base of G1380; A LAW (civil, ceremonial or ecclesiastical): – decree, ordinance.
How appropriate is that for all those dogs of The WHOLE Law? DOG-ma!! From which we get our English word ‘dogmatic’ which means, and I quote from The Free Dictionary:
“Characterized by an authoritative, arrogant assertion of unproven or unprovable principles”.
There we have it, folks, a very succinct summation of everything the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion, in all its guises, is based upon – unproven and unprovable principles!! In other words they make it up as they go – just ask old Papa in Rome, he’ll tell you.