The Law

{CHURCH AND TORAH}
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  1. Jesus - Fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:17 - Jesus fulfilled all the Law AND the prophets, and went far beyond the most scrupulous of the scribes and Pharisees)
  2. The Mosaic Legislation rendered Obsolete by the Son - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of the superior “word” in the Son means that the jurisdiction of the Law given at Sinai has been superseded by the “word” spoken in Jesus)
  3. Jesus Crosses Ritual Purity Boundaries - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 1:40-45 - Jesus touched a leper and cleansed him despite the rules on ritual purity)
  4. Paul on Dietary and Calendrical Regulations - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 14:1-5 - In Christ, issues of dietary restrictions and the observance of holy days are matters of individual conscience)
  5. Jesus and Food Purity Laws - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 7:1-23 - Christ's statement about eating food with unwashed hands anticipated the end of religious-based dietary restrictions)
  6. Circumcision, A Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (If circumcision is no longer required, the jurisdiction of the old legislation has ceased)
{IN GALATIA}
  1. The Controversy at Galatia - An Overview - {PDF Copy} - (A overview of the disputes in the churches of Galatia and Paul's responses)
  2. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:1-5 - Paul begins his letter on an apocalyptic note)
  3. Proclaiming Another Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:6-12 - Paul’s opponents in Galatia preached a different message and a different Christ)
  4. Paul's Propositional Statement in Galatians - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 2:15-21 - Paul’s opponents in Galatia preached a different message and a different Christ)
  5. Having begun in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:1-5 - The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state was irrefutable proof that the Galatian Christians were accepted before God without circumcision
  6. The Requirement to do the Whole Law - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:10 - The Law obligates everyone under its jurisdiction to keep the entire thing)
  7. Why, Then, the Law? - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:18-19 - The custodianship of the Law was to remain until the "seed" arrived)
  8. The Duration of the Jurisdiction of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (According to the book of Hebrews and the Apostle Paul, the jurisdiction of the Torah reached a termination point with the arrival of Jesus)
  9. Neither Jew nor Greek - {PDF Copy} - (With the arrival of the "seed" of Abraham, Jesus Christ, the old divisions between Jew and Gentile are wholly inappropriate)
  10. Social Implications of the Torah - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:26 - In Christ, no longer can there be Jew or Gentile; To live under the law means social divisions in the church)
  11. Redeemed from the Law - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 4:1-7 - Having been redeemed from the law by God's Son, to return to Torah regulations is to regress to an inferior state)
  12. Calendar Rituals, Rudiments of the World - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 4:9-11 - Paul assigns religious-based calendar rituals to the old era)
  13. Circumcision, A Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (If circumcision is no longer required, the jurisdiction of the old legislation has ceased)
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