Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Oh you know.. Just some study notes

Genesis 1:2 The Holy Spirit has always been there.
Genesis 2:1-3-The first Sabbath
Genesis 6:20-21 God tells Noah to keep the animals alive and for him to eat what they eat.
Genesis 7:2 - Noah knew the difference between clean and unclean long before the Law
Genesis 7:3 - God tells Noah to keep animals alive
Genesis 8:17  God tells Noah to let the Animals breed
Genesis 9:3 God re-permits the eating of animals.
Genesis 15:6 - Abraham Saved through faith
Genesis 26:5 - Abraham Kept God’s law and commands

Exodus 3:14- God doesn't Change
Exodus 12:38- Mixed Multitude accepted the Law
Exodus 12:49- One Law for everyone
Exodus 14:13- Israel's Salvation
Exodus 16:4- God tests Israel to see if they will follow Commands
Exodus 16:4-5- Sabbath Before the Law
Exodus 16:24-26- Sabbath before the Law
Exodus 19:8- Mixed Multitude agrees to walk in Gods Law
Exodus 20:8-11- Actual Sabbath Command
Exodus 20:20- God tests men to keep them from sin

Exodus 21:16 Death penalty for enslaving people
Exodus 31:3 Filled with the Spirit
Exodus 31:13- Sabbath is Forever
Exodus 31:16 Sabbath is for Everyone
Exodus 31:17-Sabbath is a sign between God and Israel forever
Exodus 32:2-5 The golden calf was a worshiping God the wrong way
Exodus 34:6-7- Saved by Grace
Exodus 34:8-9- 1st Sinners Prayer
Exodus 35:30-32 Holy Spirit given before Acts

Leviticus 7:16- you can give just because you feel like it. (Sacrifice)
Leviticus 11 – Dietary guidelines of what is and isn’t food
Leviticus 11:44 - be holy as he is holy
Leviticus 17:8  Sacrifices for Hebrew and Alien
Leviticus 17:10-13 Blood abstention for Hebrew and Alien
Leviticus 17:15 (NOT NIV) clarify Deut 14 dead animals.
Leviticus 18:26  One law for Jew and Gentile
Leviticus 19:18-Love neighbor as self
Leviticus 19:34 The Alien shall be as the Israelite
Leviticus 22:18-21 Same Laws on offerings for Israelite and Alien
Leviticus 23:1-3 The Sabbath is an appointed time of God
Leviticus 24:10-11 Egyptian Israelite from mixed multitude
Leviticus 24:16 Same law for Israelite and
Leviticus 24:22 - One law for Jew and Gentile
Leviticus 25 Sabbaths and jubilees
Leviticus 26:41- Circumcise your heart

Numbers 6- Nazerite vow
Numbers 9:14- One Law for every one
Numbers 11:17 Filled with the Spirit
Numbers 11:24-30 Holy Spirit given before Acts
Numbers 12:6-8- God speaks strait to Moses
Numbers 15:15- One law for everyone, perpetually through generations
Numbers 15:16- One law for everyone
Numbers 15:29-One law for everyone
Numbers 15:30 Same Law for Alien and Israel against blaspheme
Numbers 19:10 Same Law for everyone, Gentiles sacrificing
Numbers 23:19-God doesn't Change
Numbers 27:18 Holy Spirit given before Acts
Numbers 35:15 Sanctuary cities for Israelite and Alien

Deuteronomy  4:2- Don't add or take away from Commandments
Deuteronomy 5:29-33- Keep commands always, forever.
Deuteronomy 6:5- Love God with all your heart
Deuteronomy 6:4-9- Love neighbor as self
Deuteronomy 8:2- God tests Israel to see if they will follow commands
Deuteronomy 8:3- Live on every word of the Lord, not bread alone
Deuteronomy 10:12-13 Commands are good
Deuteronomy 10:16 – Circumcised hearts
Deuteronomy 11:1 Love God- Keep His commands, statutes, ordinances
Deuteronomy 11:13-17 Refusal to Love and obey God = no rain, like in Millennium
Deuteronomy 12:29-32 -Don't worship God in the ways pagans worship theirs.
Deuteronomy 14- Dietary laws 
Deuteronomy 14:26- God says drinking is ok
Deuteronomy 16:13-15 Sukkot is for All people
Deuteronomy 18:18 God will raise a Prophet and put His words in his mouth (John 8:28)
Deuteronomy 23:25 Jesus and his disciples were NOT breaking the law when plucking grain
Deuteronomy 26:10 Aliens keep first fruits just like the Israelite
Deuteronomy 27:2-3- All the commands were written in stone
Deuteronomy 29:9-15- Covenant made with people who were not there.
Deuteronomy 30:6- God will circumcise your heart
Deuteronomy 30:11- We can do the Law
Deuteronomy 30:14- The Law is do-able
Deuteronomy 31:9-13 - The Law is for all people (Defines Israel as with Alien, Man, Woman, Child.)

Judges 2:12-14 following other gods provokes God
Judges 2:22- God tests Israel to see if they will obey commands
Judges 3:1- God tests Israel
Judges 3:4 -God tests Israel to see if they will obey commands
Judges 3:10 Holy Spirit given before Acts
Judges 6:34 Holy Spirit given before Acts
Judges  11:29 Holy Spirit given before Acts
Judges 15:14 Holy Spirit given before Acts

2 Chronicles 32:31- God tests people to see what is in their hearts

Joshua 1 :7- Do follow the Law and be successful
Joshua 1 :8- Do follow the Law and be successful
Joshua 8:33 The stranger is Israel.

1 Samuel 15:22 – It is better to obey God than to sacrifice
1 Samuel 15:29-God doesn’t Change
1 Sam. 11:6 Holy Spirit given before Acts
1 Sam. 16:13 Holy Spirit given before Acts

Nehemiah 9:13 Law is Just, Commands are Good
Nehemiah 9:30 Holy Spirit given before Acts
Nehemiah 10:31 Sabbath no buy or sell
Nehemiah 13:15-22 - safeguarding the Shabbat

Job 14:4 Paganism can't be "redeemed" by Christian iconography

Psalm 1:1-2 –Blessed is the man who meditates on the Law
Psalm 19:7- Law is Perfect
Psalm 25:4-6- God’s path is Truth
Psalm 26:2-4 – God’s path is Truth
Psalm 37:30 the righteous speaks judgment (kjv)
Psalm 37:31- Law on hearts
Psalm 40:8- Delight in law, law on heart of David
Psalm 51:6- Links truth to wisdom
Psalm 69:30-31 – Prayers and Praise are a better sacrifice
Psalm  86:5- Grace in the Old Testament
Psalm 89:34-God refuses to Change his word
Psalm 102:27- God doesn't Change
Psalm 103:4 – Grace in the old Testament
Psalm 103:11- grace in the Old Testament
Psalm 103:17 Grace in the Old testament
Psalm 111:7-8-Precepts of God [Law] are forever and are just.
Psalm 118:14 king David knows that Jesus is the way to salvation
Psalm 119:1-Blessed are those who walk In the Law
Psalm 119:9-11- how to keep Pure
Psalm 119:43- Truth is Law
Psalm 119:44-45- Law is liberty
Psalm 119:81- David waits for salvation, as he holds to God’s law.
Psalm 119:89- God's word is forever
Psalm 119:92 God’s Law is a Delight
Psalm 119:98 Commands of God make one wiser than enemies
Psalm 119:123 King David looks forward to salvation as he delights in Law
Psalm 119:131-132 David loves God’s Commands and Grace
Psalm 119:142 God’s testimonies/ordinances, last forever
Psalm 119:151 All the Commands are Truth
Psalm 119:152 God’s testimonies/ Law are forever
Psalm 119:160- Ordinances/laws are forever and equal truth
Psalm 119:163- Law is contrary to falsehood
Psalm 119:166- David hopes for salvation, as he delights in commandments
Psalm 130 King David looks forward to the Salvation of Christ
Psalm 130:4 – Grace is in the Old testament
Psalm 130:7- Grace in the Old testament

Proverbs 3:34- Grace in the old Testament
Proverbs 6:23- The commands are a lamp, the teaching is light
Proverbs 28:9-Ignoring God's Law makes your prayers an abomination
Proverbs 29:18- The Law grants Vision
Proverbs 30:5-6-God's word is flawless
Proverbs 31:6- 7- Let poor people drink

Ecclesiastes 12:13- Commands are for all

Isaiah 2:2-3- In the last Days, The Law will spread from Zion
Isaiah 5:24- destruction for those who violate the law.
Isaiah 8:20- Hold to the law and the testimony and you have light
Isaiah 24:5-Violation of God's law spoils the land, everlasting Covenant
Isaiah 26:10- God shows Grace
Isaiah 31:2 God doesn't retract his word
Isaiah 40:8- God’s word is forever
Isaiah 42:1-4-Jesus Came to uphold Law
Isaiah  42:21- Lord is pleased in making the Law Great and Glorious
Isaiah 42:24- God pours anger on those who violate God's law
Isaiah 45:19- God’s word is Truth
Isaiah 51:7 Don't be dismayed for following the Law when people mock
Isaiah 56:2- Sabbath is blessing forever.
Isaiah 56:2-8 Foreigners on holy mountain, keep Sabbath, not separate
Isaiah 56:6-8- Sacrifices in the millennial Kingdom
Isaiah 58:13-Don't go your own way on Sabbath
Isaiah 63:10-14 Israel had the Holy Spirit before Acts
Isaiah 65 - Swines flesh eating provokes God.
Isaiah 66:16-18- Judgments for eating swine’s flesh- Jesus destroys people
Isaiah 66:21-23 – New Heaven and new earth
Isaiah 66:22-23-Sabbath is for ALL generations
Isaiah 66:22-24- New moon and Sabbath in heaven

Jonah 2:8- Grace in the old Testament/ Clinging to Idols forfeit Grace.

Jeremiah 4:4- circumcised hearts
Jeremiah 7:21-23- God of Israel says to obey all that he commands
Jeremiah 10:2-5 - Christmas trees are pagan
Jeremiah 17:19-27 Obey the Sabbath
Jeremiah 31:33-God writes His Law on our hearts
Jeremiah 32:40- The New covenant

Ezekiel 3:18- Warn people from sin, or their blood is on your hands
Ezekiel 4:14-16 –Turd Bread, just as Peters Vision
Ezekiel 11:17-21 Spirit = commands on heart/ abominations = Condemnation
Ezekiel 22:26-29 Violence against Law, False visions
Ezekiel 36:26-27-God writes His Law on our hearts
Ezekiel 44:23-24- Keep the Law, Feasts, and Sabbaths
Ezekiel 47:21-23 Gentiles get Israel inheritance

Daniel 7:25- Antichrist seeks to change the Laws and appointed times of God.
Daniel 9:13- God’s Law is Truth

Hosea 4:6- Law Is Knowledge, perish for lack of it.
Hosea 6:6- God desires obedience more than sacrifice
Hosea 14:2-4 Lips substitute for the Bulls and Sacrifices?

Amos 3:7 God does nothing without telling prophets, where is doing away with Law or making animals clean

Habakkuk 2:4 The Righteous live by Faith

Zechariah 7:12- Spirit writes the Law
Zechariah 14:16-21- Sacrifices in the millennial kingdom

Malachi 2:3- God spreads crap on faces of false

Malachi 3:6- God doesn’t change
Malachi 4:4-5- Remember and Keep the Law until Judgment day

Matthew  5:17-19-Jesus didn’t abolish Law, Those saying he did will be called least
Matthew 5:18- God's Law is Forever
Matthew 5:19- Those who break the law and teach others to are Least in kingdom
Matthew 5:48 Be perfect and Jesus is perfect
Matthew 7:13-14-Enter thought the Narrow gate.
Matthew 7:21-23- Depart workers of Lawlessness, I don't know you
Matthew 11:30- Jesus has a light yoke
Matthew 12:1-5-Jesus Clarifies an Oral tradition and Torah ( king David, Wheat)
Matthew 12:8- Jesus is lord (instituter) of the Sabbath (why would he abolish it)
Matthew 12:10-12- Jesus follows Torah and heals on the Sabbath
Matthew 15:1-14 Jesus rebukes Pharisees for adding to commands/ not follow commands.
Matthew 15:24- Jesus only came for the lost sheep of Israel
Matthew 22:16-Jesus teaches truth
Matthew 22:35-40-Jesus quotes the Shema and the V'hafta
Matthew 23:2-3- Obey Scribes and Pharisees
Matthew 23:23- Mercy Justice and faithfulness are part of law/Neglect nothing
Matthew 24:20-21-The Sabbath will still be in effect at the end of Days
Matthew 24:35- Heaven and earth will pass away but not His words
Matthew 28:19-20 –Teach all that Jesus Commanded

Mark 2:23-28- Jesus states specific parts of Torah are of Higher regard than others.
Mark 7:6-9 Jesus Rebukes those who set aside the commands of God for sake of tradition
Mark 7:13- Jesus rebukes Pharisees for holding tradition above commands
Mark 7:21-22- The heart is Deceitful
Mark 12:14- Jesus teaches truth, God’s ways
Mark 12:32-34 – Love is worth more than Sacrifice

Luke 1:43- Baby’s in a womb… baby is alive.
Luke 4:16- Jesus Kept the Sabbath, as his custom
Luke 6:40- No Disciple is above his Teacher (Jesus submits to God’s word)
Luke 13:10-16-Jesus upholds The Torah by healing on the Sabbath
Luke 14:1-5-Jesus again up holds Torah by healing on the Sabbath
Luke 16:17 Easier for heaven and earth to pass away than the Law to fail.
Luke 16:29-31-If you don't follow Moses, Why would you Jesus.
Luke 20:21- Jesus teaches truth
Luke 23:52-56-After the Cross, people still kept Sabbath
Luke 24:27- God's Torah leads to Salvation
Luke 24:44- Torah Points to Jesus

John 1:14 – Jesus is full of Grace and Truth-word made flesh
John 3:20-21 Truth is light, and opposed to evil
John 4:23-24 Worship in spirit and truth
John-5:8-10 It is Lawful to do Good on Sabbath
John 5:19 Jesus only does as his father does
John 5:46-47 Jesus Preached Moses (Law)
John 7:16 Jesus' teachings are God's teachings

John 7:24 Judge with Righteous judgment
John 8:28 Jesus only said what God has instructed his to say.
John 8:39  if you are descendants of Abraham, do his deeds
John 8:42-47 Truth is of God, lies are of the devil, -Jesus is sinless
John 10:37- If Jesus doesn't follow Torah, don't believe him
John 12:49- Jesus only Does as God has said
John 14:12 – If you have faith in Jesus, you are to do what he does.
John 14:15 If you love him you obey his commands
John-14:21- If you love him you obey his commands
John 15:10-Obey commands to remain in his love
John 16:1-3- Someday they will start killing people, thinking that they are doing God's will.
John 17:17- God’s word is Truth
John 10:22-23- Jesus kept Hanukkah

Acts 6:10-15- False witnesses say Stephen And Jesus taught against Law
Acts 6:13- False witnesses say Stephen taught against God's Law
Acts 10:5- Prayers and gifts to the poor are offerings
Acts 10:17- peter was confused about the vision
Acts 10:28- Peter sees that the vision was about calling men unclean
Acts 10:34- Peter states that his vision was about calling men unclean
Acts 11- Peter states that his vision was about calling men unclean
Acts 13:42 -44-Sabbath for Jews & Gentiles, kept long after the Cross
Acts 17:2 - Paul kept the Sabbath as his custom
Acts 18:4-Sabbath still kept after cross
Acts 18:18- Paul does a Vow
Acts 15:21- Moses is preached every week in the synagogues
Acts 16:3 Paul circumcised Timothy
Acts 20:6 Paul still keeping the feasts of God ( unleavened bread)
Acts 20:7 -First day is Saturday night, Paul preached until midnight.
Acts 20:16 - Paul still keeping the feasts of God ( Pentecost/Shavuot)
Acts 21:17-26 - Paul Doing the Vow to show Law Submission
Acts 24:14- Believers Of Christ still a sect of Judaism
Acts 24:14-15-Paul Obeys God's Law
Acts 24:18- Paul is ceremonially clean
Acts 25:8-Paul doesn't Violate the Law's OR customs
Acts 26:4-5- Paul lived his life according to the strictest of Pharisaic teaching
Acts 28:17- Paul did not violate the customs of his ancestors
Acts 28:22- Still a sect of Judaism
Acts 28:23-Paul Teaches With Torah (God's Law/instructions)

Romans 2:20- The Law is Knowledge and Truth.
Romans 2:28-29-We are a Jew by our hearts.
Romans 3:31- Faith doesn’t nullify God's Law, but Establishes It
Romans 4:16- We are Abrahams seed
Romans 6:1-2-Sin so grace increases? NO!
Romans 6:15-Sin because we are under grace? NO!
Romans 7:12- God's Law is Holy Righteous and Good
Romans 7:13- Law didn't become death
Romans 7:14-Law is spiritual
Romans 7:22- Paul Loves God's Law
Romans 7:25- Paul is a slave to God's law-to which sin opposes
Romans 8:6- The Sinful mind can't please God
Romans 11:13-17- We are grafted into Israel
Romans 13:9-10-All commands lumped into one.
Romans 14:21- Weak in the faith eat veggies.
Romans 15:4 All scriptures are for every believer.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8 Paul tells people to keep Passover

1 Corinthians 6:2 Judging the world.
1 Corinthians 7:19-All that matters Are God's commands
1 Corinthians 9:21- Paul admits he is under God's law
1 Corinthians 8:9-13- The weak in the faith issue is meat sacrificed to idols.
1 Corinthians 14:37-Paul writes the lords commandments

2 Corinthians 6:14-18- Command against being unclean

Galatians 3:17- Both covenants are dependent on each other

Galatians 3:21 The Law is NOT contrary to the promises of God
Galatians 3:29 - In Christ we are part of Abrahams seed, to follow Law.

Ephesians 2:19- We are grafted into Israel
Ephesians 3:6 - Gentiles are Israel
Ephesians 5:8-10 – Be in Light, which is Truth
Ephesians 5:27- Be holy and faultless
Ephesians 6:14- Belt of Truth, part of God’s armor

Colossians 2:8 - God's law is not based on traditions of men
Colossians  2:9- All Deity is In Christ
Colossians 2:17- Law is a shadow of what is to come

2 Thessalonians 2: Man of Lawlessness doomed for destruction.

2 Timothy 3:14-17- Sacred scriptures are good for rebuke, reproof, encouragement
2 Timothy 4:3-4-People turn from truth to itching ears doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:3-5- hold to the Truth

Titus 2:11-14- Grace teaches to deny lawlessness.

Hebrews 4:9-11-The Sabbath Remains don’t be disobedient
Hebrews  10:1- Law is a shadow of the good things to come
Hebrews 10:4- Sacrifices were never to take away sins
Hebrews  10:16- Law on hearts/New covenant
Hebrews 10:26-29-Lawlessness will be judges harshly
Hebrews 11:4- Sacrifices were before the law
Hebrews 11:27-29 Moses saved by Faith, not commands as some say.
Hebrews 13:8-Jesus Doesn't Change

James 1:17-God doesn't Change
James 1:25-Law is perfect and gives freedom
James 2:12-Speak and act like you are to be judged by the law that gives freedom.
James 2:19-20-Faith without deeds is dead
James 2:26-Faith without works is dead
James 4:17-To know good and refrain, is sin

1 Peter  1:15-16- Be Holy as HE is holy

1 Peter 1:25 The Word of the Lord stands forever

2 Peter 3:10- Heaven and Earth have not Passed away yet
2 Peter 3:14- Heaven and earth have not passed away
2 Peter 3:14-17- Paul's writings are hard to understand, Interpreted as Lawlessness
2 Peter 3:17- Wicked = Greek: athesmos: one who breaks through the restraint of law and gratifies his lusts

1 John 2:3-4-If we say we love, but don't follow commands we're lying and don't have truth
1 John  2:6- Walk as Jesus Walked
1 John 3:4- Sin Is Lawlessness
1 John 3:24- God Writes His Law on our Hearts
1 John 4 - Test the spirits to see if they are of God
1 John 5:3- The Law Isn't a Burden, how we love God
2 John 1:4-6 Love is walking in the commands, which are truth.

Revelation 2:26 -Overcomers guard words-do works and get authority over nations
Revelation 3:15-16- Because of works be hot or cold or Jesus Pukes you.
Revelation 5:8- Our Prayers are our Offerings
Revelation 8:3- Our prayers are our Offerings
Revelation 8:4- Our Prayers are our Offerings
Revelation 12:17-Satan hates those who follow the Law
Revelation 14:12- Keep the commands with faith in Jesus
Revelation 18:2 Unclean birds still unclean in end days
Revelation 21:1- When the new heaven and new earth appear
Revelation 22:14- Happy are command Keepers


  1. Deuteronomy 31:9-13 All of Israel includes the Alien

    1. Leviticus 25, chapter of Sabbaths including Aliens and slaves

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  2. judges 2:12-14
    judges 10:6
    1 kings 11:4-6, 33
    2 kings 23:13
    1 sam 7:4, 2:10, 31:10

  3. Hey so I was scrolling the web looking for answers for a friend that was wondering about Gods commads in the old and New testament. I noticed a lot of your notes deal with commands or the law. He believes that the law in the old testament is something that we should still follow as law today so that we can be righteous. Something that I pointed him to was Galatians 2:19 "for through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with christ. It is no longer I who live, but christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then christ died for no purpose." Do you believe that righteousness is found through the levitical law? Or do you have anything that could help me with my friend that does.

    1. Hello "Anonymous" friend who "randomly" found my page. Since you didn't leave your name on the post, I am not sure what to call you, or if my response will even get to you, or why you'd consider my advice... but Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      So, to answer your "objection"/ "Concern" to what your "friend" is saying lets dig in here

      Lets start by backing up to the issue in Galatians In chapter two Paul writes " nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified"
      This is the entire point of the book of Galatians. We are not, NOR HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN, Saved by following the Law. The Law of God was NEVER for salvation.

      In Galatians 1:6 Paul states that this idea of following the Law for salvation is DIFFERENT than what was being taught:
      "I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!
      10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ."

      Acts 15 gives us a greater idea of when this teaching started and by whom, and why Paul wrote the entire book of Galatians to combat this ONE idea that was SPRINGING UP about The Law of God being for Salvation.
      Acts 15:1Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” 15:5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.”

      Peter, Paul and James and everyone rebuked this thinking.

      SINCE this was a NEW teaching that was being introduced... Then we know that The Law of God was never for Salvation.

      Look at Hebrews 11, does any of it say that the people were following God's Commands for salvation, or were they acting out of faith the same way that you and I are?

      Tell your friend if their desire to adhere to the Commands of God is rooted in anything other than a desire to be obedient OUT of a LOVE and response to FAITH in HIM, then it's misguided.

      The way that I figure it is there are two, maybe three ways to see it.
      1) You think you need to follow God's law to be saved- then you're in error and Galatians and Acts 15 is trying to warn you that you can't do that
      2) You don't think that obedience to God's holy righteous Word is something to bother with Since you are saved- Consider Matthew 7:21-23 and 2 Thes 2 and 2 Peter- 3:14-17 in hopes that you can heed warnings
      3) Since you are saved by Grace, and Titus defines Grace as redeeming us from every Lawless deed, From Sin which is the transgression of God's Law (1 john 3:4), and you are part of the New Covenant ( which is the Law of God written on your heart), you strive to be conformed to the image of Christ ( who walked and taught obedience to God's Commands)

      I hope that helps "Anonymous" friend.

    2. Thank you for your reply! the reason i posted anonymously before was i was not sure if i wanted to put my name on the comment. This helpful in my understanding of Galatians, however doesn't Paul himself refer to the law as a bondage? in Galatians 3:23 -27 Paul says "23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ."

      I am asking this because the way that I have always seen it is that because Christ came and died our faith in Christ is how we should live and no longer according to the law, because the law had imprisoned us and now Jesus sets us free. Im not sure what all of the "friend", and "anonymous" stuff was about but i thank you for your reply.

      Jonathan Winston.

    3. Jonathan, Thanks for giving me a name to call you by man. You ask a good question "Is following God's Law Bondage?"
      According to James 1:25, The law isn't Bondage but is instead perfect and freedom. This is the same Law King David says is perfect and freedom in Psalm 19:7,Psalms 119:44-45.
      Here's an example of what Paul is saying in the Galatians if you will allow me to use a modern analogy.

      Lets say that our modern laws are like the Laws of God. just as we have laws that protect our freedom, Those same laws impose penalty for violations. If I am driving 90 miles and hour in a 60 mile per hour zone and a cop pulls me over, I am deserving of the penalty that is accompanied with the violation of that law.
      If I go before the judge and I plead guilty, and I ask for mercy from the judge and he lets me off with a warning... tell me, did that law change? Since I am under the grace of the judge, does that mean that I am good to go out and go 90 miles an hour again? That is the point of Pauls writing here.
      "Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law"
      Before faith came. When you read Hebrews 11, you see that everyone in the OT was saved by Grace through Faith same as you or I. Without that Faith, we've still violated the Law... but we go into the courtroom with no Lawyer. We do not plead for mercy from the judge. Without Christ as our advocate, that Law is a penalty since we're always breaking it. Since we sin daily, its a death sentence.
      "But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe."
      Everyone went 90mph in that 60mph zone. Those who are in Christ are no longer issued the fine. If we're living like Christ, and Christ obeys the limits, then we are going to obey the limits.

      Christ set us free from the penalty of death. Galatians is all about how we are not saved by anything we did. We are saved by the sacrifice of Christ, and now out of a response... we're called to live like him, and obey God. We're called to NOT live like satan who tries to get people to "speed" and "break the Law" (2 thes 2, Rev 12:17)

      Paul says in several places that he loves God's law and regardless of if you're a Jew or Gentile, keeping the Commands are what matter for the people in Christ 1 Corinthians 7:19

      Nice to meet you, Winston. I am happy to field anymore questions that you have my friend.