THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CEREMONIAL LAW
AND THE TWO COVENANTS
The distinction between the Moral law of God (the ten commandments), and the ceremonial law is plain.
Look carefully at the difference in the two. The one with animal sacrifices was nailed to the cross, the other will stand forever.
1) Is called the "royal law" James 2:8
2) Was spoken by God. Deuteronomy 4:12, 13
3) Was written with the finger of God. Exodus 31:18
4) Was placed in the ark. Exodus 40:20, Hebrews 9:4
5) Is to "stand forever and ever." Psalms 111:7, 18
6) Was not destroyed by Christ. Matthew 5:17, 18
Is called the "law contained in ordinances." Ephesians 2:15
Was spoken by Moses Leviticus 1:1-3
Was written by Moses in a book. 2.Chronicles 35:12
Was placed in the side of the ark. Deuteronomy 31:24-26
Was nailed to the cross. Colossians 2:14
Was abolished by Christ. Ephesians 2:15
The two great commandments are "Love the Lord with all thy heart and all thy soul and all thy mind." The second great commandment is "Love your neighbor as yourself." God's ten commandments are hanging on these two, The first four, on the first table, tell us how to love God with all our heart. (Have no other Gods, not worship images, not take God's name in vain, and remember His Sabbath day to keep it holy.) The last six, on the second table deal with loving our neighbor as ourselves. (To honor our parents, not kill, not commit adultery, not steal, not lie, not covet,)
THE OLD AND NEW COVENANTS
The old covenant was ratified by the blood of animals (Exodus 24:5-8 and Hebrews 9:19,20) and based upon the promises of the people that they would keep God's law.
The new covenant is based on God's promise to write His law in our hearts and it was ratified with the blood of Christ. (Hebrews 8:10 and Jeremiah 31:33,34.)
Hebrews 8:10 - "'For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their minds, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people."
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