Profanity and name-calling. That's a powerful rebuttal.
Mark Call says that if a Christian loves Jesus, he will obey all the commands of the Mosaic Covenant.
But God says:“...[Christ] declared all foods clean.”And what did the Apostles actually do?
"Eat whatever is sold...If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner...eat whatever is set before you...why should my liberty be determined by someone else's conscience?"
“...neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything.”
“Let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come....”
The Old Covenant "...was being brought to an end...," "...once had glory...,” “...has come to have no glory at all...," and “...was being brought to an end....”
“...a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced...Jesus [is] the guarantor of a better covenant.
Christ's new ministry is “...much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better....”
“...if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second....”
“I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers....”
“...In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete...”
“...how much more will the blood of Christ...purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God....”
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire...with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased....”
and “He sets aside the first to establish the second.”
From Acts 21:[Speaking to Paul] ...you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs.From 1 Corinthians 9:To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law.From Galatians 2:When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.From Acts 15:
When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.Whom shall we believe, Mark Call or the Word of God?
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
It seems an easy judgment to make
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