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What Is Least Commandment

What is the least commandment? Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven

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Frances//History and the tradition of men is NOT THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.

As there are over 600+ commandments of God in the Bible, not all of them are applicable to the church. You chose to ignore the FACT that God made a new covenant with His people that was unlike the one He made with them when they left Egypt.

And that is why we do not not not not see anything in the New Covenant that even suggest observance of any day.

My church is totally bible when it comes to doctrine but your church has much in their beliefs that are not not not in the Bible.

Poor soul, when will you come into the truth? Stuck under the feet of olde Ellen White?
---e.lee7537 on 11/26/12


DEEDS & WORKS!//Can you differentiate between law of God and law of Moses?//francis, That is exactly what i tryed to show in the "blotting out" of the blood ordinances of the law of Moses!
---J_Marc on 11/26/12

yes I saw that
I was hoping you would add more details to defriencate them

John 7:23 If a man on the sabbath day( LAW OF GOD) receive circumcision ( LAW OF MOSES), that the law of Moses should not be broken,
---francis on 11/26/12


DEEDS & WORKS!//Can you differentiate between law of God and law of Moses?//francis, That is exactly what i tryed to show in the "blotting out" of the blood ordinances of the law of Moses! Romans 3:20 Therefore by the DEEDS of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.Galations 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the WORKS of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the WORKS of the law: for by the WORKS of the law shall no flesh be justified.
---J_Marc on 11/26/12


francis, Very difficult in light of what i grew up with! "Can you differentiate between law of God and law of Moses?" {"of the fathers"}
John 7:22-23 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision, (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers,) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken, are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Mark 2:27-28 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
---J_Marc on 11/26/12


---J_Marc on 11/26/12

Luke 2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present [him] to the Lord,

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Can you differentiate between law of God and law of Moses?

this verse may help
John 7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses
---francis on 11/26/12




//Those that are willfully ignorant will continue to be ignorant.// Here are facts, look carfully at deeds & works of the law of Moses! Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross,Romans 3:20 Therefore by the DEEDS of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.Galations 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the WORKS of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the WORKS of the law: for by the WORKS of the law shall no flesh be justified.
---J_Marc on 11/26/12


---e.lee7537 on 11/25/12
History and the tradition of men is NOT THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

The word of God the TEN commandments say remember the sabbath day, YOUR church history says no

Church history is that there has ALWAYS been sabbatgh keeping churches, despite the appostacy of many





francis, the law was preached to the Jews.
---Mark_V. on 11/25/12
Revelation 14:12 the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

These do not say THE JEWS

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
---francis on 11/26/12


francis, you say,

"---Mark_V. on 11/25/12
So then even if you keep 9/10 and you Mark_V do not keep the sabbath you are guiolty of breaking the law of God."


francis, first, I do keep the Sabbath, in fact everyday. Second, I am not under the written letter of the Law. I am under the Spirit of the Law. I will break one of God's commandments, I'm not perfect, but I am not condemned. I have a Mediator who speaks on my behalf. That's why there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ.
Under the written law you have no one. You break one law you have broken them all, thats why there is no salvation under the Written letter of the Law.
All those lost today are under the Law. They need Christ.
---Mark_V. on 11/26/12


Francis. Heb 10:26 refers to those who teach the law must be kept or face damnation.

To "sin" is to be under the law (10 commandments). This makes you a transgressor (sinner), Gal 2:18.

Heb 10:26 speaks to those who have received Christ (the knowledge of the truth) but in spite of God's grace they then turn back to works of the law. To continue under the law is to sin willfully. To be under the law for righteousness is rebellion, refusing to submit to God's righteousness, Rom 10:3.

A Christian's righteousness is by faith, Rom 4:5. We're NOT under the law, Rom 8:2, Rom 10:4. So who shall lay ANYTHING (even sin/transgression of the law) to the charge of God's elect? Rom 8:33
---Haz27 on 11/26/12


Francis: Leest claims that his post-biblical doctrines and Bible Commentators like Clark are the standard by which we are to be measured in the Judgement. I don't think so! Jesus, the Apostles, and ALL the Bible disciples (including Gentile Christians) kept the seventh-day Sabbath exclusively. The Bible gives no hint whatsoever of a change in the Sabbath from the 7th day to the 1st day of the week. Thus, Leest's only source for such a claim are non-Orthodox pagan sun worshippers.


---jerry6593 on 11/26/12




//francis, the law was preached to the Jews.

The problem here with frances is that thinks-

Judaism + Jesus=Christianity.

He will never acknowledge the FACT that church history reveals that the Sunday communal worship was the norm by early 2sd century indicating that the church as a whole did not teach or practice laws that were strictly Jewish in nature.

I am afraid that since he is willfully blind to the truth, it is impossibe to rescue him from his errors. Those that are willfully ignorant will continue to be ignorant.
---e.lee7537 on 11/25/12


---Mark_V. on 11/25/12
So then even if you keep 9/10 and you Mark_V do not keep the sabbath you are guiolty of breaking the law of God.
That is very different from a man who " stumbles."
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully..
Numbers 15:27 And if any soul sin through ignorance
Numbers 15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously,

See one can sin through ignorance or weakness or one can sin through rebelion

When you make up your mind, that no matter what you will not keep the sabbath, that is wilful and presumptious sin.

The priblem is this: When you choose to sin willfully, you do not ask for forgiveness, because you do not consider what you do to be a sin, and will be judged guilty by God
---francis on 11/25/12


francis, the law was preached to the Jews. The law is not preached to those born of God. James 2:10 does not indicate anyone can keep the whole law, "and yet stumble in one point" that is not keeping the whole law if they are stumbling. One law broken means all the laws are broken. Do you know why? The law of God is not a series of detached injunctions but a basic unity that requires perfect love of Him and our neighbors (Matt. 22:36-40). Although all sins are not equal, damaging or heinous, they all shatter that unity and render men transgressors, much like hitting a window with a hammer. One transgression makes fulfilling the laws most basic command, to love God perfectly and to love ones neighbors as oneself impossible.
---Mark_V. on 11/25/12


Francis - Clark's Commentary -We may observe that the apostle follows here the rule of the synagogue, it was a regular custom among the Jews to make their collections for the poor on the Sabbath day, that they might not be without the necessaries of life, and might not be prevented from coming to the synagogue.
---e.lee7537 on 11/24/12

e.lee7537 STRAIT FROM THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come
---francis on 11/25/12


Frances - Clark's Commentary 1 Cor. 16:2-We may observe that the apostle follows here the rule of the synagogue, it was a regular custom among the Jews to make their collections for the poor on the Sabbath day, that they might not be without the necessaries of life, and might not be prevented from coming to the synagogue.

Sorry that you have become immune to the truth. Now tell us where in the NT does it command Sabbath observance.
---e.lee7537 on 11/24/12


Frances -while you do not see anything in 1 Corinthians that implies that Christians met on the Lord's day for worship,
---e.lee7537 on 11/24/12
(A) 1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

What word, Line, or phrase says that they got together on any sunday?

(B)Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,.. my holy day,.. , the holy of the LORD,

The ONLY biblical references to " lord's day" states clearly that the Lord's day IS THE SABBATH
---francis on 11/24/12


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Frances -while you do not see anything in 1 Corinthians that implies that Christians met on the Lord's day for worship, what you can truly say with all honesty is that there is nothing nothing in all of the Bible that commands the church to observe any day.

You guys do the jig on the Jewish Sabbath not because of any scriptural support but because you believe that the Apostles and the church erred when they did not demand Gentile Christians to become Jews in order to be legitimate. Acts 15.

It is as simple as that!
---e.lee7537 on 11/24/12


Daniel 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, ...and think to change times and laws:


Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: ... Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

THE CHOICE COULD NOT BE MADE CLEARER, YOU ARE EITHER FOLLOWING JESUS WHO SAID ALL LAWS WILL CONTINUE,or FOLLOWING THE BEAST WHO TRIED TO CHANGE THE LAW AND TIMES OF GOD
---francis on 11/24/12


--e.lee7537 on 11/23/12

I do not see ONE SINGLE word of phrase in 1 Corinthians 16:2 about them gathering togther. What I see here is that everyone put something aside BY YOU, which tells me maybe store something (grain or provisions), or put some money aside individually at home.

And this is how it would have worked: The letter would have been read in church on Sabbath day, and the next day being the first, the people would start lay by him in store. If this letter is read on sunday, and paul comes on wednesday, then they have not saved anything, when he comes and have to go gathering. If it is read on sabbath and they start saving on sunday, then even if he comes monday they have no gathering when he comes
---francis on 11/24/12


Lee, old buddy, you're back! And with a shiny new name to boot. I see that you're still promoting that non-Orthodox, apostate religion invented in the first century, rather than keeping the Orthodox religion of Christ and the Apostles. Since you still teach the breaking of God's Law, you should be called Leest, rather than elee.


---jerry6593 on 11/24/12


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//This was a one time farewell dinner because the apostle paul was leaving early sunday morning.

Simply UNTRUE since the scripture also indicates from 1 Corithians 16:2 that Christians met on the first day of the week.

"Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come."

History tells us that Christians were barred from attending the Jewish synagogues as the leaders of many of these synagogues refused the Gospel message. Acts 18:4

Sorry Frances but it make complete sense that if the Lord wanted us to observe the Sabbath we would have seen it taught in the early church as well as in the Epistles but we do not not not!
---e.lee7537 on 11/23/12


Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight.
--e.lee7537 on 11/23/12

This was a one time farewell dinner because the apostle paul was leaving early sunday morning.

So they had dinner after sunset saturday and paul preached till midnight saturday night and left on sunday morning.

Most importantly you can break bread ANY and EVERYDAY and that does not make that day the sabbath

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing DAILY with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house,
---francis on 11/23/12


//the Jewish sabbath was no longer observed by Gentile Christians//It never was the (Jewish) Sabbath. It is YAWAHAS Sabbath. Ezekiel 20:20 "hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God" The Sabbath is taught in the new testament. Hebrews 4:9 "There remains therefore a (Sabbath)rest for the people of God" The commandments were not done away with. I John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome,"
---J_Marc on 11/23/12


---Ruben on 11/23/12
Yes I do rest all day on sabbath.

I have accepted that Jesus my creator ( reason for the Sabbath) is also my Christ, jews are blinded to that

Luke 23:56

You missed the point here. The women keep the Sabbath ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT, so when you read the rest of the NT and see the phrase "commandments of God", be advised that it does include the Sabbath.

Now again here is my question: Why did not Jesus and the Apostles include this commandment in the NT: Leviticus 20:15 if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

Do you think it is a sin for a man or women to lie with a beast?
---francis on 11/23/12


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When did the early church met to break bread? The answer is -

Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight.

Sorry Frances, but if other verses in Acts teaches that the Apostles brought the Gospel message to the jews on the Sabbath, most clearly Acts 10:7 tells us that they no longer met in the synagogues but in homes of believes ON THE FIRST DAY OF HTE WEKK - THE LORD'S DAY SUNDAY.

Of course, you will believe what you want to believe despite the fact you are always wrong wrong wrong wrong.
---e.lee7537 on 11/23/12


I know you refuse to acknowledge the fact that in quoting verses from Acts that the gospel was first presented to the Jew in their synagogues. However, history attest to the fact that the Jewish sabbath was no longer observed by Gentile Christians by the beginning of the second century. Even SDA church historians agree on that fact. Sorry but the church was not ordered by the Apostles to observe Jewish sacred days. Only an idiot refuses to acknownlege that much.
---e.lee7537 on 11/23/12


francis *Luke 23:56 PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THIS ONE keeping of the Sabbath

SPECIAL ATTENTION : " and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.V 56

Do you rest all day on Saturday, do nothing, Nope?

francis * Acts 15:21 Word of God preached every sabbath, just as is done today."

2Cor 3:13-17, " which was to pass away. But their minds were darkened, for to this day, when the Old Testament is read to them,"

francis * ///just as is done today.///

"But their minds were darkened,"

And your minds are still darkened, just as today!
---Ruben on 11/23/12


Since only only only the sabbath was observed by the Jews and no no no other peoples, it is totally totally totally reasonable and logical and rational to call the OT Sabbath the Jewish Sabbath. In any case, we know from historical sources that the Sababth was no longer observed in Gentile churches by 135 AD. And that early date would strongly positively imply that Sabbath observance was not not taught by the Apostles and their immediate successors.

Those that observe the Jewsih Sabbath do so not because of what scripture commands but because they want to.
---e.lee7537 on 11/23/12


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It never was the (Jewish) Sabbath. It is the Lord's Sabbath. Ezekiel 20:20 "hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God" The Sabbath is taught in the new testament. Hebrews 4:9 "There remains therefore a (Sabbath)rest for the people of God" The commandments were not done away with. I John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome,"
---J_Marc on 11/23/12


As I understand it. Jesus did not in that text, specify a particular example of what a "The least commandment" would be. Such would be found elsewhere. A commandment of God becomes least by those who do not give it it's proper importance, and in doing so, it is violated. At the same time making their own additional rules greater than the commandments that God gave. Like the Pharisees did. Such are those who make the word of God of no affect because of religious traditions. Jesus followed such a statement in Mtt5:19 after stating that all the law concerning him in his arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection would be fulfilled to the jot and tittle.
---jan4378 on 11/22/12


Acts 13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

Why wait 7 days if the christian church which they desired to be a part of was meeting NEXT DAY?


Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Why is the word of God being preached EVERY SABBATH DAY, where are those who would preach it every SUNDAY?

THINK PEOPLE, THINK, and do not be deceived: There are still many christians who meet NEXT SABBATH and preach the word of God EVERY SABBATH just like in the early church

PLEASE VISIT with one of those churches near you NEXT SABBATH
I am not asking you to join JUST VISIT
---francis on 11/22/12


//Why is it that Jesus and the NT writers...never mention the Sabbath?

The simplest reason is that the observance of the Jewish Sabbath was not not not part of the New Covenant.

Only the Adventists and a few other small groups observe the Sabbath, but they are the Judaizing people that the Epistle to the Galatians condemns.
---e.lee7537 on 11/22/12


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francis, Thank you, and Ya blesyou bless you! You bless me in observing you "fight the good fight"! You got this very RIGHT!
---J_Marc on 11/22/12


rancis, you keep throwing the law. When James says do not commit adultery, then don't commit adultery, Only believers believe the word of God.
---Mark_V. on 11/22/12
Then you are either an unbeliever of a fool, and you are only fooling yourself.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the WHOLE LAW,...

James, God, The Holy Spirit whatever you want to call it, is actually saying to BELIEVERS ( since not one verse of the entire bible is written to unbelievers) That they must keep THE WHOLE LAW, Two examples (commandments) found in the "whole law." Only a fool would do what you are doing. Keep pretending that it is "francis" who is saying to keep the law, when it is in fact coming from the bible.
---francis on 11/22/12


Why is it that Jesus and the NT writers...never mention the Sabbath?
---Ruben on 11/21/12
Let me give texts where they did speak of it:
Matthew 12:8 Lordship
Matthew 12:12 Proper Sabbath observance
Matthew 24:20 Guarantee of sabbath in the future

Luke 23:56 PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THIS ONE keeping of the Sabbath AFTER the death of Jesus according to the commandments

Acts 13:44 Whole city coming together next sabbath ( instead of next day (which would have been sunday) just as is done today

Acts 15:21 Word of God preached every sabbath, just as is done today
Revelation 1:10 observance of the sabbath


Now my question: Why did not Jesus and the NT writers give this command?
Leviticus 18:23
---francis on 11/22/12


francis, you keep throwing the law. Nothing will change who you are. When James says do not commit adultery, then don't commit adultery, if it says do not kill or murder, then don't murder or kill. It is pretty simple. Only believers believe the word of God. Those words are not for unbelievers. What's that got to do with salvation? Nothing. it has to do with the conduct of those who are believers already by faith. Nothing whatsoever changes their status with God. If you have not believed in the Lord by faith, then those things condemn you at the Great White Throne of Judgment. We will not be their, we go to the Judgment Seat of Christ.
---Mark_V. on 11/22/12


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---Ruben on 11/21/12
The two great commandments area summary result of keeping all ten

Deut 6:1 these are the commandments,..which the LORD your God commanded..And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Matthew 19:18 Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Romans 13:9 Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
---francis on 11/21/12


francis * It is the BIBLE that says Keep the commandments of God.

How do we know it is not talking about the two new commandments :" Once an expert of the law asked Jesus: Matt 22:36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Did Jesus say 'Sabbath Day'? Nope!

Jesus answered 37-40 "Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

Scripture also tell us:

1 John 2:3-11 "We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands
---Ruben on 11/21/12


If you are a christian, and you have not been taught that christian keep the commandments of God, then you need to talk to your pastor about that

If you have question as to how many of the commandments you shoudl be keeping see what James says:

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.

James 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.


And if you find the phrase "spirit of the law" please post it for me.
I have found this: Romans 8:2 the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus

But not this: Spirit of the law
---francis on 11/21/12


2: James 2:11 He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.

The same "HE" also said 9 other commandments. SO stop pretending as if the SDA church is making those ten commandments up

---francis on 11/21/12

Why is it that Jesus and the NT writers when they name some of the commandments, they never mention the Sabbath?

Could it be because 9 are moral commandments and the one you hold dearly to is a ceremonial law.
---Ruben on 11/21/12


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Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

These verses are there to let us know that we who claims to be followers of Jesus, and have faith in Jesus must keep ALL TEN commandments. We are not to break any, neither are we to teach men to break any
---francis on 11/21/12


---Mark_V. on 11/21/12
1: Revelation 12:17 keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 14:12 keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

It is the BIBLE that says Keep the commandments of God. It seems to me that whenever you reject the law or commandments of God that you blame me, It is not me who says keep it it is God

2: James 2:11 He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.

The same "HE" also said 9 other commandments. SO stop pretending as if the SDA church is making those ten commandments up

3: What bible verses are yo using for spirit of the law?
---francis on 11/21/12


Mark_V. on 11/20/12

It is not believing on Him Whom God sent into the world that condemns, not sinful acts. Jn 3:18 2C 5:19

God is creating man in His own image and likeness. Redemption is part of the process, not the end of it.

1C 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

All die, all are made alive.

All will be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ at some point. The second death is temporary as was the first death we all experience.

Death will be abolished, and all will be made alive. This is the word of God.

Christ is the center of it all.
---Phil on 11/21/12


francis, when you have no answer to my statements you throw the law back at me. That is all you defend. You want to remain under the law, good for you. I am not under the Law, but under the Spirit of the Law.
You can try to keep the Laws of Moses all you want, it will not be good enough to enter heaven. You must be born of God first.
If you are claiming to be sinless, then we really know you have gone bananas, or the deep end.
---Mark_V. on 11/21/12


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where in the bible is the evrse about " SPIRIT OF THE LAW?"

I am not yet able to find it

This is what I have found:
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

If anyone has a verse for " SPIRIT OF THE LAW? can youplease post it for me
---francis on 11/21/12


You sin, are you a lowlife?
---Mark_V. on 11/20/12
Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven

1 Corinthians 6:9 Be not deceived: neither idolaters, nor adulterers, Nor thieves, nor covetous, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

So if you go around claiming to be a christian and commiting the above sins, and teaching men to do so, will you inherit the kingdom? NO you would just be a lowlife
---francis on 11/20/12


//those born of the Spirit are under the Spirit of the Law,// PLEASE look carfully at deeds & works of the law of Moses! Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross,Romans 3:20 Therefore by the DEEDS of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.Galations 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the WORKS of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the WORKS of the law: for by the WORKS of the law shall no flesh be justified.
---J_Marc on 11/20/12


Phil, you are suggesting that those who died in their sins without Christ forgiveness, will one day be resurrected to eternal life. That those people did not need Jesus. That there is another way into heaven outside of Christ. Yes, God can do what so ever He wants, but He will never go against His own Word just because He is God, His Word is Christ. What did Jesus say?
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the life, "No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). You suggest He lied. That He was mistaken, because you say, there is another way. Sorry, but you are wrong. There is only one way for anyone, whether Jew or Gentile, through Jesus Christ.
---Mark_V. on 11/20/12


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//I "believe" that when the passage says,--- "it really means"---//?? Sorry, that's your lifetime of traditional methods of the Bible (HERMENEUTICS)!1 John 3:4 sin is the transgression of the law. There is a diffrence between the 10 commandments and the law of Moses! The blood ordinances were fulfilled at the Cross! Heb 9 & 10! peace!
---J_Marc on 11/20/12


Don't you realize that millions of Judian's have died in their sins? And are condemned already?
---Mark_V. on 11/19/12

Our portion, yours and mine, will be the same as theirs, unless the Lord returns for us in clouds soon.

Death is necessary for resurrection to take place. The body of Christ has a special out-resurrection at His coming, to meet Him in clouds. The faithful dead in Israel are raised later.

Are you asking will Christ save dead sinners? Let me ask you, do you think He can, or will?

We were dead, once. Nevertheless, apart from our obstinacy, He saved us by His mercy and divine power.
---Phil on 11/20/12


francis, the wages of sin is death to all who do not put their faith in Jesus Christ. Those who do, there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ. You say,
"So how can we expect anyone to be saved who goes out and breaks the law ( SIN) and teaches people to sin?"

You say, "how can we expect" this is not about you and what you are expecting. It is about God who knows the hearts of man. He knows if someone has a true love for Christ or not. For no unbeliever has a love for Christ. You are not the inspector, God is. Only He judges, because only He sees the heart of the individual.
What you are doing is standing in judgment of others who do not do what you do. Praise God they don't.
---Mark_V. on 11/20/12


Francis 2, then you go on to say,

"What kind of lowlife goes and and sins, and teaches peopel to sin and expect to be saved and not reap the wages of sin?"

You sin, are you a lowlife? Or are you a believer in Christ? Do you teach others to sin? I sure hope not. I don't know of any genuine believer that would teach others to sin. In fact they ask those who sin to repent, for all of God's children are chasten by God for disobeying.
"If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons, for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?" "But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons." (Heb. 12:7,8).
---Mark_V. on 11/20/12


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Francis, you should think about what the passage really says. "least in the kingdom of heaven" in the kingdom of heaven is pretty simple, unless you want to change the whole meaning. The truth to a lie.
"greatest in the kingdom of heaven" also means in the kingdom of heaven. pretty simple stuff. No one has to break their brains to understand something so simple. Just a little common sense. No hermeneutics needed.
---Mark_V. on 11/20/12


"least in the kingdom of heaven" does not mean that they wil be in heaven. It means that those in heaven will call them the lowest form of life.

Now think about it:
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death AND 1 John 3:4 sin is the transgression of the law. ALSO Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

So how can we expect anyone to be saved who goes out and breaks the law ( SIN) and teaches people to sin?

What kind of lowlife goes and and sins, and teaches peopel to sin and expect to be saved and not reap the wages of sin?
---francis on 11/19/12


J Marc, I believe that when the passage says, breaks one of this and teaches others, it really means, "If they disobey God, and teach others to be disobedient." It does not mean we have to be under the Law. Because those born of the Spirit are under the Spirit of the Law, not the written letter of the Law. So the message is obedience. All believers are obedient, but not perfect.
---Mark_V. on 11/19/12


"First of all it is not specifying the Ten Commandments, but all commandments."?? Matthew 5:18!-19 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from THE LAW, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. "Talks about one who teaches to break a commandment shall be called least in the kingdom. It also doesn't mention anyone losing salvation." i agree!
---J_Marc on 11/19/12


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//What is the least commandment?//

At the time of Christ, the second temple period, there seemed to be an over-emphasis on technical and minute explanations of the Torah, rather than "doing righteousness." Yeshua was teaching that doing righteousness was doing the commandments.
---Rod4Him on 11/19/12


Phil, you said,

"The Lion of Judah will judge His people, and they will fulfill all righteousness as they swore they would at Sinai"

Don't you realize that millions of Judian's have died in their sins? And are condemned already? This is true Phil. They are dead already. Are you saying that God will forgive them for rejecting Christ while they were alive, and save them now that they are dead? Which Judian's are going to be saved? Those who will be born later?
"He who believes in Him is not condemned, "but he who does not believe is condemned already" (John 3:18). Seems pretty simple to me. Unless you have another way other then through Christ.
---Mark_V. on 11/19/12


J Marc, Matthew 5:19) teaches about those in the kingdom already. First of all it is not specifying the Ten Commandments, but all commandments. Second, it is talking about those who are part of the kingdom already. Talks about one who teaches to break a commandment shall be called least in the kingdom. It also doesn't mention anyone losing salvation. They are already belong to the Kingdom of heaven.

(v. 20) then he says in order to "enter the Kingdom of heaven"
" For I say to you that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom."
---Mark_V. on 11/19/12


When the Lord returns as the Son of Man, and reigns as King over His people Israel, all the commands of Matthew 5-7 will be in force. The "whosoevers" will form the basis of the "works meet for repentance", and failure to fulfill them will result in being "cast into outer darkness" [Mt 8:12]away from the Holy City, and separated from the promises of the Covenant.

The Lion of Judah will judge His people, and they will fulfill all righteousness as they swore they would at Sinai.

Those Jews whose faith is hampered by the cares of this world or wealth, will not be "born-again" of the spirit [Jer 31:33], and will be numbered among the unbelievers [Lk 12:46] and the nations, outside the Land.
---Phil on 11/18/12


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ONE LAW has ten commandments

Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

In Jesus days, people did think that one commandment must be greater than the other. They asked Jesus about it.
In Jesus answer it appears that the great commandment(S) have to do with those pertaining to our relationship with God

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.

Many today believe that s long as they have things right with God, they do not have to worry about relationship with their neighbours
---francis on 11/17/12


but whosoever shall do and teach them

what are them? which commandments?

First understand the Lord Jesus and Apostles taught all 10 laws of God.

Second not once have any one of Gods 10 perfect laws ever been abolished. Not one word in scripture has abolished Gods 10 laws for mankind, or any of his lesser commands like tithing.

The Lord said break or teach others to not tithe and you will be called the least, or you can tithe and teach tithing and be called the greatest.
---Follower_of_Christ on 11/17/12


DEEDS & WORKS of the law were done away with NOT the COMMANDMENTS of God! Romans 3:20 Therefore by the DEEDS of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the DEEDS of the law.Galations 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the WORKS of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the WORKS of the law: for by the WORKS of the law shall no flesh be justified.Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross,
---J_Marc on 11/12/12


You can glory Jesus Christ all you want, too, Cluny. The thief on the cross has come to my mind. Jesus gave him mercy and grace, and today this very day he is supping with the Lord....Get a life, Cluny. Right away. Ah Jesus.
---pat on 11/12/12


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The least of Christians can get more honor > 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. So, just because a law is "least", this does not necessarily mean God does not honor a law that is His.

If there were a "least" commandment, possibly one of the least is the order to kill someone who has committed adultery. But I think of how Jesus handled the commandment to execute that adulteress > Leviticus 20:10 > John 8:1-12 > He honored that law, by saying only those "without sin" were fit to do it.

Baptism can be a decoy issue. We need to be "baptized into His death" (Romans 6:3), and the "washing of water by the word" (Ephesians 5:22-26). Copy-cat religious actions can not do all this means to God.
---willie_c: on 11/12/12


Water baptism isn't necessary.
Eph 2:8-9 "For by grace ye are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God,: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Baptism in water is an act of work. Salvation is a "free gift" (Rom 5:15), not something that we earn by good works.

Rom 3:22 righteousness is given to, "all them that believe", not to all who believe and are baptized in water.
Rom. 1:16 the gospel "is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ...", no mention of water.
Rom 3:26 says God is "... the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." It's faith in the gospel through which we are saved, not performance of any ritual.
---michael_e on 11/12/12


\\You'll never get to heaven by water baptism\\

Go argue with Jesus.

**Including Paul our apostle, who gave us the evangel of grace.**

In other words, you admit that St. Paul said that he baptized people. Of course, being a missionary bishop, his principal duty was NOT performing baptism, as this would be done by the local presbyters.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/11/12


One big mistake when reading Matthew 5:19 by itself and not in context of what Christ is teaching in the entire chapter is to advocate that Christ is teaching "the works of the law" in order to be "great in the kingdom of heaven". Is it so?

Q1: Does the law save?
Q2: Who else but Christ has even fulfilled the law (verse 17 tells us that's why Christ came)?
Q3: If you can fulfill the law as commanded by God, Jesus's death at Calvary was all in vain.

CONCLUSION: What God commands does not mean sinful man has even the slightest ability to obey. Adam failed with flying colors, don't even think you can achieve what Adam couldn't and he was created sinless. Look what happened...
---christan on 11/12/12


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Commands not taught: Matthew 25:34-36 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. It could be covetousness, like the Xmas practice instilled in us as children! Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet. Maybe baptism! 1st Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
---J_Marc on 11/12/12


Well, I am going to say this, then I have to go! You'll never get to heaven by water baptism. THE BLOOD, DOES IT. THE NEW BIRTH, DOES IT. HALLELUJAH
---pat on 11/11/12


Jesus commanded water baptism, and there are a lot of people here who think very lightly of that commandment.
---Cluny on 11/11/12

Including Paul our apostle, who gave us the evangel of grace.

Not only does he "take it lightly", he is thankful to God for seldom having to participate in the ritual.


1C 1:14 I am thanking God that I baptize not one of you except Crispus and Gaius.

1C 1:17 For Christ does not commission me to be baptizing, but to be bringing the evangel.

There are some who prefer ritual over faith. They are fallen from grace and embrace the works of the flesh, putting on an appearence rather than the new humanity created in Christ's image.
---Phil on 11/11/12


Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven

Matthew 5:21 Thou shalt not kill

Matthew 5:27 Thou shalt not commit adultery:

Matthew 5:33 Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

Based on the commandments which Jesus choose to amplify, It is safe to say that Jesus was speaking about the ten commandments. I would add that " least of the commandments" Means ANY of the ten commandments
---francis on 11/11/12


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Well, Jesus charged His disciples, carefully to preserve the law, and shows them the danger of the neglect and contempt of it [v.19], THE LEAST COMMANDMENTS: There are no least [must look in right context]....It's bad enough to break God's laws, but worse when teach others to break them. It is interesting to note: That a person may be saved and a member of the kingdom of heaven, yet be hypocritical in his attitude toward the law. You will be greater in heaven if you do and teach the principles and precepts of the law. "And your righteousness had better exceed", Jesus said, "the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees or you could not enter heaven. Jesus, you made a lot of people angry. Angry enough to plot your murder.
---pat on 11/11/12


exodus 20:17 .I believe Jesus meant the 10th commandment as the least commandment.
---nyima8353 on 11/11/12


Well, we know that Jesus commanded water baptism, and there are a lot of people here who think very lightly of that commandment.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/11/12


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