The Law - Moses vs. Christ

Many people believe that when Christ came to this earth 2000 years ago, the law was completely abolished and we no longer have to follow it.

However, Jesus Christ even said:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished." Matt 5:17

The Law consists of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. These are referred to as the Pentateuch and they are Moses' Law.

The Prophets are from Joshua to Malachi, the remainder of the Old Testament.

**Therefore Christ said, I have not come to abolish the Old Testament, I came to fulfill it.

"The Law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming - not the realities themselves." Hebrews 10:1

Many believe that since Christ came, the law in and of itself was abolished because he died on the Cross. However just as there was Moses' law, so there is also the Law of Christ..

"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Gal 6:2

Then, when Christ came, what kind of law did he tell us to keep?

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." Jn 13:34


"This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world." 1 Jn 5:2-4

"If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love." Jn 15:10

"I have set you an example that you must do as I have done for you.." Jn 13:15

By keeping the commands of God we come to show love towards one another and also love towards God. Then let's see the example that Christ set for us in terms of following God's law.

"He went to Nazareth where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day, he went into the synagogue, as was his custom." Lk 4:16

Did Christ really need to attend worship services? He is God. However this was his custom because he was setting it to be an example for who? For us, to make it our custom.

Example One: Jesus worshiped on the Sabbath Day - the seventh day of the week (Ex 20:8) - which is Saturday.

Does Jesus need the forgiveness of sins? "But God demonstrates his own love for us: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Ro 5:8

"..My appointed time is near I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house....while they were eating Jesus took bread gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them saying, "take and eat this is my body". Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, "Drink from it all of you this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
Matt 26:17-27

Example 2: Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples, the New Covenant way (bread and wine = body and blood) which gives us the forgiveness of sins.

And just as Christ set the example, his disciples followed.
Apostle Paul wrote: "I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus on the night he was betrayed (Passover) took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way he took the cup.." 1 Cor 11:23-25

Do it in remembrance means to keep the Passover feast at it's appointed time, just as Christ set the example of doing so when he waited for the hour to come.

"For Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival." 1 Cor 5:7-8

"The Lord's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the First month." Lev 23:5

When Christ came, the law of keeping the Passover was not abolished, rather, it was fulfilled. In the time of the Old Testament the Passover was kept with the slaughtering of a lamb. When Christ came, he became the Passover lamb and died for the sins of the world.

This is fulfillment of the law; it was not abolished.

In the same way, The Sabbath day is not kept the same as it was in the Old Testament times. People were stoned to death for desecrating it and had to offer up many different sacrifices. (Ex 31:12; Num 28:9; Lev 24:5)

When Christ came the way of worship changed.

Somewhere along the line someone must have confused the words WAY and DAY.

"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship in Spirit and in Truth." Jn 4:23

Clearly the Bible shows us the difference between Moses' Law and Christ's Law. This is why Christ said the Law will not be abolished, it will be fulfilled. The basis of the Law of Christ, is Love. But the most important thing to understand is the difference between the Love that we know, and God's love.

God's Love is eternal life. God wants to cleanse us and make us holy, so that we can enter eternal life. This is the purpose of the Law of Christ. Without Christ coming, we wouldn't be able be made into perfect beings through the ways of the Old Testament sacrifices of animals.

"But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." Hebrews 10:3

That is why we must receive the Blood of Christ, so that our sins can be forgiven; This can only be done through the Feast of the Passover, which has been brought back to us by our Savior, Second Coming Christ, as prophesied, Christ Ahnsahnghong.

"I know this his command leads to eternal life." Jn 12:50

(Refer to the previous blog concerning the change of the Law "Delight in the law of Ahnsahnghong...For what?)


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