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  1. Are we supposed to keep moral, ceremonial and civil laws? If not, how about the mode of eating and dressing as it elaborated in the book of Leviticus?

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    • I agree. Those three neat divisions would only seem to work for those who don't actually read or study their Bibles. In the case of some laws, it can be difficult to determine just one "box" into which to place them. And what about the dietary laws? Where do they fit in? Also, I find a great deal of moral instruction in addition to the Ten Commandments. I have to wonder just what is accomplished by the kind of oversimplification which we see in this lesson.

      There are laws which are plainly ceremonial, and we know those are obsolete. We know that God wrote the Ten Commandments on tables of stone. Beyond that, do we need to evaluate each law by the exercise of a kind of sanctified common sense?

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  2. Good question Samson. The way I understand it is the the only laws that were done away with are the ones that pointed toward the cross, such as passover and the feast days. The diet and dress laws do not point towards the cross. therefore they were not a shadow of things to come like the feast days were. Colossians 2:13-17

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    Jesus said not one jot or title of the law shall pass until all is complete. In Romans 3:31 Paul said, do we nullify the law by this faith? Heavens no, we uphold the Law". Nowhere in the Bible will you find the Law categorized into ceremonial, civil, or other categories. God's Law isn't meant as a check list, but it all still applies to whom it was given. Much of the Law was given specifically to the Levites. Christ brought much of the Law to its fullest meaning and he fully preached the Law of God. So does this mean we we walk as Christ walked and keep the seventh day Sabbath and feasts that memorialize what Christ has done as the fulfillment of God's Law? The 1st century Christians did. Polycarp, Bishop of smear na did. And so do I.

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