In my last essay, "The Church", I stated that we Gentiles are only supposed to keep less than 200 of the more than 600 laws written in Torah unless we are living in Israel. When I found out about this, I set out to find out which laws we are supposed to keep.
Of course, when I turned to the Christian preachers, I got, "We don't have to live by the Law because Jesus destroyed the Law." Yeah, right.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-20 - "Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way 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."
Jesus said it and that settles it. He didn't come to destroy the Law but to fulfill the Law. By saying that Jesus did destroy the Law, they are calling Jesus a liar. Note also that Jesus said that the Christian preachers who are teaching their people they don't have to live by the Law will be called the least in heaven, if they get there. Please note that some of the Christian preachers do believe we should live by the Law but don't know which laws we Gentiles are supposed to live by.
Then I turned to the conservative rabbi's and got the same crap that Paul fought during his ministry, "Actually, it is best if you just live by all of them."
So I turned to the Bible and God and began studying and reading while praying and asking for guidance. One day, God spoke to me and said, "Carl, if you Gentiles live by the Laws which pertain to the 10 Commandments, that will safe." Later I found out from some conservative rabbi's about the Noahide Laws. These are 7 laws God gave to Noah as a covenant between God and all of mankind following what we call Noah's Flood. The conservative rabbi's know that these are the laws Gentiles are still required to live by. So, let's take look at these laws.
So let's take a look at the 10 Commandments. This will knock your socks off.
The first thing you should notice is that, in the Noahide Laws given to Noah for all mankind and continuing today for the Gentiles, there is no commandment to keep the Sabbath and the orthodox Jews know this just like I told you in my last essay about "The Church". This is because God told Moses that the Sabbath was a covenant between God and the Children of Israel (Israel is the name God gave Jacob) and not between God and the Gentiles, even if we convert to the Christian branch of Judaism by accepting Jesus as our savior and this is what Paul was dealing with in his letters to the Jewish Synagogues. Please note that God said specifically that the covenant was between God and the physical children of the man God named Israel and not between God and those who convert to the Jewish Church.
The second thing you should notice is that the Noahide Laws cover all the rest of the 10 Commandments plus a commandment concerning animal cruelty by not permitting the eating of living animals (God's definition of animal cruelty). The first two laws from the Noahide Laws have to do with not committing idolatry, having no other gods, and not using God's name in vain (the last two are acts of blasphemy.)
As Gentiles, Christian or not, we are required to live by all the laws of Torah which pertain to the 7 Noahide Laws. That comes out to less than 200 of the more than 600 laws the Jews are required to live by. But, if you are a Gentile living in Israel, you are required to live by all 600+ laws of Torah until you leave Israel. God made that very clear in Torah.
So, when the Church of Rome rewrote Christian or Biblical history to keep their recently re-assimilated Christian members of the Church of Rome from listening to the Jewish rabbi's in order for the Church of Rome to be able to maintain control of those Gentile Christians, it created a confusion which has persisted in our churches until today. You can easily see the difference between what you are taught because of that confusion and what you should be taught and Paul was teaching.
Get a clue that absolutely no conservative orthodox Jew, like all of the Apostles, would have built a Gentile Christian church but would have worshipped, studied, prayed, and taught in Jewish Synagogues which is exactly what happened. Also, at that time, the only source of information and education concerning the scriptures were the scriptures being used by the Jews in their synagogues such as Torah and Tenach (Old Testament - Torah including the prophets). Also remember that the New Testament had not been written yet and the only scriptures were the Jewish scriptures of Torah and Tenach. Therefore, all Gentile converts to Christianity would have had to go to those synagogues to be taught about the scriptures, especially since there were no printed books because the printing press had not been invented yet and every scripture had to be meticulously hand copied by Jewish rabbi's, almost all of them in Hebrew. Where else were they going to study the scriptures and learn about Jesus as the Messiah? The Church of Rome built the first Gentile Christian churches and not the Apostles.
Now, just as Paul said, we should regularly gather to study, worship, pray, and fellowship to become stronger in the scriptures and with God. But we Gentiles can have these days of worship on any day of the week and I prefer to not set a specific day because then you get the mess we currently have in our churches with hypocrites who are "good Christians" (I call them poser Christians) for a few hours on one day of the week and Satan's disciples the rest of the time turning people away from the truth about God and Jesus. I think it is best to pray every day, think about God's Word every day (as God told us to), to walk with God every day, and be His servant every day.
Now, let's look at the laws we Gentiles are supposed to keep. We are not supposed to have any other or pagan gods, we are not to worship idols, we are not to murder, we are not to lie, we are not to commit adultery, we are not supposed to be cruel to animals, and we are supposed to provide justice equally for everyone. Why would any preacher not want to live by or teach us to live by those laws? Why would God want to destroy such good laws? Jesus would never have destroyed such good laws and would forbid the teaching of not abiding by such laws and Jesus said so.
Now just stop and think about how free that truth has made you and it will keep you safer if it is equally and fairly enforced for everyone. The world will be a better place if every Gentile were to live by those laws and every Jew were to live by Torah. Why would God destroy such good laws? He would never do it. End of discussion.
Doesn't that simplify everything and answer the many questions you have about the Law? You're welcome. :-)