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You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
16 Let [krino] no [me] man [tis] therefore [oun] judge [krino] you [humas] in [en] meat, [brosis] or [e] in [en] drink, [posis] or [e] in [en] respect [meros] of an holyday, [heorte] or [e] of the new moon, [noumenia] or [e] of the sabbath[sabbaton] days: KJV-Interlinear
16 Therefore let no one act as
your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon
or a Sabbath day NASB
Since the Mosaic Law
was filled with social laws, with dietary laws, with worship laws, with celebrations
and festivals, and sacrifices and such, and since Christ has in effect nailed
that contract to the Cross, then all of those things are no longer in force, or
A few years after the
writing of this letter, the Roman Legions would once and for all destroy the
remaining remnants of the Levitical rituals, by destroying Jerusalem and most
everything in and around it.
No person is obligated
to live by those written rules, and certainly no person has the right to impose
those old rules on others.
Prior to the Cross, all
of life was burdened by the slavery to the old rules, simply because the Cross
had not yet freed humanity from the burdens imposed by this world.
Once Christ had
fulfilled all of the old rules, and once Christ had paid the price demanded by
sin and death, and once Christ had risen, thus securing complete freedom from
any further death or slavery to the world, then any person who believes in Him
is likewise freed from obligation to the arbitrary rules that the world imposes
Now the rules we are
referring to here are any rules, or social norms by which humanity seeks to
replace salvation and/or the spiritual life.
The rules of divine
establishment, due process, law and order and so forth, remain in effect since
they have nothing to do with salvation or the spiritual life, but have been put
in place by God in order to provide an environment of safety and provision and
perpetuation of humanity, to offset the jungle laws which try to dominate and
subordinate and destroy humanity.
We have now, the
completed Bible, which is our spiritual food.All physical foods for the body are irrelevant to ones spiritual life.
We have now, the
perpetual moment to moment Sabbath which we call being in fellowship, which is
our place of perpetual resident worship.Our temple, church, etc., is inside of our soul and not inside of a
building made with physical materials.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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