Paul Confirmed the Laws of Moses Continued
Despite the belief by some Christians that the laws of Moses ended by those of us who believe the Messiah has come, and will return, lack a familiarity with crucial parts of what Christians refer to as the New Testament. The confirmation of the laws continuing can be found if one reads the words.
In Galatians 5, a gentile asks Paul about circumcision. Based on how the question was answered, it was clear he was asking about the need to convert to Judaism, or remain a gentile. Should he continue to follow the laws of Noah, or choose to follow the laws of Moses?
“3. I’ll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses.”
Notice Paul did not say the laws no longer applied. He made clear every law of Moses continued with the tribes of Israel, who remain Chosen by God.
His answer did not have a negative reference. It was a simple statement of fact. If one converts, the laws of Moses apply. If one chooses not to convert, the laws of Noah apply.
Conversion for gentiles to Judaism was a choice they were free to make without condemnation from Paul.
Paul confirmed the laws continued without end, which is in line with the Tanakh. Not once did God tell the tribes the laws would end for them. There was no expiration date or exception to the tribes being Chosen by God.
There is not so much as a single verse in the Tanakh and New Testament that makes the claim the laws of Moses end for the Chosen of God. God made it very clear the laws and being Chosen were forever.
The only way Christians can claim they came to an end is lack of reading and accepting the words written as they are. It is clear by Paul the laws continued after the crucifixion.
Had the laws of Moses had an ending clause, it would have been written somewhere. God would have made it clear there was something that could happen that would bring and end to the laws, which would bring an end to the tribes being Chosen.
Those words cannot be found, since God made clear the laws for the tribes were forever. It is confirmed in the New Testament. God’s word is unchanging, which means the laws of Moses continue to this day.