Thursday, April 22, 2021

Passages That Show Scriptural Contradictions in HRM

Passages That Show Scriptural Contradictions in HRM

The Jerusalem Council

If the issue of keeping the Law of Moses was such an important concept, and the council's decision was that Gentile should gradually learn the Law of Moses as HRM claims using Act 15:31, then why was instruction regarding this not included in the letter to the Gentiles?

Act 15:21 For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”

The actual letter in it's entirety is in Act 15:23-29, and makes no mention of Gentiles gradually learning the Mosaic Law.

Act 15:23-29 With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings. (24) We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. (25) So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul-- (26) men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (27) Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. (28) It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: (29) You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.

The Lost Sheep

If the Gentiles are the "lost sheep of Israel", then why did Jesus tell the disciples not to go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans? Why did He not accept the Canaanite woman?

Mat 15:23-24 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us." (24) He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."

Mat 10:5-6 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. (6) Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.

The Start of the Church

If the church started at Sinai, then why did Jesus say He would build His church in the future?

Mat 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Passover and Uncircumcised Males

If we are supposed to Celebrate God's appointed feast days, what do you do about uncircumcised males who can't do that?

Exo 12:43-45 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover meal: "No foreigner may eat it. (44) Any slave you have bought may eat it after you have circumcised him, (45) but a temporary resident or a hired worker may not eat it.

Exo 12:47-49 The whole community of Israel must celebrate it. (48) "A foreigner residing among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat it. (49) The same law applies both to the native-born and to the foreigner residing among you."


Jot and Tittle Will Not Change

There is the claim that Mat 5:18 proves that the Law of Moses is still in effect.

Mat 5:18 For truly I tell you, 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.

This is also an obvious false teaching, as Matthew is quite specific here, not the smallest part of the law will change till all is accomplished. And yet, a great deal more than a jot and tittle has changed, as seen in the setting aside of the sacrificial law, the tribe of the priesthood, and the law contained in ordinances that were the wall of separation between Jew and Greek. This passage simply cannot be used to claim that the Law of Moses did not change, it has, and why is that? Because all (regarding redemption) has been accomplished.

The Temporal Law of Moses

If the Law of Moses is still in effect, should these verses be stricken from the Bible?

1) The Law of Moses had a beginning

Gal 3:17 What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise.

2) The Law of Moses was added until Christ had come

Gal 3:19 a Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. ...

3) It is restated a second time, the Law of Moses is no longer our guardian

Gal 3:24-25 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. (25) Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

The Messianic Jewish Tree of Life version, which make it clear it is the Torah in view:

Gal 3:17 What I am saying is this: Torah, which came 430 years later, does not cancel the covenant previously confirmed by God, so as to make the promise ineffective.

Gal 3:19 Then why the Torah? It was added because of wrongdoings until the Seed would come—to whom the promise had been made. It was arranged through angels by the hand of an intermediary.

Gal 3:24-25 Therefore the Torah became our guardian to lead us to Messiah, so that we might be made right based on trusting. (25) But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.


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