“If we don’t have to keep the Sabbath, do we still have to keep… ‘Thou shall not kill?’”

Legalistic question posited on FB: “If we don’t have to keep the Sabbath, do we still have to keep… ‘Thou shall not kill?’”

Christian response,

First of all, Exodus 20:13 is properly translated as “murder” not kill and the difference is eternally relevant. https://biblehub.com/text/exodus/20-13.htm

Second, Jesus fulfilled the Sabbath for us (Hebrews 4) and the Commandments and the 613-Levitical Laws were given SPECIFICALLY to the children of Israel…NOT the GENTILES. Gentiles, from Adam forward, have been under the Law of Conscience (Romans 2:15) and the Gentiles, regardless of whether or not they’ve ever seen a Bible, intuitively knows that murder, rape, theft, homosexuality, are wrong as God has written His moral law upon our heart at conception.

The Law of Moses-the Commandments were given and known to a mere fraction of humanity and God articulated the Law to Moses for His purposes through the Abrahamic Covenant…NOT for the Gentiles other than the promises made in Genesis 12:3 concerning blessing Israel and all the families of the Earth as blessed in Messiah. I do wish you Sabbath keepers and Torah-Law keepers would mind your own business and allow those who trust in Jesus Christ and honor the indwelling Holy Spirit to live our lives in Jesus and in the freedom and grace and in the peace He offers to those who trust in Him as Lord (John 14:27).

If you desire to keep the Sabbath and the Law…free will granted you by our Lord allows you to do that very thing but don’t mandate that others follow you and bear a burden that Jesus never intended for the Gentiles who trust in Him as Lord to bear. Please, mind your own business (Romans 14)?

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