Are the Ten-Commandments and the 613-Levitical Laws of the Covenant of Law applicable to the New Covenant established in Messiah’s blood?
If I never possessed a copy of the Torah, the Decalogue, the Covenant of Law, I can be redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ as my God and Messiah and I can know the will of my Heavenly Father through the Law of Spirit; that is, the Holy Spirit that lives within me subsequent to trusting in Jesus as my Lord and the Law of God that is written upon my heart, not etched in stone or scratched upon parchment (Hebrews 10:16).
God’s moral law has been extant within every human being since the 6th-Day of Creation as we are created in the spiritual image of God (Genesis 1:26-28) and have been endowed with certain communicable attributes of God; morality – the natural law – the law of conscience (Romans 2:15) is integral within every man and woman and we become culpable for violating that law subsequent to attaining an age of reason/accountability.
Human kind has been governed and constrained by natural law from the beginning and will be judged by God’s moral law that is extant from Eternity past; this same moral law will convict both Satan/the fallen angels and unredeemed mankind in the Judgment; The Holy Spirit tells us that all of mankind, those having rejected the truth of God, will be “without excuse” (Romans 1:18-32); this, apart from the Commandments/the Torah given the children of Israel thousands-of-years subsequent to the 6th-Day of Creation.
The Jew, the cult members, the law keepers, inundating these religious oriented forums refuse to acknowledge God’s truth that in conjunction with the shed blood of Messiah poured-out for the forgiveness of sin (Matthew 26:26-28), the Covenant of Law was made obsolete, nullified, replaced with something eternally superior; that is, the New Covenant, where the condemnation of Law (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10) was replaced by grace and the hopelessness of Law that is absent atonement (Romans 8:3) was replaced by a Mediator for sin, Jesus Christ, who did, indeed, fulfill the promises of the Old Covenant through perfect obedience, sinlessness (Matthew 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:46).
As a Gentile, I was never obligated to the Torah or the Commandments, but God’s moral law was present in my heart from conception (Romans 2:15) and had I never trusted in Jesus Christ as my God and Messiah, that natural law (Romans 2:15) would have convicted me at the Judgment of the Condemned (Revelation 20:11-15). I do not need the Torah, the Commandments, to know God’s will for my life nor do I require them to know His moral law concerning my relationship with my fellowman. I need Jesus in my life in order to walk in obedience to God’s will as His Spirit is my strength, my LAW, and that Law is written upon my heart and the Spirit continually, daily, guides me in that Law through sanctification as He prepares me for service in the New Jerusalem.
I do NOT need the Torah, the Commandments, to know God’s will. God gave the Commandments/the Torah specifically to the children of Israel for a sundry of reasons; primarily, the Law defined sin (Romans 3:20) via codification, enhanced culpability, as the children of Israel were set-apart specifically by God for His purposes and they were to be Holy as God is Holy. The Law was given Jacob’s children as they were to be different, holy, apart from the pagan tribes that would tempt them with apostasy and war against them to the death. The Law specifically pointed Jacob’s children to the coming Messiah as that Law demonstrated man’s inability to please God through obedience as mankind is sinful by nature in Adam and the Law demonstrated the necessity for a Mediator that was to come through the Tribe of Judah. Law keepers, SDA, Jews, keep your Law and your Torah, it’s beautiful, it’s worthy, it’s an excellent teaching tool. I’ll keep Jesus as my God and the precious Holy Spirit as my Law, for life.