Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Israelites, to whom is the deposit of the Law. The Mosaic Law. Part 3.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
A reference to the Mosaic Law and also the principles of divine establishment whereby both the believer and the unbeliever can understand the blessing that comes to the client nation from following establishment principles found in the Law.
D.I.#1 - Volition
D.I.#2 - Marriage
D.I.#3 - Family
D.I.#4 - Nationalism
The Mosaic Law specifies in detail, exactly what a government can do, and exactly what it cannot do.
For when God established Israel as the first client nation in history, He gave the Mosaic Law in order to define the divine laws, the divine principles for the function of human government.
Doctrine of the Mosaic Law.
Point 1. Definition.
a. The Mosaic Law refers to God’s ordinances, statues, rules, and commandments.
b. The divine standard that God uses to demonstrate the sinfulness of the human race as well as His principles of establishment.
The law had a perfectly legitimate function.
Without its clear guidelines for right and wrong, moral behavior would be argumentative and guesswork.
What happened, though, was that sin found a way to pervert the command into a temptation, making a piece of “forbidden fruit” out of it.
GAL 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
The demons have a personal field book, full of instructions, techniques, practices, and observations.
He is happy to employ any strategy to separate humans from God, whether through direct lies, diversions, half-truths, or deceptions.
His goal is to numb, to corrupt, to wear away any positive volition that a believer has through any means necessary to move us slowly, relentlessly away from the Creator and toward the created.
MAT 22:29 “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures, or the power of God.”
JER 15:16 Thy words were found and I ate them, And Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts.
Many times we regard what we do to be works for TLJC, yet TLJC calls us simply to be who He has made us to be through the intake of His word, not through what we are doing for Him.
LUK 14:26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.”
2CO 3:6 not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life,
Today a lot of believers have substituted doctrinal beliefs for personal beliefs, and that is why so many people are devoted to programs, so few are devoted to Jesus Christ.
“Our Lord’s primary obedience was to the will of His Father, not to the needs of people - the saving of people was the natural outcome of His obedience to the Father.”
The secret of a disciple’s life is devotion to Jesus Christ, and the characteristic of that life is life more abundantly and filled with divine power.
Codex One is the Ten Commandments or the decalogue.
The Ten Commandments define human freedom in terms of morality, privacy, property, and authority.
The sins mentioned are intrusions upon privacy, property, and freedom.
EXO 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
EXO 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Codex Two is the ordinances, EXO 25:1-31:18, or the spiritual code.
This emphasizes the fact that believers are designed to function under both the laws of divine establishment as well as Bible doctrine in the soul. The ordinances are the spiritual heritage of Israel. They are the theological code designed to present Jesus Christ as the only Savior.
The structure of the tabernacle, Exo 25-27,
the delineation of the Holy Days, LEV 23:10ff,
the way of life for the Levitical priesthood, Exo 28-29,
and the significance of the Levitical offerings, Lev 1-3.
Codex Three is the judgments, the establishment code, or the national heritage of Israel.
Codex Number 3 included every principle related to the function of a client nation to God which includes an elaboration of freedom and authority, privacy, rights, property, privileges, marriage, military policy, taxation, diet, health, sanitation, quarantine, criminal law, trial, punishment, and laws of evidence, EXO 21:1-23:9.
It also included the function of free enterprise and profit motivation, but rejected all forms of socialism and the welfare state.
Point 2. Who are the recipients of the Mosaic Law?
The Mosaic Law was given to Israel as the first client nation to God in BC 1440, EXO 19:3;
LEV 26:46; ROM 3:19; ROM 9:4.
The Mosaic Law was never given to Gentiles, DEU 4:8; ROM 2:12-14, because Israel was the client nation. The Mosaic Law was never given to the church, ACT 15:5,24; ROM 6:14; GAL 2:19.
Point 3. Limitations of the Mosaic Law.
a. Following the Mosaic Law cannot justify or adjust us to the integrity of God, ACT 13:39;
b. The Mosaic Law cannot provide eternal salvation, GAL 3:21-26.
c. The Mosaic Law cannot provide the filling of the Holy Spirit, necessary for the execution of the Christian way of life and-or the execution of the PPOG.
d. The Mosaic law cannot solve the problems of the old sin nature and real spiritual death,
Point 4. Legalism and the Mosaic Law.
Aor-act-ind - teleioo - “to accomplish” + negative adverb ouden - “nothing” = in the past the Law accomplished nothing because of Israel’s negative volition.
“The bringing in” - epeisagoge = began on the first Christmas day with the virgin birth.
Faith in Christ was a better hope than keeping the Mosaic Law for salvation.
“Drawing near” is a synonym for having faith in Jesus Christ.
a. Salvation by works alone.
EPH 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]
Because what is He saving us from?
He is saving us from the judgment that He created.
To be fair and just and a God of love, He does all the work for us.
b. Salvation by faith plus works which includes such things as faith plus commitment, or lordship, or repentance, or baptism, or emotion, or psychological activity.
c. Salvation by works without faith.
JER 17:9 The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
All these evil purposes and desires come from within, and they make the man unclean. [All these are vomit from the heart.]
The faith of a spiritually dead person is the only thing the Holy Spirit can take and make effective for salvation.
God invites us to believe in Christ; we don’t invite Christ anywhere.
Then there is inviting Christ into your life. You are spiritually dead; therefore that is inviting Christ into a tomb.JOH 16:8 “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment;”