The Mosaic Law. The Importance of Codex 1, 2 and 3.


August 6, 2017

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Phi 3:1 Finally, my brethren, keep on having inner happiness in the Lord. On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.

  1. One of the main reasons why our Lord intervened with the overruling will of God by giving the 10 commandments was to get the human race back on track and not continue on the road to self-destruction.
  2. Most Christians are shocked when they realize that following the Ten Commandments is not a part of living the spiritual life.

The principle is simple—The inward and the outward must go together.

3. EXO 20:7   “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

As there is in every man a hidden inner life of the soul, along with the outer life of the body, so too in the Church of Christ.

Among the Hebrews it was already the custom with some to forsake the assembling together; it was one of the dangerous symptoms of backsliding.

The writer of the book of Hebrews reminded all of those Jews of their personal duty of each to be faithful, but also to care for others, and to exhort one another.

HEB 10:24   Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,

The principle here is that those who have drawn near to God, we are to draw near to our fellow-men.

Meeting God is a thing of infinite blessedness and peace and power.

Meeting our fellow-men is often accompanied with so much of weakness, distraction, and failure, that some have thought it would be better to forsake the assembling of ourselves together.

  1. One of the main reasons why our Lord intervened with the overruling will of God by giving the 10 commandments was to get the human race back on track and not continue on the road to self-destruction.
  2. Most Christians are shocked when they realize that following the Ten Commandments is not a part of living the spiritual life.
  3. When our Lord came He did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill the Law “for us” or “on behalf of us.”

Aorist-passive-indicative of the verb katargeo (kat-arg-eh’-o); which means that we are entirely idle and even useless to the Law, and that we have been delivered from the Law forever.

  1. The Mosaic law was the divine standard that God uses to demonstrate the sinfulness of the human race as well as his principles of establishment.
  2. It is important for you to know that the Mosaic Law is divided into three parts which all have a different meaning for the individuals it was given to – the Law is divided into three general categories —- Theologically = Codex #1; Codex #2; Codex #3.

Codex one is the Ten commandments, or the Decalogue. This is known as the freedom code.

There can be no freedom without morality which can be fulfilled by both believers and unbelievers.

The Ten Commandments define human freedom in terms of morality, privacy, property, and authority……it does not define how to live spiritually.

  1. One of Satan’s greatest victories has been to blind people from the doctrine of Dispensations and deceive them into thinking that if they follow the Ten Commandments they will be pleasing to God.

There is Codex two which is known as the ordinances, Exo 25:1‑31:18, or the what we can call the spiritual code = for believers only.

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 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. This includes all of the political and functional heritage of the nation 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.

  1. Codex I – Freedom Code; the Decalogue or Ten Commandments. 2. Codex II – Spiritual Code; which includes the complete shadow presentation of Christ and His saving work. 3. Codex III – Establishment Code; civil statues of Israel.

The first five commandments declare the principle of spirituality or the possibility of establishing a relationship with God; the last five apply to man’s relationship toward his fellow man.

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me. 2. You shall make no idols. 3.  You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 4.  Keep the Sabbath day holy. Honor your father and your mother.

The last five apply to mans relationship toward his fellow man. 1.  You shall not murder. 2.  You shall not commit adultery. 3.  You shall not steal. 4.  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet.

  1. To the Jews these things were important because they were a generation of believers and our Lord did not want the commandments to be principles of morality without the concept of a relationship with God.

The Ten Commandments are not a set of laws to follow but are the principles God has set forth for the protection of life, liberty and property of a people within a national entity.

Prin-No group of people can survive as a national entity without a basic system of spirituality-morality; and where these commandments and principles found in them are violated by a maximum number of people, that nation will be destroyed.

PRO 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

  1. We have the concept of Privacy and Private Property.
  2. There is the importance of the concept of Right Man and Right Woman. Divine Institutions #2 and #3, Marriage and Family, are protected by the principles in the Decalogue.

The pattern of the right man for the right woman was established at the creation of man, Gen 2:21-25.

Under the first mention principle, when you establish precedent, it is to show that this is a firm established principle from the beginning of time to the end of human history.

GEN 2:24 For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother is because one of the greatest dangers to marriage is interference from parents.

Marital problems are no one else’s business except those involved in the marriage.

Cleave is dabaq and it refers to the perfect sex that the right man can have with the right woman, it literally means the two bodies being joined together through the sexual organs.

Sex was designed for recreation for right man and right woman and no one else.

Hebrew = `arowm meaning that they were totally transparent with one another.

Prin-The right man and the right woman can be naked together and not ashamed or embarrassed.

Prin-The original marriage ceremony was sex.

Unless a person is abnormal it is impossible for a person to be indifferent to himself.

1CO 7:17   Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. And thus I direct in all the churches.

In Eph 5, throughout this passage, the husband is commanded to love the woman, but the woman is never commanded to love the husband.

Respect is the pres-mid-subj of phobeo which means to respect, to be in awe of, to revere, to treat with deference, courtesy, high regard or reverential obedience.  

Prin-When the right man initiates love to the right woman, she responds with respect.

Because your feelings towards him are always strong, one way or another.

The thing that will be developed in the woman’s relationship with the right man is respect.

The thing that will be developed in the man’s relationship with the woman is love, aggressive, initiating love.

prin-Ladies, beware about being sentimental about a man whom you do not respect.