Unadulterated Biblical Truth
This is another passage that is in the false teachers' tool kit that they twist up and use to convince others that the Law is done away with.
Their claim is that Paul at Colossians 2:14 says that the Law of YHWH was "nailed to the cross", and was done away with at the sacrifice of the Messiah.
This has become a common phrase that modern Christianity likes to chant, "The Law of YHWH was nailed to the cross!".
Interesting to note here, their false teaching contradicts other false teachings of theirs.
If they claim the Law wasn't abolished until his death, then they're admitting they knew it was still in authority during his life that he lived. In their other misconceptions, there is no way he could have ever sinned against the Law, or else he would have not been the blemish free, most perfect human to have ever lived, that was sacrificed for us as our Passover lamb.
They're not reading Colossians 2:14 in context, and they're twisting what is said to support their ways.
Here is the passage;
Colossians 2:13 "And you who were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he made alive together with him, having forgiven you all of the transgressions.
Blotting out the debt of ordinances against us, which was contrary to us, and has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross"
So the question to ask yourself is, what was really taken away?
What was nailed to the cross?
This passage does not say the Law of YHWH has been "nailed to the cross" and thus abolished.
It says that our bill of debt that we owe from our transgressions, which is death because we have sinned, has been taken away, our debt has been pardoned, giving us a fresh start, having been "nailed to the cross".
So as you can see, modern Christianity is misquoting this passage to say that which was never said.
This is the New Covenant, that we are pardoned.
The New Covenant IS NOT that the Law will be abolished, but that our sins will be forgiven us, and that the Law of YHWH will be written on our hearts!
For them to say the Law is abolished actually contradicts the New Covenant! Please seek to understand everything in context.
Jeremiah 31:33 "But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisrael after those days, says YHWH, I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts and will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people. And they shall no more teach every man his neighbor and every man his brother saying, Know YHWH, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YHWH, for I will forgive their iniquity and I will remember their sin no more"
As I have said many times, to be pardoned for sinning, and then continuing in sin, causes the pardoning to be in vain!
Why would you being on death row desperate for salvation, get pardoned and be allowed to live and have the beautiful gift of life, and then turn right around and return to the wickedness that YHWH so graciously pardoned you from?
That is not being grateful for such an awesome act of love and kindness from YHWH and his Son, it is insulting their grace!
Grace is not a license to sin!
The ordinances are no longer hostile towards us when we repent, do not return to having them hostile towards you!
If you are thankful and happy that you was shown grace by YHWH, then put it in your heart to be careful not to do wrong towards him again.
You was dead, but he saved you. Be exceedingly joyous!
Do not repay him with evil!
People must start caring to read in context, and performing what is right and good, otherwise their heritage is mortal sorrow, death.
Romans 3:31 "Do we then abolish the Law by this faith? Of course not! Instead, we uphold the Law"
Romans 6:1 "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may increase? Elohim forbid. We died to sin, how can we live in it any longer?"
Romans 6:15 "What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? Elohim forbid. Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as servants, you are servants to the one whom you obey, whether you are servants to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?"
Romans 8:5 "For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to be 'of the flesh' minded is death, but to be 'spiritually' minded is life and peace because the 'of the flesh' mind is hostile against Elohim for it is not subject to the Law of Elohim, nor indeed can be"
Romans 2:4 "Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of Elohim is meant to lead you to repentance?"
Do not receive the grace of Elohim in vain!;
2 Corinthians 6:1 "We appeal to you not to receive the grace of Elohim in vain"
The false leaders are telling you blasphemous things, lies of serpents, that the Law of YHWH, the Word of YHWH, was against us.
YHWH and the Bible proclaims the opposite to be true!
By the Law we gain blessings and peace. The Law keeps us and others safe and healthy. The Law is the guidelines of YHWH, to make such a false claim against it is like saying YHWH is against us.
These false and ignorant leaders are against us, not our Father who loves us!
It was our transgressions that were against us, do not forget the difference.
Romans 7:12 "Therefore the Law is holy, and the commandments holy and righteous and good"
Additionally with this misconception, I will warn you that you should be aware of improper translations.
This is one of those spots that a translator can assist in leading you into accepting false teachings.
A Greek word, which is G5498 in the dictionary, is used in this passage.
This word appears to be mistranslated often, and people are translating it as simply "handwriting", when it should be translated as "debt", as in debts we would owe to someone and have to pay back.
Literally it's the bill of debt like one would write out.
I'm sure many of you have gotten bills of debt before and was required to pay something back to someone.
This fits to the context perfectly, and we have a bill of debts that we need wiped out, or else we have to pay with our life, and we have been given grace and the debt wiped away, so that we may live.
Death is the penalty for sin.
So if a translation is not true to the context and uses different wordings, it can help distort the verse to appear it is saying something it's not, and help false teachers manipulate you into rejecting the Law.
Though such a thing still shouldn't be possible to do to you since the lies contradict the whole Bible, and you should know to look at all of the Bible together, and not pick 1 verse out, turn a blind eye to what that 1 verse is even saying and instead accept an interpretation of men on it, and then proceed to reject everything else written in the Bible.
Here is a link to G5498, and you can see it really has the meaning of "debt", something we owe and must pay back;
For a little further information, the Greek does not actually even say "cross" but actually says "stake"/"pole".
I will close with these words from the very one who was sacrificed for our sake, and painfully nailed to the pole;
Matthew 5:19 "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach others to do the same, shall be called the least in the kingdom of the heavens, but whosoever shall do and teach them the same, shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens"
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