All Dead Stuff

Its a sure deathtrap swallow the hook, but to what end does anyone want to swallow the line and the sinker? Christ had been busily converting people in Jerusalem, in Samaria, and outside of Israel, all the way to Antioch, when the Christians got thrown chum and a bit of live bait: submit to the Law of Moses and get circumcised.

The church with one voice said no to the law of Moses and yet found it gracious to respect – not adopt – dietary or ceremonial conventions of the law. That was the hook. The live bit was the recommendation that Christians get circumcised. Yeshua’s witness on diet and circumcision is unequivocal. It is not as if anyone had claimed that the Sinai covenant was permanent.

Things that Christ Eclipses

Unclean foods Matthew 15:11

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.

If we are afraid of Pharisees we might recall that the Pharisees of NT times were not a concern.

Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit. Matthew 15:14

Temple centered worship. John 4:21

Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.

Levitical priesthood Hebrews 7:11

Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron?

Who opposed this change?

For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well. Hebrews 7:12

Tabernacle, ark, Sinai covenant, diet, and prohibited marriages all complete the list of things to be discarded so Christ can be preeminent.