Welcome To ThinkNot, Matthew 5:17.

That was nailed to the cross, right?

I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard that God's commandments were nailed to the cross. Where does this come from? Why are they saying that? Because of this one scripture: Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. What does this mean? Are we suppose to uphold the law or aren’t we?

Commandments of Men v/s Commandments of God

A few scriptures down it says this: Colossians 2:21-22 "Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"  (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)-- in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?  Is he saying do not follow the commandments of God or is he saying do not follow the commandments of men? If you recall, the Pharisees had began to use the law as a tool to control people. Jesus himself even called them hypocrites for trying to control people with the Sabbath. Luke 13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.

Luke 13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

You have to ask yourself, does God change his mind? Is he wishy washy? The commandments were a covenant given to the children of Israel.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

He is unchanging; he does not go back on his word. Remember not one jot or one tittle. It is still binding to day as it was at the beginning of creation. What has to be understood is that Jesus is the word. He is the part of God that we are allowed to see and be with. John 5:46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me. Read what Moses wrote, what did he write about Jesus? Hear oh Israel the Lord our God is one. Jesus would never change a covenant he had made. He and the father are in perfect agreement.

Nothing That God Said Was Nailed to the Cross

When it states "handwriting of ordinances", do you think that is referring to the "Word of God" or the handwriting of controlling men? The words of God were not done away with through the death of Jesus. There still has to be a blood atonement for sin, for us, and for the people born in the future. The only thing is that the blood that is applied is the blood of Jesus. It is forever fresh and good and will never need to be replaced or repeated. His blood covers our holy place that is inside our temple with in us. You have to ask yourself am I going to follow in the commandments of men or am I going to follow in the instruction given to us by our creator. Wide is the path to destruction. Many will go down that path, many, who have good intentions.

Mathew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

What Is the Fathers Will?

Mathew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

Mathew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (see sidebar "iniquity"

Who is Jesus talking about? The "believers" or the "lost"?

The definition of iniquity is lawless.

 The Hebrew word is anomia or without Torah.
Updated January - 2018