Conservative Soul-Mate

Matt 11:29-30
Jesus leading review of righteousness states: "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light."

A prerequisite, for a sound grasp of these matters, is the suggested reading of :
Law And Grace
Root And Fruit, and
large scale entropy.

The moral law describes what the royal law means to love God and our neighbours. Every culture needs this "yoke is easy" standard of behaviour. It's not merely another religion but the only recipe for harmonious society, without large scale entropy, which eventually succumbs to varying levels of chaos and crime, like yet another fallen or "weakened" empire (due to empire building that ignores God/Jesus), since the finite isn't anchored in the biblically consistent infinite - authenticated by heptadic structure and repeatedly raising the dead on demand. (With everyone eventually doing whatever seems right in their own eyes, as mentioned in the Bible).

"Authentic" faith that saves, increasingly has biblically consistent fruit to prove it, as we're to be fruit inspectors. We'll know if our way of life is led by the Holy Spirit because it will progressively become biblically consistent, to godly standards of behaviour (like Jesus beatitudes and all His teachings, along with that of the Apostles), as contrasted with finite spirits that aren't biblically consistent.
We're to be innocent as a little child (ie noble).

Talk of separating Church and State can't apply to the only standard of harmonious societies and our biosphere, anchored in the infinite life charted by God/Jesus. Were it only another religion then separation would be correct, but Christian orthodoxy being a standard of harmonious behaviour makes it indispensible to every society / culture, and their biosphere - Entropy.html
(A web missionary focuses on groundswell, as an ambulance at the top of the cliff, rather than the bottom).

Matt 5:17-20
"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Mentioned before is that during the time of trouble, as long as we don't accept the mark of the Beast and if we got it wrong before then, all who call on Jesus to forgive and save them will be saved Acts 2:17-21, but they'll probably not be part of the Church, ie Earth dwellers.)

We have to be very wary of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, where both moral laws and ceremonial law were expounded in the same passages. But as the (biblically consistent) Word incarnate, Christ is the fulfillment of the ceremonial law, the head of all principality and power - a law giving/abiding God. We know on the Emmaus road that Jesus expounded (from the *Old Testament* and His teachings) all the things concerning Himself. It's from God's commandments, throughout the OT&NT commandments (as the biblically consistent Word incarnate), that we're adjured to advocate and walk the talk of those things throughout scripture that detail Jesus' commandments, in obedience to the faith - which preeminently is summed up as love for God and our neighbours. Just as Abraham practised, as the father of the faith. We're taught to avoid lawlessness (antinomianism).

Have we considered whether : if all of society professed faith in Christ's finished work on the cross would some imply that we might have no need for courts of "law" anymore, including that view for Laodicean *believers* ? (Antinomianism)

Ten Commandments
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.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet.

Moral ... Laws/Values
(And the [biblically consistent] Holy Spirit of the Law)
These topics are completed by Jesus and the Apostles.

Leviticus 19
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods: I am the LORD your God. (Without God it's finite deception).

(This paragraph on ceremonial law has been superseded by Christ, who fulfilled it.) 'And if you offer a sacrifice of a peace offering to the LORD, you shall offer it of your own free will. It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day. And if any remains until the third day, it shall be burned in the fire. And if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination. It shall not be accepted. Therefore everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the hallowed offering of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from his people.

(Social Welfare & Coopism)
When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

And you shall not swear by My name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him.

The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning.

You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD.

'You shall do no injustice in judgment.

You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor.

You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people;

nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.

You shall not hate your brother in your heart.

You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

'You shall keep My statutes.

You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind.

You shall not sow your field with mixed seed.

Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you.

'Whoever lies carnally with a woman who is betrothed to a man as a concubine, and who has not at all been redeemed nor given her freedom, for this there shall be scourging; but they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
(Prayer of repentance)
And he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, a ram as a trespass offering. The priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he has committed. And the sin which he has committed shall be forgiven him.

(Horticultural care for fruitful excellence)
'When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as uncircumcised. Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be eaten. But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a praise to the LORD. And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield to you its increase: I am the LORD your God.

'You shall not eat anything with the blood,

nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying. (it's finite deception)

You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.

You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD.

Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness.

'You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.

'Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.

'And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

'You shall do no injustice in judgment, in measurement of length, weight, or volume. You shall have honest scales, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of [entropy]. Therefore you shall observe all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them: I am the LORD.' "

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