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613 Points of the Law of Moses

By on Aug 8, 2014 in Carl Bohn | 0 comments

Most of us are familiar with the first ten points of the Mosaic Law – The Ten Commandments. The remaining 603 laws are broken down into several groups applicable to distinct sections of the Jewish people such as laws for the judges, laws for the priests and so forth. The question is: why the Law? Why was the Law – engraved on stones – given in the first place? Many would say in order to establish a moral compass for society. That’s a workable answer but not the correct answer. Some would say to provide for a sense of order and safety; to provide for civility and legitimacy of the society. That too is a workable answer but again not correct. So why THE LAW? At the time of Moses; stepping back to Joseph, Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Noah, Enoch and finally Adam there was no rule of order. Sin had not been defined beyond “don’t eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” There was no law about lying, stealing, murdering, spitting on the sidewalk, driving on the correct side of the road or conceding to any indicator of normalcy. Basically, life then was a free-for-all an if-it-feels-good-then-do-it life. There was no consideration for another person or property. So, the LAW. The sole purpose of the LAW of Moses was to bring attention to mankind that its behavior was unacceptable. The Law was designed to raise man’s awareness that he could not live and expect the human race to continue without the intervention of a Savior – Jesus the Christ. The Law was never given with the expectation that ANY man, woman or child could or would ever be able to keep all points of the law for one’s entire life. The Jews tried. They did so by dissecting the law into seemingly manageable pieces; hence the 613 points of the Law. And beyond those points they had developed such a myriad of codes, ordinances and regulations to further compartmentalize the Law more with the intent of creating loopholes through the law in an attempt to obey the law or at least circumvent the Law. The result actually had the reverse effect. Instead of making it easier...

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Hypocrites, All of you!

By on Aug 2, 2014 in Carl Bohn | 0 comments

As ministers of the Gospel of Jesus, how many of you have encountered that born-again believer who refuses to go to church; often retorting, “why should I? They’re nothing but a bunch of money grabbing hypocrites?” And, my dear apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists he is correct. The most of us are nothing more than two-faced charlatan hypocrites. Let me explain. When a person has that genuine born-again experience a true miracle occurs. He becomes a new creation. If that person is already predisposed to spiritual things, this miracle is more apparent. According to Hebrews 8:10-12 God, the Holy Spirit writes His law on our hearts and puts it in our minds. That means that within each believer IS the entire counsel of God on his heart, in his mind. So, now the Bible become more than a written representation of the spoken WORD of God, it becomes the ultimate reference book a believer can and should use to learn what God has placed within him. That is how many of your parishioners can sit there without their Bible in hand and call you out that you misquoted or misused a scripture. And the thing is they’re correct, again. You did. We did! We all may preach a divine message on the Grace of God, but wipe it out in the end by saying something stupid like. “if you want God to bless (love) you, then you better pay your tithe. (and behind the mic, “so we can pay the mortgage.”- What a bunch of hypocrites. As ministers it is way past time to quit disqualifying our parishioners from the blessing of God and get into the business of qualifying them for the blessing of God, because God has already put it in place for each and everyone of us who suck breathe this very moment. At conception, He places that measure of faith the size of a mustard seed in each of us so each of us would have the faith to believe God loved us so much that He gave His only begotten son to the world, that through His death, burial and resurrection ALL would have the equal opportunity to receive the Blessing of God...

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