When Was The Law First Given?

Hi K____,

It is good to hear from you again.

I have long been aware of the covenant that God made with Noah. I well remember what a shock it was for me, a sabbath keeping, holy day keeping, clean and unclean meats observer, (back when I was in the WWCG) being shown that God had told Noah that he could eat “anything that moved.”

Gen 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

That is a hard verse to swallow when you have been taught that the sabbath and the clean and unclean meat laws were given to Adam in the garden of Eden. Add to that the fact that Paul tells us that what was said to Abraham before the law could not be disannulled by the law. That tells us that there was no law given by God before the law of Moses

Gal 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

According to scripture, the law was not given until 430 years after the covenant God made with Abraham.

The Noahian covenant was much more than 430 years before the law of Moses. Following the principle Paul reveals in Gal 3:17, “The law which was [1000 years?] after cannot disannul [ this] covenant which was confirmed before of God in Christ.”

And, the Truth be known Kelly, the law of Moses never did ‘disannul,’ the Noahian covenant. God still has and still honors that covenant. He “will never again destroy the earth with water.” “Every moving thing that lives ,” is still “meat for you.”

It was only Israel that was affected by the law of Moses. And that entire experience was “as types of us.” The entire history and economy of Israel was not for their benefit. Rather it “happened to them and they are written for our admonition…”

1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples [ Gk.- tupos- types]: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

With all of this in mind now read the next two verses of Gal 3:

Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Gal 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added [“Added,” to what? To the already existing Noahian covenant] because of transgressions [ Of the already existing yet unrevealed ‘law of the spirit’. Only un-], till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Now to be honest with you, I am not familiar with “the seven laws of Noah.” If you have some information on these seven laws I would love to see it.

The answer as to why the whole Gentile Christian world is drawn to the law of Moses instead of the Noahian covenant is given by Christ Himself in Mat 13. When the disciples asked Christ why he spoke in parables, He told them that the purpose was “lest they [ the multitudes who come to see and to hear Christ] should be converted and I should heal them.”

In other words God, contrary to what we are told by orthodox Christianity, is not at this time trying to save this world. The reason the Gentile world, “drifts toward the 10,” is because the 10 “are not for a righteous man, but for the lawless…”

1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners.

God has no intention of saving this world at this time. On the contrary, he has deliberately blinded the world to His Word.

Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
Joh 12:39 Therefore they [ God’s people] could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
Joh 12:40 He [ God] hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

What better way to blind those who think they have God’s Truth, than to have them all believe that this “Law… not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless,” is the true “law of the spirit.” It is not! Read The Law of Moses Versus The Law of The Spirit.

I hope I have answered your question and that this is of some help to you.

Mike

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