In this episode of Conservative Pastor Response Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew go into the Old Testament to discuss the Old Testament law and ceremonies that God gave to His Old Testament people, the nation of Israel. It is important to note there there are three kinds of laws given by God to His O.T. people: Civil laws (governing the nation of Israel), Ceremonial laws (governing Israel's worship and ritual), and Moral laws which govern all people of all time for the good of society. They present some examples of those Old Testament laws and ceremonies (for example: washings, dietery restrictions, animal sacrifices, worship days and regulations, circumcision, and tithing) and talk about how these laws differ from the Moral Laws that apply to all people of all time. Ultimately, many of the ceremonial laws pointed ahead to Jesus and the work of salvation that He would fulfill in the future. Now that is complete and these laws no longer serve the purpose they once served (see Colossians 2:16-17). If you have had questions about why some Old Testament Laws apply to us today and others do not, this episode is a must listen! They will present the Biblical foundation and application of these laws for both Old Testament and New Testament people.
December 2, 2016