THE CARNAL AND SPIRITUAL LAW
THE LAW OF ORDINANCES (that regulated the
priesthood and the ceremonial law) WAS ABOLISHED
AT THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST.
No law can forgive sins (justification). No law can deliver
us from the power of our sin nature. We must have
faith in Jesus Christ.
(Here is a good opportunity for me to compare The Law Of
Ordinances with The Ten Commandmants.)
1. The Law of Ordinances is the carnal law.
"The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into
the holiest of all was not yet made manifest,
while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Which was a figure for the time then present,
in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices,
that could not make him that did the service perfect,
as pertaining to the conscience;
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings,
and CARNAL ORDINANCES, imposed on them
**until the time of reformation**."
Heb 9:8-10 (KJV)
2. The Ten Commandments is the spiritual law. (It is the law
that defines sin):
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. **Nay,
I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust,
except the law had said, THOU SHALT NOT COVET.
Rom 7:7 (KJV)
"For we know that the law is spiritual:
but I am carnal, sold under sin."
Romans 7:14 KJV)
"That the righteousness of **the law might be fulfilled
who walk not after the flesh, but AFTER THE SPIRIT.
Rom 8:14 (KJV)
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
they are the sons of God." Rom 8:14 (KJV)
Conclusion: The Law of Ordinances was abolished at the
cross. Sin is transgression of The Ten Commandments.
We must have faith in the death, burial and resurrection
of Jesus for the forgiveness and cleansing of sins.
Christians must obey The Ten Commandments for Jesus to
be our Lord. The sons of God obey The Ten
Commandments through the enabling power of The Holy
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD,
AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST."
Rev 12:17 (KJV)