We Know the Law Is Holy. But What About the Commandment?

The Voice of Elijah®, July 1998

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To understand what Paul said about “law” and “the Law,” you must first be willing to accept the fact that most of what you believe about the Scriptures is probably nothing more than a fiction. If the evidence I have presented over the past several years has demonstrated anything at all, it has clearly shown that Satan is still alive and well and up to his old tricks as far as the Truth God has revealed in the Scriptures is concerned. That being the case, the only way you will ever come to a knowledge of the Truth is to admit that Satan has lied to everyone—yourself included—just as Jesus said he would when He rejected the lies the Pharisees believed about the Scriptures:

“You are from your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because the truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks from his own person because he is a liar and the father of him, {the liar}.”
(John 8:44) —my interim translation

The second thing that you need to know before you can understand what Paul says about “law” and “the Law” is the fact that the Jews, sometime around 250 B.C., made a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (the Septuagint) in which they translated the Hebrew term torah with the Greek term nomos (with very few exceptions). Torah is the Hebrew term that is normally translated “law” in the Old Testament. Nomos is the Greek word that is translated “law” (exclusively) in the New Testament. Those facts are important because the Apostle Paul was a well-educated Pharisee. He could read the Hebrew Scriptures as well as the Greek translation—the Septuagint. However, Paul was also the Apostle to the Gentiles, and the Gentiles could only read the Septuagint translation. Therefore, Paul taught Gentiles The Apostolic Teaching strictly on the basis of the Greek text; but his knowledge of the Truth that lies hidden in the Hebrew text can be seen lurking behind his every reference to the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures.

“We Know the Law Is Holy. But What About the Commandment?” The Voice of Elijah®, July 1998, pp. 1–2

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Pages 20
Author Larry Dee Harper
Language English

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