Biblical Law

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Biblical Law by Mind Map: Biblical Law

1. Three plus one kinds of laws

1.1. Civil

1.1.1. Or Justice

1.1.2. Property rights

1.1.3. Marriage standards

1.1.4. Theft

1.1.5. Murder

1.1.6. Health regulations

1.1.7. Made sense for their culture and time in history

1.2. Ritual instructions

1.2.1. The sacrificial system

1.2.2. Festivals

1.2.3. Role of the Levites

1.2.3.1. The Levites were the descendants of Levi and did not receive a geographical portion of the promised land because their portion was service to God as priests.

1.2.4. Was a foreshadowing of Jesus

1.3. Moral principles

1.3.1. The 10 Commandments

1.3.2. Are still applicable in the new testament

1.4. Set apart

1.4.1. Less common but brings understanding to many

1.4.2. Some laws are simply to set Israel apart from all other nations.

1.4.2.1. Circumcision is the most obvious example

1.4.2.2. Rules against intermarriage

1.4.2.2.1. Was never racial but based on belief system

1.4.2.2.2. Same standard exists in the New Testament

1.4.3. Peter was told to kill and eat

1.4.3.1. Dietary rules

2. Starting out reading the Bible

2.1. Start at the beginning

2.1.1. Genesis goes well

2.1.2. Most of exodus goes good

2.1.3. Leviticus is more like… What in the world?

3. What is the "law"

3.1. 613 regulations

3.1.1. Some are easy to understand

3.1.1.1. Do not lie

3.1.1.2. Do not steal

3.1.1.3. Don't kill people

3.1.2. Others not so much

3.1.2.1. Don't wear garments with two different kinds of cloth

3.1.2.2. Don't eat shellfish

3.2. The word "law" can refer to different things

3.2.1. The 600 laws in the books of Moses

3.2.2. The first five books of the Bible

3.2.3. Referring to the religious life and rituals of the old testament

4. How do you know which ones to follow

4.1. Not that simple

4.1.1. Peter "Kill and eat"

4.1.2. Sabbath

4.1.2.1. Jesus busted that one

4.2. Jesus simplifies it

4.2.1. Lev 19:18 “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

4.2.2. Mat 7:12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets

4.2.3. Gal 5:14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

4.2.4. Ro 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

4.2.5. Ro 13:10 Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

4.2.6. Gal 6:2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

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