I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth
disappear, not the smallest letter, not the
least stroke of a pen, will by any means
disappear from the Law until everything is
The Law is Absolute and Ongoing
There is a lot of confusion in Christianity
about what is expected of Christians today.
Some Christians hold fast to the idea of resting
on the Sabbath and giving a ten percent tithe to
the church. Others say that these rules
are not repeated by Jesus in the New Testament
and thus they are null and void for the church
The truth, as with many things, is in between.
It would be foolish to say that any point of the
law is unimportant to observe today because
Jesus didn't teach it. He doesn't need to
teach it because He lived according to it and if
He followed it, we should as well.
Moreso, Jesus taught that our actions are not
enough, but the attitude in our heart is just as
important if not more. This is discussed
in Obedience of the Heart.
Early Christians didn't have any need to follow
the ten percent tithe because they gave freely
and gave whenever there was a need. An
arbitrary number wasn't important as a measuring
On the other hand, we can't keep the law to the
letter and we should stop pretending that we
can. We should always strive for
perfection but have plenty of grace for others
when they fall short of following the law.
Afterall, we'll need it when we fall short as
The law is still our standard, we just can't
keep it. Because we are under grace
however, we shouldn't beat each other up for
shortcomings. Instead we can thank God
because we are all in the same boat.