How should believers view the Mosaic Law?

Believers in Jesus understand that the Mosaic Law was given by God to His chosen people. It was as a sacred covenant between God and Israel designed to teach righteousness. Galatians 3:19 says “Wherefore then serves the law?  It was added because of transgressions.” [...]

Can people be redeemed two or more times? The Israelites were first redeemed from Egypt bondage and again when Christ died for Israel (Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 9:15). Did Jesus's death on the cross redeem the Jews (a third time) as well as the Gentiles, 1Timothy 2:6?

As for the Jews who were in Egyptian bondage, when their foretold time in Egypt passed (Genesis 15:13), God led them out from Egypt (Genesis 3:17), but did not redeem them from the Adamic death sentence. To speak about redemption, there must be two [...]

Is Easter a pagan holiday? Should Christians celebrate it?

Yes, Easter has pagan roots. The Saxon fertility goddess, Ēostre or Ostara, was celebrated at a festival in the springtime, around the time of the Passover.  As pagans came into the church and converted to Christianity, Church leaders saw no problem permitting customs from [...]

What is the meaning of the mercy seat ?

The Ark of the Covenant or "Ark of the Testimony" was the only article of furniture in the Most Holy. (Hebrews 9:2-4) The word testimony suggests that it illustrated Jehovah's plan. It represented the eternal purpose of God--his foreordained arrangement of grace for mankind in the [...]

Are the Ten Commandments still binding?

No, we are not under the law of commandments written on stone (Exodus 20) in the sense of hoping to be justified in God’s sight by keeping them. The Law Covenant, which contained the Ten Commandments, was only for the nation of Israel, and [...]

What is meant by the Passover?

The word "Passover" appears in the Old Testament 49 times and is translated from the Hebrew word, Strong’s 06453 xop pecach peh'- sakh.  The translation literally means 'to pass over’. We find this word first occurs in Exodus 12.  Recall the situation at that time:  Moses [...]