Thursday, December 14, 2006

Poltiticians and Pharisees (2) - Not Moses Seat

Jesus attacked the Pharisees and Teachers, showing that they did not and could not sit on Moses seat, but were hypocrites and impostors. Jesus had no problem with people teaching the law, he actually blessed those who do.

… whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven (Matt 5:19).
Teaching the law brings great blessings. What Jesus objected to was those who added to God’s law.

God has given his law and it is complete. No one can sit on Moses seat, because no one can add to God’s law. Moses seat does not exist, because there is no ministry of law-giving for modern people to fulfil. That task was completed when God gave his law to Moses. There is a need for people to teach the law. There is a need for prophets to urge people to obey and fulfil the law through faith, but there is no ministry of law-giving. Moses seat does not exist in the scriptures.

All members of parliament, congress or law-making assemblies are claiming to “sit on Moses Seat”. They are claiming to be law-makers like Moses. Their problem is that God has already given his law through Moses his prophet, and he does not need anyone to add to it.

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