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Is Torah law still binding?

Submitted: 12/9/2013
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Question: I am elderly and former Catholic clergy and was baptized in Jesus Name (Acts 2:38) last year. Now I am hearing about Torah Law and being Apostolic at same time. A bit confusing to learn so much different at this time in life. Question: Is torah law still binding? Thank you.

Answer: Welcome to the apostolic faith. The answer to your question depends on what you mean by the term 'Torah Law.' The ceremonial aspects of Torah are not binding on believers today because they are all fulfilled in Jesus Christ. For example, Jesus is our rest, so we keep the Sabbath by submitting to Him. Jesus is our Passover, so we keep the Passover by trusting in His sacrifice. The elements of the law that are no longer binding include the Sabbath, the feasts, the dietary law, circumcisn, and animal sacrifice. On the other hand, the moral law is still binding and always will be. This includes such things as stealing, lying, murdering, coveting, dishonoring parents, and committing adultery and other sexual sins. There are other principles found in Torah which reveal God's will for His people, such as modesty, differentiation between the sexes, tithing, giving offerings, and blessing others. Of course, all of Torah can be summed up in the commandments to love God with all your heart, soul, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself. Hope this helps.