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"The first christians relied on the Old Testament as their chief religious book. To them it was of divine origin and authority." ----SOURCE---- Dr. Samuel Davidson; The "Canon" The Encyclopedia Britannica
The "613 Laws" no one individual is required to guard all 613. The concept of their being 613 Laws in the Torah came from Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides) or the RaMBaM (1135-1204 C.E.). He is the one that coined the idea that there were(are) 613 Laws in the Torah in his book "Mishnah Torah."
Some of the Misswoth are for women, so a man can't keep those. Some of the Misswoth are for farms, so an individual whom is not a farmer can't keep those. Some of the Misswoth deal with appointed Judges in the society, so if a person is not an appointed Judge they don't guard those. If a woman is a Lewite by birth, she still cannot take on the Laws of Kohein (Priest). A man whom for example is not the Kohein HaGadol (High Priest) could not for example do what the High Priest was called to do on Yom Kippur. cannot Also close to half of the Misswoth, Hhuqim, and Mishpatim in the Torah deal specifically with the Koheinim, Lewites, the Miskhan and the service to the sacrifices.
I think the more correct language is that each individual whom lives by the Torah has a place of responsibiltiy within its commands. This may be the better the concept of one individual keep 613 Laws, some of which don't apply to him/her, can be somewhat confusing to people who don't know.
We know that word Torah is from the word Hora'ah (instruction).
And because iniquity [disobedience of Yahweh's instruction]; will abound, the love of the many will grow cold (Mattithyah [Matthew] 24:12).
But then I will declare to them; I never knew you. Get away from me, you workers of iniquity [who disobey Yahweh's instruction]! (Mattithyah [Matthew] 7:23). Iniquity [Disobedience of Yahweh's Instruction]
The Scriptural definition of sin is the TRANSGRESSION of the Law. (I John 3:4). To trangress the Law is to violate the Law. The LAW that is spoken of here is Father Yahweh's Law, not man's law. Back at this time it was refered to as the Torah, which actually means Teaching. Scripture instructs us to turn from or repent of sin, NOT to continue in sin. Many religions "OF THIS WORLD"DECEPTIVELY (also cf. Revelation 16:14) teach that we no longer have to obey Yahweh's Teaching (Torah, Law), because it has been "nailed to the (PAGAN) cross", "done away with", "no longer in effect", "annulled", "made VOID", that it is "a BURDEN", (also cf. I John 5:3) "impossible to keep", and
"for the Jews only".
To "magnify the law" doesn't mean to "do away with" it. It means to make it more applicable than ever! In one of his many prophecies about the coming servant of Yahweh, Isaiah prophesied, "He will magnify the law, and make it honorable," Isayah 42:21. Not destroy the law or "do away with" it, but magnify it!
This is a statement that most Christian religions espouse to and it completely contradicts Luke's record of the priest Zecharyah and his wife Elizabeth.
"They were both righteous before Yahweh, blamelessly walking in all the commandments of Yahweh." (Luke 1:6)
There are many others that are mentioned in Scripture that found favor ("grace") with Father Yahweh and lived up to His standard of perfection. Only eight people survived the Great Deluge, because only those eight did "all that YAHWEH commanded" (Genesis 7:1-5). Only Lot and his two daughters survived Sodom and Gamorrah (Genesis 19:16) because only they were righteous (2 Kepha [Peter] 2:7-8). Out of 600,000 Hebrews who left Egypt during the Exodus, 599,998 died before they could cross the river into their promised land 40 years later. Caleb and Yahshua Son of Nun [Joshua Ben Nun] were the only survivors of the wilderness trek from Egypt to Canaan (Numbers 26:65). Why? Because only Caleb and Yahshua [Joshua Ben Nun] "followed YAHWEH fully" (Numbers 32:11-12). This is the reason why there were few left in Egypt, because they didn't obey YAHWEH (Deuteronomy 28:62). Because the earth transgressed the Law of YAHWEH, the curse devoured the earth, and there were few men left. Yahshua said the same about us also. "For many be called, but few chosen" (Mattithyah [Matthew] 20:16 & 22:14), and there will be few that are redeemed (Luke 13:23-24), and there will be few that find eternal life (Mattithyah [Matthew] 7:14). Many people will profess to do many wonderful works in Yahshua's Name, but only a few will do the Will of Father Yahweh, and only those few will be redeemed (Mattithyah [Matthew] 7:21-23). As a matter of fact, Yahshua had many disciples walking with Him while He was here on earth, but at one point, many disciples walked with Yahshua no more, and only a few were left who followed Him (Yahchanan [John] 6:66).
The One Law
From Enoch to the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Nazarene Way Common Objections for not Obeying the Ten Commandments Issues and Answers: The Anti-Christ is Hiding in Plain Sight
[PDF] What Was Nailed to the Cross? by Shem Eliyah Eber
[PDF] The 10 Declairations - A Translation followed by Commentary Based upon Scripture by Shem Eliyah Eber TORAH - Prologue to the Torah
"The Law is an expression of [YAHWEH'S] WILL. Romans 7:2-9" (From: THE GUIDEPOST FAMILY CONCORDANCE PG. 401)
"Each day, hundreds of visitors to the Gulf Coast Exploreum linger at one clear plastic case in particular. It is the world's oldest copy of the Ten Commandments, its tiny black text exquisitely inked onto the crinkled surface of a brown animal skin." Dead Sea Scrolls Come to Mobile Museum