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What did Ellen White say was abolished on the Cross?

Q11: What did Ellen White say was abolished on the Cross?

(18) : "mishmereth" : charge = Greek "dogma"

Hypothesis:What does Ellen White say was abolished on the Cross and is this the same as the Ancient Hebrew meaning of the word used ?

Introduction:Many from different denominational faith, say all kinds of things was abolished of the Cross by Jesus, including hundreds of the rules in the torah, perhaps thousands of the torah rules, some say even the whole torah in the Old Testament itself, so we live under the New Testament which is strangely void of most of the ten commandment rules. Does this make sense ? If Jesus was the messenger of Yahweh guiding Moses with His church, why would Jesus change his torah for one church gathering in the Old Testament and make brand new different torah for the church gatherings in the New testament times. The short answer is, He didn't. It is true Jesus wanted His church in the Old Testament as Sinai to also be a nation, so there were many civil laws as well as spiritual laws, so some aspects of torah might be different for individuals under His Church in the New Testament, than for a National Church in the old testament times. So how much did change when Jesus died on the Cross ?

Eph 2:14 ¶ For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law "torah" of commandments "mitsvah" contained in ordinances (dogma) ; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

The Greek word "dogma" is the same as the Hebrew word "mishmereth". So what does this word mean?

Strong's 4931.

The Ancient Hebrew meaning is "The Flowing flows of the Head Mark!”

This word means a charge, a decree of a King or some Authority, for others to watch out for, or duties to stand watch over something.

Ge 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Isa 21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:

DA 86.2 Christ was not exclusive, and He had given special offense to the Pharisees by departing in this respect from their rigid rules. He found the domain of religion fenced in by high walls of seclusion, as too sacred a matter for everyday life. These walls of partition He overthrew. In His contact with men He did not ask, What is your creed? To what church do you belong?

{AA 193.2} This yoke was not the law of Ten Commandments, as some who oppose the binding claims of the law assert; Peter here referred to the law of ceremonies, which was made null and void by the crucifixion of Christ.

{PHJ, February 1, 1902 par. 9} When they saw the Christian church departing from the ceremonies and traditions of Judaism, and perceived that the peculiar sacredness with which the Jewish customs had been invested would soon be lost sight of in the light of the new faith, many grew indignant with Paul as the one who had, in a large measure, caused this change. Even the disciples were not all prepared to accept willingly the decision of the council. There is a close relation between the moral law and the laws that God has established in the physical world.

Ac 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

Looking at this list, what principles of torah was lost by the council, or was it mainly causing a custom change in culture?

The list of rules are still Leviticus rules, only certain ones renewed for this meeting to allow Gentiles to come together with Jews and thus avoid cultural shock. It does not suggest all torah rules are abolished, but some cultural compromises were made to get different people groups coming together as one gathering of church.

The mercy seat, upon which the glory of God rested in the holiest of all, is opened to all who accept Christ as the propitiation for sin, and through its medium, they are brought into fellowship with God. The veil is rent, the partition walls broken down, the handwriting of ordinances canceled. By virtue of His blood the enmity is abolished. Through faith in Christ Jew and Gentile may partake of the living bread (Letter 230, 1907). {5BC 1109.1}

If the Holy Spirit writes Ancient Hebrew into English, than we would expect poetry parallel similes in the English writings as well. Here is a poetry simile : The veil is a simile of the partition wall and a simile of the handwriting of ordinances cancelled. What does "handwriting of ordinances mean" in the sanctuary?

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the three holy dignitaries of heaven, have declared that they will strengthen men to overcome the powers of darkness. All the facilities of heaven are pledged to those who by their baptismal vows have entered into a covenant with God (MS 92, 1901). {5BC 1110.8}

Perhaps what was accomplished by Jesus on the Cross was the empowerment of more power through the FAMILY of GOD unto mankind. The Bible speaks of the Holy Spirit first as a baptism of water and later as a baptism of fire.

All true science is but an interpretation of the handwriting of God in the material world. Science brings from her research only fresh evidences of the wisdom and power of God. {CE 66.2}

Science only reveals the handwriting of GOD

{Ed 119.2} He alone who recognizes in nature his Father's handiwork, who in the richness and beauty of the earth reads the Father's handwriting --he alone learns from the things of nature their deepest lessons, and receives their highest ministry.

The veil is rent, the partition walls broken down, the handwriting of ordinances cancelled. By virtue of His blood the enmity is abolished. {SD 228.3}

As the sins of the people were anciently transferred, in figure, to the earthly sanctuary by the blood of the sin offering, so our sins are, in fact, transferred to the heavenly sanctuary by the blood of Christ. And as the typical cleansing of the earthly was accomplished by the removal of the sins by which it had been polluted, so the actual cleansing of the heavenly is to be accomplished by the removal, or blotting out, of the sins which are there recorded. This necessitates an examination of the books of record to determine who, through repentance of sin and faith in Christ, are entitled to the benefits of His atonement. {FLB 206.6}

The handwriting of ordinances abolished is a reference to the completion of the salvation system, for now the sin-offering is able to remove our sinning, the enmity against us, can now forever be removed.

Why do many churches today say torah rules were abolished instead ? Maybe some from ignorance, take up salvation without the deepest love and respect for ALL of Jesus torah rules. Maybe some make excuses for not coming fully into Jesus love. Though you are saved by what you know and the love you live up to, those who are embrace more love, experience Jesus as a source of that love better, if they respect all the torah teachings of His love.

(19) : "Tsaddiyq" : Straight (righteous)

Jeff Benner translates this word ("Tsaddiyq" Strong's 66621)as "Straight".

The Ancient Hebrew reads “Travelling through the door actively over yonder”

The idea of "straight" is one travelling the path correctly, remaining upright on the path. A wicked person, is the opposite, one who wanders off the path.

Pr 4:18 But the path of the just (tsaddiyq ) is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

{BEcho, June 11, 1894 par. 4} An infinite price has been paid for our redemption, and ought we not to bestir ourselves to search the chart and prove to our souls that we are in the highway cast up for the righteous, and walking in the path of humble obedience? We are warned to "make straight path for our feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way." We are examples to others, and if we pursue a wrong course, and lead others away from the path of right, we shall be held accountable.

{ChS 238.6} As you follow on to know the Lord, you will know that His going forth is prepared as the morning. "The path of the righteous is as the light of dawn, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." Having repented of our sins, confessed them, and found pardon, we are to continue to learn of Christ, until we come into the full noontide of a perfect gospel faith. --Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 318.

{GW92 88.1} “Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous (tsaddiyq) man, that the righteous (tsaddiyq) sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.” [Ezekiel 3:17-19, 21.] . . . What is a watchman for, unless it be to watch for evil and give the warning? What is a shepherd for, unless it be to watch for every danger lest the sheep be harmed and destroyed by wolves? What excuse could a shepherd plead for suffering the flock to stray from the true pasture, and be torn and scattered and devoured by wolves? How would an excuse stand made by the shepherd that the sheep led him astray? that they left the true pasture, and led him out of the way? Such a plea would tell with force against that shepherd's ability to watch over the sheep. No more confidence could be placed in him as a faithful shepherd to care for the sheep, and bring them back as they might stray from the right path.— Vol. 1, p. 313.

{HL 266.3} If a man who assumes so grave a responsibility as that of a physician, sins against himself in not conforming to nature's laws, he will reap the consequences of his own doings, and abide her righteous decision, from which there can be no appeal. . . . His capabilities for doing good are lessened. He will lead others in the path his own feet are traveling.

{LS 455.1} "I say to the family and friends, I am a mourner with you today; but there is something about a righteous life in Christ which robs death of its terrors, and the grave of all its woe. Jesus has been there, and we may safely walk the path which Jesus trod.

PK.175.002 The righteousness of Christ alone can give you power to stem the tide of evil that is sweeping over the world. Bring faith into your experience. Faith lightens every burden, relieves every weariness. Providences that are now mysterious you may solve by continued trust in God. Walk by faith in the path He marks out.

There is perfect agreement with Ellen White messages, that the idea of "righteous" is one who is straight, walking the path of salvation correctly.

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