TWO LAWS


Original lesson by Jack P. Meyer 
This is a Bible lesson showing the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament. Please let the Bible itself show the purpose of each and what is for us today.

READ: Exodus 19:1-8 1. 

Was the old testament an agreement made between God and the Nation of Israel?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

2. Was it made when the Israelites were brought out of slavery in Egypt to Mt. Sinai? 
[ ] YES OR NO


READ: Exodus 20:12
 Ephesians 6:1-4 

3. Are the moral principles of the Ten Commandments found in the New Testament?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

4. IF we didn't have the Old Testament would we be free to dishonor parents? 
[ ] YES OR NO


READ: Exodus 21:15-21 

5. Did the Ten Commandments have certain punishments for the violators of those commandments?
 [ ] YES OR NO

 6. Did people living under the Old Testament have to carry out the punishments to violators of the commandments?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

7. Were disobedient children who cursed and hit their parents stoned to death?
 [ ]YES OR NO


READ: Exodus 35:1-3 
Numbers 15:32-36 
Deuteronomy 5:12-15 

8. Were Israelites who worked on the Sabbath put to death?
 [ ] YES OR NO

 9. Could a fire be kindled on the Sabbath?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

10. If the Ten Commandments to Israel were still in force and applied to us, would we be sinning to gather sticks, kindle a fire, and work on the seventh day of the week?
 [ ] YES OR NO

  Notice that anyone under this law could not do these things.. But if we aren't an Israelite (Jewish) we are outside of this contract..even if it was still in effect. 

11. If the Old Testament were still in force, would it only apply to the Israelites? 
[ ] YES OR NO


READ: Jeremiah 31:31-34

 12. Does the Old Testament contain a prophecy of the New Testament?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

13. Would it be new, different from the Old, under which all who know Him would have sins remembered no more?
 [ ] YES OR NO


READ: Hebrews 8:6-13 

14. Does this passage refer to the New, Better Covenant, then refers to Jeremiah's prophecy, making it clear that the giving of the new and better covenant is in fulfillment of the prophecy of Jeremiah?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

Hebrews 10:9 Then He said, Here I am, I have come to do your will. He sets aside the first to establish the second.

  15. Are the first and second covenants in force at the same time?
 [ ] YES OR NO


READ: Hebrews 9:15 

16. Is Christ the mediator of a NEW testament?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

A mediator is much like a lawyer representing us in a court facing a judge for the things we have done. It is through Him we can face God as our Judge..


READ: Galatians 3:21-25

 17. Was the purpose of the law (Old Testament) to lead them to Christ so they could be justified by faith?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

18. Now that faith has come are we still under the supervision of the Law? 
[ ] YES OR NO

 19. Are we therefore still under the Law? (Old Testament law of Moses) 
[ ] YES OR NO


READ: Romans 3:19-32

 20. Did the Law cause man to realize he needed something else to obtain forgiveness, justification, and life?
 [ ] YES OR NO

21. Did it help prepare man for the savior?
 [ ] YES OR NO


 READ: Hebrews 10:1-4 

22. Did the Old Testament have provisions for the complete forgiveness of sins? 
[ ] YES OR NO

 23. Were the sacrifices under the Law a yearly reminder of their sins? 
[ ] YES OR NO 

READ: Hebrews 10:9-14

24. Was the sacrifice of Jesus once for all? 
[ ] YES OR NO 

25. Does Jesus make possible the taking away of the sin of the world?
 [ ] YES OR NO


 READ: Ephesians 2:11-22

 In these verses we see that The Gentiles (those who weren't Jewish) were accepted as God's people when they became Christians as well as the Jews. Before; if you weren't a Jew you were without any hope of salvation.


READ: Col. 2:13-14 

26. Was the Old Testament abolished as a law for man when Jesus died on the cross? 
[ ] YES OR NO


 READ: Hebrews 9:15-17

 27. Does a man's will go in force AFTER he dies?
 [ ] YES OR NO 

28.Was the New Testament of Jesus in force before He died? 
[ ] YES OR NO

 29. Are we under the New Testament today and not the Old Testament?
 [ ] YES OR NO

 If You answered NO read it again.  Do you see that that we do not keep the old law today because Christ abolished it and replaced it with a new and better Law-- the New Testament which is for all people not just the Israelites.. 
Many people today say that they keep the 10 commandments - but in reality they worship on the first day of the week and call it the Sabbath; they do not realize that they are obligated to carry out the punishments of the laws and the Old law is more than the 10 commandments- it is the book of Leviticus also. 
Why would anyone want to live under the old law when God has given us one which is so much better? This concludes the lesson. We hope you have learned something about the Bible from this --understanding how to use the Bible clears up a lot of confusion about it.