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Some of the 613 Laws for Man from Abraham’s God 


Christians often make the mistake of thinking Jesus changed the need to follow the Laws of Moses, but Jesus said “Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  (Matthew 5:17) 
This does not dismiss the Laws but is rather a claim that they must be followed.  

There are 613 Laws that God told Moses to give to his people. 
People think there are only 10 Commandments, but this was only the first 10 spoken out loud by “God“ before Moses whet up the mountain. 
In 1134 AD, Rabbi Moses ben Maimon [known to English speaking audiences as Maimonides and Hebrew speaking as Rambam] of Spain counted 613 Laws of Moses in the Torah. 
More and more, people allow those who break these laws into positions of leadership in the Christian Church. They allow changes to be made to the church in regards to what is acceptable or not. This is in complete violation of the Old Testament as well as the teachings of Jesus. 
In fact Deut. 13 says Not to add to and Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah, whether in the Written Law or in its interpretation.
Jesus did not remove ANY of the Laws, he was very adamant on obeying the laws as seen in JAMES 2:10 ”For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in ONE point, he is guilty of ALL.” 

Jesus added a few new commandments: 
MATTHEW 5:21 "Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment”
MATTHEW 5:22 "But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
MATTHEW 5:27 "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery”
MATTHEW 5:28 "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
MATTHEW 5:43 "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.”
MATTHEW 5:44 "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”
JOHN 15:12 "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
JOHN 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” 

Jesus changed laws:
MATTHEW 19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: 
but from the beginning, it was not so.
MATTHEW 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery 

Jesus changes who can punish:
John 8:3-7 "And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery, and when they had set her in the midst,
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. 
But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her."  

Jesus never removed any law, therefore; again, these laws are still as valid today as when they were written. These are just a few that you will be hard-pressed to find anyone keeping:

That a man shall not wear women's clothing (Deut. 22:5). 
That a woman shall not wear men's clothing (pants). (Deut. 22:5). 
Not to wear garments made materials mixed together (Deut. 22:11). 
Not to have any tattoos (Leviticus 19:28)

Not to have other gods before this God (Ex. 20:3)
Not to speak ill of God or your leaders (Ex. 22:28)
For women to be silent in church (1 Corinthians 14:34-35)
To honor God's name (Lev. 22:32)
Not to profane God's name (Lev. 22:32)
To know that God is One (Deut. 6:4)
To love God with all you are (Deut. 6:5) 
To fear God (Deut. 6:13; 10:20) 
Not to put God to the test (Deut. 6:16) 
To imitate God (Deut. 28:9) 

TORAH (First 5 books of the Old Testament)
To honor the old (Lev. 19:32) 
To learn the Torah and to teach it (Deut. 6:7) 
To cling to and serve God (Deut. 10:20)
Not to add to or take away from the commandments of the Torah, whether in the Written Law or in its interpretation received by tradition (Deut. 13:1) 
That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself (Deut. 31:19) 

Prayer and Blessings 
To serve God (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13) 

Love and Brotherhood 
Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger (Lev. 19:16) 
Not to oppress one another (Lev. 25:17) 
Not to gossip (Lev. 19:16) 
Not to hate (Lev. 19:17) 
Not to take revenge (Lev. 19:18) 
Not to bear a grudge (Lev. 19:18) 
Not to hinder another person (Lev. 19:14). 
To rebuke the sinner (Lev. 19:17) 
To help even someone who hates you (Ex. 23:5). 
To assist in replacing the load upon a neighbor's beast (Deut. 22:4). 
The Poor and Unfortunate 
To help a stranger (Ex. 22:21) 
To help the poor in your community (Deut. 15:7, Deut. 15:11)

Marriage, Divorce, and Family 
To honor father and mother (Ex. 20:12) 
Not to smite your father or your mother, and to kill any who do (Ex. 21:15) 
Not to curse your father or mother and kill any who do (Ex. 21:17) 
To fear father and mother (Lev. 19:3) 
To be fruitful and multiply and control the Earth (Gen. 1:28)
To not have intercourse with a woman, without marriage (Deut. 23:18) 
Not to charge interest to a follower of your god (Deut. 19-20)
Not to take back your ex-wife. (Deut. 24:4)
Not to withhold food, clothing or sex from a wife (Ex. 21:10). 

Sexual Relations 
A rape victim must marry the rapist (Deut 22:28-29)
Not to commit incest with one's mother (Lev. 18:7). 
Not to commit sodomy with one's father (Lev. 18:7). 
Not to commit incest with one's father's wife (Lev. 18:8). 
Not to commit incest with one's sister (Lev. 18:9). 
Not to commit incest with one's father's wife's daughter (Lev. 18:11). 
Not to commit incest with one's son's daughter (Lev. 18:10). 
Not to commit incest with one's daughter's daughter (Lev. 18:10). 
Not to commit incest with one's daughter. 
Not to commit incest with one's fathers sister (Lev. 18:12). 
Not to commit incest with one's mother's sister (Lev. 18:13). 
Not to commit incest with one's father's brothers wife (Lev. 18:14). 
Not to commit sodomy with one's father's brother (Lev. 18:14). 
Not to commit incest with one's son's wife (Lev. 18:15). 
Not to commit incest with one's brother's wife (Lev. 18:16). 
Not to commit incest with one's wife's daughter (Lev. 18:17). 
Not to commit incest with the daughter of one's wife's son (Lev. 18:17). 
Not to commit incest with the daughter of one's wife's daughter (Lev. 18:17). 
Not to commit incest with one's wife's sister (Lev. 18:18). 
Not to have intercourse with a woman, in her menstrual period (Lev. 18:19). 
Not to have intercourse with another man's wife (Lev. 18:20). 
Not to be a Gay Man (Lev. 18:22): 
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
(Lev 20:13):
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
(1 Timothy 1:9-10)
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. 
(Matt 19, Rom 1)
Not to have intercourse with a beast (Lev. 18:23). 
That a woman shall not have intercourse with a beast (Lev. 18:23). 

Dietary Laws 
Not to eat or drink like a Pagan (Lev. 19:26). 
Vows, Oaths and Swearing 
Not to swear needlessly (Ex. 20:7). 
Not to violate an oath or swear falsely (Lev. 19:12). 
To do what you swear (Num. 30:2-17). 
To swear by Gods name truly (Deut. 10:20). 
Not to delay in fulfilling vows (Deut. 23:21). 
Property and Property Rights 
Not to steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie (Lev. 19:11). 
To return lost property (Deut. 22:1). 
Not to avoid the obligation to return lost property (Deut. 22:3). 

Criminal Laws 
Not to murder (Ex. 20:13). 
Not to rob people. To pay people the day they do the work (Lev. 19:13). 
Not to commit adultery (Ex. 20:14). 
Not to indulge in evil thoughts and sights (Num. 15:39). 

To heed the call of every prophet in each generation, provided that he neither adds to, nor takes away from the Torah (Deut. 18:15). 
To Kill a false prophet (Deut. 18:20). 

Not to act as Pagans 
Not to make a graven image; (Ex. 20:4).: 
Thou shalt not make unto thee ANY graven image, or ANY likeness of ANY thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Not to use any object of Pagan worship and to destroy it (Deut. 7:25). 
Not to trust Pagan Gods (Deut. 32:38).. 
Not to worship as Pagans do (Ex. 20:5). 
Not to bow down to a Pagan God (Ex. 20:5). 
Not to speak of other Gods (Deut. 18:20)
To destroy Pagan worship places (Deut. 12:2-3). 
To Kill a Pagan who invites you to worship (Deut. 13:9). 
Not to adopt the institutions of Pagans nor their customs (Lev. 18:3; Lev. 20:23; and in fact all of Lev.18).  
Not to consult a witch or a wizard (Lev. 19:31). 
Not to be a witch or a wizard (Deut. 18:10). 
To Kill any witch you find (Exodus 22:18)
Not to tattoo your body (Lev. 19:28). 
Not to set up a pillar for worship (such as a cross) (Deut. 16:22). 
Not to show any mercy to Pagans, but to kill them (Deut. 7:2). 

Can a person call themselves a Christian if they don’t follow the Christian rules, which include the Laws of Moses?
I don’t think so.  

And remember the part about not changing any of the laws?  Jesus making them stronger is a change, so even Jesus did not keep the Laws of Moses.  
But that is another subject.  


Something to Think about, 
from the priest of Seekers Temple 

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