The following facts show the manifest distinction between the moral and the ceremonial laws:

Moral Law

1.    Was spoken by God. Deuteronomy 4:12.

2.    Was written by God on “tables of stone,” Exodus 24:12.

3.    Was “right,” “true,” and “good,” Nehemiah 9:13.

4.    Was a law, “which if a man do, he shall even live in it,” Ezekiel 20:11, 13, 21.

5.    Was a “perfect” law, Psalms 19:7.

6.    Christ did not “come to destroy” it. Matthew 5:17.

7.    He came to “magnify” it and make it “honorable,” Isaiah 42:21.

8.    Every “jot” and “tittle” of this shall stand “till heaven and earth pass” away, Matthew 5:18.

9.    Of this, Christ says, “Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments . . . shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 5:19.

10.    Was a “law of liberty,” James 2:12.

11.    Is “established” through faith in Christ, Romans 3:31.

12.    “Is spiritual,” Romans 7:14.

13.    Is “holy,” and “good,” Romans 7:12.

14.    Was “written with the finger of God,” and is called the “royal law,” Exodus 31:18; James 2:8.

15.    Was proclaimed by Jehovah Himself “and He added no more,” Deuteronomy 5:22.

16.    Is the “commandments of God,” which are brought to view in the third angel’s message (Revelation 14:12), and which will insure to those who observe them a “right to the tree of life,” Revelation 22:14.

Ceremonial Law

1.    Was spoken by Moses, Deuteronomy 1:1-6.

2.    Was written by Moses “in a book,” Deuteronomy 31:24.

3.    “Was not good,” Ezekiel 20:25.

4.    Was a law “whereby they should not live,” Ezekiel 20:25.

5.    “Made nothing perfect,” Hebrews 7:19.

6.    He “abolished” it, Ephesians 2:15.

7.    He took it “out of the way” at his death. Colossians 2:14.

8.    Was only “added till,” and passed away, when the Seed came, Galatians 3:19.

9.    Of the other, the apostle said, “We gave no such commandment” that ye should “keep the law,” Acts 15:24.

10.    Was a “yoke of bondage,” Galatians 5:1.

11.    “Was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ,” Galatians 3:24, 25.

12.    Is “the law of a carnal commandment,” Hebrews 7:16.

13.    Is “enmity against us” and “contrary to us,” Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 2:14.

14.    Was the “handwriting of ordinances,” Colossians 2:14.

15.    “Was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator,” Galatians 3:19.

16.    Is “the law of commandments contained in ordinances,” Ephesians 2:15, “a shadow of good things to come,” Hebrews 10:1, and was disannulled “for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof,” Hebrews 7:18.

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