The "Law" Limbo Begins: "How Low Will They Go?
By Clint Branham
The “Law” Limbo begins; “How low will they go? “
Here are some examples of lies being spread about Stephen and Paul; Acts 6:9-14, Acts 21:18-26, Acts 25:7-8. Scripture clearly teaches that these matters are false, but these blatant lies have been adopted as truth and doctrine by Mainstream Christianity. Don't believe me? Read on...
Act_6:9-14 (9) Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is calledthe synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. (10) And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. (11) Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. (12) And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council, (13) And set up false witnesses, which said,This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place,and the law: (14) For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us
“Suborn” means to persuade somebody to commit a crime or other wrongdoing, e.g. to bribe another party to tell lies in court. Stephen was falsely accused by liars of speaking against the temple and the law. What was his blasphemy against the law? Jesus would change the customs of Moses! This was the false accusation!
Did Jesus change the customs of Moses? No.
Did the writer of Acts lie? No.
Did the Church adopt these false accusations as Doctrine? Yes.
Stephen’s testimony is in direct opposition to the Doctrine and Dogma of the Church; “How low will they go?”
Act_21:18-26 (18) And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. (19) And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. (20) And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: (21) And they areinformed of thee that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise theirchildren, neither to walk after the customs. (22) What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. (23) Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; (24) Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law. (25) As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from thingsoffered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. (26) Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with thementered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.
Many thousands of Jews who were zealous for the law had been told that Paul was teaching the dispersed Jews to forsake the Law of Moses. The latter half of verse 24 tells us that the information was false (nothing).
Later in Acts Porcius Festus the procurator of Judea recounts these events about Paul and the false accusations:
Act 25:7-8 KJV And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove. (8) While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.
It is plainly stated by James, the Elders, and Festus that Paul kept the law and didn’t teach others to break it!
Stephen lost his life, Paul was kept prisoner, ship wrecked, and eventually taken to Rome and Ceasar over these "Lies!"
"How low did they go???" Here is the answer:
Rom 1:24-25 KJV Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Mat 15:8-9 KJV This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. (9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Here is a question from the Messiah that is just as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago...
Mat 15:3 KJV ... Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God byyour tradition?