The Regulations of the Age of Law Are the Real Proof of God’s Direction of All Mankind

Next, let us look at God’s work during the Age of Law.

D. The Regulations of the Age of Law

1. The Ten Commandments

2. The Principles for Building Altars

3. Regulations for the Treatment of Servants

4. Regulations for Theft and Compensation

5. Keeping the Sabbath Year and the Three Feasts

6. Regulations for the Sabbath Day

7. Regulations for Offerings

a. Burnt Offerings

b. Meat Offerings

c. Peace Offerings

d. Sin Offerings

e. Trespass Offerings

f. Regulations for Offerings by Priests (Aaron and His Sons Are Ordered to Comply)

1) Burnt Offerings by Priests

2) Meat Offerings by Priests

3) Sin Offerings by Priests

4) Trespass Offerings by Priests

5) Peace Offerings by Priests

8. Regulations for the Eating of Offerings by Priests

9. Clean and Unclean Animals (Those Which Can and Cannot Be Eaten)

10. Regulations for the Purification of Women Following Childbirth

11. Standards for the Examination of Leprosy

12. Regulations for Those Who Have Been Healed of Leprosy

13. Regulations for Cleansing Infected Houses

14. Regulations for Those Suffering From Abnormal Discharges

15. The Day of Atonement That Must Be Observed Once a Year

16. Rules for the Slaughtering of Cattle and Sheep

17. The Prohibition of Following Detestable Practices of Gentiles (Not Committing Incest, and So On)

18. Regulations That Must Be Followed by the People (“You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.”)

19. The Execution of Those Who Sacrifice Their Children to Molech

20. Regulations for the Punishment of the Crime of Adultery

21. Rules That Should Be Observed by Priests (Rules for Their Everyday Behavior, Rules for the Consumption of Holy Things, Rules for Making Offerings, and So On)

22. Feasts That Should Be Observed (the Sabbath Day, Passover, Pentecost, the Day of Atonement, and So On)

23. Other Regulations (Burning the Lamps, the Year of Jubilee, the Redemption of the Land, Making Vows, the Offering of Tithes, and So On)

The Regulations of the Age of Law Are the Real Proof of God’s Direction of All Mankind

So, you’ve read these regulations and principles of the Age of Law, yes? Do the regulations encompass a broad range? First, they cover the Ten Commandments, after which are the regulations for how to build altars, and so on. These are followed by regulations for keeping the Sabbath and observing the three feasts, after which are the regulations for offerings. Did you see how many types of offerings there are? There are burnt offerings, meat offerings, peace offerings, sin offerings, and so on, which are followed by regulations for priests’ offerings, including burnt offerings and meat offerings by priests, and other kinds of offerings. The eighth regulations are for the eating of offerings by priests, and then there are regulations for what should be observed during people’s lives. There are stipulations for many aspects of people’s lives, such as the regulations for what they may or may not eat, for the purification of women following childbirth, and for those who have been healed of leprosy. In these regulations, God goes so far as to speak about disease, and there are even rules for the slaughter of sheep and cattle, and so on. Sheep and cattle were created by God, and you should slaughter them however God tells you to; there is, without doubt, reason to God’s words, it is undoubtedly right to act as decreed by God, and surely of benefit to people! There are also feasts and rules to be observed, such as the Sabbath day, Passover, and more—God spoke of all of these. Let us look at the final ones: other regulations—burning the lamps, the Year of Jubilee, the redemption of the land, making vows, the offering of tithes, and so on. Do these encompass a broad range? The first thing to be talked of is the issue of people’s offerings, then there are regulations for theft and compensation, and the observation of the Sabbath day…; every one of life’s details is involved. Which is to say, when God began the official work of His management plan, He set down many regulations that were to be followed by man. These regulations were in order to allow man to lead the normal life of man on earth, a normal life of man that is inseparable from God and His guidance. God first told man how to make altars, how to set up the altars. After that, He told man how to make offerings, and established how man was to live—what he was to pay attention to in life, what he was to abide by, what he should and should not do. What God set out for man was all-embracing, and with these customs, regulations, and principles He standardized people’s behavior, guided their lives, guided their initiation to the laws of God, guided them to come before the altar of God, guided them in having a life among all the things God had made for man that was possessed of order, regularity, and moderation. God first used these simple regulations and principles to set limits for man, so that on earth man would have a normal life of worshiping God, would have the normal life of man; such is the specific content of the beginning of His six-thousand-year management plan. The regulations and rules cover a very broad content, they are the specifics of God’s guidance of mankind during the Age of Law, they had to be accepted and honored by the people who came before the Age of Law, they are a record of the work done by God during the Age of Law, and they are real proof of God’s leadership and guidance of all mankind.

from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself II

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