Anthony Burgess on the abrogation of the Jewish judicial and ceremonial laws

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... Now it may be easily proved, that the Ceremonial and Judicial laws they are abrogated by express repeal. The Judicial Law 1 Pet. 2. 13. where they are commanded to be subject to every ordination of man: and this was long foretold Genes. 49.10. The Law-giver shall be taken from Judah. The Ceremonial Law that is also expressly repealed Act. 15. and other places: not that these were ill, or that they did come from an ill author; but because the fullness and substance of them was now come, of whom the ceremonies were a shadow.

Yet still you must remember, that while they were commanded of God, they were the exercises of faith and piety, & God did dispense grace in the use of them; only they were beggarly and empty to such who trusted in them, & neglected Christ. Nor doth this assertion contradict that of the Apostle, Ephes. 2. 15. where he calls those ordinances enmity, and decrees against us: for those ceremonies may be considered two ways; first as they were signs of God’s grace and favour: and secondly as they were demonstrative of a duty, which we were tied unto, but could not perform, and in this sense all those purifications and cleansings were against us. ...

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