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Biblical Contradiction: Is God's Law Perfect?

Bassam Zawadi



In the Old Testament we see that it says that the Law of the Lord is perfect...

Psalms 19:7

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

John Gill says...

All the scriptures of truth, which are profitable for doctrine; for setting doctrine in a clear light, and for the vindication and establishment of it, and are the rule of doctrine both to preachers and hearers; and which are "perfect", contain the whole mind and will of God, both with respect to faith and practice; whereby the man of God is made perfect, and thoroughly furnished to all good works,... (John Gill's Exposition of the Bible, Commentary on Psalms 19:7, Source)

So here we see that the verse is telling us that the Law of God is perfect and that man is also made perfect through the Law (according to Gill) because it 'revives the soul' according to verse 17. 

Now let us turn to Paul and see what he thought about the Law...

Hebrews 7:18-19

The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

The NIV Bible commentary says...

Perfection was not possible under the Levitical priesthood, but Jesus’ high-priestly ministry replaces the whole OT system of approaching God and ‘perfects’ believers in a relationship with him. (NIV Bible Commentary, Commentary on Hebrews 7:1-28)

John Gill says...

And next the apostle proves the imperfection of the Levitical priesthood from this consideration, that there is another priest risen up, not of the order of Aaron, but of the order of Melchizedek, of which there would have been no need, if the Levitical priesthood had been perfect; nor would it have been changed, as it is, and which has also made a change of the law, by which it is established, necessary,...(John Gill's Exposition of the Bible, Commentary on Hebrews 7:8, Source)

Paul says once again...

Hebrews 8:13

By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.

NIV Bible commentary says...

The need for the priesthood, sanctuary and sacrificial system of the old covenant is now removed. This makes it possible for believers of every race and culture to draw near to God through Jesus. Although God says nothing specifically about this in the prophecy of Jeremiah, by calling this covenant ‘new’, he has made the first one obsolete. So the ritual provisions of the old covenant are at the heart of what is obsolete and ageing and will soon disappear. (NIV Bible Commentary, Commentary on Hebrews 8:13)

Here we clearly see conflicting opinions regarding the Old Testament Law. The Old Testament says that it is perfect but the New Testament says that it is not. So who is right?





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