LET THE BIBLE SPEAK FOR ITSELF. People use these verse(s) to justify their disobedience to God’s law.
Don’t be DECEIVED. Satan is a diligent Bible student and the sole purpose of the archdeceiver is to pervert the scriptures and lead many to perdition.
The truth: “1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” PEOPLE USE COLOSSIANS 2:16-17 to justify disobedience to God’s law. It reads: “Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” The Bible never contradicts itself.
In this context, Apostle Paul was addressing those who were already in the Faith( Jude 1:3 ). Early Christians were not practising debauchery which defiles the temple of God. The People Of Colossae were taught the same FAITH delivered unto the saints. They already knew about clean and unclean meats.
They knew about debauchery and intemperance.
The problem was that some people were condemning those who buy or eat clean meats without knowing the source; whether from shrine or abominable place. Apostle Paul was then addressing that when eating clean meat( not speaking about unclean meats ), let them not judge you the clean meat source. And also the Sabbaths and new moons were the ceremonial laws. Let’s read verse 14, which reads: “Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the HANDWRITING OF ORDINANCES that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;”
The laws contained in ordinance were OVER/ENDED when jesus Christ came to die on the cross. These ceremonial laws are different from the ten commandments. The ceremonial laws were written by moses and was laid beside the ark of the Testament while the ten commandments were written by God Himself( showing It’s eternal stability ) and was inside the ark.
This was showing that the ceremonial laws were shadows of things to come( Hebrews 10:1-6 ). The ceremonial laws were school master pointing to the sacrifice of the Son of God. And when the real image came, type met antitype on the cross and the law contained in ordinance was over. That’s why Apostle Paul told the people of Colossae not to allow anyone to condemn them about not celebrating the feast days and the new moons as the Jews were doing before Jesus Christ came. He was not referring to God’s fourth commandment. It’s eternal as God is eternal.( Exodus 31:16-17, 1 Peter 2:9 ). This has nothing to do with the law of God and God’s health law being removed.
PEOPLE have to know the DIFFERENCE between the laws contained in ordinance and the ten commandments. The ten commandments abideth forever as God abideth forever. “Psalms 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” The ten commandments is in Heaven now. Revelation 11:19. Therefore Apostle Paul was not giving LICENSE to people to eat anything they want. Debauchery and animal propensities being cherished which is a sin against God.
Apostle Paul was not giving LICENSE to DISOBEY GOD. It’s the devil who hath perverted the scriptures to suit the carnal heart so that they can be destroyed in unbelief and disobedience. The Apostle also said; “1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” You can’t glorify God by eating what He has forbidden you to eat. You will then be glorifying your own self( self worship ) but not God. “1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” “1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” Destroying the temple of God( your body ) through debauchery is a grievous sin in the sight of a holy God.
“Do not kill” ( Mark 10:19 ).
Destroying your body, the temple of God, is committing murder and God shall destroy you!!!( 1 Corinthians 3:17 ). They that eat swine shall be consumed. “Isaiah 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.” Therefore Apostle Paul never encouraged anyone to eat unclean meat and to practice debauchery!! “Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness[ God’s ten commandments is the standard of righteousness, Don’t be deceived ~ Psalsm 111:7-10, Psalms 119:142, 160 ] by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”
This is the Apostle’s warning;
“2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” Wherefore come out from among them and obey God. Stop destroying the temple of God with uncleanness!!!
“Deuteronomy 30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 30:17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 30:18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”