Moral Law vs. Ceremonial Law
Some attempt to create a false distinction between the “10 commandments” and the “book of the law” by claiming one contains moral law and the other ceremonial laws:
The “ceremonial law” contains the “10 commandment moral law” twice!
The truth is, it is impossible to create any distinction based upon Moral vs. Ceremonial laws. Some create the false impression that there is nothing moral in the “book of the law” and nothing ceremonial in the 10 commandments when in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
Jesus said the two greatest moral laws were not part of the 10 commandments! Matthew 22:36-40 The “Ceremonial law” contained the two greatest “moral commandments”: love God and love they neighbor
The expression “Ceremonial law” is not found in scripture: the words “ceremonial, ceremony, ceremonies and all roots etc” are never found in the same verse as the word “law or laws”
The expression “Moral law” is not found in scripture: the words “Moral, Morals, morality and all roots” are never found in the same verse as the word “law or laws”
The 5 books of Moses are filled with moral laws not contained in the 10 commandments! Exodus 22:21-22,31; Exodus 23:2; Leviticus 19:2,14-18; Deuteronomy 16:18.
Interesting that according to some, the whole of the Moral law (Some believe is the 10 commandments/ Law of God) hangs upon 2 laws found in the book of the law. “Love God with all heart” & “Love your neighbor as self” (Some believe the book of law is the law of Moses and was the ceremonial law) In other words, the two most important moral laws are not found in the Ten Commandments, but in the Book of the Law, which some say is abolished!