Does the Torah Still Apply?

J-M's History Corner

The Torah, commonly called the Law or Pentateuch, consists of the first five books of the Bible, the books written by Moses.  They provide detailed instructions from Yehovah (God) on how to live.  (Actually, the Torah is 6 books, with Jubilees originally being between Exodus and Leviticus.)  Many Christians, however, believe that the instructions in the Torah no longer apply, that they were nailed to the cross by Yehoshua/Jesus.  Jews and Messianics hold that the Torah still applies.

Who is right?

Well, let’s turn to the Scriptures themselves for the answer.

Do not think that I [Yehoshua/Jesus] have come to destroy the Torah, or the prophets.  I have not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will in no way pass from the Torah, until all is fulfilled.”  (

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