New circumstances requires new laws

Now when we are told that God changed his mind, where did God change his mind? It’s not changing his mind, it’s going along with the plan from the start. And initially he gave the land unconditionally to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But then made a covenant, the Sinai covenant. And we repeatedly failed. In the days of Josiah, this righteous king in the in the early 600 BC, he tried to turn Israel back in repentance and he died and the nation sinned and we went into exile in Babylon and the temple was destroyed. And at that time, what does God (first person) say in Jeremiah 31? Beginning in verse 31: days are coming when I, God (first person), I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and Judah. What does it say? Not like the Sinai covenant. Now you can debate: does that mean that some of the laws will change or does it mean that we’ll just have supernatural ability to keep the laws? We can have that debate, that’s fine, but God (first person) says: I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah and it will not be like the covenant I made on Sinai. Again, you could say it’s going to have the same content but we’ll be able to obey it, it’s going to have different content? What’s interesting is the Rabbi certainly knows that there are Talmudic and rabbinic texts that say in the world to come some of the laws will change, in the world to come the only sacrifices will be thanksgiving offerings. Why? because the circumstances change. If God has forgiven the sins of Israel, that’s what he says: I’ll forgive their sins and remember them no more. That’s the new covenant. That’s what Yeshua accomplished on the cross, the new covenant dying for our sins so we could receive forgiveness and now live a life of obedience to God. That’s the message: a changed heart so we live different lives, not lawless lives, but different lives in obedience to God. If all of our sins are forgiven, we need sacrifices, we need the atonement. These are things that are even debated and discussed in rabbinic literature if all of our sins are forgiven.