We no longer obey the letter of the law because Jesus Christ was perfect and only he was able to fulfil the requirements of the law. The rest of us are saved by grace, through the works of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we ourselves no longer need to religiously observe the Sabbath, tithing, circumcision and avoiding meats. We can do communion whenever we want.
After Jesus, only four things now apply. This is to abstain from:
- Meats offered to idols
- Things strangled
Acts 15:28-29 King James Version (KJV)
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
This means we are no longer required to keep the law of the Sabbath, tithing, circumcision and avoiding of meats.
The day of rest is a simple day of rest. It is not meant to be observed as a rigid law.
Mark 2:27-28 King James Version (KJV)
27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Give generously, freely as you purpose in your heart and never grudgingly or of necessity.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 King James Version (KJV)
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
You can do circumcision or uncircumcision.
1 Corinthians 7:18-20 King James Version (KJV)
18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
Colossians 2:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
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:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
There is no need to avoid any kind of meats:
1 Timothy 4:1-5King James Version (KJV)
4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Doing useless law is not a “little sin” it is a very serious breach of faith. Paul describes it as giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.
In James 2:10, the scripture explains that doing the law is impossible because anyone who has broken one point of the law is guilty of all the law. We cannot pick and choose which point of law we wish to obey or not:
James 2:10-11 King James Version (KJV)
10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
We can do communion whenever we want to do it:
1 Corinthians 11:23-25 King James Version (KJV)
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.