People often use this term to describe products that, seemingly by design, outlive their usefulness within a given period of time.
We’ve all had experiences with manufactured goods, such as automobiles or appliances, that function for only a short time and then cease to work.
Consider, for instance, the car that breaks down even before it is completely paid for. It’s as if the manufacturer wants you to be forced to buy another!
Is God’s law outdated?
It’s unfortunate, but some who consider themselves Christians are under the impression that God uses “planned obsolescence” when it comes to His law and His plan for mankind!
Millions believe that Christ’s crucifixion “did away with” the need to keep God’s commandments, including God’s Holy Days, which outline His plan.
It’s true that God no longer requires certain acts of His people. For example, Christ’s sacrifice eliminated the need for God’s people to perform animal sacrifices (Heb. 10:1-6).
But man has taken it upon himself to declare obsolete other areas of God’s instructions that God definitely has not (Mark 7:6-9). Christ Himself said: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matt. 5:17-18).