Re: Where all of Jesus commands for all the people, all the time, throughout the ages
Oh I got the point. I just don't believe your point is valid. For instance, the OT tells us to offer a sacrifice. The new testament teaches us how to do that.
Originally Posted by Arrow
Jesus didn't say the opposite of what the law said. He was dealing with how the law was enforced. Here's what Jesus said concerning the law...
17 "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
So first, he did not come to abolish the law! To say he taught the opposite of the law doesn't do Him justice. Also, he said this concerning those that would teach against the law...
19 "Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
I don't think we want to say that Jesus is the least in the kingdom of heaven by saying that he annuls one of the commandments.
18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Now, I do think a case can be made that "all is accomplished" might be the cross. However, there is much left to accomplish for we are all still here and the new earth and new Jerusalem is not yet built.
Also, Paul tells us that we live by the spirit of the law and not the letter.
If one wants to understand the law and the teachings of Jesus, we need to look a bit deeper than just a few verses here and there.
"May the Lamb that was slain receive the just reward for His sufferings." A quote by Moravian missionary that sold himself (along with a friend) into slavery to reach those that the slave owner prevented from hearing the gospel.
May I live for Him and not for me.