Friday, 18 April 2014
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We hear the message of God's "grace" as an anthem to many Christians. I hear it often. This anthem states that because of Christ, we have no obligations to fulfill any commandment of the Old Testament, and that Christ freed humanity from these obligations through his crucifixion.

I vehemently reject this assertion, however the teachings of Paul of Tarsus, as translated in many revisions of the Bible, are very confusing... and even contradictory.

How do we help humanity reconcile this discrepancy?

Can we make the assertion that the teachings of Jesus, are superior to Paul's?

Paul tells us, "You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace."
Galatians 5:4

Jesus told us... "be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect"
Matthew 5:48


There is obviously room for much confusion here.
8 years ago
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#6440
Accepted Answer
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
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.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5: 17-20

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

8 years ago
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#6440
Accepted Answer
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
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.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5: 17-20

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

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