posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 01:24 PM
It was Jesus who said that. Jesus came to save the Jews and teach them the right way to live. The pharisees of the day (Jewish leaders) used man-made
rules instead of the Law of God. Below is an example of Jesus and His disciples doing things on the Sabbath that angered the Jewish rulers:
1One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the
kernels. 2Some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
3Jesus answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4He entered the house of God, and taking the
consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions." 5Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of
Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
6On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled. 7The Pharisees and the teachers
of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. 8But Jesus knew what they
were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Get up and stand in front of everyone." So he got up and stood there.
9Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?"
10He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was completely restored. 11But they were
furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
Jesus' message is clear: Do Good, and do not let anything stop you from doing so.
About the Law of the Jews.
Paul teaches that Christians who have not recieved the Law (i.e. Non-Jews) are not required to follow 'the Law' as such, but to do what is right in
the Name of God.
Jesus was a Jew, so he followed Jewish Law and custom, non-Jews are not required to follow Jewish Law.
Yes, Jesus studied the Torah. You can not love a book, Jesus loved God, and he loved His people.