posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 05:08 PM
Didn't Christ 'do away' with the law?
Many mainstream practioners of Christianty believe erroneously that Christ abolished the law. Nothing could be further from the truth! In fact,
One greater than we testifies to this in Matthew 5:17-19 Think NOT that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but
to fulfil [Note: fulfill = magnify, expound upon, increase accountibility beyond the letter of the law now to the spirit of the law]. 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. Have the heavens and the earth passed away yet? Then neither has any of God's law - says
Jesus! [A related reference may be found in our article showing the Ten Commandments in the New Testament]
Do not let any man deceive you and turn you away from the words of Christ Himself! The Scriptures that people use to contradict Jesus upholding
the law are interpreted improperly. The followers of Christ did not dispense with His commands. Jesus KEPT the Holydays and all of God's Law to be
considered "blameless" and "sinless." We see that if Christ broke the law that it would be sin and we would have no savior.
1 John 3:4-7 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take
away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children,
let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1 Peter 2:19-24 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be
buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither
was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that
judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose
stripes ye were healed.
During the time of Christ, the Passover and the Feast of Unleavens became jointly known as the Feast of the Unleavens being that unleavened bread
was eaten on the Passover as well. The following example contains such a case but the point of the illustration is that Christ was keeping the
Holydays. Matthew 26:17-19 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we
prepare for thee to eat the passover? And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep
the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
Jesus is also shown attending the Feast Days in John 2:23; John 5:1; John 7:2,10, 14, 37; John 11:55-56; John 12:12; John 13:1; and Luke 2:41-42.
After washing the disciples feet during Passover Jesus told then he was to be imitated in John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should
do as I have done to you.
We read a similar admonition to mimic Jesus in the letter called 1 John 2:1-6 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only,
but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth
not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we
that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.