posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:43 PM
Originally posted by paxnatus
The New Testament is speaking to the Christians it is all about Jesus' coming. Jesus came to fulfill the law, not abolish it. The jews do not
believe in the New Testament because they do not believe Jesus is the Messiah.
You bring up another good point that I missed pointing out...
God had a covenant between himself and the Jewish people, those are the rules of that covenant. Gods part of the covenant is that he would send the
Jews a Messiah through the linage of the House of David. When Jesus stated that he “came to fulfill the law” that is what he is referring too. The
fact that he was the fulfillment of Gods part of the Covenant. To be honest, those old covenant laws no longer even apply to the Jews themselves, as
the covenant is now fulfilled by God, and we now look to Christ as the ultimate sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. We need no longer rely on
old Jewish traditions for our forgiveness. That is why God allowed the Temple to be destroyed shortly after the death of Christ, and the Jewish
rejection of Christs forgiveness.
Many people misunderstand what this verse is actually about, and incorrectly attribute it to Jesuit Futurism's belief that its about an
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for
the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
In reality, its about Christ fulfilling the covenant, as mentioned above, the Jewish rejection of that fulfillment, and Gods punishment of allowing
the Romans to destroy Jerusalem and the Temple because of it.
This event happens here:
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
When the temple veil rent in two at Christs death, that was a message to the Jews that their old animal sacrifice would no longer be accepted for