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reply to post by charles1952
Did Jesus break any of the 10 Commandments? Yes. Did he break GOD's commandments? I don't think so. I think Jesus knew that the 10 Commandments
had been co-opted by sinister forces and were being enforced abusively.
For example, here, I think we can prove that the intentions of Jesus were to question the status quo of Hebrew tradition. "We can't just blindly
"honor our parents" anymore!" this was his message, as he challenged the 5th Commandment.
It's easy to see why they wanted him dead.
"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he
cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26
Matthew 10:34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35"For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household."
Matthew 12:46-50 "While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and
said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and
Jesus challenges the status quo of the enforcement of the death penalty of stoning youthful rebels, after being accused by the Pharisee of "working"
(healing) on the Sabbath.
Additionally, Jesus asks his followers to abandon their false ideas of who God is and what God wants of us, asking them to follow him, above their
Yahweh religious "set in stone" dogma.
Jesus never claimed to be Yahweh, his name was Jesus, and we add "Christ." And if Jesus was Yahweh in the flesh, as many Christians assert, then one
reason that he came was to make corrections in the way the 10 Commandments were being interpreted, enforced and abused.
So Jesus did break, or challenge the 10 Commandments, the First Commandment, by claiming to be GOD. He broke the 6th Commandment by encouraging
youthful rebellion against parental authority. He challenged the Hebrews attitude on 7th Commandment, against adultery, by interrupting a legal
execution and releasing the offender without judgement.
And yes, these were men's (biblical) laws, not GOD's.
He continually reminds us that his teachings trump the "God" of the Old Testament, and that HE is the embodiment of the new "risen GOD." He told us
that HE is THE WAY, the only way, and following the 10 Commandments just wasn't going to cut it anymore.
Let he that has ears hear, and he that has eyes see, that Jesus was the embodiment of the (lost and forgotten) Torah, the living word of GOD, that
will never change, not one word, until heaven and earth pass away.
(And then, the New Testament, and HIS words, were co-opted by sinister forces................)
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