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"Don't do it" also applies to adultery. Like I said before, he spared the woman to expose the Pharisees own sins. He did NOT discard the law or any of its contents. He used discretion and God-given authority to work around the law, but he did not discard the law.
Figure it out, its easy.
"The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them. - Matthew 23:2-3
What were the authorities in Moses' seat, telling them about?
The law of Moses, which includes harsh punishments.
Why did Jesus tell them to do as they were told by the Pharisees? Because he acknowledged the law of Moses and the authority of the Pharisees. (He knew the Pharisees themselves don't do it, but thats a different story. Jesus revered the law, which unfortunately, the Pharisees were authorities on.)
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!.
17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
I will end with this...
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke or a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. - Matthew 5:17-18
And don't tell me that "everything was accomplished" when Jesus died on the cross. Heaven and Earth are still around.
I know what I typed. Maybe you need to understand that the verses you quoted does NOT change the fact that Jesus asked people to do and observe as the Pharisees tell them.
Sorry about the length of that but YOU need to read the chapter... your understanding is severely lacking...
The law Jesus was referring to was the law that has always been in place.... NOT mans law which is the law of moses...
Gods law.... which is the law of LOVE
t was brilliant on his part. Obviously he didn't want anyone to follow the bloodthirsty law.
And if Jesus didn't want them following it ... then the law wasn't from God to begin with.
Also, this occurred to me: Is it that you are saying "adulterers are swine"?
Yet, most Christians don't seem to have a problem with eating bacon.
You claim Jesus didn't want anybody following the "bloodthirsty law"...
But we can see that Jesus taught the law was to remain till heaven and earth pass away.... AND instructed people to do and observe as the law-obsessed Pharisees told them to.
The Pharisees and Sadducees were trying to get Jesus to say that no one should follow the law and that the law wasn't from God.
I already gave you a Theology 101 lesson on that
I'm not 'claiming' anything. I'm stating it as FACT.
That said, the rest of what you said doesn't really matter. ...
Flyersfans opinions are NOT facts.
It is unbelievable how many times you have essentially called God evil in this thread!
Jesus told the people to follow the law IF THEY WERE WITHOUT SIN.
hey, when are you going to MAN UP and admit you were dead wrong about CHristians having to believe in Noahs Ark and Adam and Eve in order to be Christians?
But he didn't. And since Jesus is from God, then obviously GOD HIMSELF is telling people
not to stone others to death.
History: Stoning is arguably the world's oldest form of execution. It is as old as written literature, and the most common death penalty described in the Bible (prompting Jesus' famous anti-death penalty statement in John 8.7: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone"). Although it has never been a legal form of execution in the United States, it is practiced elsewhere in the world, primarily in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
Unsavory Overtones: Stoning is primarily enforced by Islamic fundamentalist sharia law, often for bizarre reasons. In 2004, 13-year-old Zhila Izadyar was sentenced to death by stoning in Iran for the "crime" of being raped by her older brother. Although the sentence was later overturned due to international outcry, equally horrific stoning sentences are quietly carried out throughout the developing world on a regular basis.
How It Works: The prisoner is buried either up to his waist (if male) or up to her shoulders (if female) and then pelted with stones by a crowd of volunteers until obviously battered to death. Under the terms of most fundamentalist courts, the stones must be small enough that death cannot reasonably be expected to result from only one or two blows, but large enough to cause physical harm. The average execution by stoning is extremely painful, lasting at least 10 to 20 minutes.
Please provide the chapter and verse, where Jesus said "follow the law IF THEY WERE WITHOUT SIN". Oh wait, it doesn't exist. You lie as usual. Nevermind.
99% of other Christians believe in Noah, Adam and Eve and all those other OT figures you dismiss as myth.
Again, please provide the exact verse where Jesus said he was "God himself".
You can't because it doesn't exist. Again, you lie about the own bible.
Like I said ... pathetic. This is why Muslims shouldn't try to tell Christians what the bible says.
Again - JOHN 8:7 - Jesus said "Let any of you without sin cast the first stone".
YOU believe Jesus is a prophet FROM GOD. And being from God, Jesus would do what God would want .
Nearly all of Christianity - who obviously know the bible MUCH better than you do - sees that it's there.
LIAR. You've been proven wrong on that time and time again - on your own thread.
Jesus telling the Pharisees that is NOT the same as Jesus telling the people "follow the law IF THEY WERE WITHOUT SIN".
But keep lying to yourself anyway.
I asked for a quote where Jesus said he is "God Himself".
Pretty much all prophets did what God would want. That doesn't make them God.
Most Christians believe in Adam and Noah. They would tell you that you are wrong on Adam, Noah and Moses and all those OT folks you dismiss.
So don't invoke other Christians when they would call YOU a false Christian and a hypocrite.