- Dec 26, 2015
Agreed.Jesus spoke about the Laws in the Sermon on the Mount. (I think it was in that sermon). Saying that no word in the law will go away until it is completed. Then Jesus continues on to say that anyone who follows the laws and teaches others to follow them will be the greatest in in Kingdom of Heaven, and those who Ignore even the least of the laws, and teach others to ignore them will be the least in the Kingdom.
Nonetheless, in both cases both types of people are included in going to the Kingdom of heaven. The real kicker to the issue is what Jesuscsays next in Mathew 5:20.
"But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven!"
The two thoughts on this matter is that 1) the Pharisees and teachers of the law were continually called hypocrites, and Jesus condemned them publically for that. And 2) the other idea is the idea that we are saved not by our own rightousness but by Jesus's rightousness taking the place of our sins so that we can be made with a clean slate before God.
But have you been reading along?
What do you say about my post no. 78? (and even 76).
How do we reconcile what Jesus said with what is written in the O.T.?