Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant. This could be an allusion either to the Second greatest commandment "love thy neighbor" or the New Commandment "love one another". It is not clear exactly what Paul means by the phrase, "the law of Christ". Although Paul mentions Biblical law several times e.
Lord, what you commanded is come to pass genhtaiand yet is there place.
Our conclusion is that the reference to law in v. This being confirmed as it follows from the phrase, until heaven and earth pass away, equivalent to all things come to pass.
We receive confirmation of this when we go on to v. But whoever does and teaches them, this one will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. Neither the cross of a T nor the dot of an i is to be set aside from one of these least commandments -- not ever, until all things come to pass.
Now let us recall how the Pharisees and others were "setting aside" the law of Moses by Corbin and such things, thus relaxing it and making it easier to keep in some areas and ask, What does Jesus intend by these least commandments?
Does he intend us to understand the commandments in the law of Moses? In the first instance, yes, this is obvious but that is only for the sake of a point of departure to something other than the commandments of Moses. Let us move on to the next three verses and have this: Matt 5 FNT 20 For I say to you that unless your justice abounds more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be liable for judgment. And Whoever says to his brother: Raka, he will be liable to the council, and whoever says: You stupid, he will be liable to the Gehenna fire.
Verse 21 is the key. The Lord first quotes the Sixth Commandment, as what was said to the ancients. Then immediately there comes this phrase, But I say to you, and the information that everyone who is even angry with his brother is liable to the very same judgment that Moses assigned to murder, and even if one says to another, Raka empty head or You stupid, one is liable to judgment, including Gehenna fire.
He is responding to the practice of the Pharisees to set aside some portion of the law of Moses. Mark 7 FNT 9 And he says to them: Well do you set aside the commandments of God, that you may keep your traditions.
Be honoring your father and your mother, and the one reviling father or mother shall be brought to the end by death. If a man should say to his father or mother: The Pharisees liked that, so they relieved a man of the Fifth Commandment of the law of Moses.
It was set aside. Not even the cross of a T or the dot of an i is to be set aside. Instead, Jesus began with the law of Moses and did the very opposite.
Rather than relaxing it by setting aside some portion, or even preserving it as given to Moses, he does the very opposite!
He stiffens it immeasurably.How Christ Fulfilled and Ended the Old Testament Regime Close. John Piper @JohnPiper Jesus came to fulfill all that was written in the Law and the Prophets.
All of it was pointing to him, even where it is not explicitly prophetic. Bible verses about the subject Law: These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. The law of Christ, then, is to love God with all of our being and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
In Mark –33, the scribe who asked Jesus the question responds with, “To love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole.
The law of the kingdom, which is the law of Jesus, removes absolutely every limitation; agape love must apply even to that person seeking to kill you -- precisely as Jesus applied it during his agony on the cross. Jesus and the Law of Moses. There is much confusion rampant today regarding Christ and the Law of Moses.
The expression "law of Moses" is found in the scriptures (Lk. 44). The law of the kingdom, which is the law of Jesus, removes absolutely every limitation; agape love must apply even to that person seeking to kill you -- precisely as Jesus applied it .