Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Law

Matthew 5:17-20 KJV
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Many people think the old testament is obsolete because Christ fulfilled the law. However, as we learn in these scriptures, Christ didn't come to destroy (make obsolete) the law, but to fulfill it. There isn't any part of the law that should be changed until it is fulfilled. The law is good.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that one can earn salvation by living by the law, but that doesn't mean that the law is something to be ignored either. It would do us well to study the law and the prophets and see why those commands were given to the people in the first place.

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