Old plus New Testament

Can anyone give me bible references where Jesus says He didn’t come to admonish the Old Testament, but to fulfill?

And a few Christian practices that come out of the Jewish traditions.

Thanks and God bless.

[quote=sonofppio]Can anyone give me bible references where Jesus says He didn’t come to admonish the Old Testament, but to fulfill?

And a few Christian practices that come out of the Jewish traditions.

Thanks and God bless.
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From the Catholic Encyclopedia:
(Jesus said) “I came not to destroy the law but to fulfil it.” This Christ did by insisting anew on the great law of charity towards God and man, which He explained more fully and gave us new motives for practising. He corrected the false glosses with which the Scribes and Pharisees had obscured the law as revealed by God, and He brushed aside the heap of petty observances with which they had overloaded it, and made it an intolerable burden. He denounced in unmeasured terms the externalism of Pharisaic observance of the Law, and insisted on its spirit being observed as well as the letter. As was suited to a law of love which replaced the Mosaic Law of fear, Christ wished to attract men to obey His precepts out of motives of charity and filial obedience, rather than compel submission by threats of punishment. He promised spiritual blessings rather than temporal, and taught His followers to despise the goods of this world in order to fix their affections on the future joys of life eternal. He was not content with a bare observance of the law, He boldly proposed to His disciples the infinite goodness and holiness of God for their model, and urged them to be perfect as their heavenly Father is perfect. In fulfilling the law, it is argued, Christ also ended the old Covenant and began the new and everlasting Covenant with man. I’ll let the others on this forum wrestle with that one. :wink:

[quote=sonofppio]Can anyone give me bible references where Jesus says He didn’t come to admonish the Old Testament, but to fulfill?

And a few Christian practices that come out of the Jewish traditions.

Thanks and God bless.
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Mt 5:17: 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.

One Jewish practice that Catholics do is praying for the dead. Christ’s sacrifice (and thus the Eucharist) is a fulfillment of the Passover sacrifice. Circumcision is fulfilled in baptism.

[quote=John_Henry]Mt 5:17: 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.

One Jewish practice that Catholics do is praying for the dead. Christ’s sacrifice (and thus the Eucharist) is a fulfillment of the Passover sacrifice. Circumcision is fulfilled in baptism.
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Thank! Exactly what i was looking for. :thumbsup:

Here some direct quotes from some of the early Church Fathers of Matt 5:17.

Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X
And before our Saviour Jesus Christ this net was not wholly filled; for the net of the law and the prophets had to be completed by Him who says, “Think not that I came to destroy the law and the prophets, I came not to destroy but to fulfil.”

Clementine Homily III
[indent]"And His sending to the scribes and teachers of the existing Scriptures, as to those who knew the true things of the law that then was, is well known. And also that He said, `I am not come to destroy the law, ’

Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes
[indent]When I heard such a sentiment propounded, I repeated to the people that sentence of the Gospel in which our Lord Jesus Christ said of Himself: “I am not come to destroy the law, but to fulfil it.”

Hippolytus Exegetical Fragments
[indent]For they who keep the commandments, and do not disclaim the ordinances of the law, enjoy rest both in them and in the doctrine of our Lord; and that is the meaning of “in the midst of the lots.” As the Lord says, “I am not come to destroy the law and the prophets, but to fulfil them.”

Tertullian On Modesty
For even if we are just now beginning with the Law in demonstrating (the nature of) adultery, it is justly with that phase of the law which Christ has “not dissolved, but fulfilled.”[/indent]
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[size=4]NAB MATTHEW 19:16

**The dangers of riches. Another time a man came up to him and said, “Teacher, **what good must I do to possess everlasting life?****” He answered, “Why do you question me about what is good? There is One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." “Which ones?” he asked. Jesus replied “You shall not kill”; ‘You shall not commit adultery’; ‘You shall not steal’; ‘You shall not bear false witness’; ‘Honor your father and mother’; and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

**NAB JOHN 12:50 **

"Since I know that his commandment means eternal life, . . . . "

******NAB LEV 19:18 **(God speaks through Moses)[/size]

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

Do not be confused by St. Paul’s teachings that the law is out and faith only is in. St. Paul himself teaches us to obey the commandments. It was the law of circumsicion and Pharisie created frivolous Church laws that Paul opposes; Not Christ’s command to us to obey the commandments to go to heaven through him.

**NAB ROM 2:13 (St. Paul is speaking.) **

For it is not those who hear the law who are just in the sight of God; it is those who keep it who will be declared just.

NAB MAR 7:9
(Jesus destroys the “law” to uphold the Law.)
He went on to say: **“You have made a fine art of setting aside God’s commandment in the interests of keeping your traditions! **For example, Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and in another place, ‘Whoever curses father or mother shall be put to death.’ Yet you declare, ‘If a person says to his father or mother, Any support you might have had from me is korban’ (that is, dedicated to God), you allow him to do nothing more for his father or mother. **That is the way you nullify God’s word in favor of the traditions you have handed on.” **

Abraham, Issac and Jacob are in heaven. The only way that they or anyone can go to heaven is through the blood of Jesus. Jesus fulfills the law so that those Israelites and Christians who obey God with all their strength can go to heaven through His blood. What is faith but obedience to Jesus commands, especially His command to obey God’s commandments with all your heart.

** Peace in Christ,**

**Steven Merten **

www.ILOVEYOUGOD.com


There are MANY, MANY, MANY Catholic practises that are based on Jewish tradition, festivals and temple worship. It is a whole area of typology in and of itself. This is much of the Tradition that our seperated brothers and sisters have lost. Most of them no longer have an altar and tabernacle which were at the heart of Jewish worship and remain central to our Catholic services. I am currently reading a book copyright 1906. “How Christ Said the First Mass”. by Fr James Meagher. It is 438 pages of explaining all the symbolism.

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