[quote=jcaz]Jesus (pbuh) was a very devout Jew. No Jew could ever raise a finger at him and say why do you not observe the Sabbath?
you bet they did…the Bible says so and Jesus replied : i am the Lord of the sabbath.
never having violated the Sabbath,
divorce was disallowed except in adultery during his lifetime,
but NOT during Moses’ time…
he followed the law of Moses to the letter.
not really…Moses told you BUT I TELL YOU…Jesus reinterpreted Moses’ law, linking it to our hearts, since the new covenant God talked about is a spiritual one :
“Look, the days are coming, Yahweh declares, when I shall make a new covenant with the House of Israel (and the House of Judah), but not like the covenant I made with their ancestors the day I brought them…out of Egypt…No, this is the covenant I shall make with the House of Israel when those days have come, Yahweh declares. Within them I shall plant my Law, writing it on their hearts.”
thats why Jesus reinterpreted the old law, linking it to the heart…hence you see Jesus’ emphasis on the HEART, unlike the “physical” old law :
Unlike the temporary covenant made at Sinai, the “New Covenant” would be “everlasting.” While the Old Covenant was a physical covenant (with physical circumcision as its sign), the New Covenant would be a spiritual covenant (with circumcision of the “heart” being its sign-Romans 2:28-29). This was foreshadowed in Deuteronomy 10:16 wherein God spoke of the “circumcision of the foreskin of the heart” as proof of a real attitude change. When the Old Covenant was replaced by the New Covenant, the sign of the Old Covenant (circumcision) became moot and unnecessary.
If you read any of Jesus’ “but i tell you”, you’ll realize they all are linked to spirituality, to the heart.
However, Paul’s dreams have now legalized for all Christians that which Jesus (according to the Bible) died believing in.
it was Peter’s dream not Paul’s. And this is from neither Peter nor Paul, but Mathew:
What goes into the mouth does not make anyone unclean; it is what comes out of the mouth that makes someone unclean."
Christians in general follow the commandments of Paul and others who are given the power to totally cancel out all of the commandments of both Moses and Jesus, and no Christian has any reservations whatsoever.
if you believe the Bible is correct, then muslims do the opposite of Jesus’ teachings and even the opposite of Moses’…Camel as well is prohibited by the Old law, but in islam it is permitted.
Christianity is literally built around the premise that disciples of disciples, have the power to cancel the commandments of their prophets and even the law practiced by the alleged Son of God himself.
neither did. It was Jesus himself who said : i am the Lord of the sabbath…and since He himself said that not what enters the mouth defiles it, then He meant what He said coz He is the Lord of the Law.
According to the Bible, Jesus (pbuh) spent his whole life in strict adherence to the commandments of the law of Moses (pbuh).
nop. Why didnt Jesus stone the adulterous as per Moses’ law?
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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
often misunderstood…to fulfill does not mean to condone everything otherwise Jesus wouldnt have reinterpreted the law. And nothing will be changed until He comes back again.
Paul’s dreams, however, have broken commandments right and left. There is so much of what Jesus (pbuh) did during his lifetime that his followers have now totally neglected, not because Jesus (pbuh) told them to break the commandments, but because Paul would later tell them to break them upon the authority of the visions he was receiving
wrong…Paul did neither and Paul himself applied the law…but what he said is that it is not the law that saves, but Jesus Christ…It is the New covenant we follow , not the old, just like God in the OT says…the New Covenat, the Spiritual covenant of the heart, not the body…