5:17 Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill
5:18 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.
I’ve always been facinated by the way Christians swear off the old laws. I mean there are some horrible things in there, and I’m happy they do because if they didn’t, I’d be toast since I live in a place that’s full of them.
1 Kings 21:10
10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
So I probably shouldn’t make fun of them for this. But I just don’t see how they go through the mental gymnastics to get there.
That whole “New Covenant” thing sounds good, but it is entirely from Paul. I know in the comments I’m going to wind up repeating this over and over. I probably shouldn’t even approve anyone who brings it up because I’m already talking about it. NOTHING Jesus said indicates the old rules don’t still apply. I dare you to post something that does. OK, he did stop a crowd from stoning a woman once. But he didn’t say it was because the rule wasn’t good. He said they weren’t qualified to make the decision. Here was a perfect opportunity for clarity and he just passed.
And I don’t want to hear the “fulfill” part either. There is quite a long list leading into the verse that tells you what he is talking about fulfilling.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
The meek haven’t inherited jack yet, so it wasn’t fulfilled. That’s just an example…like I said, there is a rather extensive list. Heck he goes on to say you ought to rip out your eye if you lust after a woman. I don’t see a lot of blind Christian men here.
I also really don’t think Earth has passed yet. I mean I’m not always the most observant here, but I think I’d notice a little thing like that. It pretty directly says that Earth has to pass.
But finally, does it even make sense that an omnipotent being would change the rules like that. I mean the best way to live is the best way to live. I mean didn’t your God know that slavery was bad? Didn’t he know that a rapist shouldn’t have to just pay a fine and then marry his victim? Didn’t he know that stoning gay men to death was a bit of an over reaction?