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Did Jesus contradict the Law in Matthew 5:21-22?


Matthew 5:21 - 22

ESV - 21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says several times, "You have heard that it was said . . ." and follows it up with "But I tell you. . . ." Using the formula, Jesus creates a contrast between the ...

July 01 2013 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
Jesus said that unless our righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, no one will see God. 

Romans 4:5: But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him who justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 

Romans 4:6: Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputeth righteousness apart from works. Blessed is the man whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 

The Pharisees were self righteous. Galatians 2:21: I do not void the grace of God, for if righteousness were by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. 

If we could be saved by keeping the law and doing good works, then Jesus died for no reason. 

The law is good, but it cannot save a sinner who has broken the law. Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:9-10: For there is none righteous, no not one. 

We are all sold under sin. But through one sinner, Adam, all are made sinners, all can be made righteous through Jesus, who fulfilled the law for us.

Jesus kept the law perfectly. He has imputed His perfect righteousness to our account. John 3:18. Believers can no longer be condemned to hell. Unbelievers are condemned already because they have not believed on the name of the Son of God. 

Jesus paid our sin debt in full so we can never be condemned again. 1 John 2:2. And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. 

Romans 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the POWER of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 

Jesus took the punishment we deserve so we would not have to go to hell to pay for our sins. He kept the law perfectly and has imputed His perfect righteousness to our account. 

That is why we have nothing to boast in. Romans 3:26-28. Jesus paid it all and we paid 0. You cannot boast in 0. Romans 6:23: For the penalty for sin is death, and we all sin, First John 1:8, and we all die, but the GIFT of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

There will be no boasting in heaven. Jesus paid it all and we paid 0. John 6:40, and John 6:29. 1 John 5:13.

August 04 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Roman CIERESZKO Retired librarian
There is difference before and after the crucifixion of Jesus.

What happened to the old commandments on the cross? Christ abolished the law of commandments and regulations (Eph. 2:15) and blotted out, removed, and nailed them to the cross (Col. 2:14). The old law, including the 10 commandments, passed away when Jesus was nailed up to the cross.

The ministry of death and condemnation engraved on stones has passed away. Now in the NT, the church is in the ministry of the Spirit and righteousness (2 Cor. 3:7-11). It means that now the Holy Spirit is working His fruit through us; we are no more following old commandments written on stones, but we are submitting the the Holy Spirit to enable Him to generate His fruit in us.

October 08 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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