[thechat] RE: Christian Mythology

Mathew Patterson Mathew.Patterson at asx.com.au
Wed May 23 17:53:11 CDT 2001

> But these commandments you mention here were laid out during the Old 
> Testament of the Bible.  Many of the things that were God-ordained during 
> the Old Testament (including the slaughter of a lamb to cleanse sins, not 
> trimming the corners of the face and binding the Word to your forehead - 
> the actual Scriptures for these escape me now) were effectively negated
> you believe in Christianity) by Christ's death on the cross.  These were 
> all signs of respect to God or as atonement for sins, which, as the New 
> Testament lays out, are no longer necessary because Christ's death now 
> atones these sins.

>That's not what Jesus said.

>"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: 
>I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." - Matthew 5:17


- The fulfilment of the law was suggesting that the purpose of the law,
i.e. bringing people into the right relationship with God, was fulfilled
by Jesus.

The law was not destroyed, but completed.


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