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Is Jesus the "end" of the Law?

Answer: Completion - Yes / Termination - No

To everyone, who is confused here:

You are confusing the laws found in ordinances with the Law of the Ten Commandments.

The laws in Ordinances are the "laws" Jesus is the "end" of...ONLY these were nailed to the cross of Christ, says the Apostle Paul.

The Law of the Ten Commandments stand forever!

Romans 10:4 KJV

"Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes."

Romans 10:4 CJB

For the goal at which the Torah aims is the Messiah, who offers righteousness to everyone who trusts.

Matthew 5:19 "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall DO and TEACH them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven." ~ Jesus

Jesus said in Matthew 5:17 "I am come NOT to DESTROY the Law or the prophets: I am come NOT to destroy, but to fulfill"

Therefore, the interpretation that Jesus is the "end" or "termination" of the Law is in error, for these verses cannot contradict one another. Rather, Jesus is the FULFILLMENT, COMPLETION, PURPOSE ("end") of the Law.
In Strong's Concordance, "end" refers to a "result [immed., ultimate or prophetic], purpose" - "end". We know it can NOT be "termination", unless we make Jesus a liar. For instance, in another place, Jesus said, "It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one letter of the Law to fail." (Luke 16:17)t the Bible, it shows us that the Law stands forever, and even saying that the Holy Days shall be kept forever (Ex. & Lev.). Does forever mean, NOT forever?! Is not the Word of God true forever as Jesus said again in John? Did not Paul also say 'ONLY those "laws", FOUND IN ORDINANCES, were nailed to the cross of Christ' (Eph. 2:15 & Col. 2:14)?

Not all words in your Bible mean what we as Americans would take them to mean. We must look deeper and read them within the context of the WHOLE Bible. comparing them with all similar and related verses for better understanding, knowing first, that which Jesus, Himself, said is true forever, for He is the Word; and from that premise, we must seek to understand the verses above, interpreting them within the context of the WHOLE NT and even the WHOLE of the Bible, OT very much included.

We must not take verses out of context as to make them fit with church doctrine or our preconceived notions of what we personally think the Word should be. Segregation of the Word is perverse and will lead us into more ungodliness.

Jesus fulfills, upholds, establishes and magnifies the Law in Himself, even giving us the power by His own Spirit to keep the Law if we would just obey and follow His example... Yea, He has even shown us the key to keeping the Law: "To love the Lord our God with all our heart, and mind, and with all our strength (This fulfills Commandments 1-4), and to love our neighbor as ourself (this fulfills Commandments 5-10)" For if we do this, obedience becomes effortless, because we do it not to gain salvation (we are saved by grace, through Jesus' blood). Rather, we do it because God has asked us to...because the Law is holy and for our benefit...

We keep the Law because of our love for the Father and because of the Son, even writing it on our hearts, if we would stop stifling the Spirit and cease from continually finding ways of going round about to justify our disobedience.

Simply repent, confess your wrong-doings against God and man, and "go and sin NO MORE" (Jn 8:11). For our forgiveness is assured. Do NOT betray that forgiveness and sacrifice by justifying sin and crucifying the Lord of Glory over and over in your hearts(Heb. 6:6)...

To disobey God is sin and sin is defined by the Law (Rom. 7:7 & 1 Jn 3:4).

"Do we then make void the Law through faith? God forbid: yea we establish the Law." (Romans 3:31)

"Wherefore the Law is holy, and the Commandment holy, and just and good." (Romans 7:12)

"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law." (1 John 3:4)

"And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself to walk as He walked." (1 John 2:3-6)

"By this we know we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His Commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments are not grievous." (1 John 5:2-3)

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Comment from: Pam [Member]

If this is directed to me, I am not sure how you find me in disobedience. I search my heart and I don't find myself in disobedience but if I refrain from standing upon Christ alone, I most surely shall be in disobedience. God is never satisfied with outward obedience only in me, He doesn't like it when I fake it. As one born again in Christ, my obedience must come from the heart that is at the center of my new nature. That new nature is Jesus in me and He has fulfilled all of the laws not from outward obedience either but from His pure nature which is Spirit as His Father is Spirit.

The letter of the law kills, Timothy. It is the Spirit that gives Life. I am not a child of the Law or Moses. I am a child of Abraham, of that promise that was given 430 years before the Law and brought to fruition in Christ.

Jesus has fulfilled the Law and He is the fulfillment of the Law for me. Jesus is everything to me. I will not turn back from Grace to Law.

Permalink 05/24/07 @ 11:11
Comment from: donny [Member]
Hello.Rom.7:6.---We should serve in the newness of the spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.Paul is talking about 2 ways of life,one verses the other.One is inner and one is outer,you can tell whenever you are walking in the spirit,or the law.Whenever you are guided by the inner or the outer.spirit= = outward. We have to be guided and led by the spirit inward.The spiritual life is inward ,its all Him -Jesus Christ,you dont do things to get in,you do things because He is in you.The holy spirit will guide and lead us into the truth,he will show us whats in the letter and we will obey Him . The spirit that lives within.Its not about keeping the rules its about having a relationship with the one who made the rules. I love Jesus.donny.
Permalink 05/27/07 @ 07:47
Comment from: donny [Member]
hello. Jesus was led by the spirit.Why dont we follow His example.If Jesus never received anything from the spirit from heaven,we would have no new testament If He just preached from his knowledge of the old testament,we would have no new testament.What did He preach? He preached a word directly from heaven. When those of a religious mind set challenged Him ,on what He said,then He gave them a scripture.When Jesus was teaching in the temple,the jews marvelled ,saying how does this man know letters having never studied. Jesus said when anyone wills to do His will he shall know--- When you surrender your will to do Gods will you will also know the fathers doctrine.--It comes by revelation to your spirit.Jesus said:I can of myself do nothing: My doctrine is not mine, but His who sent me.:As I hear I judge.: The words that I speak are not my words.:What I hear I speak. His guidance came from within. Jesus got His words from a relationship with the father,from the spirit. He perceived in His spirit what they were thinking in their hearts. He also moved in word of knowledge. We are to walk as He walked. Jesus said.As the father sent me I send you.Jesus had to surrender His will to the father,I have to do the same ,I have to be Christ centered not self centered.He set for us a perfect example.Jesus is dwelling in us,and He wants to minister His life through us, but He cant if we dont yield and surrender our own life to HIM.I love Jesus. donny.
Permalink 05/28/07 @ 06:15

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