The Law And Jesus's Relationship With The Law

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As pointed, both the contemporary teachers of the Law and Jesus were very strict about adhering to the Mosaic laws, and neither of them would tolerate disobeying, bending, or misinterpreting them. However, Jesus was more about the real purpose of the Law, which as demonstrated in his sermons throughout the Gospels, was more about becoming intimate with God and being generous and compassionate to people around oneself. In fact, Jesus condemns some of the Pharisees as being brood of vipers, in Gospel of Matthew 12:34. The condemnation becomes particularly extensive and damning chapter 23, where Jesus lists out all the way why Pharisees are injust, including aforementioned forgetting of mercy and compassion. In the process, he even foreshadows …show more content…
In this passage, possibly the most important nature of Jesus, particularly in his relationship with the Law, is revealed: He is come to bring new order, while maintaining the old. He was the force of a change, and at the same time the protector of the tradition. As stated multiple times, the Law was here to stay, regardless of what Jesus do. The Law was not going to change, but the people were. Upon Jesus’ crucifixion, Jews would no longer have to use temples for worship, for the curtain of the temple dividing the place for God and that of people were torn, and their body was the temple. The Gentiles would be allowed to freely worship God, and people would be freed from the hypocrisy and deceits of the teachers of the Law. Jesus’ reverence towards the Law is further reinforced, by the fact that he adheres to it, even though he is, in a sense beyond its limit as applied to the mortals, from the fact that he was resurrected from death, not just as a spontaneous mercy and might from God, as sometimes would happen in the Old Testament, especially during the journey of Elisha, but rather, as a part of God’s long term plan. In a flip side, because of his strong adherence to the Law, his grace shines …show more content…
He was the representation of God’s might and mercy, whose coming was prophesized from all the way from the Old Testament. He came to maintain the Law, but change the way it affected people by preaching its true nature and freeing people from its restriction with his sacrifice. After his resurrection, his followers are obliged to spread his teaching to the world, by preaching and practicing Jesus’ compassionate interpretation of the Law. The Transfiguration and its implication was the proof of how thorough and magnificent the overarching plan of God’s establishment of its world and the salvation of his people, and how great his mercy was that he gave up his only Son to the clutches of the death and evil, to fulfill that

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