IS JESUS THE “END” OF THE LAW?!
IS YAHUSHUA (Jesus) THE “END” OF THE LAW?!
Answer: Completion – Yes / Termination – No
To anyone, 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” YahuShua (Jesus) is the “end” of…ONLY these were nailed to the cross of Messiah, says the Apostle Paul.
The Law of the Ten Commandments stand forever!
“Messiah is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”
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
YahuShua (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 YahuShua (Jesus) is the “end” or “termination” of the Law is in error, for these verses cannot contradict one another. Rather, YahuShua (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 YahuShua (Jesus) a liar. For instance, in another place, YahuShua (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 YahuShua (Jesus) said again in John? Did not Paul also say ‘ONLY those “laws”, FOUND IN ORDINANCES, were nailed to the cross of Messiah’ (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 YahuShua (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.
YahuShua (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 YahuShua’s (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)