MatthewMarkLukeJohn LAW GOSPEL Law of Moses or Gospel of Christ?
The False Doctrine Stated • Jesus lived and died under the Law of Moses, therefore, His words do not apply today • The recorded words of Jesus (MMLJ) spoken before the cross do not apply today (after the cross)
The False Doctrine Stated “This book presents the view that the vast majority of the teaching of Jesus Christ in the gospels is not New Covenant teaching at all.” Sam Dawson The Teaching of Jesus Introduction
The False Doctrine Stated “Jesus revealed no New Testament doctrine during the thirty-three years of the Old Testament age described in MMLJBC.” Dan Billingsly Letter to Dennis Ross Nov-Dec, 2004
The False Doctrine Stated “The things Jesus taught about the kingdom during His ministry were not law. They were facts about the coming kingdom.” James Johnson Bible Newsletter (p. 1, para. 2) Vol. 1, No. 1, Apr 1999
The False Doctrine Stated “The truths Jesus spoke about the kingdom, however, do not constitute commands to be obeyed by Christians. The commands Jesus gave during His lifetime were the Law of Moses.” James Johnson Bible Newsletter (p. 2, para. 4) Vol. 1, No. 1, Apr 1999
The False Doctrine Stated “The things Jesus taught about the Law of Moses during His earthly ministry do not regulate us since they have passed away (Heb. 8:13).” James Johnson Bible Newsletter (p. 2, para. 3) Vol. 1, No. 1, Apr 1999
The False Doctrine Stated Conclusion: Today we are under none of the commands spoken by Jesus! Answer: John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you
Beware of False Prophets! “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7:15-16 “Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.” Colossians2:4
Jesus Spoke SalvationBefore the Cross • LOM identified sin, Rom. 3:20 • LOM could not save, Heb. 10:1, 4 • Jesus began to speak salvation, Heb. 2:3 • Eternal life, Jno. 6:63, 68 GRACE Jno. 1:17 Gal. 2:21 Gal. 3:21
OT Prophets Before Cross Luke 24:44-45 Deut. 18:15-19 Acts 3:19-26 • Testified of Jesus, Jno. 5:39 • Moses wrote of Christ, Jno. 5:46
OT Prophets Preach Gospel Isa. 61:1-2 Luke 4:17-29 “Today this Scripture is fulfilled…” NOT … “this Scripture will be fulfilled after the cross ”
Sent to preach kingdom, Lk. 4:42-44 • Fulfilled His work,Jno. 17:4 • Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom of God! Preach the Kingdom of God
Luke 16:16 The law and the Prophets were until John Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached...
Mark 1:1-3 "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ" The continuation of the law of Moses! NOT
JOHN (Matt. 3:2, 11-12) “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” “He who is coming…” JESUS (Matt. 4:17, 23) “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” “Preaching the gospel of the kingdom…” Kingdom and Messiah Preached Before the Cross
Jesus Preached the Coming Kingdom • Many misunderstood, Jno. 6:15; Matt. 11:12-13 • How could this be if Jesus was teaching LOM? • Jesus preached: “Believe in the gospel”(Mark 1:15) • Belief comes from hearing (Rom. 10:17) • Therefore, Jesus must have been preaching the gospel, not the Law of Moses!
Jesus Preached to Gentiles and to JewsMatthew 4:12-17 • But the Law of Moses was not given to the Gentiles (Deut. 5:1-3) • Jesus preached the same message to Jews and Gentiles, Matt. 4:23 • Jesus was preaching the gospel, not the Law of Moses!
BEFORE Matthew 4:23 Matthew 10:7 Mark 1:15 Luke 4:43-44 AFTER Matthew 24:14 Acts 8:12 Acts 20:25 Colossians 1:23 “The gospel of the kingdom” Matt. 16:16-18 Jno. 10:24-25 Acts 17:2-3 Acts 28:23, 31
BEFORE John 2:19-22 Acts 20:35 1 Cor. 7:10-11 AFTER Resurrection Generous Giving MDR Remembering the Words Jesus Spoke Before the Cross John 14:26
Why this Doctrine? • An attempt to remove the binding authority of what Jesus taught on divorce and remarriage • So that it does not apply to all people today • So that people may remain in sinful remarriages • So that marrying one who has been put away is not adultery – in spite ofMatthew 5:31-32 • So that remarriage after putting away for a cause other than fornication is not adultery – in spite ofMatthew 19:9
MOSES Put away for “uncleanness”(Deut. 24:1-4) Remarriage allowed Adulterers killed (Lev. 20:10) JESUS Put away for cause of fornication (Matt. 19:9) One remarriage approved; All other remarriage adultery Divorce and Remarriage Not the Same!
JESUS “…let not man put asunder.” (Matt. 19:6) “except for fornication and marries another … adultery.” (19:9) PAUL “wife is not to depart…husband not to divorce…” (1 Cor. 7:10-11) “Remain unmarried or be reconciled” (1 Cor. 7:11; Rom. 7:2-3) Divorce and Remarriage SAME
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MatthewMarkLukeJohn x LAW GOSPEL Nullifies the binding authority of Jesus’ teachings before the cross 25
MatthewMarkLukeJohn x LAW GOSPEL Disciple (Christian) cannot use the words of His Master to be like Him, Luke 6:40 26
MatthewMarkLukeJohn x LAW GOSPEL The lost cannot go to the words of Jesus to learn and be saved (Matt. 11:28-30) 27
MatthewMarkLukeJohn x LAW GOSPEL The authority of Christ is not heard in MMLJ -Yet: Hear apostles…hear Jesus, Luke 10:16 -They wrote MMLJ after cross…HEAR THEM!
Will of Christ Heb. 9:15-20 • Eternal inheritance by His death, 9:15 • Will is made before death, 9:16-17 • Will is dedicated (put into force)after death, 9:17-20 Now that Jesus has died, the will He spoke before His death is in effect!