Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Old or New Testament? Arguments Answered
Since Jesus lived under OT Law • Everything He did & taught was under the authority of the Law of Moses. • Passover (Exo 12) introduced under Patriarchal Law & perpetuated under Mosaical Law. • Lord’s Supper (Matt 26) introduced under Mosaical Law & perpetuated under NT Law. A N S W E R
Since Jesus lived under OT Law • He could not give a new set of laws or there would be two covenant laws. • Passover, Unleavened Bread, Sabbath introduced under Patriarchal Law before Mount Sinai (Exo 12, 13, 16). • Doctrine of Christ introduced under Mosaical Law before the cross & Pentecost (Matt 7:24-27). A N S W E R
Since Jesus lived under OT Law • He could not introduce any new law regarding the worship of God. • Jesus accepted worship in fulfillment of the Mosaical Law (Heb 1:6; Deut 32:43). • Jesus had authority to state new laws re- garding worship (John 4:23-24; 5:22-23). A N S W E R
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John in the New Testament SUMMARY: • The OT contains a record of laws from the Patriarchal & Mosaical time period. • The Gospels (MMLJ) contain a record of laws from the Mosaical & Christian time period.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John in the New Testament SUMMARY: • The Law of Moses was a schoolmaster to bring the Jew to Christ (Gal 3:24-25). • Jesus was born & He died under the Law of Moses (Gal 4:4). • Jesus was perfectly obedient to that Law (1 Pet 2:22).
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John in the New Testament SUMMARY: • Jesus laid the groundwork for a new Kingdom (Jn 3:3-5). • Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the Law & put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself (Rom 8:3-4; Heb 9:26).
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John in the New Testament SUMMARY: • Jesus did teach the Jews how to keep the Law of Moses (Mat 7:12; 22:36-40). • But Jesus also introduced laws in fulfillment of the Law of Moses that would carry over into the Law of the NT (Matt 5-7; Matt 26; Jn 4:23-24).
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Contains many facts & terms of The New Covenant of Christ