Jesus’ attitude towards the Mosaic Law
Emergence of Chrisianity
Choose one of the following questions, and post 3-4 lines of a response to the Discovery Board
- 1. Compare and contrast what happens after Jesus dies on the cross in Mark and Matthew.
- 2. What is Jesus’ attitude towards the Mosaic Law as presented by Matthew (Mt. 5)? Why is this significant?
What is Jesus’ attitude towards the Mosaic Law as presented by Matthew (Mt. 5)? Why is this significant?
Jesus stated plainly that he had not come to refute the Mosaic Law but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). Jesus came further make sense of what the Mosaic Law held and although His listeners though He would say contrary to what the law said, He only extended it. According to Him, the Mosaic Law was clear in the minds of the Jews but they took it too plainly and continued to perpetuate sins. Jesus insisted on ultimate righteousness from simple things that most Jews overlooked to the grave sins that they knew and did everything to avoid. The Mosaic Law was being taken too plainly……………………….words 204