Matthew 5:17 – Why not let the text answer the question?

One of the most discussed passages in the Brit Chadasha (New Covenant) is Matthew 5:17. I have heard and read so many opinions on what Yeshua (Jesus) meant when He spoke those words over 2000 years ago. Looking at the words themselves seems reasonably straightforward. “Do not think that I came to abolish the Torah or the Prophets! I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.” Clearly, the intent of the statement is to contrast the words “abolish” and “fulfill.” So, any reading of the text that would conclude with the understanding that Yeshua was doing away with the Torah and Prophets (another way of saying Tanakh or Old Testament) would be doing exactly the opposite of what the intent of the

Maybe it’s time for some new glasses

Many years ago, I watched a movie entitled My Cousin Vinny, which stared Joe Pesci as a lawyer from New York who was defending his nephew who was being tried for murder in Alabama. During the trial, Pesci’s character was cross-examining a witness, an older lady who was wearing very thick glasses. As a part of the questioning, Pesci asked the witness how her sight was and she responded that with her glasses on her vision was pretty good. Pesci then took a tape measure and walked about 75 feet from the witness and asked the witness to tell him how many fingers he was holding up. After providing an incorrect answer, Pesci walked up to the witness and said, “Maybe it’s time for some new glasses.

The lie that is the foundation of all lies

In Genesis 3:4, we find the very first lie from the lips of Satan when we read, “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You most assuredly won’t die!’” In these few words, we are introduced to the destructive power of words, the foundation for every murder that has ever been committed, and the reasoning behind the justification for all genocide, including the largely unrecognized genocide, known as abortion. With this simple phrase spoken to the very first woman and man created by G-D, Satan provided the excuse used by human beings along with the rationalization of the destruction of entire people groups, and ultimately the extermination of over 58 million unborn. From Biblical times until today, t

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