5379 law, Jesus Christ's attitude to
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Jesus Christ accepted the authority of the OT law and saw himself as coming to fulfil its purpose.

Jesus Christ's disputes with the Pharisees and teachers of the law

The Pharisees and teachers of the law accuse Jesus Christ's disciples of not following tradition

Mark 7:5 pp Matthew 15:2

Jesus Christ accuses the Pharisees and teachers of the law of hypocrisy

Mark 7:6-8 pp Matthew 15:7-9 See also Isaiah 29:13

Jesus Christ gives examples where human tradition is observed rather than God's law

Mark 7:10-13 pp Matthew 15:3-6; Matthew 23:1-36 pp Mark 12:38-39 pp Luke 20:45-46

The Pharisees accuse Jesus Christ of breaking the Sabbath

Mark 2:23-24 pp Matthew 12:1-2 pp Luke 6:1-2

Jesus Christ demonstrates his authority over the Sabbath

Mark 2:27-3:4 pp Matthew 12:8-10 pp Luke 6:5-7

Jesus Christ challenges the religious leaders to think about principles not rules

Mark 3:4 pp Luke 6:9 pp Matthew 12:11-12 See also Luke 13:10-17

Jesus Christ came to fulfil the law

Matthew 5:17,21-22 Jesus Christ went beyond the literal rules of the law, to the thought behind the act. See also Exodus 20:13

Matthew 5:27-28 See also Exodus 20:14

Jesus Christ asserts the continuing validity of the law

Matthew 5:18-19; Luke 10:25-28 pp Matthew 22:37-39 pp Mark 12:29-34 See also Luke 10:29-37; Luke 16:16

Jesus Christ himself was obedient to the law and its commands

In honouring his parents

Luke 2:41-51

In being baptised

Matthew 3:13-15

In resisting temptation

See also Luke 4:1-13

In observing the Passover

Luke 22:7-8

In submitting to the will of God

Matthew 26:39 pp Mark 14:35-36 pp Luke 22:41-42

See also

2057  Christ, obedience
2333  Christ, attitude to OT
2545  Christ, opposition to
7464  teachers of the law
7550  Pharisees
8767  hypocrisy

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