The Truth about Yeshua [ Jesus ] and the Torah
Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. Romans 3:4
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4
There are many Christians who claim to know Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah yet do not strive to live a holy life. These Christians believe that the messiah somehow did away with the law yet we find in the Gospels the Messiah clearly stating:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. Matthew 5:17
Paul defines “fulfill”:
therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10
Yeshua the Messiah defined “love”:
The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12: 29-31
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:40
The Messiah continues:
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19
Yeshua also said:
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. Luke 16:17
Yeshua made some important statements about judgement day:
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:22-23
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. Luke 13:27
The word iniquity is key here. Iniquity is translated from the Greek work ‘Anomia’ A = without; Nomia = Torah. The will of our Father has been made known in the Torah (first 5 books of bible). Paul writes that you know Gods will by being instructed out of the law. Romans 2:18. Paul also writes that all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16. The Renewed Covenant [Jeremiah 31:31] known as the New Testament had not been written yet, this leaves us with the Tanakh (Torah, prophets and other writings) known as the Old Testament as the scripture Paul is referring to when writing to Timothy. This is not to say the Renewed Covenant is not scripture, but to emphasis the importance of following God’s commandments.
Yeshua fulfilled the law by demonstrating how the Torah is to be lived. Here are some examples where Yeshua taught the spirit of the Torah that had not yet been revealed:
Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Matthew 5:21-22
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28
Some final advice from Yeshua:
If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15
Yeshua, the son of the living God, the Word made flesh, said to keep the commandments. Yeshua never broke the Torah, he is innocent.
Do not allow any false prophet to tell you otherwise!
Read your Bible and prove these things for yourself.