> Are you so bold as to presume that the perfect understanding of the gospel has come to you, and to you alone, in the face of all that has been preached and practiced by the church over the past 2000 years?
I never claimed I have perfect understanding about the bible, In fact I have been wrong on several occasions But I will say this just because the church has taught it for 2000 years doesn't make it true. Especially when you aren't willing to dispute my doctrine. You claim I have a hardened heart yet you are unwilling to listen to my point of view. Other's in this thread have called me a demon >>2906
I have provided numerous examples that the old law hadn't been done away with. More importantly though is that we should focus on the weightier aspects of it according to Christ himself.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone."
Jesus never once denounces the law and he didn't change it either because if he did he wouldn't be sinless because changing the law is a sin. Meaning he wouldn't have been a sinless sacrifice and our sins wouldn't have been forgiven us. Remember that God the father is greater than Christ.
"Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I."
Moreover John 3:16 a verse usually posted as a response to anti old covenant law is actually in support of it because when given a bit of context it reads
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."