Why? Were MMLJBC Written?


The Scriptures teach that the four books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written to describe the “end” of the Old Testament “age”-- not the “beginning” of the New Testament “age.” Contrary to the Roman Catholic “heresy” of 1486 AD, and despite the erroneous Protestant creeds and doctrines of the 16th and 17th centuries  and the constant yelping of some “gospel preachers” among  churches of Christ today --  the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testament show this to be true.


If MMLJBC are not the “written end” of the Old Testament Mosaical covenant, then where is the “end” of the mission and work of Jesus Christ as the “last” Old Covenant “prophet” sent to Israel,  found in the Bible?


The truth is that MMLJBC were written for benefit of the Jews  who were not physically in Israel at the time of Jesus. To those Jews who where scattered throughout the Mediterranean world during the mission of Christ to Israel. For those those Jews who had not yet heard of the work of  Jesus the Messiah in “fulfilling” the old covenant (Matt. 5:17), his “abolishing” the law of Moses at the cross (Col. 2:14), the “revelation” and “beginning” of the New Covenant “age” (Jer. 31:31-32; Acts 2).


MMLJBC were written for the Jews of the 1st century, and for all subsequent centuries of this New Testament “age,” so that all Jews could know that Jesus Christ -- the promised Messiah,  had once and for all “ended” the authority and teaching of the Old Covenant that God had made with Israel.


MMLJBC show clearly that all Jews  of the 1st century, and all Jews of subsequent centuries, “became “dead to the law by the body of Christ.” (Rom. 7:4). No Jew has been accountable to the Old Testament covenant and/or law of Moses for over 2000 years!


First, MMLJBC describe only Old Testament history. MMLJBC do not describe New Testament history, therefore  MMLJBC were not written to describe the “beginning” of the New Testament “age.”  


Second, every word of MMLJBC relates and harmonizes with the Old Testament law of Moses, and the faith and practice of religion in the Jerusalem temple in Israel in Exodus 20 through Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 and John 20, 21. Not one word of the faith and practice of religion in MMLJBC relates to or harmonizes with the faith, practice and religion in the New Testament of Jesus Christ in Acts 2 through Revelation 22. Therefore,  MMWhy? Were MMLJBC Written?

 

Third, every character in MMLJBC was an Old Testament Jew, an “Israelite” in Israel, or an alien sinner of the Gentiles, including political and military members of the Roman Empire. Not one New Testament “Christian” is mentioned or described in MMLJBC.



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