MOSES SAID EARLIER IN 1500 BC: "And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live" (Deut. 8:3).
More than 100 times in MMLJ/BC, Jesus declared that he was teaching the law of Moses. Not one time in MMLJ/BC -- did Jesus or MMLJ/BC ever state that he was teaching New Testament "doctrine."
Matthew 19 is not New Testament "doctrine"...because in MMLJ/BC Christ said that he came to Israel to "fulfill" the law of Moses within the Old Covenant “kingdom” of Israel -- not reveal New Testament "doctrine" or "establish" the new covenant "kingdom" in the Old Covenant “age” of MMLJ/BC.
BEFORE THE CROSS: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 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" (Matt. 5:17-18).
AFTER THE CROSS: "And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Lk. 24:44-45).
John the baptist and Jesus the Messiah and their Jewish disciples in MMLJBC, often “prophesied” of coming New Testament events, but their Old Testament “prophecies” as Old Testament “prophets” were never revealed or taught to be New Testament doctrine. Only the New Testament “fulfillment” of these Old Testament “prophecies” in Acts 2 through Revelation 22 is the revelation of New Testament doctrine.
It really is true, one of the strangest facts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John -- before the cross -- (MMLJ/BC), and one of the most mystifying myths about the life and death of Christ revealed in these four books, is the TEACHING of the Scripture that confirms these four books really belong to the Old and not the New Testament.
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