However, as Christ brought an "end" to the "exclusive" old Mosaical covenant for Israel   by his death on the cross (Rom. 7:1-4; 10:4), he opened the new covenant for "all nations"  (Jews and Gentiles) by giving the New Testament "great commission" (Matt. 28:18-20; Mk. 16:15-16; Lk. 24:44-48).  Then, once the New Testament "age" began in Acts 2, the book of Acts describes the apostles going forth and preaching the new covenant "gospel" "into all the world" and bringing New Testament  "salvation" to both  alien Jews and Gentiles (Col. 1:23).


In MMLJ/BC – Before The Cross -- Jesus Taught The Old Testament Law Of Moses

And Practiced The Old Covenant Mosaical Religion


Because MMLJ/BC describe in detail how Jesus and his Jewish disciples -- as Old Testament Israelites -- kept the law of Moses and practiced the old Mosaical religion during Jesus' lifetime, we must therefore interpret and apply Christ's teaching of the old covenant law of Moses in MMLJ/BC to only that "last generation" of old covenant Jews and not attempt to apply that Old Testament law of Moses to men and women of this New Testament "age."  Today, no one, including those  of  Jewish  heritage,  is  accountable    to   the  Old  Testament   religion   of "the ten commandments" or any of the other Mosaical laws of God for Old Testament Israel that Jesus taught to that "last generation" of covenant Jews in MMLJ/BC.

 

The teaching of the law of Moses by Christ in MMLJ/BC, (i.e., observing the Sabbath, offering animal sacrifice, tithing, temple worship, etc.), applied only to those old covenant Jews in the Mosaical covenant who were contemporary with Jesus. It does not apply to anyone in this 21st century. MMLJ/BC show that Christ referred to what was "written" or what was "fulfilled" in the Old Testament  law of Moses more than eighty times. While we could cite hundreds of Scriptures from MMLJ/BC where Jesus was teaching the law of Moses (not revealing new covenant doctrine), let us show by the following examples how Jesus was "restating"  the true law of Moses to the "last generation" of Jews in Israel  -- in "contrast" to the false rabbinical "traditions" so prevalent in Israel in that day.


The "Harmony" Of  The Old Testament Teaching Of Moses And The Prophets Including Jesus

In Exodus 20 Through Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 And John 19


1.   The teaching of Moses and the prophets that the people of Israel shall not live by bread alone, but by every old covenant word of God in the law of Moses. "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).


  The teaching of Christ in MMLJ/BC that the people of Israel shall not live by bread alone, but by every covenant word of God in the law of Moses. "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4).



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