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Matthew19

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Matthew19

  1. 1. Matthew, Mark, Luke And John -- Before The Cross... Proposition: The Scriptures teach that the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are a part of the Old Testament. Proves: Why Matthew 19 Is Not New Testament Doctrine. Proposition: The Scriptures teach that the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are a part of the Old Testament. Proves: Why Matthew 19 Is Not New Testament Doctrine. “21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil” (1Thess.5:21-21).
  2. 2. Three Covenant Ages-Bible Bible has 3 different covenant ages: 1. Patriarchal age: covenants with individuals and families Gen. 1 – Ex. 19. 2. Mosaical age:covenant with only Old Testament Israel Ex. 20 – Jn. 19. 50 Days Between Old - New Test. Matt.28,Mk.16,Lk.24,Jn,20-21,Acts 1 3. New Testament age: Acts 2 – Rev. 22.
  3. 3. 20 The Bible Time-Line... Old Testament End New Testament Genesis - Acts 2 - Rev. 22 MMLJBC 50 Christ Days Church Today o-----o------o------o--> o o-----------------> Every character, covenant, command and promise! * The Bible is essentially covenant history * Old Testament: “past” covenant history * New Testament: “present” covenant history
  4. 4. Is Everything Jesus Taught In Matt. 19 N.T. Doctrine? Is everything that Jesus taught in MMLJBC New Testament doctrine? NO! Is everything that Jesus taught in Matthew 19 NT doctrine? NO! Matt. 19:16-17: “…Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life…keep the commandments” …within the law of Moses!!!
  5. 5. Churches Of Christ Will Not Give From MMLJBC... Sabbath to Seventh Day Adventists! NO! Instrumental Music to Methodists! NO! Thief on the cross to Baptists…as New Testament doctrine…NO! Some among churches of Christ insist that they have the right to take marriage, divorce and (re)marriage law from Matthew 19:3-12 as NT doctrine. No!
  6. 6. We Must Interpret Matthew 19:3-12 Just As 19:16-22! Matthew 19:3-22 was all a part of the Old Testament law of Moses. Contains only the teaching and commands of the Old Testament law of Moses. By what law of interpretation do they take Matthew 19:3-12 as N.T. doctrine and reject 19:16-22?
  7. 7. Matthew 19:3-12... “3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
  8. 8. Matthew 19:3-12... “7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”
  9. 9. Matthew 19:3-22... “16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
  10. 10. Matthew 19:3-22... “20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.” Has Deaver sold all of his possessions?
  11. 11. Spiritual Sword Lectureships Of 1992… Traditionalists teach that Matthew 19:3-12 refers to Deuteronomy 24:1-4! “In the passage in Matthew 19, as we have seen, the Jews referred to the words of Moses taken from Deuteronomy 24:1- 4.” What The Scriptures Teach Regarding Marriaqe, Divorce And Remarriage, Alan Highers, p. 30.
  12. 12. Spiritual Sword Lectureship Of 1992... “Deuternomy 24:1-4 deserves special attention not only because of its significant contribution to Jesus’ discussion with the Pharisees concerning divorce in Matthew 19, but because its true meaning has been obscured by older translations.” The Biblical Definition Of Divorce, Edwin S. Jones, p. 255.
  13. 13. Matthew 19:3-12... “Is it lawful…” “Lawful” used more than 60 times in MMLJBC, and it always referred to the Old Testament law of Moses! Never referred to New Testament! Comparison of what was “lawful” in the law of Moses in both Deut. 24 and Matt. 19.
  14. 14. Matthew 19:3-12... “For every cause…taught by the rabbis…” Only “one cause” in the law of Moses, Deut. 24:1-4 “ervah dabar” (some uncleanness, sexual immorality)! Christ defined the “cause” for divorce in Matthew 19 as “fornication”!
  15. 15. Christ Condemned All Rabbinical “Traditions”... Christ condemned all 1st century Jewish “rabbinical traditions” about the law (Matt. 15:1-15). Christ also condemns all of today’s 21st century brotherhood, Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrinal “traditions.” There is simply no inspired truth in human tradition!
  16. 16. “Except For Fornicatio” Matthew 19:9... Strong’s Definition, p. 91: “ervah, from 6168, nudity, nakedness, shame, unclean(ness), make bare, discover, make naked, spreadself, uncover.” Fornication: “4202, porneia, 4203, harlotry, adultery, incest, unlawful lust in either sex.” Moses and Christ taught same thing!
  17. 17. “Except For Fornication…” Moses and Christ both taught there was only “one cause” -- sexual uncleanness --for divorce in Israel! Christ defined the phrase “ervah dabar” in Deut. 24 as “fornication.” Moses and Christ gave only “one cause” for divorce in the old Mosaical covenant. Mt. 19 was abolished at the cross (Ephesians 2:12-15)!!!
  18. 18. “Ye have heard it said…” Christ did not contrast Old and New Covenant laws. Christ contrasted -- more than 100 times -- the “true” law of Moses with the “false” rabbinical “traditions” about the law of his time in Israel. Christ always quoted the law or the “tradition” on which the rabbinical “tradition” was based when facing his rabbinical enemies.
  19. 19. “And...But...For...Verily I say unto you…” This phrase used more than 100 times by Christ before the cross. Always referred to the Jews under the Old Testament law of Moses. Examples: Matt. 5:19-26; 16:18; 24:34. Christ never referred to NT law in Matthew 19!
  20. 20. “Whosoever…” Moses: “Whosoever he be of the children of Israel” (Lev. 20:2). Christ: “…whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in heart” (Matt. 5:28). Words “covet” and “lust” have same definition in both Old / New Testaments.
  21. 21. “Whosoever marrieth her that is put away-unlawfully...” Jesus taught in Matthew 19 that “whosoever” in Israel that put away their wife UNLAWFULLY-that is according to the “causes” set forth in the false rabbinical “traditions- and marries another -- committed adultery -- because he transgressed the law of Moses in Israel.
  22. 22. Old Testament Law Of Moses... The Old Testament law of Moses to which Matthew 19 belonged… Never applied to anyone except the Jews of the Old Testament children of Israel! No one today is accountable to the law of Moses for it was “nailed to the cross” Col. 2:14, “abolished, “taken away” 2 Cor. 3:7, 13, 16.
  23. 23. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 1. Jesus was born, circumcised, lived, taught and died under the authority of the Old Testament law of Moses (Gal. 4:4-5). Jesus had no N.T. “authority” in MMLJBC! 2. By covenant, Jesus was an O.T. “Israelite” -- not a N.T. “Christian.” 3. By covenant, Jesus was an O.T. “prophet,” a minister of the “circumcision” (Rom. 15:8).
  24. 24. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 4. Jesus came to “fulfill” all prophecies and promises God made to Israel in the law of Moses (Mt.5:17-18). 5. Jesus declared hundreds of times that his teaching in MMLJBC was the O.T. law of Moses and prophets (Matt. 7:12). 6. Jesus was sent only to the “lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt. 15:24).
  25. 25. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 7. Every doctrine, prophecy or parable Jesus taught in MMLJBC was taken directly from the earlier revelation of the “law of Moses/writing of the prophets”: A. Jesus quoted Moses 40 times! B. Hundreds of examples of Jesus teaching the law of Moses in MMLJBC!
  26. 26. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 8. John and Jesus came in MMLJBC to “restore” unfaithful Jews, not “save” alien sinners/the world (Isa. 49:6; Mt.17:9-13). 9. Jesus contrasted the “truth” of the O.T. law of Moses with the false rabbinical “traditions” of the rabbis (Mt. 15:1-9). 10. Jesus believed in the law of Moses and practiced Jew’s OT religion!
  27. 27. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 11. In MMLJBC, Jesus observed the Old Testament “sabbath” (Mk. 2:7-8). 12. Jesus commanded that “animal blood sacrifice” be made according to the law of Moses (Matt. 8:1-4). 13. Jesus “offered” tithes (Matt. 23:23). 14. Jesus preached Old Testament “plan of salvation” for Jews only (Mt. 19:16-22).
  28. 28. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 15. Jesus preached Old Testament Mosaical “gospel” that the Messiah had come and the new covenant age and kingdom was “at hand” (Mk. 1:1-15). 16. Jesus preached only old covenant “belief” in the Messiah and “faith” in God, and the law of Moses as the law required (Matt. 9:22).
  29. 29. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 17. Jesus never used the word “Christian” in MMLJBC, he never produced one New Testament “child of God,” he never worshiped with the new covenant church. 18. Jesus taught and practiced John’s old covenant “baptism for the remission of sins” in the “restoration” of unfaithful Jews in Israel (Jn. 4:1-2).
  30. 30. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 19. Jesus taught Old Testament salvation for Jews by the “works of the law” (Matt. 19:16-22). 20. Jesus was a perfect example of a Jew, an Israelite living according to the law of Moses, not an example of one living the “perfect” Christian life. In fact, Jesus was not a N.T. “Christian.”
  31. 31. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 21. While Jesus spoke Old Testament “prophecies” and “parables” depicting the then-soon-to-come New Testament age, he never revealed New Testament doctrine before the cross (Matt.13:10-17). 22. Jesus condemned the “traditional causes” for divorce taught by the rabbis (Matt. 19:3).
  32. 32. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 23. Jesus never used the word “grace” in MMLJBC. 24. Jesus teaches in Galatians 2:16-17 that a Christian cannot be “justified” by keeping the Old Testament law of Moses in this New Testament age. Any attempt to do so will cause the Christian to “fall from grace” (Gal. 5:4).
  33. 33. 25REASONS Why Matthew 19 Is Not N.T. Doctrine... 25. Jesus taught the same Old Testament law of Moses for marriage, divorce and marriage in Matthew 19 that Moses taught in Deuteronomy 24:1-4. Both God and Moses prophesied that Jesus, as the Messiah, would teach the law just as they had originally revealed the law in the Mosaical covenant.

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