[ExI] Religions and violence

Henrique Moraes Machado (CI) cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 16:32:15 UTC 2010

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As I understand it, Jesus brought a new dispensation, rendering the
moral imperatives in the barbaric Old Testament obsolete.
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Not really...

>From which I quote:

"5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not 
come to destroy, but to fulfil."
"5:18 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."
"5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and 
shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: 
but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the 
kingdom of heaven"

And there's also...

>From which I quote:

"Jesus believed that the Old Testament was divinely inspired, the veritable 
Word of God. He said, "The Scripture cannot be broken" (John 10:35). He 
referred to Scripture as "the commandment of God" (Matthew 15:3) and as the 
"Word of God" (Matthew 15:6). He also indicated that it was indestructible: 
"Until Heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall 
pass away from the law, until all is accomplished" (Matthew 5:18). Notice 
that he mentions even the words and letters!"

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