Are Jesus’ Commands Part of The Law?

In a previous post, I asked the question, “Are Jesus’ Commands Part of The Gospel?”  There were varied responses which you can see here.

Today’s question is:

Are Jesus’ commands part of the law?”  To some, it must be one or the other.  But, perhaps that’s “western thinking.”  Which commands of Jesus am I talking about?  The ones he said we should teach others to obey in order to Make Disciples. Matthew 28:20  Either way, whether you say Jesus’ commands are part of the law or part of the gospel, there are wide implications.

 

 

 

Can they be both?

Are they neither?

 

 

0 thoughts on “Are Jesus’ Commands Part of The Law?

  1. wbmoore says:

    Luke 10:25-28
    25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
    26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
    27 He answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
    28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

    Matthew 7:12
    So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

    Galatians 5:14
    The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

  2. wbmoore says:

    I think the Law (particularly the moral parts) is filled with concrete examples of what it means to love God and love others. If we love, our lives will be models of doing these things. The New Testament gives examples of how our spiritual condition should be, while the Old Testament is filled with concrete examples of what that looks like.

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