Keeping the Law, teaching in life

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Many people say that the law ended Christ. But such a statement is mere imagination without analysis of the text in question. For example, if a word can be conjugated, or adjective, when such things happen it is different at the end of the word. So when we have the text: " Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill " 1 , what is the real characteristic of the word fulfill?

Many people mistakenly say that fulfilling is linked to the idea of ​​ending, or finishing something. But we must understand that the term is Greek and not in the Portuguese language. Sometimes to explain Greek terms, or the use of Greek dictionaries, can be difficult to understand for people who do not understand Greek. But we can use a subterfuge, which is simple. We copy a word in the same way as it is in the text and look in the Bible for words identical to it. And we see in other texts how the word interacts. This way, we can easily know the real meaning of a term.

So let's start. " Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill " 1 , in Greek we have "μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον καταλυσαι τον νομον η τους προφητας ουτητολιοιος The word " comply " 1 , and the Greek word "πληρωσαι" 2 . Now we must look in the bible where we find the identical Greek term "πληρωσαι" 2 . When doing the search we have 4 texts with the identical word 3 .

Analyzing the first we have the scene in which Jesus was going to be baptized by John, but John said " John, however, tried to stop him, saying:" I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me? " 4 , now the baptism it is for the death of the old sinful man, for the birth of a new man who seeks the ways of God. Now did Jesus need to die the old sinful man, for a new birth? Of course not, Jesus did not need to change what he was, he is what we should be, before and after baptism, so that baptism would mean nothing in relation to repentance, because Jesus did not sin. So Jesus said. " Jesus replied," Leave it alone for now; we should do so, to fulfill all righteousness " " 4, Jesus knew that John was right, that it was John who needed Christ's baptism, and not Christ's John's baptism, so Jesus said " Leave it for now " 4 , as if to say, leave it alone, don't have this In-depth analysis, "we should do so, to fulfill all righteousness " 4 , here Jesus shows that he is baptized by John to teach what baptism is like, to demonstrate by example and not out of necessity. So the word " comply " 4 , "πληρωσαι" 3 , involves teaching by example.

If we go to another verse we have the verses from Romans 15: 12-14 5 , here we have a statement by Paul about the preaching that should be given to the Gentiles. And so we have " The root of Jesse will sprout, he who will rise up to reign over the Gentiles; they will put his hope in him " 5 , here we have the text talking about Christ that Jesus is a descendant of Jesse, and he rises up to reign over the Gentiles, and such will have hope in Jesus. Now, we are talking about Gentiles who do not know Jesus, but will be reigned by Him, and the Gentiles will put their hope in Him, how does that happen? The verse continues. " May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace " 5 , the term "fill" 5, is the Greek word "πληρωσαι" 3 , which is the same as " comply " 4 , what does that mean? That the term fill is involved in that God of several examples of joy and peace, that is to say that they are taught for example, and that these examples that are testimonies strengthen them. It is simple to understand. Let's say that a person witnesses different experiences of joy, and peace, then such things make him fill, or learn in practice, joy and peace. See that the verse continues " for your trust in him, that you may overflow with hope " 5 , and more " My brothers, I myself am convinced that you are full of kindness and fully instructed,5 , we see that every text involves learning, knowledge, and experiences, so that the term "fill" 5 , from the Greek "πληρωσαι" 3 , which is the same as " fulfill " 4 , refers to teaching for example.

Thus we begin another text, " Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and complete in my body [9] what remains of Christ's afflictions, in favor of his body, which is the church. " 6 , here Paul quotes that he he rejoices in his sufferings, and that in his body he completes the afflictions of Christ, that is, Paul is going through suffering to exemplify in practice what it is like to live seeking to be like Christ. And Paul continues, " From her I became a minister according to the responsibility, by God attributed to me, " 6 here Paul is talking about the connection of the example he has given to Colossians, and that this example of his ministry that was entrusted to Paul , is for the favor of the Colossians. We can now observe the continuation in two translations "to give full fulfillment to the word of God: " 6 (JFARA) and" to fully present the word of God to them " 6 (NIV). Here we have" full fulfillment "and" fully " 6 , here the term is defining" πληρωσαι " 3 , which is the same as" fulfilling " 4 , again we have to use the word fulfill related to giving a personal example, showing in practice how such a thing should be done. So Paul's experience, especially the sufferings, are the action of " full compliance " and " fully " 6, to teach the word of God. In other words, the word of God must be read in fact in the person's life and not merely in texts, so the term "πληρωσαι" 3 , " fulfill " 4 , means showing by example to teach those who see what it is like.

Now we can finally understand the text it says. " Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. " 1 . First we look for all the texts in the bible that have the identical term, we understand the connection of the term and its function in all the texts in which it exists. So the term is linked to teaching by example. In this way, the text in which Jesus says he came to fulfill the law, is linked to what can be observed, and learn how to do it, in order to " present them fully " 6 , in this way one must see how Jesus does and so do according to the example, we certainly have to " Become my imitators, as I am Christ's " 7, which closes all the logical connection of the text, linking compliance with learning by seeing someone's experience, so that it can be imitated, and so the law is not on paper, but is seen in the heart, as we see Jesus fulfill the law and we must learn from his life, and imitate Jesus.

  1. Version: Português: João Ferreira de Almeida Revised and Updated
    Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I came to repeal the Law or the Prophets; I didn't come to revoke, I came to fulfill.
    Version: English: New International Version
    Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.
  2. Mat 5:17 μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον καταλυσαι τον νομον η τους προφητας ουκ ηλθον καταλυσαι αλλα πληρωσαι
  3. Mat_3 15 αποκριθεις δε ο ιησους ειπεν προς αυτον αφες αρτι ουτως γαρ πρεπον εστιν ημιν πληρωσαι πασαν δικαιοσυνην τοτε αφιησιν αυτον
    Mat_5 17 μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον καταλυσαι τον νομον η τους προφητας ουκ ηλθον καταλυσαι αλλα πληρωσαι
    Rom_15 13 ο δε θεος της ελπιδος πληρωσαι υμας πασης χαρας και ειρηνης εν τω πιστευειν εις το περισσευειν υμας εν τη ελπιδι εν δυναμει πνευματος αγιου
    col_1 25 ης εγενομην εγω διακονος κατα την οικονομιαν του θεου την δοθεισαν μοι εις υμας πληρωσαι τον λογον του θεου
  4.  Version: Português: João Ferreira de Almeida Revised and Updated
    Matthew 3:13 At that time, Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan, so that John could baptize him.
    Matthew 3:14 But he dissuaded him, saying, I am the one who needs to be baptized by you, and you come to me?
    Matthew 3:15 But Jesus said to him, "Leave it for now, because in this way we have to fulfill all righteousness." Then, he admitted it.
    Version: English: New International Version
    Matthew 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
    Matthew 3:14 But John tried to stop him, saying: “I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"
    Matthew 3:15 Jesus replied, “Leave it alone for now; we should do so, in order to fulfill all justice ”. And John agreed.
  5.  Version: Português: João Ferreira de Almeida Revised and Updated
    Romans 15:12 Also Isaiah says: There will be the root of Jesse, the one who rises to rule the Gentiles; in it the Gentiles will wait.
    Romans 15:13 And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your belief, that you may be rich in hope in the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:14 And I am certain, my brothers, yes, myself, about you, that you are possessed of goodness, full of all knowledge, able to admonish one another.
    Version: English: New International Version
    Romans 15:12 And Isaiah also says: “The root of Jesse will spring up, he who will rise up to reign over the Gentiles; they will put their hope in him ”[96].
    Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, for your trust in Him, that you may overflow with hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:14 My brethren, I myself am convinced that you are full of kindness and fully educated, being able to counsel one another.
  6.  Version: English: João Ferreira de Almeida Revised and Updated
    Colossians 1:24 Now, I rejoice in my sufferings for you; and fill in what remains of Christ's afflictions, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church;
    Colossians 1:25 of which I became a minister according to the dispensation on the part of God, which was entrusted to me on your behalf, to give full fulfillment to the word of God:
    Colossians 1:26 the mystery that had been hidden from centuries and generations ; now, however, he has manifested himself to his saints;
    Version: English: New International Version
    Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and complete in my body [9] what remains of Christ's afflictions, in favor of his body, which is the church.
    Colossians 1:25 From her I became a minister according to the responsibility, by God assigned to me, to fully present the word of God to them,
    Colossians 1:26 the mystery that has been hidden for ages and generations, but that has now been revealed to your saints.
  7.  Version: Português: João Ferreira de Almeida Revised and Updated
    1 Corinthians 11: 1 Be my imitators, just as I am of Christ.
    Version: English: New International Version
    1 Corinthians 11: 1 Become my imitators, as I am Christ's.





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