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The facts they don't want you to know about the supposed miraculous number 19 of the Quran...
Why did God never speak directly to Muhammad or do miracles through him as He did with all His other prophets and apostles?
Necessary questions for muslims
How can Melchisedek be eternal, having no parents, and not be God?
“Jesus came to fulfill the Law, He was not against it!
Why are you Christians not doing what Jesus did??”
This is what muslims ask me.
This other muslims asked, If Jesus came to keep the Law, how could He bring a new teaching that was different? Therefore according to him, He didn't bring a new teaching and therefore Christianity must be false...
-Yes, don't laugh, it’s actually sad that in today’s world where information is very easily accessed, these are the type of shallow things they keep saying to us, without ever knowing and thinking of anything within its clear context.
Now, let's read the particular passage first:
Mat 5:17-19 / Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 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. 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.
Jesus was the God of the Law. He had given them the Law before he was born on earth and afterwards, as a human, being a Jew, He had to honor the Law by keeping it, meaning fulfilling it Himself (v.17). So He is telling them that His intention FOR THE JEWS was not to say bad things against the Law or to destroy it by making Israelites not keep it, but to even fulfill it in His life as well!! So by saying He came to fulfill it, HE IS ASSURING THEM of His intentions and how He respects the law and prompts them that they too must keep and teach the Law as it was given, in fact, He tells them that if they did not keep the Law exactly, there would be consequences for them. (v.19.)
Is this not all clear?
Jesus however, as we read in the New Testament, did not just come for that! Anyone therefore that picks one teaching of Jesus’ and disregards the rest, looks like a fool to all of us Christians and is considered A LIAR and used by the Devil.
Having said that, Jesus came also to set up a New Testament FOR ISRAELITES AND THE NATIONS, but without destroying the Old one for the Jews, that is, why would He destroy it, it was perfect in itself, it is just that it could not perfect anyone, but just served the purpose to show them their weak, sinful self, in need of a Saviour. On the contrary, He had to fulfill everything the Law asked of Jews, because the Jews could not be sinless and keep the Law themselves. In fact, if you read the next verses after this passage, He goes beyond what they read in letters of the Law and reveals to them the deeper essence of the Law, where if e.g. you don't commit adultery, but even just look with lust at a woman, you are found guilty by the same Law, as having committed adultery in your heart (v.27-28)!!! So friends, Jesus keeping the Law, had the purpose of Him being perfect, outwardly and inwardly, in the face of the demands of His eternal Justice, in order that non perfect Jews can also be saved because of His holy life and death for the remission of their sins as well. So, He had to replace all Jews, by keeping the Law for them perfectly! Do you see now why He has such emphasis on His words to them?
Indeed, He came to fulfill the commandments He and His Father gave to the prophets of the Old Testament. No Jew could keep all the laws all the time, so He kept all the laws in their place, because He knew they would sin, but with sin, no one can be saved.
But why did He give them the Law in the first place?
To prove to them this fact:
that THEY WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO BE PERFECT, THEY WOULD ALWAYS SIN AND BE CONTINUASLY FOUND GUILTY in the Eyes of God's Law. The Law was only given so that they (and we) will see how sinful they were and that through their best efforts they cannot always be obedient to the Law, them being effected by sinful desires and demons. It was therefore a tool of God to show them and the nations, that no one can be perfect as God wants them... and that without moral perfection, no one can be saved, UNLESS, Someone pays for all their sins so that they may freely be saved by grace!!
Indeed, the Son of God, did not come to say, "Forget about the laws, We were wrong, nevermind!", but to even take their place and fulfill it completely, giving them the right to enter into a New Salvific Covenant with Him!!! Realize this.
Now after that, today, everyone that lives by the laws of the Old Testament, has to be perfect in all of those commandments and always, as they had to before. Even if one does one sin (which is impossible), he is guilty of the whole Law!!!! Jesus is therefore telling them, “You are Jews. If you want to follow the Law, do so but perfectly (Old Testament), but if you see that you can't achieve that, follow Me and enter my New Testament for mankind, where you are saved through My work for humanity and not by your works!” -If someone follows Him in the New Covenant, then Jesus Christ, has already kept His Commandments for them and has even died for all their sins so they can be saved, through His work, not their efforts.
We hopefully realize, how harmonious everything is in regards to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The problem is, that muslims refer to this passage, just to misuse it (!), because they have NEVER READ WHAT ELSE JESUS AND HIS APOSTLES SAID; they don’t dare because they know it might shake their own faith in Islam and this is why they do not understand that when He says in this passage that "He came" to fulfill the Law, He means he CAME FROM HEAVEN to earth to fulfill the demands of the Law in the place of all people that try to be sinless, but still can't!!!
Muslim, please, give yourself the chance for the real Allah of the Bible to guide you, so you can then turn your devotion to Him. May the God that loves you enough to want to give you the right to eternal salvation save you, be allowed by you to do so in time, before you die.
PS. The above, were one part of the picture of God's plans. If a sincere muslim wants to know the connected parts to it to have a clear picture of it, they can read about them here, having awareness of God and he will lead them to the full picture: