I Did Not Come to Abolish the Torah

I Did Not Come to Abolish the Torah FFOZ

Disciples of Yeshua are not even allowed to “think” that He abolished the Torah, much less to say it or teach it.

To answer the charges that he came to abolish the Torah, the Master declared the validity of the Torah and the Prophets by saying, "Till heaven and earth pass…" (Mt. 5:19)

Any prophet or would-be Messiah who breaks the Torah and teaches others to do so as well disqualifies himself. The Torah says, “You shall not listen to the words of that prophet … he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God … to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk” (Deuteronomy 13:3-5). This explains why the Master’s opponents were so eager to label Him as a Sabbath breaker or heretic.

If Yeshua’s opponents could prove Him to be a Torah-breaker, they could discredit His ministry and His claims. If they could prove that He intended to abolish or annul the Torah, they could dismiss Him as a heretic. To answer their charges, the Master declared the validity of the Torah and the Prophets—i.e., the whole Tanach.

Do not think that I came to abolish the Torah or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Torah until all is accomplished. (Matthew 5:17-18)