17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18For 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.
19Whosoever 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.
-- Matthew 5:17-19 (KJV)

Jesus said He did not come to abolish the Law, and until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law until all is accomplished. Given that all of the prophesies about Jesus have not yet been fulfilled, on what Biblical basis can the Church teach that the Law was nailed to the cross?

Verse 19 is a clear warning against breaking the commandments and teaching others to so do. What, then, is the scholarly justification for the Church's annulment of many/most of the commandments?

There is a conflict between what Jesus taught, and what the Church teaches concerning the Law.

  • Possible duplicate of What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law? – Der Übermensch Dec 30 '18 at 22:21
  • The 'biblical basis' of teaching that the Law was nailed to the cross is that it is in the bible - Colossians 2:14. I am uncertain as to what you are asking. – Nigel J Dec 30 '18 at 23:08
  • I'll assume that by "Church" you mean the Roman Catholic Church. The statement "There is a conflict between what Jesus taught, and what the Church teaches" is generally true, not only for this one specific case. The Church unapologetically allows its sacred tradition and divine revelation through the Pope to override sacred scripture. "Without the Catholic Church’s teaching authority, we would not know with certainty which purported books of Scripture are authentic. If the Church revealed to us the canon of Scripture, it can also reveal to us the “canon of Tradition” ..." – Ray Butterworth Mar 4 '19 at 2:10
  • I guess @RayButterworth raises a valid point. What, exactly, do you mean by "the Church"? Roman Catholics would have one view, Eastern Orthodox another, non-Chalcedonian Orthodox yet another, and Protestants still others. – user33515 Apr 17 '19 at 17:15

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