I believe we are meant to observe the Sabbath today. It wasn't part of the sacrificial Mosaic law that was abrogated by Jesus' sacrifice:
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. (Matthew 12:8; also Mark 2:28, Luke 6:5)
The Sabbath represents humanity's imitation of God's rest during the seventh day(age), which He is currently enjoying; observing the ...
The context of the scriptures is very key. Matt. chap. 24 & 25 is a discussion centered around the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem.
"And having gone forth, Jesus departed from the temple, and his disciples came near to show him the buildings of the temple,
2 and Jesus said to them, `Do ye not see all these? verily I say to you, There may ...
I do not believe Jesus is implying that He expects His disciples to be Sabbath keepers and certainly not from Matthew 24:20.
Let me set the table with some context. At Matthew 24:3 the disciples ask Jesus a very important question? "And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us when will these ...
When we interpret such things, first of all, a precise philosophical-theological principle should be established, otherwise we are doomed to commit an error.
Here we should establish as the principle the great philosophical-theological insight which Jesus gave to His disciples of all epochs and generations: "Sabbath is for man, not man for Sabbath" ...
It is often noted Jesus in some form repeated nine of the Ten Commandments; omitting the one to keep the Sabbath. Thus one may reason: by failing to state the necessity, continuing to keep the Sabbath is no longer a requirement. I find this line of reasoning overly simplistic, if not naïve. For example, if Jesus had failed to restate the commands ...
I put this out for consideration.
Having been a Sabbath KEEPER for decades (but no longer), While this passage has immediate implications for the hearers of Jesus (as others have pointed out) there is some aspect that may apply to others today as Jesus' disciples. Some who may still OBSERVE (1) a Sabbath and cherish the opportunity for time with God and ...
a talent was worth about 20 years of a day laborer’s wages.
a denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer
The contrast between 10,000 talents and 100 denarii was extreme. Jesus was talking about the contrast between thousands of lives time against weeks of work. To the average person working at that time, 10,...
Why are centurions featured so frequently in the New Testament?
There are several reasons for this, that make sense historically speaking.
A centurion was a Roman officer and often had important social status and held powerful positions in society. Generally speaking a centurion commanded about either 30, 60,100 or even more men within a Roman Legion, ...
Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'On the seat of Moses sat down the scribes and the Pharisees;
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
The scribes and the Pharisees do not literally sit down on Moses' seat on a daily basis but they took over (Aorist) Moses' authority and exercise the power daily.
Is “Moses' Seat” an ...
Yes, He is expecting those to whom this passage would apply to be keeping Sabbath, but that does not necessarily include all his disciples.
Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the ...
Is Jesus implying that He expects his disciples to be Sabbath-keepers in Matthew 24:20?
Jesus does not expect his disciples to observe the Sabbath after his death. WHY?
Jesus was a Jew, born under the Law and observed the Sabbath, the Christian scriptures state that "Jesus is the end of the Law."(Rom 10:4) and that Christians are released from the ...
While Jesus was talking to everyone in Matthew 5, he was not aiming against his current disciples or future ones.
19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
The exhortations regarding 'Raca' and 'fool' are bracketed by two conditions.
Firstly, Jesus says in verse 22, 'whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause ...' This is a matter between brethren. It is not a matter of distant strangers falling out.
And it concerns some one being angry when there is no just cause for his anger.
Secondly, Jesus ...
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2952: A little dog, a house dog. Neuter of a presumed derivative of kuon; a puppy.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2952: κυνάριον
κυνάριον, κυναριου, τό (diminutive of κύων, equivalent to κυνίδιον, which Phryn. prefers; see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 180; cf. γυναικάριον),a little dog: Matthew ...
Matthew 23:16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ 17You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
If you consider the context, there are actually two meanings for the word "gold" here, ...
In Matt 14:27 the Greek reads:
εὐθὺς δὲ ἐλάλησεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς αὐτοῖς λέγων Θαρσεῖτε, ἐγώ εἰμι· μὴ
Here is my literal translation of this verse:
But immediately Jesus spoke to them saying, "Take courage! I am. Fear
There is no mention of "Living God" nor any hint of it here Grammatically. However, the stand-alone "I ...
I think we need to read Matthew 5:27-30 instead of just 5:29. The verses cover part of adultery together.
Matthew 5:27-30 (NASB)
“You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; 28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye makes you [a]...
Do Matthew 5:17-20 and Acts 15 contradict each other?
There is no contradiction'
CHRIST AND HIS CRUCIFIXION WAS THE END OF THE LAW
Christ was the promised Savior (Luke 2:8-14) who gave his perfect life as a ransom sacrifice to save mankind fron sin and death. "In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to ...
The answer is quite simple - unless you try (need) to ‘word’ your answer in such a way as to preserve other held interpretations.
Now to the simplicity ...
(1) A preceding verse makes it very clear who the intended audience is ..
MAT 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
That is, Judea, that is, Jews. That is, Jews who had already ...
Did Judas know?
John 6:64 KJV reveals:
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. (My emphasis)
So, was Judas merely a Mr. nice guy who made a mistake, then afterward repented of that little kiss? Not according to verse 70 (in that same context):
Jesus answered ...
Time and place. The gospels were written during the 1st century AD when Judea was a Roman province, under the rule of the ancient Roman empire, and the people were subjects of Caesar. The centurions were the Roman soldiers stationed in the various Roman provinces. At that time Judea was part of the province of Syria. Judea was occupied territory.
According to Moulton & Milligan,
The phrase εἰς (τὸ) ὄνομά τινος is frequent in the papyri with reference to payments made “to the account of any one”.... The usage is of interest in connexion with Mt 28:19, where the meaning would seem to be “baptized into the possession of the Father, etc.”1
This is corroborated by BDAG, which also notes that this ...