Matthew 5:17-18 said:
This is one of the most interesting quotes from Jesus Christ in my opinion, because he then proceeds to do the exact opposite in cases like so:
Matthew 5:38-39 said:
Direct opposition of a past law.
Matthew 12:9-12 said:
Changes another law. Plus if his message is that you are to do good all the time, and all work you do is meant to be for God (meaning always good), then does this mean that the Sabbath is completely abolished?
Matthew 19:17-19 said:
So he's suddenly selective about which of the ten commandments you must follow? And not only that but he adds another one? He only mentioned five of them here. Is this not taking away from the Law?
I simply find difficulty in this. I'm not attempting to mock Jesus, I only want to make sense of him. I agree with many of these teachings, but I don't understand if he's perfect, why he would accept the old laws of the Old Testament with him bounding to know the countless contradictions in them, as well as directly defying them and teaching otherwise.
I can only personally come up with two possible scenarios: either he didn't say them and they were added in and/or changed by the writers themselves or Constantine I when he canonized the modern day bible, he did say them but had a deeper meaning to them, or he simply said them in an attempt to maintain order as opposed to chaos and in turn slowly changed their idea of the laws as he went along.
Or, some would simply say he wasn't perfect. I for one believe he was, therefore I would love an explanation...