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  1. Paul,

    Take it easy on Anthony..😎..Lol


  2. That is something that fascinated me,trying to understand the thinking of the author of the Gospel of Matthew.

    That writer,and Mark(Mark 14:22-25, “my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”),

    and Luke(Luke 22:17-20,”“This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood”)

    and St Paul(1 Corinthians 11:23-26,”“This cup is the new covenant in my blood”)

    all mention the New Covenant created by Jesus at the Last Supper.The new covenant tradition is from the earliest time,it meant the end of Mosaic Law.

    Matthew puts it like this:

    Matthew 26:26-29

    “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

    And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

    I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.””

    Ephesians 2:13-16 says essentially the same thing:

    “But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

    For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,

    by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,

    and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.”


  3. The same writer has Jesus says:

    Matthew 5:17-19

    Do not think that I have come

    to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

    For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law

    until all is accomplished.(of the 1st Coming of the Messiah,or his 2nd Coming?)

    Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

    The author of the Gospel of Matthew certainly understood it to mean that Jesus would fulfill the prophecies of the 1st Coming of the Messiah,

    and it was until then, that Mosaic Law was valid.The author undeniably accepted the New Covenant,otherwise he would not have mentioned it.


  4. Then the same author has Jesus end the book saying:

    Matthew 28:18-20

    “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

    teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””(end of the book)

    Certainly the author meant to include teaching about a New Covenant,due to the death of Jesus.


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