Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Mat 5:18 For 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. Mat 5:19 Whosoever 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. Mat 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The word "fulfill" does not mean 'to do away with".
Part of Speech verb Root Word (Etymology) From πλήρης (G4134) Dictionary Aids Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry TDNT Reference: 6:286,867 KJV Translation Count — Total: 90x The KJV translates Strong's G4137 in the following manner: fulfil (51x), fill (19x), be full (7x), complete (2x), end (2x), miscellaneous (9x). Outline of Biblical Usage [?] I. to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full A. to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally i. I abound, I am liberally supplied II. to render full, i.e. to complete . to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim A. to consummate: a number i. to make complete in every particular, to render perfect ii. to carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking) B. to carry into effect, bring to realisation, realise i. of matters of duty: to perform, execute ii. of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish iii. to fulfil, i.e. to cause God's will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God's promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfilment Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend) πληρόω plēróō, play-ro'-o; from G4134; to make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.:—accomplish, × after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.
Part of Speech verb Root Word (Etymology) A primitive root Dictionary Aids TWOT Reference: 315 KJV Translation Count — Total: 115x The KJV translates Strong's H1431 in the following manner: magnify (32x), great (26x), grow (14x), nourish up (7x), grow up (6x), greater (5x), miscellaneous (25x). Outline of Biblical Usage [?] I. to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things A. (Qal) i. to grow up ii. to become great iii. to be magnified B. (Piel) i. to cause to grow ii. to make great, powerful iii. to magnify C. (Pual) to be brought up D. (Hiphil) i. to make great ii. to magnify iii. to do great things E. (Hithpael) to magnify oneself Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend) גָּדַל gâdal, gaw-dal'; a primitive root; properly, to twist (compare H1434), i.e. to be (causatively make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride):—advance, boast, bring up, exceed, excellent, be(-come, do, give, make, wax), great(-er, come to... estate, things), grow(up), increase, lift up, magnify(-ifical), be much set by, nourish (up), pass, promote, proudly (spoken), tower.
[we look at the "make it honorable" aspect of this prophesy in a bit]
By adding an entirely new dimension to God's Law, as He explains in the verses immediately following Matthew 5.17-20
Before it was a sin to murder
Now it is sin to harbor hatred in the heart
Before it was a sin to commit adultery.
Now it is sin to harbor lust in the heart.
In a nutshell before it was sin to actually commit a transgression of God's Law
Now it is a sin to even want to transgress God's Law.
And that is the definition of sin, to transgress God's holy, righteous, law, is sin:
1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
And keep in mind that Christ also said in Matthew 5.19 that those who teach the false doctrine that His Law has been done away with, any of it, even the smallest Commandment, will be called "the least" by those in God's Kingdom.
He didn't say they would be there.
In fact He said that if a person's righteousness doesn't exceed both the Scribe's and the Pharisee's a person would not be in His Kingdom.
A person who desecrating God's Seventh Day Sabbath (The 4th Commandment Exodus 20.11) every week is lagging far behind the Scribes and Pharisees.
Think about it
The Scribes + Pharisees obeyed The 10 Commandments
More than any Sunday keeper can say
They are not of The Saints
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
The Saints keep God's Commandments and they have the same "faith" or 'religion' as Jesus did, and He always kept The Sabbath and abstained from all sin, which is the transgression of God's Law
Those who accept The Popes change of The 4th Commandment and his removal of The 2nd are not of The Saints.
The truth is that these people are defiling the Earth and bringing the soon to come destruction upon all of humanity, as described in Isaiah's endtime prophesy:
Isa 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. Isa 24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. Isa 24:3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. Isa 24:4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. Isa 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Isa 24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
So why do so many Sunday keepers think it is ok to commit sin, i.e., the transgression of God's Law?
They twist and pervert a few scriptures.
The one I have been confronted with the most is Romans 10.4:
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Romans 10.4
This verse does not say God's Law has ended, it is saying that the purpose and intent, i.e., "the target" of God's Law is that every person act as Christ Himself did.
Look at the word "end" in the Strong's Concordance:
Part of Speech neuter noun Root Word (Etymology) From a primary tello (to set out for a definite point or goal) Dictionary Aids Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry TDNT Reference: 8:49,1161 Trench's Synonyms: cvii. Additional Synonyms KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x The KJV translates Strong's G5056 in the following manner: end (35x), custom (3x), uttermost (1x), finally (1x), ending (1x), by (one's) continual (with G1519) (1x). Outline of Biblical Usage [?] I. end A. termination, the limit at which a thing ceases to be (always of the end of some act or state, but not of the end of a period of time) B. the end i. the last in any succession or series ii. eternal C. that by which a thing is finished, its close, issue D. the end to which all things relate, the aim, purpose II. toll, custom (i.e. indirect tax on goods) Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend) τέλος télos, tel'-os; from a primary τέλλω téllō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid):—+continual, custom, end(-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=G5056&t=KJV
The ultimate "target" or 'goal' of God's Law is people who exhibit Christlike behavior in all situations, people who don't worship false gods or idols, use His name in vain, who honor their parents, + refuse to murder or steal, people who do not set up idols in their heart, which is covetousness (Colossians 3.5), people who refuse to commit sexual immorality.
People who will willingly and faithfully accept the eternal / perpetual SIGN of serving The LORD God Almighty who created all in six days and sanctified The Seventh Day at the creation (the Pope can't undo it!!) (Genesis 2.1-3).
For that is what observance of The Seventh Days is.
It is the eternal / perpetual SIGN of who serves The LORD and who does not.
That is what The LORD declared when He handed The 10 Commandments to Moses in Exodus 31.12-18
Jesus said "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven"
So is The Seventh Day Sabbath the "least" Commandment?
I don't think so.
It is the only one of The 10 Commandments instituted at the creation, in Genesis 2.1-3
It is the only one of The 10 Commandments that The LORD required the Israelites to obey as they were coming out of Eqypt, before the institution of the first covenant at Mnt. Sinai.
And why did The LORD command observance of The Seventh Day Sabbath in The Wilderness of Sin before they even got to Mnt. Sinai to receive The 10 Commandments??
He said it was a TEST to "prove them", to see who would obey Him and who would not.
Exo 16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. Exo 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: Exo 16:3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. Exo 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. Exo 16:5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
Exo 16:25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field. Exo 16:26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none. Exo 16:27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. Exo 16:28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws? Exo 16:29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. Exo 16:30 So the people rested on the seventh day. Exo 16:31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
And when The LORD handed Moses the tablets with The 10 Commandments, written by The LORD Himself, He said the most important thing was for The Israelites to observe His Sabbath as a perpetual SIGN of who they were serving:
Exo 31:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Exo 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Exo 31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Exo 31:15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Exo 31:16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. Exo 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. Exo 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
I think That Sabbath is far from the "least" of The Commandments, I think it is one of the most important because as long as a person is serving The True God, The Creator of all in 6 days, they can be forgiven for breaking any of the rest.
But the demon god Baal, the pagan god of Sunday can't forgive anybody of anything.
Another verse the workers of 'no law' or in biblical language = "workers of iniquity" (and that is the meaning of the word "iniquity" = NO LAW) frequently bring up to justify their refusal to obey The 2nd + 4th Commandments is Colossians 2.
Part of Speech feminine noun Root Word (Etymology) From ἄνομος (G459) Dictionary Aids Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry TDNT Reference: 4:1085,646 Trench's Synonyms: lxvi. ἁμαρτία, ἁμάρτημα, παρακοή, ἀνομία, παρανομία, παράβασις, παράπτωμα, ἀγνόημα, ἥττημα. KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x The KJV translates Strong's G458 in the following manner: iniquity (12x), unrighteousness (1x), transgress the law (with G4160) (1x), transgression of the law (1x). Outline of Biblical Usage [?] I. the condition of without law A. because ignorant of it B. because of violating it II. contempt and violation of law, iniquity, wickedness
Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
God's Law has not been nailed to the cross.
What has been nailed to the cross is the believers death warrant for disobeying God's Law.
Christ took our death penalty for us.
If God's Law has been done away with then there is no such thing as sin.
Murder, child abuse, adultery, idolatry, and every other heinous act would be perfectly fine.
And God's Law is not against us - it is totally the best thing for us to obey God.
He has nothing but our best interests in mind by requiring those who serve Him to obey The 10 Commandments as He gave them, not accepting The Roman Catholic Churches removal of The 2nd Commandment (in 778 AD at The Seventh Council of Nicea) and their change of The 4th (at The First Council of Nicea in 325 AD).
The first four Commandments teach us how to show our love to God, 5-10 show us how to show love towards our fellow man.
The 4th Commandment shows who a person really serves.
A person who serves YHVH The Creator will sanctify and keep holy The Seventh Day to honor Him who created all in 6 days and rested on, and sanctified, The Seventh Day.
It is the eternal / perpetual SIGN of who serves Him and who does not.
A person who serves The Pope will obey the Pope's command to desecrate The Seventh Day.
And they do command everyone on Earth to desecrate The Sabbath (Cannon Law # 29 Council of Laodicea).
To observe The LORD's command to keep The Seventh Day holy is regarded by The Catholics to be one of the worst sins a person can commit.
Sabbath keepers are declared to be an "anathema" all because they dare to obey The LORD YHVH instead of the Pope. And the Catholics have murdered millions for observing The Sabbath + The Passover as commanded by God.
Sin is the transgression of God's Law, it is not OK:
1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 1Jn 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 1Jn 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Going back to Isaiah 42.21:
Isa 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.
Christ was prophesied to not only "magnify" The Law but to also "make it honorable".
Christ "magnified" The Law by adding an entirely new dimension, thereby "filling it to the brim",
Before it was sin to actually transgress,now it is sin to even think evil thoughts.
But how did Christ make the Law "honorable"?
He did so by bestowing His Holy Spirit upon mankind.
When a person receives The Holy Spirit, by the laying on of hands, after water baptism, it writes God's Law upon the heart and mind of the believer and they enter into The New Covenant:
Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
The New Covenant does not do away with God's Law, it in fact establishes it in a person's heart and mind
Rom 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
It is the same covenant that most will not enter into until they rise in flesh and blood bodies during The Second Resurrection:
Eze 36:22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. Eze 36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. Eze 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Eze 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. Eze 36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
During the 1000 year rule of Christ over the Earth the fleshy ones who rise in The Second Resurrection will be forced to observe The Sabbath:
Isa 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD. Isa 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
While on Earth in the flesh Jesus warned us that there would be many false prophets who proclaimed "Jesus is the lord":
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And in The Sermon on the Mount Jesus plainly told us how to recognize them, by their fruit.
Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
And what do the many false prophets produce??
Workers of "iniquity"
Workers of NO LAW (see the definition of "iniquity" above, please)
People who have been deceived into taking the wide path.
The path which leads toward destruction.
These are people who think they are Christians.
In fact they are totally convinced they are doing God's will.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
But they steadfastly refuse to obey the will of The Father
Why would Jesus recognize these people??
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
They lack the eternal / perpetual SIGN of serving Him because they don't.
They serve and obey others (the many false prophets) who tell them they can be Christians and not obey God's Law.
People who tell them they can serve Jesus and reject His command to honor Him as The Creator on The Sabbath (and Saturday is the seventh day - not Sunday - look in any dictionary or calendar)
I will be happy to address any verses that anyone can provide claiming any of God's Law has been done away with.