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Explain Matthew 3:14

When something is fulfilled, it it done away with?

Matthew 3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to FULFIL all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

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Jerry, you keep mentioning the Ten Commandments for one reason only, your Saturday Sabbath. No such thing is mentioned by God. You are doing all the dancing around.
No one can keep the whole law. If you claim you can, you are a false teacher of the greatest kind. Because only Jesus Christ kept it all.
---Mark_V. on 7/15/12


Again the term "Spirit of the Law" is another of MarkV's inventions not found in scripture.

It's the Spirit of Life in Christ. Again 2 Corinthians 3 contrasts the Law vs the Spirit of the LORD. We are being CHANGED from Glory to GLORY by the Spirit of the LORD, not Spirit of the Law. AND we are being Changed through the fellowship of His SUFFERING,( Phil 3) not the 10 commandments.

Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Christians are under the Law of LIBERTY. The Law of Liberty is CHRIST IN YOU.
---kathr4453 on 7/15/12


Gal 5:18-25: "But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are --: adultery, fornication, uncleanness,lewdness, idolatry,sorcery, hatred, contentions,jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,dissension's, heresies,envy, murders, drunkenness,revelries, and the like, of which I tell you beforehand, -- that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."

Paul ADDS more than the 10 commandments.

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,peace,longsuffering, kindness,goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
---kathr4453 on 7/15/12


MarkV: "I never said such a thing. Under the Law does not mean keeping the law. Under the Law means "you are under condemnation" of the Law, because you cannot keep it."

You are ducking and weaving again. You seem to be under the illusion that you are exempt from keeping the 10C law. Is that correct? Since sin is the transgression of the law, does that mean that you are free to sin with impugnity?

You claim that keeping the Law is impossible, yet the entire Bible commands it. Is the Bible wrong when it says:

Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

---jerry6593 on 7/15/12


Jerry, your twisting my words to support your view. Here is what you said,

"MarkV: Once again you take a detour into irrelevance rather than completing a reasoned conversation on the topic at hand. Now you assert that we are to keep the "spirit" of the law, but not the "letter" of the law"

I never said such a thing. Under the Law does not mean keeping the law. Under the Law means "you are under condemnation" of the Law, because you cannot keep it. The law condemn's everyone not in Christ. The reason no one finds salvation through the law. If you can find salvation by keeping all the law, then you are Jesus Christ because only He kept all the law. And you are not Jesus Christ.
---Mark_V. on 7/14/12




Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be be under the Spirit of the Law, or remain under the written letter of the law. Plain and simple.
---Mark_V. on 7/13/12

Ro 8:1 Nothing, consequently, is now condemnation to those in Christ Jesus. Not according to flesh are they walking, but according to spirit,

Ro 8:2 for the spirit's law of life in Christ Jesus frees you from the law of sin and death.

C'mon Mark, ya played the ol' switcheroo thing on me, and I got confused. Stupid me!

It says, "the law of the Spririt of Life in Christ Jesus".

Not the spirit of the law. I'm flabbergasted.
---Phil on 7/14/12


//Why would Jesus say "Today you will be with me in paradise" to the thief and then tell Mary not to cling to Him (3 days later) saying He had not yet ascended to His Father7//

since they are part of the same Godliness, isn't it possible to be with Jesus (God) even though Jesus (man) has not yet ascended.
---aka on 7/3/12

Perhaps the physical body which Thomas later touched was not clean....yet. The spirit of the Thief and Christ is a totally separate thing. They would have rejoiced together to have passed from this sorry physical world to.....

If Christ said it....the thief is enjoying it.
---Trav on 7/14/12


MarkV: Once again you take a detour into irrelevance rather than completing a reasoned conversation on the topic at hand. Now you assert that we are to keep the "spirit" of the law, but not the "letter" of it. Do you ever think these trite theories through? Explain how one could keep the spirit of "thou shalt not kill" or "thou shalt not commit adultery" while transgressing the letter of them. Your logic is childish and self-serving.


---jerry6593 on 7/14/12


The written Law of God is not to be abolished, for it condemns all those who are under the written letter of the Law. All who are in Christ are under the Spirit of the Law. Plain and simple.
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be under the Spirit of the Law, or remain under the written letter of the law. Plain and simple.
---Mark_V. on 7/13/12


G4137 pleroo to make replete.

Mt 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.

The "all be fulfilled" includes His glory and rule on the earth, nulling all sovereignty on earth and in heaven, and abolishing death.

The Law for the Jew remains to enter into the Kingdom on earth.

Mt 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. 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."
---Phil on 7/12/12




fulfil-meet the requirements
Rom 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.
Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Jam 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
--I don't know why some people want to constrain believers under the old schoolmaster when the royal laws of love fulfil their requirements.
Rom 10:4 For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
---micha9344 on 7/12/12


jerry, you ask the same questions. You are expecting to get an answer that you can pick apart. You are like the people from Israel mentioned in Romans 9, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, and never succeeded. Why not?
Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in Him. They stumbled over the great rock in their path. God warned them of this in the Scriptures when He said'
"I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. But anyone who trust in Him will never be disgraced" or
"Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense. And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame"
---Mark_V. on 7/12/12


MarkV:


Jesus said:

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.

What do you think He meant by it? Perhaps He meant "done away with the Law", "no longer under the Law", "under grace, not under law", "the 10C Law was for the Jews only", or some similar DESTRUCTION of the Law. Which one do you prefer?



---jerry6593 on 7/11/12


Jerry, I answered to what you stated
"Many confused souls take the word "fulfilled" to mean "destroyed" in order to justify their sin."not what Jesus said

I don't think anyone is confused but you. Jesus said,
"..... I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. The Law is alive condemning those who are lost.
Fulfill speaks of fufillment in the same sense that prophecy is fulfilled, and fulfillment of the law in all its aspects, and fulfilled the moral law by keeping it perfectly. He fulfilled the ceremonial law by being the embodiment of everything the laws types and symbols pointed to. And He fulfilled the judicial law by personifying God's perfect justice (Matt. 12:18,20)
---Mark_V. on 7/10/12


MarkV: "Jerry, I only heard you say "destroyed."

You just heard Jesus say it:

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.

What do you think He meant by it? Perhaps He meant "done away with the Law", "no longer under the Law", "under grace, not under law", "the 10C Law was for the Jews only", or some similar DESTRUCTION of the Law. Which one do you prefer?


---jerry6593 on 7/9/12


Jerry, I only heard you say "destroyed." I have not heard anyone say that but you just now. Maybe you are covering up your sin.
---Mark_V. on 7/6/12


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Many confused souls take the word "fulfilled" to mean "destroyed" in order to justify their sin. Thus they make Jesus to appear a fool by saying:

Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to [destroy].


---jerry6593 on 7/6/12


barb, always watch the words after the ellipses. those usually say more than what is 1/2 quoted.

Mat 3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Seems there is a difference.
---aka on 7/3/12


//Why would Jesus say "Today you will be with me in paradise" to the thief and then tell Mary not to cling to Him (3 days later) saying He had not yet ascended to His Father7//

since they are part of the same Godliness, isn't it possible to be with Jesus (God) even though Jesus (man) has not yet ascended.

it seems to me that Jesus also said that He and the Father were one. How is that possible?
---aka on 7/3/12


Shira, the thieves on both sides of Jesus cursed and mocked Him according to Matthew. John mentions the two theives but does not say one repented and John was there. Same thing with Mark. Only Luke (who was not there) tells the story about one thief asking Jesus to remember him when He comes into His Kingdom.

Why would Jesus say "Today you will be with me in paradise" to the thief and then tell Mary not to cling to Him (3 days later) saying He had not yet ascended to His Father7

If a repented believer dies before they are baptized and before they finish the sanctification process I believe that God will honor them for their intention to complete what they had started.

---barb on 7/3/12


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barb I don't see how you can take one verse in scripture and base a general belief. the man on the right side of Jesus was not baptized but he is a believer. Jesus said he would be with Him in paradise. my sweet husband was saved but he didn't get baptized. I can assure you he is in heaven now. I watched his life turn 360 degrees from what he use to be.
---shira4368 on 7/3/12


"I will go on to minister on other threads".
Eloy
Eloy, when did you ever "minister" on any blog/thread?
---Elder on 7/2/12


\\Rather Since there is a surfeit of antiChristians replying here, I will go on to minister on other threads.
---Eloy on 7/1/12\\

Do youm think spreading yourm corruption elsewhere will stop youm from being an antichristian, Eloy?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/2/12


Eloy: God has a message for you:

1Sa 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly, let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.


---jerry6593 on 7/2/12


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eloy promises, promises, promises. You really need to go to another thred. You cause much chaos here and condemn christian people. I hope IF you get to heaven, God will forgive you. I have been saved for longer than you have been alive. baptismal water didn't save me either. The Holy Spirit dealt with my sinful heart and I was saved. I did get baptised as a testimony of my salvation. you would do well to let the Holy Spirit save you.
---shira4368 on 7/1/12


\shira4368, Get saved, and then your sadness will turn to joy, and your falsehood to truth.
---Eloy on 7/1/12\\

Back at youm, Eloy, as everyone here would say.

Glory to JEsus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/1/12


ishira4368, Get saved, and then your sadness will turn to joy, and your falsehood to truth.
---Eloy on 7/1/12


Rather Since there is a surfeit of antiChristians replying here, I will go on to minister on other threads.
---Eloy on 7/1/12


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Shira, Matt 3:5-6, I may have worded it wrong but this is what I meant...When we are baptized we repent of our sins and start in a new direction. Matt 3:11 "I indeed (John the Baptist is speaking here) baptize you with water unto repentence...."
---barb on 7/1/12


Keeping the subject in context Christ was discussing fulfilling all righteousness.

Mt3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Is righteousness done away with?

I believe in this instance Christ was showing how we are to follow him in a righteous manner. As believers we should be baptized.
---trey on 7/1/12


eloy it is really sad you condemn people without even knowing them. you just keep on and on telling others they aren't saved. I do realize you can not tell a christian from a false person. I know some you have condemned and you need to repent for even judgeing others. Bro. Elder is a true man of God. He lives what he preaches and I thank God to call him and his wife friend. there are many others you condemn and that tells me you do not try the spirits and you don't know the difference in the flesh and the spirit.
---ishira4368 on 7/1/12


"elder, you bear false witness and blaspheme Christians, therefore you have no Christ and you need Christ."
Eloy
Eloy does your statement also apply to you? You are the biggest spiritual liar and false doctrine pusher I have ever dealt with on CN.
I tolorate you because I think, by the evidence of your post, that you are mentally ill.
Your wife was smart to leave you to protect herself. You mother has to take care of you because you can't make it on your own.
I pray that you will get professional help!
---Elder on 7/1/12


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Eloy, do you not get tired of condemning people to hell? By now you should have already realized that your doctrines are very corrupt. How many times do you have to send everyone to hell? Your impute could be very valuable to others if you just got off your throne. For years now we have had to listen to your condemnation of others, and really, they mean nada, zero. So why do it?
---Mark_V. on 7/1/12


elder, you bear false witness and blaspheme Christians, therefore you have no Christ and you need Christ.
---Eloy on 6/30/12


barb I hate to be the one to tell you but baptism does not wash away sin. where did you get that from anyway? God washes our sin away with the blood of the Lamb...Jesus Christ. why would Jesus have to die if we could just be baptised to enter heaven. I hope I read your answer wrong.
---shira4368 on 6/30/12


"jerry6593, cluny, elder, and rob, you all need Christ."
Eloy
Eloy, speaking for myself and thinking about all the others here I'd say you are totally correct in your statement. I need Christ daily to lead, guide and keep me.
I, nor anyone else, needs your example of your christ!!
---Elder on 6/30/12


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John Baptised with Waters flowing into The Sea of Galilee. Jesus walked with Peter on top of those waters. More Bearable for Sodom is The Prophecy in Revelation.
---yohannes_estoniesque on 6/30/12


Jesus is giving us an example to follow. Baptism cleanses us and washes away our sin so that we can begin to learn the truth and be born of the Spirit. John 3:3-8.

When something is fulfilled it is done away with but the commandments of God will not be done away with until Heaven and Earth pass away. Matt 5:18-19. Notice what becomes of anyone who teaches otherwise.

These are the words of Jesus Christ and they can be taken to the bank of Truth and cashed in for eternal life.
---barb on 6/30/12


micha9344, A-men. Jesus said: "I am come to give you a new commandment. My commandments keep." He did NOT say, I am come to give you the old commandments: the old commandments keep.
---Eloy on 6/30/12


Rom 10:4 For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Rom 7:4a Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ...
Gal 2:16a Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ...
Gal 2:21b ...for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
"was" our schoolmaster...
---micha9344 on 6/30/12


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francis, Jesus fulfilled all righteousness by himself getting baptized, but baptism which Jesus commissions his followers coming after him to do has not been done away with.
---Eloy on 6/30/12


jerry6593, cluny, elder, and rob, you all need Christ.
---Eloy on 6/30/12


Eloy: "done away with old testament law"

If it was done away with, then why did Jesus and ALL the disciples not only quote from it and declare its profitability, but continue to keep it themselves long after the cross?

BTW, Most of us here resent your questioning of Elder's Christianity. He is a fine Christian man with a great sense of humor. You, on the other hand ..... not so much.


---jerry6593 on 6/30/12


\\rather than foolishly dis the Christians from Christ:"\\

That's EXACTLY what yourm fruit does, Eloy.

But you can't help being what you are, I suppose.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/30/12


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"elder, I suggest that you become a Christian, then your fruit will bless Christians, rather than foolishly dis the Christians from Christ:"
Eloy
Now Eloy you know very well that I don't "dis" other Christians. I only dis you.
---Elder on 6/29/12


Eloy, who do you think you are, GOD?

I know God's Truth. This is how are know you are a servant of Satan, 2 Corinthians Chapter Eleven.
---Rob on 6/29/12


rob, you bear false witness, thus no more communication from you is acceptable until you are ready to receieve the truth. Whensoever you are ready then address me, until then don't.
---Eloy on 6/29/12


Eloy, the only witness to truth you are bearing is you are one of those we are warned about in 2 Corinthians Chapter Eleven, 2 Peter Chapter Two, and other scripture which warns us about the servants of Satan.
---Rob on 6/29/12


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Brother Bear, yes, I'm still here doing what I love the most, studying, answering, and also trying to correct some answers, even if the person I answer does not agree, someone else might have the passion to look up and as you say, they can see something from a different angle.
Yes, we still have those who condemn you to hell, throw stones, mud, name calling, lie about what we say by making up stuff we never said, and if they don't like what you say, they will not answer you with Scripture but throw the demons and satan at you, just to make sure they make a statement so that everyone hears it. And later they want to speak for the Word of God. Can you figure that out?
---Mark_V. on 6/29/12


Hey Mark, glad to still see you around here fighting the good fight and still full of grit. I liked your post after mine, good stuff. here in Ak, we are not getting much sun, but after this many years you just role with it, enjoying it when it comes. Im trying to share a little more on here again, but its hard to not get wrapped up in some of the mudslinging at times. As Ravi Says, Whenever you start throwing mud, both sides lose ground. Im not here to prove, but to love and gently reprove when I think it may help somebody get a clearer picture of the Master, or help them to see stuff from another angle.
---Poppa_Bear on 6/29/12


rob, I do not care what I sound like, for what matters is that I am bearing witness to the truth. Some will accept and be changed and become blessed, and others not.
---Eloy on 6/29/12


Poppa Bear, sorry I called you Bobba Bear. My mistake. Glad to see you are back on line. We have missed you. How is the weather in Alaska? I see that all of the states are going through some really hot weather. Texas and the mid-west are very hot. Here in Northern California it is very nice, from 77-90. Hope all is well with you and family, peace brother
---Mark_V. on 6/28/12


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eloy and whosoever is interested, Bro. Elder is a true man of God. I have seen his life and how he lives a testimony for others to see. He is one of the few I ever met who truly knows God's Word. I have visited him and his sweet wife and they are truly God's people. I can say I wish I had his knowledge.
---shira4368 on 6/28/12


Eloy, you sound just like those we are warned about in 2 Corinthians Chapter Eleven.
---Rob on 6/28/12


elder, I suggest that you become a Christian, then your fruit will bless Christians, rather than foolishly dis the Christians from Christ: "The person that is of God hears God's words: you all therefore hear not, because you all are not of God. If they called the Lord of the house beelzebub, how much more them of his household?" Jn.8:47+ Mt.10:25.
---Eloy on 6/28/12


Bobba Bear, nice to see you and great answer. It's true, Jesus righteousness is not in question at all. Jesus here was identifying Himself with sinners. He will ultimately bear their sins, His perfect righteousness will be imputed to them (2 Cor. 5:21). This act of baptism was a necessary part of the righteousness He secured for sinners. The first public event of His ministry is also rich in meaning.
1. It pictured His death and resurrection ( Luke 12:50).
2. it therefore prefigured the significance of Christian baptism'
3. It mark His first public identification with those whose sins He would bear (Isa. 53:11: 1 Peter 3:18)
4. it was a public affirmation of His Messiahship by testimony directly from heaven (v. 17).
---Mark_V. on 6/28/12


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"elder, "Hack, cough, cough, spit."...perhaps you should go see a doctor about that. Doctor Jesus' prescription for you is repentance."
Eloy
Naw.. Eloy. You know I am just alergic to your false doctrine. You are ever learning but never able to come to the truth.
And now, you give the wrong advice again.
---Elder on 6/27/12


---Eloy on 6/26/12

Try not to drink alcohol before you post. Ot makes it difficult to understand your babbling.
---francis on 6/27/12


In the text, just the inference that can be concluded from Johns reaction points to the fact that John was astonished that He would even be asked to Baptize Christ as if the righteousness of His cousins character had even preceded the revelation revealed to John of Christs office of Messiah. Christs righteousness is not in question here, He is making a public declaration at the beginning of His formal ministry through the acknowledgment of His Father, the dove and being set apart in baptism. He is also giving His stamp of approval for the sacrament of Baptism which in concluding events became a part of conversion for His disciples and the early Church from Acts on symbolizing death, resurrection, public declaration and cleansing.
---Poppa_Bear on 6/26/12


Francis, I know exactly why you posted the question, and that is why I correct you for trying to mislead Christians into serving the "done away with old testament law", as the unsaved jews likewise tried to mislead the Galtatians into that same cursed futility. Jesus' baptism is part of the New Testament life which Christians currently follow, and is zero of the "done away with old testament law".
---Eloy on 6/26/12


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elder, "Hack, cough, cough, spit."...perhaps you should go see a doctor about that. Doctor Jesus' prescription for you is repentance.
---Eloy on 6/26/12


Eloy, I will ask you again. This should be a simple question for you with your "vast untapped knowledge" of everything. (Hack, cough, cough, spit.)
Again, Eloy, what was unrighteous about Jesus?
Now you made the statement so back it up. Inquiring minds, that work, wanna know.
---Elder on 6/26/12


---Eloy on 6/25/12

the blog asks: When something is fulfilled, it it done away with

once Jesus got baptized to fulfil all righteousnes, was righteousness done away with?

This question is designed to set in the mind of christians that fulfill does not mean done away with
---francis on 6/26/12


francis, what? Jesus' righteousness done away with? Francis, set your mind upon the person of the Lord Jesus, and not upon your own analogies of Jesus. Get Jesus the only Lord into your heart, then all you circular questionings and misapplications will come to and end.
---Eloy on 6/25/12


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Eloy what was unrighteous about Jesus? You babble in error again.
What makes you think, with your mixed up doctrine, that you are saved?
---Elder on 6/25/12


Francis, "HIS" righteousness was fulfilled,
---Eloy on 6/25/12

once HIS righteousness was fulfilled was HIS righteousness done away with?
---francis on 6/25/12


Francis, "HIS" righteousness was fulfilled, not ours, it remains for each individual to do likewise and be baptized. Just as when he said upon the cross, "It is finished." He was speaking of "HIS" mission and "HIS" life, not ours, for it still remains for each individual to likewise take up our own cross and follow after him. He put on flesh and shows us in detail exactly how we are to walk and talk so that there can be no mistaking righteousness. He showed that the law was made for man, and not man for the law. This angered the jewsih pharisees whom made a idol out of the law and disregarded the heart of the law which is LOVE, Love God 1st, then love others 2nd as you love yourself.
---Eloy on 6/25/12


Doretta, you post falsehood. For since no water was present at the thief's cross, the thief may very well have been baptized long before he was ever nailed up on the cross. So you err in saying he was not baptized.
---Eloy on 6/25/12


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Because John knew that Jesus came to save us from sin and death. Jesus was the worthy one not John. Think of this the thief on the cross was never Baptized yet Jeus said to him this day shall you be with me in paradise.
---Doretta on 6/24/12


Jesus, Our Head, shows us the way of Righteousness, and we are to follow him in all things, one part of which is baptism.
---Eloy on 6/23/12
Matthew 3:14..for thus it becometh us to FULFIL all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

So we agree that that by Jesus being baptized to fulfil all righteousness, it did not do away with righteousness although righteousness was fulfilled by His baptism, nor did it do away with baptism
---francis on 6/23/12


It depends on what is being fulfilled. Jesus was God and without sin, and John was baptizing people preparing them for God, so John knowing Jesus, says to him you are perfect and holy so I need to be baptized by you, but You the Perfect and Innocent and Holy One of God come to me? And Jesus answers John, Do it, baptize me to fulfill all righteousness. Otherwise there would be a scandal, and people say he thinks he is too good for baptism. Jesus, Our Head, shows us the way of Righteousness, and we are to follow him in all things, one part of which is baptism.
---Eloy on 6/23/12


How many times did Jesus get baptized?
---micha9344 on 6/23/12


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Well, if you are literal about the word "love", you might actually suppose that since "God is love" (1 John 4:8 & 16) then God must be "love of money" (1 Timothy 6:10). But I do not believe this is the right way to use words.

Likewise . . . the word "fulfill" can have different meanings and uses. Sometimes, when you fulfill something, that is the end of doing that thing. Or, fulfilling can mean what is still continuing.

But ones dictatorial will demand that we accept how they see fit to use a word. But Peter says, "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)
---willie_c: on 6/12/12


I gave this illustration on the other blog about fulfillment. If the law says to stop at all stop signs, and I do that, then I have fulfilled that law. Does that mean the law is now void and nobody else should stop at stop signs anymore? By no means. Both Jesus and the apostles frequently referenced the Old Testament teachings and laws in affirmation, not condemnation. On several occasions they encouraged people to obey God's laws, and discouraged the forsaking of the law and practices of law-lessnes.
---Jed on 6/10/12


Substitute the word fulfill with illuminate.
When something is fulfilled it becomes a new beginning as when Jesus taught in the local temple .
Again,"becometh us to illuminate all righteousness."
---earl on 6/10/12


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