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What Jesus Said About Heaven

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on October 21, 2002 12:14:02 UTC

This is a direct quote from Sam's post:

***Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven***

That teaching by Jesus seems to be rather clear. Jesus was talking about the Laws of Moses, the Cammandments of God.

The Christians teach us, as Sam goes on to say, that the sacrifice of Jesus fulfilled all the cammandments. Well that is not the teaching of Jesus. For all I know it is the teaching of Sam. However, I expect it can be traced back to Paul as all the other distortions of the teachings of Jesus seem to begin with Paul.

It is clear that the christians break a large number of the 613 laws of moses, and teach us to do so, as well. So the issue is whether the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament is correct, or did Jesus later change his mind and allow christians into the highest levels of heaven without keeping all the commandments.

Note that Jesus did not say that christians cannot get into heaven, but that they would be called "least". So the translation from Aromaic, the tongue of Jesus, into Greek, in which the quote was written, and then into English, the language in which "least" is read, is important. Who knows what word Jesus used when he said that.

However it is consistent with Revelations where a great multitude was outside the inner court which was filled with those who kept the laws. Perhaps the great multitude is the "least".


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