correction lang po that In Matthew’s record of what is commonly called the Sermon on the Mount, these words of Jesus are recorded: “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. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished” (Matthew 5:17-18).
Please be careful po kasi sabi din sa Deuteronomy 4:2
New International Version (©1984)
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.
Sorry nakita ko lang ito now but there is no need to correct anything.
Deuteronomy 4:2 has nothing to do with this discussion. Nothing is added nor subtracted in God's words here.
True, Jesus did say: “Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill.”
(Matthew 5:17) He "fulfilled" it. But what does the expression “to fulfill” mean? To illustrate: A builder fulfills a contract to complete a building, not by ripping up the contract, but by finishing the structure. However, once the work has been completed to the client’s satisfaction, the contract is fulfilled and the builder is no longer under obligation to it. Likewise, Jesus did not break, or rip up, the Law; rather, he fulfilled it by keeping it perfectly. Once fulfilled, that Law “contract” was no longer binding on God’s people.
Jesus was born an Israelite and as such was under the Mosaic Law, and that included the Sabbath law and tithing Law, and all those 600+ laws and 10 major ones (10 commandments). But, once he gave his life in the torture stake, he abolished that Law.(Colossians 2:13, 14) 13[/b] Furthermore, though YOU were dead in YOUR trepasses and in the uncircumcised state of YOUR flesh, [God] made YOU alive together with him. He kindly forgave us all our trespasses 14 and blotted out the handwritten document against us, which consisted of decrees and which was in opposition to us; and He has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the torture stake.
The former Law covenant given through Moses to Israel came to an end when Jesus’ death fulfilled it.
(Romans 10:4) 4 For Christ is the end of the Law, so that everyone exercising faith may have righteousness.
(Ephesians 2:15) 15 By means of his flesh he abolished the enmity, the Law of commandments consisting in decrees, that he might create the two peoples in union with himself into one new man and make peace;
Wala na ang very strict na "Mosaic Law". Tapos na ang purpose niya. It would serve as a tutor. Sabi nga ni Apostle Paul:
Galatians 3:24 "Consequently the Law has become our tutor leading to Christ, that we might be declared righteous due to faith."
The law covenant was very strict kaya para sa mga Israelities/Jewish, hindi pwedeng wala silang na-be-break. And dito nila nakikita ang sinful nature nila and ang need for the Messiah. To prepare them to accept the coming of a Messiah.
Now back to what law are we following now? Christians are under a new law, “the law of the Christ.” - Galatians 6:2
Parang bagong constitution. Naiwala na ng mga natural Israelites ang God's favor. Once the new constitution is legally in place, people are no longer required to obey the former one. Even though some of the laws in the new constitution may be the same as those in the former constitution, others may be different. So a person would need to study the new constitution carefully to see what laws now apply. Additionally, a loyal citizen would want to know when the new constitution went into effect.
In like manner, Jehovah God provided the Mosaic Law thru Moses over 600 laws, including 10 main ones, for the nation of Israel. These included laws about morals, sacrifices, health matters, and Sabbath-keeping. However, Jesus said that his anointed followers would constitute a new “nation.” (Matthew 21:43) From 33 C.E. onward, this nation has had a new “constitution,” founded on two basic laws—love of God and love of neighbor. (Matthew 22:36-40) Although “the law of the Christ” includes instructions that are similar to those in the Law given to Israel, we should not be surprised that some laws are very different and that others are no longer required. The law requiring the observance of a weekly Sabbath is one of those that are no longer binding.
However, Jesus said that his anointed followers would constitute a new “nation.” (Matthew 21:43) From 33 C.E. onward, this nation has had a new “constitution,” founded on two basic laws—love of God and love of neighbor. (Matthew 22:36-40) Although “the law of the Christ” includes instructions that are similar to those in the Law given to Israel, we should not be surprised that some laws are very different and that others are no longer required. The law requiring the observance of a weekly Sabbath is one of those that are no longer binding.
There, the Bible explains and interprets itself. Nothing added nor subtracted.