Through years of intensive Bible studies, I came to the conclusion that Seventh-day Adventist doctrines were incorrect. I had to follow God and my conscience, so I had my name removed from the SDA church in 2010. Here are some of the things I've learned along the way. I pray you will have the courage to check things out for yourself. Don't take my word on it. Study for yourself!
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Monday, February 13, 2012
Jesus fulfilled the Law & the Prophets - Part 7 - Luke 17-24
Luke 17:14 - Jesus told the lepers He healed to show themselves to the priests
Luke 17:26-37 - Jesus compares the days of Noah & the days of Lot to the days of the Son of Man
Luke 18:18-30 - Story of the Rich Young Ruler (see notes from Matthew & Mark) - Quotes from Ex. 20:12-16 & Deut. 5:16-20
Luke 18:31-33 - "Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, 'We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.'"
Luke 19:9-10 - "Jesus said to him, 'Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.'" There seems to be major/recurring themes in Scripture. Along with the covenants, there are a lot of references to Abraham & Moses. Abraham received the promise of the Messiah (apart from the law) and Moses received the law. We are sons of Abraham and receive God's promise apart from the law (more later).
Luke 19:38 - Quotes Psalm 118:26
Luke 19:46 - Quotes Is. 56:7 & Jer. 7:11
Luke 20:17 - Fulfillment of Psalm 118:22
Luke 20:27-40 - The Sadducees brought up something in Moses' law (which again, came from God thru Moses) and Jesus told them how that differed from eternity. This is also an interesting passage on what happens when you die (read verses 37-38 in particular), but that's off topic! :)
Luke 20:37 - Quotes from Ex. 3:6
Luke 20:42-43 - Quotes from Psalm 110:1
Luke 21:23 - Mentions the hardships of fleeing the city - this passage doesn't mention the sabbath
Luke 21:32-33 - "I tell you the truth, this generation (or race, according to the footnote) will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Wow! When you read this with Matt. 5:17-18 you start to see the bigger picture. Jesus says that heaven & earth will pass away but His word will never pass away! Nothing would disappear from the Law (the whole Law) until Jesus accomplished it!
Luke 21:37-38 - Jesus taught at the temple EVERY day!
Luke 22:7-8 - Jesus kept the Passover and also ate the Passover lamb since He was born "under the law." Jesus was not a vegetarian. :) Ok, that's off-topic, but I had to bring it up! If some people say Jesus was our example and we should follow everything He did...
Luke 22:19-20 - "And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.'" Under the old covenant, the continuing "remembrance" sign was the Sabbath - "Remember the Sabbath day..." Under the new covenant, we aren't told even once to remember the Sabbath, but "do this in remembrance of me" (the Lord's Supper).
Luke 22:37 - "'It is written, "And he was numbered with the transgressors"; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.'" (Quotes from Is. 53:12)
Luke 23:30 - Quoting from Hos. 10:8
Luke 24:25-27 - "He said to them, 'How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?' And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to then what was said in the Scriptures concerning himself."
Luke 24:32 - "They asked each other, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?'" - Jesus if the fulfillment of the Law & the Prophets (the Scriptures). Unless we look at them with that understanding, we will miss the point and not see the big picture!
Luke 24:44-47 - "He said to them, 'This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.' Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, 'This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from teh dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."