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A New Command

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A New Command?

Many say that Christ was giving His disciples a new command instead of simply expounding on an existing command for the first time when He said,

John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you.  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

“As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” 

This is where Christ expounds on His example of what He called the second greatest command.  [See Matthew 22:37-39.]

Leviticus 19:18

“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.  I am the LORD

If we say that Christ was giving a new command then we are making Him to be a sinner because that means He was adding to the word of God.  For the word says,

Deuteronomy 4:2

“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.”

So, is your Christ a sinner?

Just a thought.

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Shalom, and may Yahweh bless you in walking in the whole Word of God.