the amount of times Christians are faced with explaining the morally repugnant actions in the bible and use lines such as
"oh no thats the old testament"
and use verses in Matthew that reference Jesus having fulfilled the law is extremely common.
firstly, what does Fulfilling the law even mean?
Secondly, Is their arguement valid?
Christianity is false and is based on unfounded falsehoods. However, it's not alone in this; all religion is a fabrication of man. The inspiration for the "new religion" Christianity was to meld all religions into one religion. The objective of the "new religion" was to fit Hebrew verses into the story and pagans would just love the sacrificed (three in one) savior god. The Jesus story supposedly fit the Jewish so-called "messianic prophecies" and the ancient pagan astrology that was part of their religion. The astrologers in Jesus' day would have believed that the stars were divine. The pagans thought the stars were gods that gave the people guidance. The three wise men magi or astrologers followed the star that led them to Bethlehem. There is a connection between magi, magic and astrology. The birth of Jesus story was based on the belief in astrology of the pagan religion, which was the belief that the stars were divine and influenced our lives. That ended in the 18th century when astronomy started the scientific study of stars as planets. Jesus' life, death and resurrection were copycats of pagan gods and myths. Christianity got the resurrection myth from the gods of pagan religion Tammuz, Osiris Dionysus, Mithras, Horus, Krishna.
The mission of St. Paul was to convert everyone to the "new religion" concocted by the Roman government to end civil war and a Jewish rebellion. St. Paul (probably working for Rome) took the bogus messiah story "the messiah had come but the Jews didn't recognize him" to James the head of the temple of Jerusalem and the Jews. They kicked his silly ass out. So, St. Paul took his nightmarish fantasy (blood a gore) little tale to the illiterate peasants who gobbled it up like good candy. The Jews knew that no one could take the place of the law and they understood what St. Paul was doing. He was doing away with the law and replacing it with this story about a messiah. The Old Testament in the Christian Bible is not a Hebrew book. However, both the Jewish and Christian religions have their origin in pagan religion. The Jewish religion origin is in Ugarit and the origin of Christianity was from ancient cultures around the Mediterranean. They all had similar ideas about the gods, their powers and their place in the universe. These myths were circulated through travel and trade. Christianity just adopted the stories from the pagan religion and tried to mix them with a Jesus myth and Judaism, but the Jews didn't go for it 'cause many of them were Scholars.
The term mashiach means "the anointed one," and refers to the ancient practice of anointing kings with oil when they took the throne. The Jews are referring to a human king not a god/man savior. The word messiah was a misinterpretation of the word mashiach, which is the one who will be anointed as king in the End of Days.
The word mashiach does not mean savior. The misinterpretations of Hebrew words translated from the Hebrew to Greek and then to Latin are too numerous to mention. But you can "bet your boots" this story is a mess if you really know what you're talking about. The Ugaritic texts indicates that this is where the Jewish religion has it's origins and their god Yahweh who was the son of the chief god El.
The authors of the Gospels are not known; the names given them were only titles. Jesus did not fulfill the actual prophecy about a human king that would establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:10; 42:1). He will rebuild the Temple and re-establish its worship (Jeremiah 33:18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33:15).
So, as you can see the prophecy of the anointed king has nothing to do with doing away with the Jewish law. The notion of our sins being forgiven because an innocent god/man/savior was sacrificed (to save everyone from eternal damnation) is an entirely Christian concept that has no basis in Jewish thought. Jewish law and history can be found in the Torah.