WEBZBOX -reverend john - WEBZBOX,
I think you might want to do a bit of research on the verse from Matthew that you quoted, it may help you to understand a bit. Jesus did not say that the law would not pass away until heavens and earth pass away, but rather, that He was the perfecter of the law, and that He completes the law, and that the law interpreted by him will last until the end of the age.
Jesus actually changes the law himself in the very next passages, some he adds to, others he cancels out, and others he corrects the interpretation of.
but the entirety of the law and the prophets are summed up in Love God and love your neighbor
It sounds like you took it upon yourself to add to what Yahushuah was saying in Matthew 5:17-19 instead of taking what he said literally. Just listen to what He said and don't make it fit your Christian thinking and you will see the truth. That is the genius of the Devils schemes. He fools you into thinking that you do not have to follow any set of rules. Rules are good. Rules guide us and keep us in check. Rules help us live better lives. To think you don't need rules is chaotic and foolish. Traits of the Devil.
Yes I agree that the Law is summed up in loving Yahuah, but remember what 1 John 5:3 says. The love of Yahuah IS that we guard His commandments, for His commandments are not burdensome. He plainly states that to love Him means to follow His commandments. He doesn't specify which commandments so it must be taken as all commandments.
Well, actually it is not the words that are in the passage, you see, the scriptures were not actually written in English. Which is why I said to do some research. The fact is that Jesus says not until all is finished, but until all is perfected. Which is what he then does in the proceeding passages. Jesus is the fulfilment of the law and prophets. Which we see clearly as He himself changes the law.