One can learn important truths by first establishing an affirmation and then either observing or inferring the opposite. Pious Propaganda? Mitchell, as well it should. Jesus is interpreting the Law, not contradicting it.
This concept applies nicely to both antitheses and the great injunction. Romans 6: 23 contains one of the most powerful and didactic antitheses of all time.
We have our own reasons for putting much emphasis on the situational perspective, for we of all people want to insist that God saves his people through historical events, most particularly through the incarnation, sacrificial death, resurrection, ascension, and return of Jesus Christ.
The law of antithesis, then, extracts properties that are the reverse. But God is just.
The lost shall suffer eternally while the saved shall be in eternal bliss cp. It is ongoing. These examples from history and mathematics are representative.
In each, the Master cited an earlier proposition of the law, a thesis, and made an authoritative counterproposition, or antithesis, that called disciples to a higher standard of belief, motivation, and observance. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him.
This also is why God calls His people to a life of separation from the world of ungodly unbelievers 2 Corinthiansbeing not conformed, but transformed Romans