Jun 12, 2016
“F.A.Q.—Are The Old Testament Laws Still to Be
Galatians 3-4:7; 5:1-6:2
- The New Testament uses the word “law” in a couple of ways:
- The Old Testament (Romans 3:19)
- The Law of Moses (Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:44)
- Mosaic Law (Law of Moses)
- First five books of the Bible
Why the Law?
- To set apart the people of Israel from the world and to
“You shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy and have
separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.”
- To communicate God’s standard for holiness and pleasing Him.
“As a wild beast is tied to keep it from running amuck, so
the Law bridles mad and furious man to keep him from running
- To reveal our sin. (Romans 3:20; 5:20; 7:7; Galatians
Free From the Law . . .
- What the Law pointed to has been fulfilled in Christ.
“So then, the law was our guardian until Christ
came, in order that we might be justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for
in Christ Jesus you are all sons (and daughters) of God, through
faith.” Galatians 3:24-26
- Righteousness is not received by Law keeping, but by gospel
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to
everyone who believes.” Romans 10:4
- I do not strive to do right so that I might be made righteous.
- In Christ I am made righteous and desire to do what is right
and pleasing to God.
- We are not under the Mosaic Law, but under the law of Christ.
(Galatians 6:2; Matthew 22:34-40)
- Freedom from the Law does not mean freedom to sin. (Romans