Is the Law still valid for today? Part 1

We are told that the Law is still invoke for the post-cross believer, maybe not for initial salvation, but it is for maintaining one's salvation and righteousness by obeying the do's and dont's of the Law to be in right standing with God.

Most institutional believers today fail to realize that once we establish a relationship with God through Jesus any relationship with the Law and the practice of its demands has no place in the community of believers...the Body of Christ.

Therefore, my brethren, you were also made to DIE to the Law through the Body of Christ, so that you might be JOINED to ANOTHER, to Him (Jesus) who was raised from the dead, on order that we might bear fruit for God (Rom. 7:4). Therefore, if the Law is not dead to you, you CANNOT bare fruit for God.

Paul warns believers against the idea of mixing the Law under the Old Covenant with Grace under the New covenant. In Gal. 3:1 he goes so far as to say; “You foolish Galatians” to those who tried to mix the old way of the Law with their new life in Christ. That to me substantiates that  mixing of the old with the new is not God sanctioned, in fact, I believe it is God forbidden.

Christ is the end of the Law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. Rom. 10:4)

This tells me that without the end of the Law there can be no godly righteousness.

Now does that mean that I advocate doing the things that the Law says not to do, most definitely not, despite the law keeper's accusations that the Grace Gospel believers say we believe that a believer can sin without any consequences for sinning. That only goes to show their misunderstanding of God's Gospel of Grace.

Once believers recognize the law Gospel is incapable of saving us or maintaining our relationship with God through His Son, should the Big Ten be our guide for daily living in the community of the redeemed? I believe there is enough scriptural evidence to support that a believer ought not to have any spiritual relationship with the commandments of the Law.

The Law is an all-or-nothing proposition as seen in James 2:10. Paul says in Gal 3:10, we are cursed if we don't do all that is written in the law. What a wonderful God we're in relationship with, He has freed us from all the requirements of the law and lifted the curse. According to Gal. 5: 2-4, if we adopt the law as a part of our belief system, Jesus becomes of “NO BENEFIT” to us whatsoever.

Paul says that “the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone.” (2 Cor. 3:7)
The Ten Commandments is the ministry of death, come on now...that can't be in the Bible! Well, the Big Ten were the only commandments of over 600 in the pre-cross era that was written in stone, so it must be in reference to them.

The Ten Commandments brings condemnation not freedom. 2 Cor. 3:7-11 reads; But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.

Paul says here that the Ten Commandment;
Ministers death.
Condemns us.
Only had a fading glory.

This passage produces enough truth for us as believers NOT to look to the Ten Commandments as our guide for daily living in the community of the redeemed.

The source of our guide is the new ministry of the Spirit, God's message of grace.
Part 2 to follow


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