The Law of Moses Is a Curse
- Yes it is true. The law of Moses is a curse. The law is good, but it is external to the heart. It is a curse to mankind because it condemns mankind to failure. The law of Moses requires sinless perfection.
But Christ kept the law and offered the perfect sacrifice to free the chosen from the curse of the law! Galatians 3:13.
The law of Christ is a law of freedom and faith reckoned to the accounts of the elect til the end of life. It is a law which will result in spiritual success. Those in Christ are freed from the law of sin and death.
Scriptures for study: Eph 2:15 (law is abolished), Heb 8:13 (Old Covenant is abolished), 2 Cor 3:6 (the letter kills), Heb 7:11,12,18,19 9 (Change of priesthood brings change of law.)
The New Covenant shows that the laws of the heart are closer to the soul (Sermon on the Mount), than the Old Testament external law. But we are justified by faith, not by sinless perfection which cannot be acheived!
Since the law of Moses has no power, being external, it cannot save, and cannot even cause initial movement toward salvation at all. Romans 8:3 And the elect Christian is justified by faith, not through the works of the law. Rom 3:28 Also, no one is justified by the law! Gal 3:11
All the Protestants and Catholics who elevate the law of Moses in any way above the gospel or equal to the gospel are lost. Their gospel is a false one!!
And lost means eternal punishment and separation from the Lord, a dreadful state of being.
A W Pink, a Protestant theologian, says falsely in The Law and the Saint, that teaching that the law is a curse is antinomianism. So he basically is calling the Apostle Paul an antinomian! Pink looks into the face of divine revelation and rejects it.
If you do as these Covenant Theologians and rebuild that which Christ torn down by His death and resurrection, then you are a transgressor. Gal 2:18 paul is clear, if the Gentiles submitted to circumcision (as a means of obeying God according to the legalists), Christ did not benefit them. Gal 5:2-3
If so called Jewish Christians think there is an added blessing that others are missing in keeping Sabbaths, that is false religion as well. Hebrews chapters 3 and 4 is clear. The New Covenant Sabbath is faith, not a day!
AW Pink made the critical error in saying the Ten Commandments were the moral law. This was Calvin's error as well.
The law of Christ is for a spiritual covenant that does not need elemental practices, taste not, touch not, or the mandatory keeping of the Sabbath. The law of Moses was one unit and cannot be divided. It was replace by the law of Christ, which acknowledges man is not perfect and without sin.
The law of Christ, through God given faith and love, will be kept to the end of life by the elect. It is not antinomianism! Paul lived according to the law of Christ. ( 1 Cor 9:20-21).
Some wish to keep their customs of days, and are permitted as long as they do not require it as a test of faith, which then becomes false legalism.
2. Dispensationalists also misuse the law of Moses by saying the book of Revelation belongs to the nation of Israel and not the believers, the body of Christ. Do not be deceived. Those who seek to reestablish that Covenant that Christ destroyed with His death and resurrection are transgressors of Christ's law of faith! They cannot be saved while chasing after Dispensationalism.
Here are some scriptures that, put together, give an airtight argument that the law of Moses and the righteousness of Christ are two separate entities. Notice that the law was a schoolmaster for the Old Covenant believers who were saved by faith but were instructed in Christ as the fulfillment of the law. It is not a schoolmaster for the gospel. The gospel has complete power to save through the sovereign application of the spiritual circumcision by the Holy Spirit.
New Covenant Theology
1646 First London Confession
Luther and Menno: A Failure of Protestant and Anabaptist Doctrine
How to Go to Hell: Believe in the Three Uses of the Law
Charles Spurgeon Prince of Law Preaching
My Christian View of Israel's Purpose
Sephardic Bnei Anusim Hear This!
Sephardic Roots, Belmonte Jewish and More!