Christ Did Not Abolish the Law of Moses but His Death Did!

Christ did not abolish the law of Moses while he lived. Indeed, he fulfilled it as not other could. But with His death, the law of Moses was abolished. With His resurrection, the New Law of Christ was eternally established.

Here are just a few scriptures that show this to be the case from the NIV:

Rom 6:14:

 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

2:Cor 3:11

Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

Eph 2:15-16

15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,

Rom 7:1-7

 So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For when we were in the realm of the flesh,[a] the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Gal 2:21

 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

And there is a new Law of Christ, the perfect law of Liberty:

Gal 6:2

 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

James 1:25

24for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. 26If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.…

Heb 7:12

12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.

 And of course, we know that the priesthood was changed, to an everlasting priest from the Levitical priesthood. The priest after the order of Melchizedek offered a perfect sacrifice, himself, and so abolished the law after having fulfilled the law in his life on earth.

See also:

My Statement of Faith and Doctrine


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