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. Deuteronomy 28:58-68. All the law of Moses must be kept. And man could not do so. Deuteronomy 6:25 and Acts 15:10.
The Sermon on the Mount is stricter, morally, than Moses. The commands of the Apostles are intended for the hearts of believers. But the law on stone was not intended for the heart. It governed only outward behavior. Keeping New Covenant commands is what true Christians, those chosen before the world, must follow. The law of faith, the Law of Christ, is the law in force.

But Christ kept the law of Moses and offered the perfect sacrifice to free the chosen from the curse of the external law! Galatians 3:13. Paul established the law by confirming Christ was the fulfillment of the types and shadows found in the law. Roman's 3:31. But the ordinances tied to those types and shadows were rolled away. Colossians 2:16-17.

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.

The law of Christ is the law of faith. Rom. 3:27-31.

Scriptures for study: 

Eph 2:15 (law is abolished), 

Heb 8:13 (Old Covenant is abolished), 

2 Cor 3 (the letter kills and that written on stone is powerless and 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 achieved!

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 Christ, 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 Moses cannot be divided into moral, civil, and ceremonial. It is one law, one unit!

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. Again, the law of Moses was one unit and cannot be divided. It was replaced 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. That is permitted as long as they do not require it as a test of faith or teach that keeping feasts is a superior way of life, 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.

Elect with Jewish DNA will be saved, but the nation of the ancient Israelites has been replaced by a superior spiritual Zion, a heavenly Jerusalem. (Heb 12:18-29, Rom 11, Luke 21:24).

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.

The law historically was a schoolmaster for the Hebrews through the types and shadows given as examples. Those shadows were all fulfilled by and in Christ. (Heb ch. 10)

Jesus has abolished the “law of ordinances” (Eph. 2:14-16). The law has “passed away” (2 Cor. 3:11). The law was “cast out” (Gal. 4:21-30). The law lasted “till the seed should come” (Gal. 3:19), which seed was Christ (Gal. 3:17). “You are not under the law” (Rom. 6:14). “You are dead to the law” (Rom. 7:1-7). The law was abolished. (Eph 2:15,16). Law was blotted out and nailed to the cross (Col 2:14) We are not justified by the law (Rom 3:19,20,28). We are not under the law (Rom 6:14,15). If righteous came by the law, Christ died in vain (Gal 2:21). The law was until John (Lk 16:16). The law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ (Gal 3:24,25). Christ is the end of the law (Rom 10:4). Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law ( Gal 3:10,13). Anyone justified from the law has fallen from grace (Gal 5:4).

See also:

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!


  1. Excellent work. I would like to add that the Pharisee's Broke the Law given while still in Egypt when they crucified the Messiah during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He became sin, even a curse being hung on a tree. A double transgression for a double Sabbath. The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. This is a page from my website:


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