Dead to the law – Alive in Christ!

Most pastors will openly teach that we are no longer under the Mosaic system. They will quote scriptures like John 1:17, stating the law came through Moses, but grace and truth through Jesus Christ. Then they will turn right around and say things like, “Now that we have come to know Jesus, and have escaped the tyranny of the law, it should be our natural ambition to work at pleasing God by obeying the law.’ Now while this type of teaching may sound right, it is in fact oxy-moronic in nature. For it is impossible to escape the tyranny of the law while still honestly trying to observe it. God only knows the inherent confusion this erroneous teaching has brought about. The fact that we would teach the saints that they are no longer under the curse of the law, then turn right around and place them under the bondage of the Mosaic covenant is unconscionable; and the lack of discernment on the part of leadership surrounding this problem is unfathomable.
What part of dying to the law don’t we understand? The mystery has been revealed in Christ, and walking in the spirit is not rocket science. 
Authors note:
Here are some key words the Apostle Paul used to describe the law, i.e. the Mosaic Covenant: Useless, beggarly, weak, unprofitable, obsolete, the ministry of death and condemnation. Yes, the law is perfect and Holy, it just doesn’t wear well with man. It never has, and it never will! Christ in us is our only hope of glory!
Subsequent reading:
Romans 4:13-16; Romans 7:4-12, 21-23; Romans 8:1-4; II Cor. 3:4-18
I Cor. 15:56; Heb. 7:1-9; Heb. chapter 8; Heb. 10:1-4
Commentary by:
G. L. Miller

One thought on “Dead to the law – Alive in Christ!

  1. Ralph says:

    Well done!How about the word, "abolish"?Ephesians 2:14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.

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