Christians are not under the law
By: Hartley Edorodion
Christians are not under the law. It is extremely important that every Christian understands this and accept this. This is the good news of Christianity that Christ redeemed us and set us free from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Galatians 2:21). “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace” (Galatians 5:4). Christ is the end of the law to those that believe (Romans 10:4; Matthew 11:13; Luke 16:16). But the law still continues for eternity for those who rejects Jesus (Luke 16:16, Matthew 5:18, Romans 3:31; Romans 7) - the law will always be there to judge those that rejects Jesus. The issue with the law is that if you are under one you must be under all (Galatians 3:10). It is not possible to remember about 613 laws in the Old Testament and not to talk about keeping them. Moses that brought those laws to us broke all to pieces to our eyes (Exodus 32:19; Exodus 34:1). The law is our schoolmaster to bring us to the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:22-25). The law showed us our weakness and we see why we need Jesus - accept Jesus and be saved.
"What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid" (Romans 6:15). And “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid” (Romans 6:1). The answer to both questions is God forbid. “How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" ((Romans 6:2). Christians need to keep themselves from the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7). The works of the flesh collided with some of the laws but they are not laws. The works of the flesh are those sinful desire that our flesh crave or lust after. “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).