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What Is The Purpose Of The Law

Who was the law of Moses given to?
What was purpose of the law?
Is there more than 10 points of the law?
Are we under the law now?

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I am not sure if by "law of Moses' you meant
the MORAL LAW (ML) or CEREMONIAL LAW (CL)
ML was spoken and written by GOD on stone
tablets, to serve all mankind as a code of conduct. Its purpose was to help us know right from wrong. It is to stand for ever and was not destroyed by JCH. It is perfect
and was magnified by JCh.
TBC
---Pierr7958 on 1/25/08


Interesting Eloy. "4- Now we are under the New Testament Law."
---Eloy on 6/22/07

The new testament is a new arrangement to address the law. There is one exception to add certain ammendments to meet the requirements of the new priesthood. Nothing is removed by the new testament. Supported by Christ's words not one jot or tittle. When all things come to pass there will be changes.
---jhonny on 7/1/07


Because Satan can pretend to be the Spirit - 2 Cor 11:14, a Christian needs the Law that governs behavior to validate the Spirit's leading. This must important for God to . . .

Jer 31:33 .. I will put my law in their inward parts
Heb 8:10 .. I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts
Heb 10:16 ..I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them

Gal 3:24 ..the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ
---a_servant on 6/22/07


1- All the children of Israel with their adoptees whom exited Egypt. 2- To expose sin. 3- yes, there are over a hundred points of the Old Testament law. 4- Now we are under the New Testament Law.
---Eloy on 6/22/07


Sin uses the law to deceive. What do you use it for?
Rom 7:11 "For sin, taking occasion by the commandment(Gk.entole: moral precepts), deceived me, and by it slew [me]." To procure misery or inflict death, sin endeavours with the injunctions, orders and commands of the law for it's base of operation. The undertaking of sin is to cheat one by fraud and swindle out of something expected. The violation of rules and regulations is the practice of fraud and deceit. Do you cheat at cards?
---jhonny on 6/21/07




True that God is not a lovey dovey type of being who ignores evil, but He did provide for Adam & Eve and the human race by sending His Son into the world to redeem the world.

Love does not ignore justice but deals with it.
---lee on 6/21/07


Sheila: "Jesus is God,God is love,law is NOT love."

If God was only love, He would have compassion for Adam and Eve and forgave them and we, today, would still be living in paradise. Not only is God a god a love, but also a god of justice. That same love and justice is what is handed down to the mother and father, how else would you train up your child in the way he or she should go without laws?
---Steveng on 6/21/07


There are three types of laws mentioned in the entire Bible: ceremonial, moral, and judicial (or case) laws.

The two laws Jesus spoke of, were also spoken by God in the OT which is a summary of the Ten Commandments which are the summary of all the laws of Moses and the Prophets.

The purpose of the law is to show that we are sinners.
---Steveng on 6/21/07


-Given to God's people.
-To govern behavior, stipulate blessings & curses.
-Yes. The 10 are the overview: each has statutes and ordinances within - see Lev 26, Dt 28.
-Obeying the Law cannot save anyone - the law is used to condemn. Law still governs behavior.

This is in the NT:
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
---a_servant on 6/21/07


Jesus is God,God is love,law is NOT love. Read 1Co13 and replace the word *love/charity* with the word *law*. You'll see it doesn't make sense to call law, love. They are NOT the same.
---Sheila on 6/21/07




THE TEN HOLY LAWS OF GOD: is Christ Himself John 1:1..1 John 1;1 it is a transcript of His Holy Character we need to conform to. 2Cor 3:2,3. Law of Moses given to the Israelites to prepare them for the coming Seed/Christ Gal 3:19. When Christ came,ordinances, sacrificials n ceremonial sabbaths(not the 7th day Sab) ended at the cross..Jesus bcame the Sac/Lamb of God..Read Gal 3:29
---jana on 6/5/07


Duane said "Law has no purpose to a Christian." A good Christian said "Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions" Gal 3:19. Also said "by the law is the knowledge of sin" Ro 3:20, "Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet" Ro 7:7. The law has purpose to Christian & non-. Walking in the Spirit & obedience are synonymous Gal 5:16; Ro 8:4-7
---Geoff on 6/4/07


The law has no purpose to a christian.
We are led by the Spirit, not laws.
Why would anyone use laws when they have God telling them, through the Spirit, what is right and wrong.
Its only people who DONT have the Spirits guidance, that need laws.
---duane on 6/4/07


Catherine - *There is no scripture in the entire New Testament which teaches that Christians have nothing to do with the moral law, which is the Ten Commandments. [Romans 7:22]*

How do you reason that the Sabbath commandment is a moral law?

while Paul delighted in the law (Romans 7:22), what type of law did he have in mind? Only moral law affects the conscience!
---lee on 6/3/07


Gina - In quoting James 2:11-12, you disregard the context.

James is addressing moral law; not ceremonial law such as the Sabbath commandment or other obsolete laws given only to the Hebrew nation.

"If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing well." (2:8)

The observance of a holy day has nothing to do with love of neighbor.

You do not understand the essence of the gospel message.
---lee on 6/2/07


God gave the Ten Commandments to Israel.It is God's Declaration of God's holy and binding requirement upon man. There is Ten points to the law. Yes, we are still under the law in a narrow sense. There is no scripture in the entire New Testament which teaches that Christians have nothing to do with the moral law, which is the Ten Commandments. [Romans 7:22] God has always saved people only by grace and never by law. Even the Israelites.
---catherine on 6/2/07


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The Law has been done away with.Christians live by Faith!Read your bible!The entire book of Galatians would be very good for you to read and reread until you understand it. This book is called the book of Independence for Christians.-Robyn 05/30/07

"For he that said,Do Not commit adultery,said also,Do not Kill. Now if thou commit no adultery,yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgresser of the law. So speak ye,and so do,as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty" James 2:11,12
---Gina7 on 6/2/07


Look at Gal 2:21-I do not set aside the grace of Christ; for if righteousness comes through the Law;then Christ died in vain. Praise God!
--Robyn on 5/30/07
"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" Romans 6:1,2

What is sin? "..sin is the transgression of the law" 1 John 3:4

The Christian keeps the 10 commandments& this in no way frustrates the grace of God.
---Gina7 on 6/2/07


Answer!NONE,in fact there is virtually nothing in the NT that commands it (Sabbath)
--lee on 5/31/07
Jesus "Go and sin no more" John 8:11
What is sin? "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law" 1John 3:4
What law? "For whoseover shall keep the whole law,yet offend in 1 point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery.." James 2:10-12
The command IS there, you just need eyesalve (Rev 3:8)
---Gina7 on 6/2/07


"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in 1 point, he is guilty of all. For he that said "Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgresser of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty" James 2:10-12. The whole law is the 10 Commandments..this book was written after Jesus died, so it does not include anything but the 10.
---Gina7 on 6/2/07


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James 2:10-12 states if you break 1 of 10 commandments, you have broken them all. If is not difficult to understand: So,if you do not commit adultery, yet if you break the Sabbath,you are a transgresser of the law (a sinner,1John3:4) I am sure the devil understands this,we should too! God's 10 commandments stand are fall together as 1 complete law.And what are sinners? Followers of the devil "He that committeth sin is of the devil" 1John3:8 Do not let the devil trick you into becoming a sinner!
---Gina7 on 6/2/07


Matthew 23:
1: Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2: Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
What is the meaning of "Moses' seat"? Jesus did state:
"All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do...". Without respect and love, either observing or not are each
just as worthless.
---Nana on 6/1/07


Jerry - *Although Jesus has let us off with a warning ("Go and sin no more"), the 10C law still stands, as we will all see one day in the judgment.*

I would be very surprised if you got a ticket for breaking a ceremonial law & such is the Sabbath commandment!

If you break the Sabbath commandment - a ceremonial law that pertained only to the nation of Israel, what are the consequences?

Answer! NONE, in fact there is virtually nothing in the NT that commands it.
---lee on 5/31/07


Robyn - Amen and Amen. Praise Jesus for the Cross. Praise Him that we are free.
---Helen_5378 on 5/30/07


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The Law has been done away with.Christians live by Faith! Read your bible! The entire book of Galatians would be very good for you to read and reread until you understand it. This book is called the book of Independence for Christians. Praise God. I pray the scales will fall from your eyes in the name of our most Holy Savior, Christ Jesus. Look at Gal 2:21--I do not set aside the grace of Christ; for if righteousness comes through the Law;then Christ died in vain. Praise God!
---Robyn on 5/30/07


1. Israelits (children in the wilderness) 2. To teach the them. They were required by God to abide by them, and to remember them. 3. Matthew chapter 5 through 15.
4. We are not under the Old Law, for it is impossible to abide by them all, that is where Matthew chapter 5 through chapter 15 comes in at. Jesus is quoting this.
---Rebecca_D on 5/30/07


the law of Moses written by Moses(ceremonial laws) Deut 31:24 to 26 was placed on the side of the Ark..for it was temporary(and later done away at the cross).and the 10 Moral Laws of God Exodus 31:18..32:16 written by His own hands and placed inside the Ark Ex 40:20 signifying the law in man
's hearts Heb 8:10..10:16 2 Cor 3:3, You cant do away with the 10 commands of God, for by the law is the knowlege of sin...REMEMBER, Jesus is the Law.
---jana on 8/17/06


right wes and jerry-hope you dont mind if i use that good stuff
---r.w on 8/1/06


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The law gives us guidelines and reveals our sin, but the law could not save us from our sins. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can help save us from our sins!
---wes on 8/1/06


Moses Law are the civil and ceremonial laws written by Moses in a book Deut 31:24,25 and note verse26 put in the side of the ark for it was temporary..the 10 Moral laws written by the hand of God were put in the Ark..for it was permanent..Heb 8:10 laws put in minds and in hearts..new covenants...yes, we still carry the law..it is the word of God..isnt that what we are going by???
---jana on 8/1/06


I was once stopped by a cop for speeding. I was guilty - I broke the law. He let me off with a warning. That was GRACE - I didn't deserve it. But he didn't remove the speed limit signs - they still stand (as I found out a few years later when I was again stopped for speeding). Although Jesus has let us off with a warning ("Go and sin no more"), the 10C law still stands, as we will all see one day in the judgment.
---jerry6593 on 8/1/06


the Jews also perform ceremonial laws too
---rw on 7/31/06


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Actually, Judaism sees 613 laws. "Be fruitful and multiply..." being the first one.
---Jack on 7/30/06


pretty good answers. paul didnt know sin but by the Law. this is what the world needs more of-the Law! when witnessing --use the Law! no Law, no grace-no fear, no faith
---r.w. on 7/29/06


The law was given to show us our sin but could not save us from it. God knew that. So he sent his son Jesus Christ to pay for our sins. All have sinned and fallen short of God's law.
---wes on 1/11/06


Once while witnessing a man broke down and begin to cry saying I want to be saved but I can't keep the law!! And I replyed to him;you are released from keeping the law because JESUS kept it for you and His rightiousness is imputed to you. Oh wonderful wonderful he said and accepted the Lord, He was a old college professor .---mima-1/11/2006
---mima on 1/11/06


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The greatest purpose of the law according to the Bible was to bring us to Christ. The law showed us how terribly sinnful people where. Jesus came to deal with that sin problem. Now, by faith we trust in Him.
---john on 1/11/06


The law was given to the choosen people of God (Israelites) to show the character of God: His holiness & rigteousness. If they have obeyed the law, they will be accounted righteous. BUT No flesh can fulfill the law. No flesh can boast of righteousness. The Law also magnified the sinfulness of man & the greatness of God's mercy. He sent His Son who fulfilled the law & if man will believe in Him, His rigteousness will be imputed to him.
---irene5653 on 10/9/05


The purpose of the Law was to make sin very evident. The Law magnifies our sin. It shows us that we are disobedient. Of course when you read the Law, one sees that it is good. It seems reasonable and practical.
---christianet_guy on 9/27/05


Moses was given the Law on Mt. Sinai. The Law is for the purpose of showing us that we can't keep all the points of the Law. (Romans 3:20) There are many laws that are kept, even by Jews today, but only 10 points in the Ten Commandments. We are under the Law, UNLESS we are Christians. Christ didn't come to do away with the Law, but to meet the demands of the Law. (Matthew 5:17)
---WIVV on 8/30/05


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"Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made: and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator."..."Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." Galatians 3:19 & 24.
---Wayne_87 on 8/30/05


There are 10 commandments in the ML but from time to time the Lord has given us other directives, which I think are just as important as the commandments. Some of these directives have to do with maintaining good physical, mental and again spiritual health.
---Pierr7958 on 8/29/05


Under the law? NO! we are not under the (condemnation) of the law as a means of savation which is a gift = grace HOWEVER that DOES NOT MEAN that we are at liberty to break the law, for the transgression of the law is still SIN! TBC
---Pierr7958 on 8/29/05


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