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Is Christ The End Of The Law

To those who are interested in the 10 Commandments (and condemned thereby because none but Christ has kept the 10 Commandments) I would like to ask a question, what is the meaning of Romans 10:4," For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."

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Mima, Just as Moses because of the people's sins cast down the 10 commandments which broke up the Law into pieces, but he wrote again restoring the Law: So too Christ the Word of God in flesh was broke on the cross, and was raised again restoring his New Covenant Law. "Having blotted out his Commands in handwriting, which being contrary to us, and took it out of the midst, nailing it to the cross." Colossians 2:14.
---Eloy on 6/9/10


That passage is speaking of the O.T. Law, not the N.T. Law.
---Eloy on 6/9/10


Jesus came to fulfill the law.
Jesus said in Rev., I am Alpha (Jesus Christ Is God in the beginning,) & Jesus said I am Omega (Jesus Christ Is God the ending.) His name was hid during the O-Testament times but was prophesied & then came to pass revealed in the N-testament.
---Lawrence on 6/9/10


The Bible says that through Adam sin came into the world. But Jesus is our salvation from that sin. We didn't know sin without the Ten Commandments. We are not under sin any more because of Christ's sacrifice. But Christ Himself said that He didn't come to do away with the Law, but to fulfill it. We should still follow the ten commandments to assist us in our walk, but we are no longer condemned by it.
---Paul on 8/24/08


Since Romans 6:1,2 states "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?" and 1 John 3:4 states sin the transgression of the law (10 commandments) it is first very obvious that Romans 10:4 does not mean Christ did away with the 10 commandments. In Matthew 22:36-40 Christ summed up the 10 commandments into 2 great themes: Love to God and Love to Neighbor. (Love God, keep the 1st four, Love Neighbor, keep the last six). This is why the law is written in our hearts in the New Covenant (Hebrews 8:10-13) because we obey God out of Love.
---Gina7 on 8/2/08




In response to the original question,

Lets always keep scriptures in context. Romans 10 is speaking of those which, "seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God." (verse 3)

Paul is asserting salvation is not earned by works, and anyone who thinks to gain righteousness by their works is walking "not according to knowledge." (verse 2)

Paul is not stating that the law is abolished, but that "Christ is the end of the law FOR righteousness." (verse 4) We cant become righteous by keeping the law.

Christ Himself said "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill." (matt 5:17)
---Todd1 on 7/1/08


A person led by the Spirit will fulfill the law of Christ. What is the law of Christ? 1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

And what commandment Jesus Gave us?
Matt.22:36-38 LOVE

We are to believe in Jesus and walk in love to others. If I love someone will I kill him? No. If I love someone will I steal from him? Of course not. A person can follow the 10C to the letter without demonstrating any LOVE. Love goes far and above any written code. As a Christian we now have the ability to show AGAPE or the God-kind of love because Christ dwells in us. The ability to show agape love is only through Him within us.
---gracynluv on 7/1/08


"To those who are interested in the 10 Commandments (and condemned thereby because none but Christ has kept the 10 Commandments) I would like to ask a question, what is the meaning of Romans 10:4," For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."
Condemned by the 10 commandments? All one has to do is read John 13:34: "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." Next we ask ourselves if we love as the Lord commanded. Chances are we will stand condemned. Whatsoever conclusion one may drawn from Romans 10:4 must be in accordance with the Gospels, else could you state why not?
---Nana on 7/1/08


Mina, "the meaning of this verse is that a person... cannot keep the law"??

Please consider Romans 10:4, NLT
Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the Law was given. As a result, all who believe in Him are made right with God.

The opposite is true-Romans 3:31 (see also 7:12-16).
Do we then make void the Law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the Law.
---Geoff on 6/30/08


Christ was the only man who kept all the law. Only God in the flesh was able to keep it.Christ being the end of the law represents the curse of the law having no hold on those that believe in & on Lord Jesus . loving him and obeying his commandments and being covered by his blood we are not subjet to the curse of the law which is eternal death and punishment. We are given by the grace of god the righteousness of Jesus once we trust and believe and love and keep his commandments. Not of our fleshly selfs but through his quickening spirit
---rharper on 6/30/08




"For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" the meaning of this verse is that a person or persons cannot keep the law in order to be righteous." Now only Jesus kept the law
(the 10 Commandments), and of course he and he alone is and was righteous before the Father. It is his righteousness, imputed to us, that gives us any righteousness at all before the Father. Another words, we are dependent upon the Lord Jesus Christ's righteousness to be our righteousness. We have been made acceptable in the beloved and the beloved is The Lord Jesus Christ!!!!! Thank you Jesus!
---Mina on 6/30/08


We need to know Hebrew roots to understand our bible. Jesus was Jewish, so it makes sense to understand His Jewish lifestyle to understand scripture, otherwise we interpret in our own minds. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Torah (Gen to Deut) in Hebrew is Gods teachings and instructions (Greeks translated Torah to Law), Jesus (Yeshua, Hebrew name) is the Torah incarnate. Jesus said "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law (Torah) or the Prophets (Torah & Prophets = Tanahk, what Jesus quoted from), I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (Matthew 5:17). Havent we been taught to follow Him (be like Him)?
---AZR on 6/29/08


if you believe in jesus then you are made righteous by him ,thats what it means.but you should still obey all of gods word.before christ the people were made righteous once a year by sprinkling of the blood.today thers no need because jesus was our sacrifice.
---tom2 on 6/28/08


Jesus Christ (the righteous) was a final sacrifice for sins, once for all, redeemed us from the curse of the Law. When forgiven, we died by being joined together with Him into His death, and are born again by being joined together with Him in the resurrection. We died and Christ and are alive with Christ the life in us, and have been justified with Christ as our righteousness.
---Dan on 7/30/07


Russell stated rightfully that 'The aim of the law was to give life. It was unable to do so because sin used it to kill people (Romans 7)'.

How then Jerry do you reason that Christ is the purpose of the law? Christ merely accomplished what the law could not do.

The law was simply our guardian to lead us to faith in Christ. Gal. 3:24-25
---lee on 7/7/07


Russell: You nailed it! Christ is the PURPOSE of the law. It is amazing to see how some people will grasp at anything in order to justify their pet sins.
---jerry6593 on 7/7/07


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Very good insight into "Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" Romans 10:4.

Romans is one book that we should study the most for it has the most jewels when it comes to walking by faith.

What is the criteria developed by the SDA so one can know if one has been in compliance to the 4th commandment? Apparently Steveng is up a tree on that question!
---lee on 7/6/07


The word commonly translated 'end' is the Greek word 'telos' which may also be translated 'goal'. The aim of the law was to give life. It was unable to do so because sin used it to kill people (Romans 7). God solved the problem by sending jesus in the likeness of sinful flesh and condemned sin (the real culprit) enabling the law to give life (Romans 8). Those who have faith paradoxically fulfill the law, specifically Habbakuk 2:4 "The just shall live by faith."
---Russell on 7/6/07


Lee: "...it appears that the SDA has its own criteria..."

Forget about what others are doing, what do YOU do. If God needed to rest, how much more do we humans need a day off from our highly hectic society?

"...clearly a ceremonial law pertaining to Judaism alone..."

You are referring to sabbaths, but I'm referring to THE Sabbath. The Sabbath that God commanded thousands of years BEFORE Judaism, Jews, Israelites ever existed.
---Steveng on 7/5/07


Steveng - *So, Lee, how do you keep the Sabbath?*

That is the question I was hoping you would answer as it appears that the SDA has its own criteria that is different from the Biblical OT model.

How do I keep the Sabbath? As the Sabbath is clearly a ceremonial law pertaining to Judaism alone, it was not mandated for the church (Acts 15). I consider in view of Hebrews 4 that the Sabbath merely foreshadowed the believers rest in Christ.
---lee on 7/4/07


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Read: Who rested on the Sabbath? Luke23:56. The Sabbath was made for whom? Mark2:27. designated between whom? Ezekiel20:20. A sign of what? Ezekiel20:12. What happens after Jesus' return? Isaiah66:22-23. Did Jesus keep the Sabbath? Luke4:16. What comes after the Sabbath? Matthew 28:1. What was Paul's custom concerning the Sabbath?Acts17:2. What did Christ say about the law of God of which the Sabbath is a part? Matthew5:17-19. Read also: Matthew15:9,Revelation 14:12, Luke 13:10-16, John5:8-11.
---Steveng on 7/4/07


So, Lee, how do you keep the Sabbath?
---Steveng on 7/4/07


Steveng - now we are left wondering what guidelines the SDA has developed which if followed one could conclude that one has obeyed the Sabbath commandment.

Can you pick up a stick on the Sabbath (Num. 15:32)? Light a fire in your home to cook or keep warm (Ex. 35:3)? Travel any distance, etc.

These Biblical directives are very clear but me thinketh you have developed your own set of criteria.
---lee on 7/3/07


John: "StevenG. I doubt very much that you observe the Sabbath the exact way it was told to be observed."

Your idea of working on the Sabbath is based upon Pharisees interpretation. Since Moses died, man has added to the interpretation of "working" on the Sabbath. That is, until Jesus reprimanded the Pharisees for just that.

As your relationship with God matures, you will know the truth.
---Steveng on 7/2/07


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Lee says "Sabbath observance is not something desirous of the Spirit." But God says otherwise "hallow My Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God"-Ezekiel 20:20.

The verse is addressed only to the nation of Israel; not to the church.

Note that Exodus 31:17 informs us that the Sabbath is the sign of the covenant God made exclusively with Israel.
---lee on 7/2/07


*Obeying God's Commandments is consistent with Jesus and involves abiding in His love.*

As Christians we follow Jesus and obey His commandments - to believe on Him & to love ones neighbor for therein is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:9
---lee on 7/2/07


Helen, I'm sorry, but you are misinformed; "Jesus did away with the Law on the Cross"??? Where did you get that idea? Certainly NOT Col 2:14 where "handwriting of ordinances" was nailed to his cross. Jesus said "think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil"-Mt 5:17.
---Geoff on 7/2/07


It means that one can only have the righteousness of Christ by faith, not by Law. Jesus did away with the Law on the Cross.
---Helen_5378 on 7/2/07


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Lee says "Sabbath observance is not something desirous of the Spirit." But God says otherwise "hallow My Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God"-Ezekiel 20:20.

John 15:10
If ye keep My Commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's Commandments, and abide in His love.

Obeying God's Commandments is consistent with Jesus and involves abiding in His love.
---Geoff on 7/2/07


Law of Moses (LOM), signifies the whole body of Mosaic legislation (1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 23:25; Ezra 3:2); embodied in the last 4 books of the Pentateuch.

The 10 commandments are simply part of the LOM according to non-Adventist sources.

Since Adventists are not known for their Biblical scholarship, it is best to stay with reputable & recognized scholarship.
---lee on 7/2/07


Roman 10:4 Christ the end of the law..End/aim or the goal of the L.O.M.Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law,The man who does those things shall live by them Rom10:4-5 Read Lev18:5 You shall there4 keep My statutes n My judgments which if a man does, he shall live by them.Heb 8:8-10 laws written in our hearts.10Cs is the heart of tne NC. Christ is the NC, Law, Word made flesh John 1:1,14.
---jana on 7/2/07


John, you sound like a Pharisee, we try to keep the Sabbath to the exact word..God didnt say we cant make a sandwhich on Sabbath nor get something to eat..We mere human being put all this upon us..all too often we make food most important when we can go without on a Sabbath..Remember, Adam n Eve fell bcos of food. Dont let that catch you..Worship God on Sabbath simply as God commands..Rest,visit those in hospitals, prisons or help someone in need..Jesus did all these on a Sabbath...
---jana on 7/2/07


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*After further questioning I found the root excuse - it interrupts their private life.*

When the sinner comes to know Christ, ones 'private life' gets whacked immediately as the indwelling Holy Spirit starts making changes in priorities; starts the sanctification process in transforming one into the image of Christ.

You were brought with a price and are no longer you own. (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23)

And Steveng, Sabbath observance is not something desirous of the Spirit.
---lee on 7/1/07


StevenG. I doubt very much that you observe the Sabbath the exact way it was told to be observed. No fires to light, (do you have heat in your house?) No food to prepare, (do you make a sandwich?) No travelling, (do you go to church or resaurant or visit friends?)I've questioned Sabbath keepers here before and found they do it their own way, being disobedient to the very law they say we are to keep.
What we do on the seventh day of the week is free for us to do, or not, on any day of the week.
---john on 7/1/07


Luke16:16. The law and the prophets were until John. Since then the kingdom of God is preached.
2Cor3:14-16, the veil which blinded Israel from seeing that which was to be abolished still remains in the reading of the Old Testament, which is done away in Christ. Even unto this day the veil remains when Moses is read. Turn to the Lord and the veil will be removed.
---john on 7/1/07


From my twenty years of challenging Christians to obey the four commandment for only four months, I've heard a plethora of excues including that they are under grace, not the law. After further questioning I found the root excuse - it interupts their private life. They deny the power of God to help them rearrange their lifestyle to be with God for just one day. What excuses do you have from Friday evening to Saturday evening to disobey the fourth commandment?
---Steveng on 6/30/07


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Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

'to everyone that believeth' implies faith in Christ.

This is the design of the discussion, to show that justification cannot be obtained by our own righteousness, but by faith in Christ. Barnes Notes

Christ as the end of the law, has perfected the ceremonial law, the substance whereof were shadows; they all referred to him as their scope and end. Matthew Poole commentary.
---lee on 6/30/07


gina - *When one rejects the Sabbath, decides to disobey the 4th commandment, & thereby disobey God, they are WALKING AWAY FROM JESUS, & have rejected JESUS, choosing to disobey Him.*

Your blinded opinion of course.

If you read the numerous testimonies, many of them claim that God has blessed them beyond expectations -the scripture has come alive, understanding as never before, lifting of burdens, etc. etc.

And it makes sense, as the truth is one thing that sets one free. Jn. 8:32
---lee on 6/30/07


A fundamental misunderstanding of the seriousness of sin and how offensive it is to a holy God has led to the excuse of it in the Christian life; has led to the forgetting of God's 7th day Sabbath when the 4th commandment says to Remember, when we have the clear example of why sin should be put out of our lives: it cost the life of God's own Son Jesus Christ! Christ had to die to pay the penalty of sin. Christ did not die so that we could live a life of sin: He died to take away our sins (1 John 3:5)
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


Those who claim to be a part of Christ while teaching DISobedience to His 10 Commandments, or just DISobedience to the 4th, claiming obedience to God is "legalism" and now are so happy to be free of obedience, show whose they really are. Sinners are of the devil "He that committeth sin is of the devil" 1 John 3:8. This is why they are excluded from heaven Matt 7:22,23. They knock on the door of heaven claiming to have worked for Christ, but they taught iniquity.
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


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"Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City" Revelation 22:14

We are justified when we come to Christ and He forgives our sins 1 John1:9, but we are sanctified when we obey God in keeping the 10 commandments 1 John 3:4-10. Justification & Sanctification are clearly taught in scriptures. A misunderstanding of this leads to statements "we are not under the law now, but under grace"
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


Lee "No Adventist has yet to come up with a suitable answer as they believe one is justified by obedience to obsolete ordinances found within the Old covenant but not in the New." You are mistaken: Adventists teach justification is when we come to Jesus and He forgives us of our sins. What is also taught (from the Bible) is that there is also sanctification, our walk with Jesus in "going and sinning no more" John 8:11. 1 John 3:6
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


To defend the proper use of the Commandments, in Romans, Paul wrote that the Commandments were a schoolmaster, teaching us what was the will of God. He also said that Grace and Peace came through Jesus Christ. "Christ fulfilled the law. We are no longer under the law we are under grace" (in respect to our Salvation). Wrote Joyce correctly on 6/28/07. Any Legalistic religions who asks us to live by a written Law again, in order to be saved, are false religions, according to this.
---harold on 6/30/07


Those who reject truth, who reject the Sabbath, who have rejected Jesus are lost: "Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not; whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known him1 John 3:6

"And then will I profess unto them "I never knew you depart from me, ye that work iniquity" Matt 7:23.

To now teach iniquity, to teach disobedience to the 10 commandments, to say obedience is legalism, will result in being lost. Even if just the 4th, results are the same.
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


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Christ fulfilled the law we are no longer under the law we are under grace
---joyce on 6/28/07
Please explain further. Are you saying you can sin, and break the 10 commandments, now that you are under grace? If so read Romans 6:1-2. Or are you singling out JUST THE 4TH commandment, making this an excuse to not obey God to REMEMBER the Sabbath day to keep it holy? If so, read James 2:10-12, then Exodus 20:8-11.
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


Lee: "There are literally thousands of former Adventists that will tell you that God has become even more real & awesome after shedding the mantle of legalism."
When one rejects the Sabbath, decides to disobey the 4th commandment, and thereby disobey God, they are WALKING AWAY FROM JESUS,and have rejected JESUS, choosing to disobey Him. They have not shed legalism, then have SHED JESUS CHRIST THEIR SAVIOUR! Jesus is TRUTH, and to reject TRUTH is rejecting JESUS. I pray for former SDA's.
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


Former SDA's who now teach that obedience to the 10 CC is legalism, when the entire Bible teaches obedience to God's commandments, will hear the words of Matthew 7:22 "And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, yet that work iniquity" Teaching against God's law is teaching iniquity.They bring a person to Christ,then teach them to disobey Christ. What could be more worse? The person is more condemned than if they never claimed Christ. "I never knew you"
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


"most people call it legalism"
-lee on 6/28/07
Jesus calls it obedience, "go and sin no more" John 8:11. When we first come to Christ, He forgives us of our sins, but what does He say "GO AND SIN NO MORE". He does NOT say, "go ahead and sin lest you be looked upon as a legalist." He does not say, "commit iniquity and sin lest you be looked upon as trying to win your salvation". No, Jesus says "GO AND SIN NO MORE".
---Gina7 on 6/30/07


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Lee: "You need only to read their testimonies to convince yourself of that."

Why depend on testimonies, when you can experience it yourself by doing it as God commanded. Don't do it because your religion is doing it or not doing it. Do it because you love the Lord. There is a huge difference when you want to do it because you want to please the Lord and when you want to please your religion. Most Christians cannot survive without their religion.
---Steveng on 6/29/07


StevenG, I'm living that challenge for I find myself blessed in deed. Lee, legalism would really mess up the blessing & delight of the Sabbath. That's what happened to the Pharisees.

Is 58:13, 14
If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
---Geoff on 6/29/07


Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
---Geoff on 6/29/07


Steveng - *Allow me to challenge any Christians to observe the 4th Commandment for four months to prove that God is an awesome God and how much He will add to your blessings. Any takers?*

There are literally thousands of former Adventists that will tell you that God has become even more real & awesome after shedding the mantle of legalism.

You need only to read their testimonies to convince yourself of that.
---lee on 6/29/07


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The entire Ten Commandments are sprinkled throughout the New testament. Search for them.

A Challenge to all Christians...

Most Christians believe the 4th Commandment isn't needed or that the 10Cs were nailed to the cross. Allow me to challenge any Christians to observe the 4th Commandment for four months to prove that God is an awesome God and how much He will add to your blessings. Any takers?
---Steveng on 6/28/07


Christ fulfilled the law we are no longer under the law we are under grace
---joyce on 6/28/07


yes indeed what the Christ stated about loving ones neighbor is further emphasized in the episltes particularly Romans 13:9 'love of neighbor is the fulfillment of the law'.

And what does the observance of a particular day of the week have to do with love of neighbor?

No Adventist has yet to come up with a suitable answer as they believe one is justified by obedience to obsolete ordinances found within the Old covenant but not in the New.


Most people call it legalism!
---lee on 6/28/07


StevenG makes a good point about the lawyer correctly repeated & summarizing the Law:

Luke 10:27
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Leviticus 19:18b
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
---Geoff on 6/27/07


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Rom 13:8 ..he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word...Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself

This is how Jesus is the "end" (final aim) of the Law:

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1 Jn 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us..
---a_servant on 6/26/07


If the law ended, how would sinners know they were sinning? Would you raise your children without laws? Without laws, there would not be the need for obediance. The two commandments of Jesus is a summary of the ten commandments. Even God in the OT used the same two commandments Jesus used to summarize the ten commandments which is a summary of the Law of Moses and the prophets. (notice I did not say the legalistic laws of the Pharisees)
---Steveng on 6/9/07


Look up the Greek word for the word "end" and look up its usage. You will find that the word "end" generally means "goal." It should be read as follows: "For Christ is the goal of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." And then Paul explains how this is so.
---Ryan on 6/9/07


TS-2Co.3:3*Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.*

The Bible DOESN'T say ALL the ordinances were nailed to the cross.Only the ordinances that were against us.Things that were of INK have ALSO been written on our hearts!

(continued)
---Sheila on 6/3/07


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TS-(Part2)

Christ ended our need to follow law that were outwardly signs of penitence&cleansing for our sins.

He did command us to baptise.He did command communion.If we confess our sins,we're cleansed from all unrighteousness.
---Sheila on 6/3/07


Hi T.S; bless you for the reminder--you just quoted one of my favorite Scriptures--Colossians 2:14 :) I absolutely cherish that one--and need it so much; thank you and God bless your day :)
---Mary on 5/28/07


Christ said that he was the fulfillment of the law but that our behavior must exceed the standards of those held by the religious leaders under the law during His time.
---jody on 5/24/07


The end of the law was to bring men to perfect obedience, and so to obtain Justification, through Jesus's death.The law is not destroyed, but, full satisfaction being made. Now we have a better way of Justification. You shall therefore keep my statues and my Judgments, which if a man do he shall live [and live in them]. as now Christ lives. Don't keep them and ye shall die. If you love me you will obey me! Christ is the end of the law because the law will not make you right with God.
---catherine on 5/24/07


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Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
---exzucuh on 5/23/07


Not one jot or tittle shall pass from the law until Shiloh comes.
---anonymous on 5/22/07


Deu31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

Col2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross

Christ ended the Law of Ordinances not the Commandments, which are part of the Covenant New and Old.
---TS on 5/9/07


Christ is the end of the law for Righteousness. The design of the law was to lead people to Christ. >>>A. Christ is the end of the ceremonial law, because He is the perfection of it. >>> B. Christ is the end of the Moral law in that He did what the law could not do. The end of the law was to bring men to perfect obedience, and so to obtain Justification. Christ is thus the end of the law; but it is only to everyone that believeth.
---catherine on 5/8/07


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Romans 13:9

For the commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet, and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.[
---willow on 5/8/07


Jesus came to fulfill the law. We all need to try to obey the Ten Commandments. Christ gave us laws that are easier to obey. I do obey all but one ten Commandment and that is not to put gods before him. At times I find myself put things before God, (my family). I think we all have done that.
---Rebecca_D on 5/7/07


#1 Christ came into this world when the law was in effect for the Jewish nation. He was a Jew, therefor, He had to adhere to all the Law. He did this without fail and in so doing He fulfilled the Law. He was the only one that could ever do it. When He died for all of humanity by taking all of mankinds sins upon Himself, and was buried and rose again; He put an end to the Law and ushered in the Word of His Grace, the Gospel of Grace which He gave to the Apostle Paul.
---Debbie on 5/7/07


#2 Gentiles were never under the law, only the Jewish nation was under the Law. When we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ we are saved, born of the Spirit, born into the grace of God. The Apostle Paul had a confrontation with Peter because Peter allowed the "Jews religion" into the message of grace. Law and Grace do not mix. It is either the grace (faith ) way or the law (works way) of salvation (of which there is no salvation).
---Debbie on 5/7/07


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#3 Because of Peter's allowing this to happen,He fell from Grace. That doesn't mean he lost his salvation, it just means that he stepped out of the grace unbrella into the yoke of the Law which is tempting God - Acts 15:10. The law was an unbearable yoke to Israel, why would anyone want to be under the law when Grace is made so available?
---Debbie on 5/7/07


Jesus is the Fullfillment of the Law, in all that He did and from all that was prophesised about Him to take place, and somethings are yet to take place. But on the Cross He is the fullfillment of the Law for all that was required for Salvation for our sins, and forgivness from Him.
---Tina on 5/7/07


Mima, please consider Romans 10:4, NLT
Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the Law was given. As a result, all who believe in Him are made right with God.

The opposite is true-Romans 3:31 (see also 7:12-16).
Do we then make void the Law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the Law.
---Geoff on 5/7/07


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