Think not that…

The rock under the Dome of the Rock, a possibl...

The rock under the Dome of the Rock, a possible historical location for the Kodesh Hakodashim. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

How important are the laws of God, do they have value and are they important for us to obey today. Some would say they are very important while others would say they are not, but why are we holding these two opposing views concerning the laws of God. If I was to ask the question, should we obey the law which reads, ” Thou shall have no other gods beside me” as it is written in Exodus 20 many of us would say yes, but why should we only obey some parts of the law and not the others. We could say that the laws are no longer valid because of what Jesus has done for us, yet I think we need to clarify the reasons based on what Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-20.

In my view the law of God is both important and yet not necessary. They are important because God has not done away with the law. They are not necessary because the law is not a requirement for salvation, and in that statement lies the revelation of Jesus Christ.

The law cannot be negated for the main reason that we are still being judged by the law. Those who have heard the gospel and rejecting the call of Jesus falls under its judgment and for that reason it is important for the purpose for which it was given. For those of us who have accepted Jesus and what he has done for us on the cross, the law has no authority to judge us because we are under grace, although we are found guilty by the law.

John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

The law condemns those read on….


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3 replies

  1. Hi

    Is this your view? We are saved by grace alone through faith alone, but faith is never alone in the sense that the fruit of faith is obeying the laws of Christ.

    • I agree we cannot find salvation through the law it can only come through Jesus Christ, but what the law has revealed is the plan of God, our state and need for Christ. However, the law is important otherwise Christ had no need to die for us. Why? The requirement of the law calls for the death of humanity which Jesus had to satisfy in-order to bring salvation to the world through his resurrection.

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