Many verses in scripture refer to the “LAW”, but just what does that word mean? A close examination of God’s Word reveals the reality that the scriptures are speaking of two different types of “LAW”. One is called the law of sin and death, or the law of Moses, or the Jewish law, or the religious law. The other is called the law of God, or the law of Christ, or the law of the Spirit of life.
Reading the verses that surround these different titles really does show that they speak of two different types of law. The first set of titles refers to worship, sacrifice, diet, legality, purification, and other such laws of the Jewish nation, while the second set of titles refers to God’s universal and unchanging law of love for God and neighbor. The first set of laws is no longer binding, but the second set is binding for all people for all time.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:21
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.
1 Corinthians 9:21
When I am with the Gentiles who do not follow the Jewish law, I too live apart from that law so I can bring them to Christ. But I do not ignore the law of God; I obey the law of Christ.
Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ.
[ Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All ] The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves.
First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were you pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses).
He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law.
So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.