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What does Paul say about the Old Testament law?
Paul maintained that the law is part of the world of sin and the flesh, to which the Christian dies. But how could the law, which was given by the good God, be allied with sin and the flesh?
What did Jesus say about the old law?
Jesus does not say no part of the law will ever pass away; he says no part of it shall pass away until it is fulfilled. He says he came to do this very thing, to fulfill it. So, with his coming, the law has been fulfilled and has passed away. We now live under the law of Christ, not beneath the law of Moses.
What is the law of the Old Testament?
The whole of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament) is called Torah in Jewish tradition. This Hebrew word is commonly translated ‘law’, but its original meaning is more like ‘teaching’, ‘instruction’. This is what it means when this material is called ‘law’, or ‘the Law’.
Do Catholics follow New or Old Testament?
Books included The Catholic Bible is composed of the 46 books of the Old Testament (with the deuterocanonical books) and the 27 books of the New Testament.
Why was the Law given in the Old Testament?
The Law was given as the means of binding Israel to her God in an agreement. Obedience to the Law did not constitute Israel God’s people; rather, it provided.
What did Paul say about obeying the Law?
Romans 13:1-2 says: “Obey the government, for God is the One who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power. So those who refuse to obey the law of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow.”
Does the Old Testament law apply to Christians today?
The Old Testament law can be a good guidepost for knowing how to love God and knowing what goes into loving your neighbor. At the same time, to say that the Old Testament law applies to Christians today is incorrect. The Old Testament law is a unit (James 2:10).
Is it important to study the Old Testament?
Some may say if we are not under the Old Testament law, then it is irrelevant and unimportant for us to study it, and for that matter, the Old Testament must be torn off and thrown away. No. That is not it, The Old Testament is of vital importance to those of us who live under the New Testament.
Does the Old Covenant conflict with the law of God?
However, the notion in Protestantism is that, since the Old Covenant is done away with, then God’s law is also done away with. So, Protestant theologians decisively deal with the Old Covenant and the law of God in one fell swoop, but it is not correct.
Does the Old Covenant still exist?
In their minds, it has been “done away” along with what they consider Old Covenant laws, deliberately ignoring what Jesus Himself says about those same laws ( Matthew 5:17-20 ). However, God’s Word still stands, and mankind is still responsible to follow this covenant, as Romans 1:20-21 declares: