Q. Are Christians Under the LAW?
Q. Ought Christians to keep the law of Moses? Is a Christian under law?
No. We are taught in Galatians 5:18: “If ye be led by the Spirit ye are not under the law.” When you rightly divide the Word of God, you will discover that God gave the Old Testament Law to Israel and not to the Christians. The Law was given under the fifth dispensation. The Body of Christ, the Church is under the sixth dispensation. The sixth dispensation started at the Day of Pentacost and ends at the Rapture of the Church. When Jesus died on Calvary’s cross, He put an end to the Old Testament law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15). Yes, this means that Christians are not under the Tithing System, the Ten Commandments, the vast food laws, the Sabbath Day law and all of the others.
Christians are under the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). This law states “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37-39) We fulfil all that Christ requires when we obey those two laws. “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:40).
Now this doesn’t mean that we discard the Old Testament or the Law. It served its purpose. The law COULD NOT SAVE!!!! The law shows man that all are sinners. Law says he does something wrong because he is a sinner. That is the difference between man and God. Man says. This man did something wrong, and is a sinner.” God says, “He is a sinner and he WILL do something wrong.
Law is the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But AFTER THAT faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. A believer IS NOT under law but under grace (Romans 6:14).
NOW YOU KNOW….