The Temple of God - The Law Has Changed
T he Law Has Changed
2 Corinthians 5:17 So that if anyone [is] in Christ, [that one] is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea no longer is.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in Heaven.
Romans 3:21-28 But now a righteousness of God has been revealed apart from Law, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith of Jesus Christ toward all and upon all those believing; for there is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth [as] a propitiation through faith in His blood, for a showing forth of His righteousness through the passing by of the sins that had taken place before, in the forbearance of God, for [the] showing forth of His righteousness in the present time, for His being just and justifying the [one] that [is] of the faith of Jesus. Then where [is] boasting? It was excluded. Through what law? Of works? No, but through a law of faith. Then we conclude a man to be justified by faith without works of law.
The word law in the Hebrew text is Torah! The old Torah is out. A new Torah is in! The Torah of works is out. The Torah of faith is in!
Jesus gave us a new Torah: a Torah of faith, hope and love.
All the Law can do is bring condemnation and death. This is not the law of carnal commandments written on paper, but rather, that which was engraved in letters of stone, the ten Commandments. This is The Law that has been nailed to the cross.
The Ten Commandments were never given to govern the New Creation of God, the Christian Church.
2 Corinthians 3:6-9 Who also made us able ministers of a new covenant, not of letter, but of Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive. But if the ministry of death having been engraved in letters of stone was with glory, so as the sons if Israel could not gaze into the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, which was to cease, [Exodus 34:34] how much rather the ministry of the Spirit will be in glory! For if the ministry of condemnation [was] glory, much rather the ministry of righteousness abounds in glory.
Only One Person has ever kept the Law. That was the Lord Jesus Christ.
The law made nothing perfect.
Galatians 3:21 Then is the Law against the promises of God? Let it not be! For if a law had been given which had been able to make alive, indeed righteousness would have been out of law.