The Law of Christ: Freedom From The Law (Part 2)

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The Law of Christ: Freedom From The Law

To rightly understand the law of Christ, we must first understand what the Bible means when it says that Christians have “died to” and “been freed from” the Law. Does freedom from the Law mean that Christians can now live in sin? What does it mean to be “not under law” but “under grace”? Are Christians free from the curse of the Law, but still “on probation” with regard to the Law’s requirements for blessing and life? What is the relationship between the law of Christ and the Law of Moses? Is it a relationship of continuity or of discontinuity-or both? In what ways are the individual commandments of the Law of Moses still relevant to us as Christians? – Charles Leiter (pg. 81 “The Law of Christ“)

The Christian is not under the Law as a covenant rule of duty; he is “in-lawed to Christ.” And Christ gives him a much clearer and higher revelation of duty than the Law of Moses did. It is not that the law of Christ overthrows the “holy and righteous and good” Law of Moses. God forbid! Rather, it fulfills and surpasses it! – Charles Leiter (pg. 94 “The Law of Christ“)