Another law keeper and confusion concerning the Covenant of Grace: “… you can believe what you like but I’m saying if no law applies to gentiles which would be great YES then there be no sin but in the New Testament there is sin 1 John 3:4 so I’m sorry where there is sin you have God’s law to keep. Gentiles just need to read a Dictionary to know what sin means then know what divine law means then they have cracked it!”
Christian response to the Law Keeper,
Where do you get the notion that Christianity is void the moral law? Why can’t you understand that the moral law has been extant and relevant since the creation of the angels and even Satan himself was under law? Why do you and from where do you get the idea that the law began at Sinai and with Moses?
Do you understand that the law given the Hebrew Tribes concerning morality has been extant from Eternity past and the ONLY unique laws given the Hebrews are those dictating ceremonial-civil-Sabbath and dietary edicts and those particular edicts DO NOT APPLY in the New Covenant as Messiah is the end of those laws for everyone who believes in Him as Lord (Romans 10:4; Colossians 2:16)? The ceremonial and dietary laws in the Covenant of Law i.e. Sabbaths, New Moon Celebrations, Festivals, Feasts, dietary restrictions, these were a shadow pointing to the substance of Messiah who is their fulfillment (Colossians 2:16) and these edicts, given solely to the Hebrew Tribes and converts to Judaism under a Covenant of Law, have faded away and are NOT relevant in the Covenant of Grace (2 Corinthians, Chapter 3; Colossians 2:16; Romans 14; Acts 15).
Every moral law that has been extant from Eternity past was also relevant in the Adamic World and endeavored to constrained the antisocial behavior of human kind during the pre-flood era as well as the post-flood era relevant to the generations of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Ishmael and that same moral law was incorporated in the moral aspects of the Sinai Commandments and the Levitical Law as well as Messiah’s Commandments that are administered by the Spirit in the Covenant of Grace. God etched His moral law and ceremonial laws and dietary laws into stone and on parchment as the children of Jacob were to be set-apart from the pagan tribes that surrounded them and the Hebrew Tribes were to be holy as God is Holy and God would, through the Tribe of Judah, bring forth His Messiah into the Realm of Time (1 Peter 1:16; Leviticus 19:2; Leviticus 20:7; Leviticus 20:26; Leviticus 21:8; Exodus 19:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:7). Because of Israel’s transgressions of the moral law (Galatians 3:19) written upon our heart by our Creator (Romans 2:15), the Decalog and the Levitical Law were given to conform the children of Jacob into vessels fitted for use relevant to God’s eschatological purposes; namely, “to destroy the works of the Devil” through the coming Messiah (1 John 3:8b) and display His blessings for obedience and His cursing for disobedience (Deuteronomy 28) and as God’s eschatological time clock to the World and the observant angels.
Law in the Covenant of Grace?
If the law given the angels, Adam, Moses, could have manifest in righteousness (a right standing with God) for mankind and provided atonement for sin, Jesus would not have needed to suffer and die (Galatians 2:21). Actually, Christianity is under STRICTER LAW than the Hebrew Tribes as sin in the Covenant of Law mandated action; that is, adultery mandated sexual intercourse outside of the marriage covenant but in the New Covenant established in Messiah’s blood (Matthew 26:28), the legal concept of “mens rea” (the guilty mind or the criminal mind i.e. the thought life) has been included by Messiah as an element of sin; that is, no longer must one actually physiologically engage in sexual intercourse outside the marriage covenant to be guilty of adultery but the mere thought of the act is sin and adjudicated as adultery (Matthew 5:28). This same reasoning as per mens rea is relevant to murder as well; to hate your brother without cause is likened to having murdered him as per the New Covenant (Matthew 5:21-22) because Messiah identifies the root of sin i.e. the human heart – the mind as precursors to the physical act; therefore, contrary to your error in thinking, the Christian is under law that is more stringent and demanding than the Hebrew Law but the New Covenant offers grace and mercy and atonement through faith in Messiah apart from the Law whereas the Old Covenant only condemned void atonement by defining a Law that could not impart righteousness due to the sin-nature (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; Romans 8:3); therefore, the New Covenant is eternally superior to the Covenant of Law (Hebrews 8).