Law Keeper falsely accuses Christians:“Jesus STATED: ‘I did not come to Abolish, Nulify, Void, Replace, Remove the Torah!’ So why [are] some of you lying about me?” Matthew 5:17-19
Christian response to the Law Keeper living in hopelessness and bondage,
Jesus came to destroy the works of the Devil by fulfilling the Torah (1 John 3:8b; Matthew 5:17) and He is the only One (via the hypostatic union of God and man – Philippians 2:6-11) who could do so and it is through and by His fulfillment of the Torah that He made Himself the ONLY sinless, acceptable, sacrifice for your sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).
The Law only condemned mankind void atonement (Romans 3:20;) but Jesus did for us what the Law could not do (Romans 8:1-11) as Jesus conquered the Law’s condemnation by keeping it in mandated perfection (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10) and Jesus offers you His perfection, His righteousness, when you trust in Him, alone, as your Lord and Messiah who died to pay your sin-debt (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus did this for you because you are under the condemnation of sin as you are sinner (Romans 3:23) and the Law only defines your culpability void hope of redemption (Romans 3:20).
The New Covenant established in Messiah’s blood (Matthew 26:28) is NOT about LAW KEEPING; the New Covenant is completely about freedom from Law’s condemnation, it’s about love, joy, peace, enjoyed via a “relationship” with God the Father by faith in what Jesus did for you at the Cross (John 3:16-18) and thereby receiving Messiah’s righteousness imputed into and over your life, forever, and then walking daily in sanctification; that is, obedience to the Holy Spirit who takes-up residence within you (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16) and brings to your memory all that Jesus taught (John 14:26) as the Law of Messiah is written upon your heart (Hebrews 10:16) and administered by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16); it is the Spirit that keeps you intimately close to the Father and prepares you for service in the New Jerusalem.
The Torah, concerning righteousness, offers nothing but culpability and condemnation (Romans 3:20) while Jesus offers freedom, life, peace, joy, redemption, through faith in Him as Messiah and the Holy Spirit as your Guarantor of relationship with the Father, forever (Matthew 11:28; Ephesians 1:13-14).
“27 All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”.… Matthew 11:27-29