Does the Apostle Paul seek to abolish the Law of the Covenant?
Paul does not abolish the Law but places the Law in its proper perspective. The Law was given because of transgressions (Galatians 3:19) and the Law defines God’s holiness and our culpability before God but the Law provides no form of atonement leading to eternal life (Romans 3:20); therefore, Paul warns the obstinate, self-righteous, Jews that seeking self-righteousness through Law is futile because the Law mandates absolute perfection if one is to attain righteousness through it (James 2:10) and mankind is encumbered with a sin-nature (Romans 7:14-25) and all of mankind (with the exception of Jesus) has sinned and fallen short of God’s righteous standards (Romans 3:23); therefore, the Law only condemns and curses mankind to death in Hell (Galatians 3:10) by defining our culpability while offering no escape from Hell (Romans 3:20); but…
God did not leave us in our hopeless condition; God the Father sent the Son (John 3:16) in a body like ours (Philippians 2) but without sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) because Jesus circumvented the sin-nature of Adam’s seed through the virgin birth (Genesis 3:15; Romans 5:12) and Jesus therefore walked among man and before the Father without sin (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:46) and became our only acceptable blood sacrifice for sin in accordance with Leviticus 17:11 (John 14:6) and God the Father commanded that Jesus walk to the horrors of a Roman Cross (Luke 22:42) and shed His innocent blood for YOU and by trusting-believing in what Jesus did for you on that Cross at Golgotha (John 3:16-18), God the Father by Grace (unmerited favor) through your faith in Jesus as Lord agrees to declare you “not guilty” of all sin (past-present-future) (Hebrews 8:12) and God promises to impute the perfection, the righteousness, of Jesus into your life and give you His Holy Spirit to dwell within you, forever, and guide you in the ways of holiness through sanctification and prepare you for service in the New Jerusalem (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16; 1 John 2:27; Galatians 5:16).
Paul does not speak against the Law as the Law is good and Holy as it defines our need for an Intercessor (Romans 7:7-12), Paul simply emphasis the TRUTH that Law saves no one and only faith in the Law Giver, Jesus Christ, will you find life with the Father and eternal life in the Kingdom of God (Romans 10:9-10).