Originally posted by 46Tbird
Man, you talk to me with the harshest of language. I'm trying to learn something.
If we live in the Age of Grace, why are we still going to the OT for direction? Is there any scripture that says explicitly that we should continue to live under Old Law?
Learn away Danny!
Matt 22:37-40 Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." NIV
Rom 13:8-10 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." 10 Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. NIV
John 1:17-18 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. NIV
We are currently in the age of Grace, but prior to Jesus' death and resurrection, we were in the age of the Law. There are a total of 7 "ages" or dispensations, ending with the Age of the Ages - eternity future!
Rom 5:13 for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. NIV
- The Law brings to light or sin.
Rom 5:20-21 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. NIV
Rom 6:14-18 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey-whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. NIV
Rom 8:3-4 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, 4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. NIV
Gal 2:16 know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified. NIV
Gal 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" NIV
Gal 3:21-22 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22 But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. NIV
Gal 3:24-25 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. NIV
Gal 5:4-5 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. NIV
1 Tim 1:8-11 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers-and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me. NIV
Heb 7:19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. NIV
- This explains (or sums up) the purpose of the NT, it is a new anb better covenant between God and man, we are now justified only by faith in Jesus Christ and it is His righteousness that is mine!
P.S. - get a different translation like the NIV or NLT to get rid of the thee, thou, thy problem - it will really help!