THE END OF THE LAW OF MOSES
By Kevin Rutherford
Last week we looked at the beginning of the New Testament and the End of the Law of Moses. We referred to Hebrews 9:15-17 among other passages to show that the Old Testament was fulfilled in Christ at the cross. When Jesus died His last will and testament (The New Testament) came into effect. More specifically, when Jesus died the Law of Moses went out and the Law of Christ came in.
The end of the Law of Moses was
something that was very difficult for Jews to understand. They had lived according to this law all
their lives and so also had their ancestors for many generations. Although the prophets spoke of a Law that
would go forth from
As Paul wrote to the church at
Even those Jews who had accepted Christ and had become Christians struggled with what to do with the Law of Moses. They had accepted Christ and were baptized into Christ and yet they were used to following the Old Law. Consequently some would seek to bind certain aspects of the Law of Moses upon Gentile Christians, such as circumcision (Galatians 5:1-6).
In A.D. 70 God used the Roman Army
to bring about the destruction of the city of
There are so many things that we can learn from the Law of Moses (Romans 15:4). However, the law which guides New Testament Christianity is the Law of Christ as revealed to us in the New Testament (Hebrews 1:1, 2; John ; ). It is this law that will be the standard of judgment on the last day for all who have lived since the cross (John ; Acts ).