10 Commandments (Mosaic Law) are Fulfilled in Christ!!!

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This is a in-depth study about the LAW. There is much controversy on whether we Christians are to still obey certain parts of the Mosaic Law to qualify for God’s love. Some say some of the law was written by God himself so it is more important while some say we are not saved by works. An argument that began with the Jews has been spread onto the Gentiles after Centuries. (Found this wonderful article but had to do some changing, ENJOY!)

Romans 7:1-7 proves the 10 commandments (which was part of the Mosaic (old) law) are rendered idle, inactivate, inoperative, Fulfilled … its in the Greek!

“Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released [katargeo which means to render idle, inactivate, inoperative, same as Eph 2:15] from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man. Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. But now we have been released [katargeo which means to render idle, inactivate, inoperative, same as Eph 2:15] from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.”” (Romans 7:1-7)

A. According to scripture All who attempt to hold on to certain laws  are guilty of adultery:

1. “So they are no longer two, but one law. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Mt 19)
2. We want to separate the Old Covenant into the “10 Commandments” and the “ceremonial law”.
3. Paul said that this is equal to spiritual adultery, because in order to be joined to Christ, all the old Law must be rendered idle, inactivate, inoperative!
4. By creating an artificial distinction that does not exist, we are ignoring God’s warning: “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Mt 19)
5. In a most interesting way, Paul uses the marriage analogy to prove the 10 commandments are rendered idle, inactivate, inoperative.
6. Paul’s argument is that if the 10 Commandments (covet v7) are not inactive, then either we cannot be joined to Christ or we are guilty of adultery, just as a woman with two living husbands.

B. Same Greek word for inactive used in Romans 7 and Eph 2:15:

1. The exact same word is used twice in Romans 7:2,6 for inactive that is used in Ephesians 2:15
2. We say the it was the ceremonial law is the part that is inactive in Eph 2:15
3. Problem is Romans 7:1-7 uses the exact same Greek word for inactive, as in Eph 2:15

B. Outline of Romans 7:1-7

Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. But now we have been released [katargeo which means to render idle, inactivate, inoperative, same as Eph 2:15] from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.” ” (Romans 7:1-7)

1. V1: Paul begins to explain a point by using an example of the Old Testament marriage law. He is addressing this to the Jews who wanted to keep parts of the Law exactly like Sabbatarians  and many others do.

Introduction: “Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?” V1

2. V2-3 Paul says that a woman who just goes out and marries a second man without the first man dying, is an adulteress. This is a mere illustration to make the real and main point in v4-7. Notice the Greek word for inactive is identical to the word used in Eph 2:15, where many use it to prove the “ceremonial law” is inactive.

The illustration: “For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released [katargeo which means to render idle, inactivate, inoperative, same as Eph 2:15] from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.” V2-3

3. V4-6 Paul begins with “Therefore” indicating he is making application of the main point based directly upon the illustration of a woman married to two men at the same time in v 2-3. If we are joined to the Law and Christ at the same time, we are Adulterers, just like a woman with two living husbands.

The main point Paul is making: “Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. But now we have been released [katargeo which means to render idle, inactivate, inoperative, same as Eph 2:15] from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. V4-6

4. V7 Paul has been discussing the law throughout the book of Romans. Its all the same law from chapter 1-7. To the shock and horror of Sabbatarians and others who want to keep certain laws, Paul identifies the inactive law: “Thou shalt not covet” … the 10 commandment law. But was the 10 commandment law rendered idle because it was sin? No! is the answer.

Conclusion: The inactive Law is identified: “What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.”” V7

C. Here is a graphic chart to aid in understanding Paul’s argument that the 10 commandments are inactive (fulfilled):

D. How we use the passage so they can be joined to Christ and still live by the old law (10 commandments)

1. They argue that we are released from the penalty of the 10 commandment law under Christ, but we still must keep it.
2. The text no where even discusses the idea of the “penalty of the law” that is inactive, but clearly says the law itself is inactive [katargeo which means to render idle, inactivate, inoperative, same as Eph 2:15].
3. Now if Romans 7 merely says were are released from the penalty of the ten commandment law, then Eph 2:15 merely says we are released from the penalty of the Ceremonial law. (as we mistakenly call it)
4. If Romans 7 teaches the 10 commandment law itself is not rendered idle, just the penalty, then Eph 2:15 teaches that the Ceremonial law itself is not rendered idle, but the penalty.
5. The Sabbatarians interpretation of what Paul said, would have make those Judaizers to whom Paul was writing, VERY HAPPY. They could keep the very Law Paul said was rendered idle in Romans and Galatians.

E. Here is what Romans and Galatians says about the law:

1. “We are not under the law” (Rom. 6:14; Gal. 5:18).
2. We are dead to the law (Rom. 7:4).
3. We are delivered from the law (Rom. 7:6).
4. Christ is the end of the law (Rom. 10:4).
5. “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ …. we are no longer under a schoolmaster” (Gal. 3:24, 25). Interesting that we believe that the term “the law in Romans means the 10 commandments, but in Galatians the exact same phrase, “the law” refers to the Ceremonial law.
6. “The law” has been rendered idle(Eph. 2:15).

Goodbye Legalism…Hello Jesus Christ MY SABBATH REST… Later I will discuss what the sabbath day rest is as explained in the book of Hebrews. We will understand how the sabbath from the old law was a shadow of WHO was to come!

Praise Jesus!

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One response to “10 Commandments (Mosaic Law) are Fulfilled in Christ!!!

  • John

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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