To begin, the first place to start is by understanding what the Mosaic Law and the New Testament Law of Christ consist of. After all, if a basic understanding of these two is not established then how can anyone state the significance of one to another? So, first and foremost the Mosaic Law is another word for the Law of Moses, and just as the original name shows, it consists of laws which were given to Moses. These laws consisted of commands such as, “You may not eat the following animals,” (Levi. 11:4 new Living Translation). Or, laws which were connected to specific covenants, for example, being circumcised in order to be considered a Jew (otherwise this person is thrown out of the community), not to mention the laws that were considered ceremonial. These laws were quite ext...
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... from so many of these same laws. The Law of Christ on the other hand is the fulfillment of these old laws and the beginning of new ones (though there is some old added in there too). What is so incredible though is that there cannot be one set of laws without the other because each sets up the other for success, and as Walvoord and Zuck point out in their book, “The Law was not a special talisman that the Jews could obey or ignore as they wished; they were ‘under’ it and accountable to God… The Law points up God’s standards and illustrates people’s inability to live up to them,” (Walvoord & Zuck, 1983). The law was such an important thing to the Jews, so it is no surprise that its fulfillment must have been shocking to many, but God knew that just because the old laws were no longer applicable, it did not mean the people would not still need guidance in their lives.
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