Saturday, 11 December 2004 17:29

The Christian and the Law (1)

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Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Mt. 5: 17-19)

In the last chapter we saw what Christ's relationship was to the law. We learned that far from being a revolutionary who wanted to overthrow law and order, the purpose of His life was rather to fulfil or carry out the demands of God's holy law. Now let us see what is the relationship of the Christian to the law.

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