Hebrews 7:12 says the Law has changed.
The Laws of Christ have superseded the Laws of Moses.
The Laws of Christ are superior and they are fulfillment of the Old Law.
Basic principles (or Moral Laws) in the Laws of Moses (like: Do not murder, do not steal, do not covet, etc.) have remained the same but there are many things out of the 613 Laws of Moses we are not under. We do not have to offer animal sacrifices, partake of the Saturday Sabbath, dietary laws, holy days, circumcision, etcetera. As Paul said, we are not under the Law (Romans 6:14). This would be the Laws of Moses and not the Laws of Christ.
People are deceived if they think that we must keep the Saturday Sabbath, and or other ceremonial Old Covenant laws as a part of entering the Kingdom, etcetera. Read Romans 7:6 again.
If somebody is under the Old Law, then they are a slave to their sin (Romans 7:14-24).
The typical Biblically illiterate church type has no idea what they're talking about when they refer to religious law.
There are TWO.
One is the LAW of Grace,
also called the Law of Christ and also called Torah
/Pentateuch. This LAW was given by GOD TO MOSES upon the Holy Mountain. This LAW has not been abolished in any way, shape or form. (Matthew 5:17)
The second law is the law of works
, also called Talmud
. Talmud was composed by the Jewish rabbinate during their captivity in Babylon. It has been amended and refined since that time.
These are the two laws generally discussed in the pages of the gospels and epistles.
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Christ and His apostles lived and preached and died in observance of Torah, the LAW of Grace (given by God). In all the gospels and epistles of the New Covenant they preached against Talmud (created by the hand of man alone). It is by Grace through Torah that one is saved, not by Talmud.
If members of the post-modern church had read and studied the Tanakh (Old Covenant) instead of absorbing themselves in secular philosophy and motivational ideologies, they'd know this basic difference. Alas it isn't taught at all as our leaders are more concerned about indoctrination and manipulation than in edification and justification
Case in point here is the continuously jack-hammered message we hear about tithing. We are told we owe 10% of our money to the church. The problem with this indoctrination is that it's a perversion of the LAW (Torah). If church types are not under the LAW, then by extrapolation nobody owes a dime in tithe. Which is it, dear reader? Law or no Law, tithe or no tithe? We can't do it both ways and be right. (James 1:8)
Consider Torah, which says one puts a tithe of one's income aside TO BE SPENT ON WHATEVER ONE'S HEART DESIRES including strong drink, journeys to other cities and the purchase of non-essential items. Only once in 7 years does one give a tithe of one's money to the temple/church. (Leviticus) While there are exceptions to tithing enumerated in Torah, the basic idea is that one puts part of one's income aside for purposes other than simply living from one day to the next.
In summary, there are TWO LAWS which are discussed frequently by Jesus and the apostles. One is the LAW of grace, which has NOT been abolished and which binds one to act decently and in order. The other is the law of works, by which nobody can be saved, but which does form the basis for worldly religion.
We are saved FOR good works, not BY them.
It should be noted here that the post-modern church has fallen into the same religious trap as traditional Judaism.
Traditional Jews can observe Talmudic law and tradition and not even believe in Adonai/God. Traditional Jews have no problem with being an admitted atheist. It's about being Jewish, not about Adonai.
In the same way many church types, who observe gentile traditions, no longer feel bound to any moral code or spiritual responsibility. Such gentiles also admit to being atheists and agnostics. Indeed atheist churches are growing in popularity among secular persons who refuse to even acknowledge the existence of God.
(Google it) It's about 'love and kindness' and not a whisper about the saving blood of the Lamb of God.
THIS IS how far the lawLESS church has fallen.
The church has betrayed the gospel in that it now denies the LAW, exalts SIN and belittles Christ who was once its founder.(*)
If we think God will bless the church in this situation, we are dreaming the dreams of SINFUL delusion.
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...
(*) The protestant church now marches in lock step with Vatican doctrine and tradition. Christ is now portrayed as either a helpless infant or a dead guy on a stick. Neither portrayal suggests Jesus is in any way the powerful King of Kings the Bible tells us about.