Christians and the Old Testament Law

by: Waymond Hampton

posted on: Aug 21, 2016

We know that the whole idea of the Old Testament law and how it applies to Christians today can be very confusing. In preparing for teaching on Jesus' words in Matthew 5, where he states clearly that he "did not come to abolish the law", and that "anyone who relaxes the least of these commandments...will be least in the kingdom", I was very challenged to get clarity as to what that means for us today. Sadly, since we normally only teach for about 30-40 minutes on a Sunday, there wasn't enough time to really address this whole issue.

The question comes up, "As followers of Jesus are we still bound to the 600+ dos and don'ts of the Old Testament?" This is a huge question! So much so, that Paul writes an entire book of the Bible (the book of Romans) in response to this question, which I would encourage us to dig into and wrestle with. Since most of us don't have the time to do a full exposition of a book of the Bible, I thought I would post what I think is a great summary on this topic. I personally found the following, written and published by The Village Church in Dallas, Texas, very insightful and helpful. Take a look, and I hope you find it helpful as well. Click here, or the link below to read or download the summary.

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Christian Responsibility and the Law - from The Village Church

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