The Law- No Longer Under a Schoolmaster
Wherefore the 法学论文代写 was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. (Gal. 3:24-25). For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. (Heb. 10:1)
Although the Old Testament canon of scripture (Genesis – Malachi) is referred to as the Law and the Prophets, the Law specifically was the moral, civil, and ceremonial code that was given to the prophet Moses as revealed in the first five books of the Bible known as the Pentateuch (Genesis – Deuteronomy).
The apostle Paul said this law was the handwriting of ordinances contained in commandments that was against us and contrary to us (Eph. 2:15; Col. 2:14).
The Law as a covenant was given and enjoined to the nation of Israel approximately 1,500 years before Christ. This covenant and was still in force when Christ appeared and had a definite place in the unfolding plan of Man’s redemption.
The Law as a covenant, with its strict demand for righteousness through obedience was never intended to be the redemptive agent of Man. Furthermore, (as a covenant) it was never enjoined to the New Testament church (Rom. 6:14).
Although the Law was good, holy, and just, and although it proclaimed the righteousness of God and set a righteous standard for man, it did have a fault, in as much as it failed to provide Man the righteousness it demanded (Gal. 3:21).
Why did the Law fail? It failed because of Man’s sinful nature and propensity toward sin. In fact, the New Testament writers reveal the following truths about the purpose of the Law:
Regarding the Law, we must first understand that the Law is a schoolmaster. Which means it was designed to be a tutor, or a guardian who teaches (Gal. 3:24). Therefore we utilize the Law to learn about Christ and to teach others. So, what does the Law teach and what do we learn?
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah:(Heb. 8:7,8, emphasis added)