Christ did a great job fulfilling the law, actually just 1/3 of it, well maybe 2/3...

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  1. Daniel David

    Daniel David
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    Premise:

    People say that the moral law is found in the 10 commandments.

    Issue:

    Christ said he would fulfill the Law and Paul said Christ did fulfill the Law.

    Problem:

    People say that Christ only fulfilled the ceremonial law.

    Question:

    Does Scripture agree with this conclusion?

    Answer:

    1. Scripture NEVER divides the law. In fact, it affirms its unity more than once.

    2. Scripture does not delineate between civil, ceremonial, and moral, so it is impossible for a fallen being to accurately do so.

    3. Christ fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Old Covenant and introduced a higher and new law in the New Covenant.
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    Theological problem for moralists:

    1. If Christ only fulfilled the ceremonial, who will ever fulfill the other 2/3 of the law for us?

    2. Hebrews says that the Old Covenant is OBSOLETE, because the New has been established.

    3. It is the role of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, not the 10 commandments.
     
  2. R. Charles Blair

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    Hi Brother - While I understand the thrust of your point, and agree that Christ did what He came to do, not to destroy the law but to fulfill it, you say that "Scripture never divides the law." What is your take on Deut. 6:1?

    Best in our Complete Savior -

    Charles Blair - Rom. 8:28
     

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