In the OT there was always law in the sense of a rule of conduct with sanctions. Even in the garden they were under law in this sense of the word. As man sinned and left the garden and disobedience took so many new angles, God chose to expand the law with some basic principles that cover a very broad range of transgressions. These are known to us as the ten commandments. These dealt in areas of moral law. They serve to govern over our relationships with God and man. Still yet God gave yet another law to His chosen seed of Abraham that would serve as a schoolmaster to bring then unto Christ. These laws consisted of ordinances, and sacrifices for sin that were to be followed in order to re-establish a relationship between them and God once they fell into sin. These had no power in and of themselves to atone for sin, yet just the same God had ordained them to be followed, and when they did God would governmentally treat them as though they had not sinned and would grant to them some sense and hope of forgiveness. Just the same, and due to the fact that they were only a type and shadow of the sacrifice of His Son yet to come, they had to repeat these sacrifices year after year. This was the temporary system of forgiveness God had ordained to be kept into place until the Redeemer comes. When Christ arrived on the scene, He alone became the very physical fulfillment of the task of the schoolmaster, the OT ceremonial law. Scripture tells us that His body was the embodiment of the temple veil that was rent to allow man direct access to God in this NT dispensation. Whereas the veil stood solidly between God and sinful man in the OT, in the New Covenant it was removed for those that would repent and trust in faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ the righteous. No longer did man have to take part in the ordinances mandated to Israel to partake of and no more was there any need to take part in the temple sacrificial system. Christ was the fulfillment of those things and we are as NT believers no longer under the bondage that schoolmaster imposed upon the Jew. Clearly references to the law can be divided into two parts. There is the moral law and there is the sacrificial system with all its carnal washings and ordinances. The moral law stands as long as men are created in such a state as the moral law was meant to govern. The ceremonial law, with its circumcision, carnal and divers washings, feasts , Sabbaths,. and the sacrificial system, has clearly been done away with, finally, once for all. No one, lost or saved, is under the ceremonial any more. Just the same, all, saved or not saved, Jew and Gentile are under the moral law. Christ death, burial and resurrection did not set aside that law, but rather established it as Christ said He did. The moral law will rule over man as long as we remain in the state in which it was designed to govern over, i.e., the natural physical state. What we have been witnessing is a confusion of the texts that mention the word ‘law’ without giving proper regard to what law it is that it is addressing. When the text says that we are no longer under the law, it is not saying that the moral law has been set aside or its penalties abated for the law breaker, UNLESS we have through the Spirit came into agreement with its demands, having all violations that are past placed under the blood through the conditions of repentance and faith. One the other hand, NO one now is under the OT school master law of ceremonial law, for it was indeed nailed to the cross once for all.