We are not under the Law
Old Testament New Testament Theology Denominations and Disciplines
If "we are not under the Law" why didn't Jesus congratulate the religious leaders or at least tell them good job?
John 7:19 Hasn't Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law! Why do you want to kill me?"
Why are we told to pay attention to the experts in the Law?
Matthew 23:2-3 "The experts in the law and the Pharisees sit on Moses'seat. (3) Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach.
If Jesus' plan was to teach us "we are not under the Law," why would he send "experts in the Law" along with Prophets and Wise men?
Matthew 23:34-35 I will send prophets and wise people and experts in the Law of Moses to you. But you will kill them or nail them to a cross or beat them in your meeting places or chase them from town to town. (35) That's why you will be held guilty for the murder of every good person, beginning with the good man Abel. This also includes Barachiah's son Zechariah, the man you murdered between the temple and the altar.
The words of the Messiah would be the basis for all of Paul's teaching. So, before we start quoting Paul, "we are not under the law," and ignore what Jesus said, I am reminded of my favorite quote from the movie, "The Princes Bride; "You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means."
In this case:
"You Keep Saying 'We Are Not Under the Law', I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means."
God’s Word is True! - John 17:17, Psalms 33:4, Psalms 119:142, Psalms 119:151, Psalms 119:160
God Never Changes! - Malachi 3:6, James 1:17, Hebrews 1:12
Because his word is true and he never changes:
God’s Word Cannot Contradict Itself! - 1 Corinthians 14:33, Titus 1:2
Almost everyone agrees with these statements. - BUT, very few actually apply them to what they've been taught...