THE LAW

“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled “. (Matthew 5:18)

 Leslie M. John 

“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled “. (Matthew 5:18)

Lord Jesus said even though heaven and earth pass, yet one jot or one tittle of the “law” shall not pass away until it is fulfilled. The inference is that even a smallest letter or the smallest stroke of the Hebrew Scriptures will not pass away even if the heaven and earth pass away.

The ceremonial laws of the Old Testament are not applicable today, because they were given to the children of Israel when they were journeying in the wilderness. The judicial laws differ from country to country, and therefore, the judicial laws given to the children of Israel are not valid in our society.

The Moral laws contained in the Ten Commandments are not destroyed or abrogated or annulled. They are given to us by Lord Jesus Christ in small package yet stricter in nature and they are just two commandments that reads as…

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these”. (Mark 12:30-31)

Some stop short of “to everyone that believeth” of Romans 10:4. They read the verse as “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness” and say there is no Law now because Christ is the end of the law.

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth”. (Romans 10:4)

It is important to note that Christ fulfilled the law on behalf of those who would believe in Him and they counted as “righteous” by His sacrifice and by confessing that He is the Lord, and God raised Him from the dead.

As for all others the Law still pointed sin. Law pointed sin and never provided salvation, nor did it provide any other way to be exonerated of the crime that man committed against God that deserved death as the wages for sin.

If we say we did not sin we make Him a liar. It is only Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross that provided a way out from being punished.

“Having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross” Colossians 2:14 (NIV) or,

“by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” Colossians 2:14 (ESV)”