Ambiguity Of Old Testament Law

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Even though Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament, people today should not totally disregard the Old Testament law because grace abounds. The Ten Commandments are an essential skeleton for God’s law, but His mercy, grace, and love cover this Old Testament Law. The Puritans loved God so much, that they followed even the most strict rules, thereby revealing a puritanical worldview. For example, they believed, “If any man have a stubborn and rebellious son of sufficient years and understanding…which will not obey the voice of his father and mother…but lives in sundry notorious crimes, such a son shall be put to death (Deuteronomy 21:18-25).” Like the Puritans, Christians shall obey these laws. However, Christians shall remember that Christ ushered in the new covenant after fulfilling the old. Thus, the Old Testament Law should not have literal application to today’s society concerning every issue. The law’s purpose is to convict Christians of their sin. Thus, revealing that they require a Savior. Paul states this in Romans, “ Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our…show more content…
However, most Old Testament laws should be followed by everyone. For example, thou shall not steal, thou shall not lie, and thou shall not lie, are acknowledged throughout the New Testament. Likewise, since Christ sent His Son, Christians may ignore such laws as sacrificing turtledoves (Lev 1:14). Thereby, even if unbelievers reject God’s law, God’s law is still immutable and universal. Another key Old Testament principal that is fulfilled is circumcision. Paul clearly and repeatedly states to Christians, “Take notice: I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.” Thus, when Jesus came, and fulfilled the law, He ushered in a “new
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