HowScriptureanswers "Are Christians under the Ten Commandments today?"
Scripture is clear that Christians are no longer under the “Ten Commandments”1,2,3,4,5,6,7. During his ministry, Jesus taught that the kingdom of God was replacing the Old Covenant1. The “Ten Commandments”, as a representative part of the Mosaic Law or ‘Old Covenant’8, were abolished4,8 and replaced in the person and sacrifice of Jesus Christ3,6 and the “better”5 things (e.g. greater glory2, justification by faith3, peace/forgiveness2,4,7, hope5, etc.) that He represents. This happened at the cross4, meaning that the One that ushered in the New Covenant actually lived under the Old Covenant (along with the “thief on the cross”).
However, we should also take care to distinguish our “Old Testaments” from the Old Covenant and its Ten Commandments. It’s true that as a representative of the Mosaic Law8, Christians are not under the “Ten Commandments”. It’s also true that we can find every one of the listed “Ten Commandments” living within the New Covenant “Law of Christ”6. God’s law1,6 has been from the beginning. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Tim 3:16)
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