Are we to keep the Old Testament law? The law was never given to the New Testament believer but the Old Testament believer. It was a standard they were to live by. It was given for the reason- to increase sin and show us that we are sinful.
The law is given to increase sin to show our sinfulness. Rom. 5:20: â€śMoreover the law entered that the offense might abound.â€ť Gal 3:19: â€śWhat purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made.â€ť
In other words when Christ (the seed) was born there would be an and to the law.
Gal. 3:23-25: â€śBut before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. Therefore the Law has become our tutor (to lead us) to Christ, that we may be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. " NO MORE (Old Testament) LAW. V. 26 â€śFor you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.â€ť Everything in the New Testament covenant is by faith, not law.
Rom.11:6 â€śAnd if by grace then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. but if it is by works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work." It is either one or the other it can't be both, these are two different covenants.If you choose to be under one then you are removed from the other.
Rom. 6:14-15 â€śFor sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace.â€ť Paul made it clear through his writings "I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain." (Gal 2:21).