Mainstream new-covenant theologians hold that believers are under the law of Christ, and that the Scriptures are an integral part of that law. Recently, however, some have begun to argue that this is not so. Believers are not under the law of Christ, they say. There are no external commands in that law since it is entirely inward, the work of the Spirit forming Christ within believers. Although believers must and will obey Scripture, they do so as a kind of reflex action, using Scripture as an invaluable source to inform their way of life, but to talk of believers being under the rule, the law, the commanding governance of Scripture, as an integral part of the law of Christ, means a return to the killing bondage of the old covenant under â€˜the letterâ€™.