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TO WHOM THE LAW APPLIES
In writing to the saints at Rome (Rom. 1:1), the Apostle Paul said in Rom. 3:19, "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law." For those who desire to be governed spiritually by the written law of God given through Moses, a vital question is obvious: "Who are under the law?"
This basic law, known as the Ten Commandments, was written on two tables of stone by the finger of God (Deut. 9:10, 10:4) and was given to Moses on Mt. Sinai in about 1500 B.C. Moses recorded the numerous laws and ordinances in a book which was known as the book of the covenant (Ex. 24:4, 7). The law was God's covenant with the house of Jacob whom he brought out of Egypt, the Israelites (Deut. 5:1-6). It was not given to Gentiles, so they were never under the law (Rom. 2:14).
When Christ died, the law was taken out of the way (Col. 2:14; Heb. 7:12; Heb. 8). By means of the New Testament the Jew is no longer under the law. The law, having been abolished, is binding on no person or nation today. For those who cannot accept the word "abolished," note that the Apostle Paul identified that which was ABOLISHED (II Cor. 3) as that which was written and engraven in stones, or plainly, the ten commandments. God's word plainly says it! Who dares to argue with God about it?
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