Moses Law?
What Is Its Purpose For Christians?

Moses Law?

Charlton Heston as Moses

A. Moses Law Points Out Our Sin.

  1. Moses' Law was “added because of transgressions." Galatians 3:19.

  2. "that all the world may become guilty before God." Romans 3:19.

  3. "by the law is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20.

  4. "I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7.

B. The Law of Moses Points Out Our Inability To Obey It

  1. “when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.” Romans 6:20.

  2. “that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.” Romans 7:13.

  3. “what I hate, that I do.” Romans 7:15.

  4. “for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.” Romans 7:18.

    This Torah scroll dates to around AD 1600.

  5. “the evil that I would not, that I do.” Romans 7:19.

  6. “bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.” Romans 7:23.

7. ”For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10.

C. The Law of Moses Points Us To Jesus Christ Our Savior.

  1. "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Romans 10:4.

  2. "the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ." Galatians 3:24.

Can Keeping The Law Of Moses Make Us Righteous?

No, Moses Law has no power to make us righteous.

  1. "I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." Galatians 2:21.

  2. "if there could have been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law." Galatians 3:21.

Does The Law Of Moses Provide Moral Guidance For Us Today?

Yes, Moses Law certainly does provide moral guidance.

  1. The Bible says: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." II Timothy 3:16-17.

  2. "by the law is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20.

  3. "I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7.

What Should Be The Attitude Of Christians Toward Moses Law?

Moses Law, in this beautiful old Torah scroll, is "holy and just and good."

  1. Moses Law Is Holy. "Wherefore the law is holy, and just, and good... the law is spiritual." Romans 7:12-14.

  2. The Law of Moses Is Delightful. "For I delight in the law of God after the inward man." Romans 7:22.

  3. Moses Law Is Peaceful. "Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them." Psalm 119:165.

  4. Moses Law Is Truth. "thy law is the truth... all thy commandments are truth." Psalm 119:142, 152.

"Aren't gay people just making up your own views of Moses Law so you'll have an alibi for your sin?"

No, most certainly not. The views about Moses Law expressed on this page and elsewhere on are the same views held by evangelical Christians down the centuries. Notice what prominent evangelical leaders have said about Moses Law.

According to evangelical leaders, Christians are not under Moses Law or Jewish Law.

Dr. James Montgomery Boice

“Paul’s point is that the law was intended to function only during this 1500 year period of anticipation... The reign of law has ended for those believers who now through the coming of Jesus have become mature sons of God.” - Dr. James Montgomery Boice, Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Galatians, pp. 466, 468.
Dr. James Montgomery Boice, (1938-2000), was a successful inner city pastor and articulate spokesman for the Reformed faith. He was the pastor of Philadelphia’s historic Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1968-2000.

Dr. Donald Gray Barnhouse

“It was a tragic hour when the Reformation churches wrote the Ten Commandments into their creeds and catechisms and sought to bring Gentile believers into bondage to Jewish law, which was never intended either for the Gentile nations or for the church.” - Donald Gray Barnhouse, (1895-1960) God’s Freedom, p. 134.
Dr. Barnhouse was one of the most prominent leaders of American evangelicalism in the twentieth century. He founded Eternity Magazine and pastored Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for many years.

William Kelly

"If ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law" Galatians 5:18.

“It is plain that if to be under the law were the means of Christian holiness, it would have said, "ye are under the law," rather than "ye are not under the law."

But men are blinded. Though they constantly take up the Ten Commandments, repeat them, and teach them, yet they say they are not under the law!

How could persons be more under the law than when they adopt the language of the Ten Commandments as the expression of their own relationship before God?

The moment you put Christians under the law as that by which they have to walk, you are doing the very evil that the Epistle to the Galatians was intended to correct.

William Kelly, (1821-1906), the brilliant evangelical expositor, was one of the most prominent leaders of Irish evangelicalism in the 19th century.

Kelly was a graduate, in classical honours, of Trinity College, Dublin, and was recognised as an erudite scholar of formidable calibre. Besides assisting Dr. Samuel Tregelles as a Biblical textual critic, Kelly himself published, in 1860, a critical edition of the Revelation of John.

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