We Are Under New Testament Law Exclusively
The following scriptures establish the fact that today we are under New Testament law exclusively, not the New Testament law plus the Patriarchal law, or the New Testament law plus any principle, precept, ordinance, commandment, statute of any part of the old law:· The law of Christ is what we are under (Gal 6:2, I Cor 9:21), not the law of Christ plus anything previous· Jesus is the mediator of the "new testament" (Heb 9:15, 7:22), not the New Testament plus anything previous· II Cor 3 contrasts the "new testament" with the "old testament" as our law for today, not the "New Testament plus other" vs. the "law of Moses"· Heb 8:8-9 contrasts the "new covenant" with the "old covenant " as our law for today, not the "New Covenant plus some principles of the Old Covenant" vs. the "Old Covenant"· Rom 7:4-7 says we are dead to and delivered from the law (all of it), even including the principle "thou shalt not covet"· Gal 3:24-25 teaches we are no longer under the law (not just part of the law)· Gal 4:21ff shows events that occurred in Genesis (the Patriarchal period) are part of the law that was to be "cast out" (4:30), that we are "no longer under" (3:24-25), that has completed its purpose (3:19)· Since circumcision represents every old law (Gal 5:1-2, 2:16), then Gal 5:3 teaches if we bind even one rule or principle of the old law, we are obligated to keep all of it· Eph 2:14-16 teaches the law period (that's every bit of it) has been abolished· Heb 7:12 only makes sense if it is arguing that if one part of the law has changed, then the whole thing has changed· Heb 10:9 teaches Jesus took away the first covenant, not just 99% of it· and wouldn't Matt 5:18 teach that whenever the old law passed, all of it did - every jot and tittle?Conclusion: The Bible never teaches we are under any laws or principles that preceded the New Testament. No instruction (in any form) taught in Genesis to Malachi is any more binding upon us today than the command given to Noah to build an ark. If we try to bind even just one principle of the old law, Gal 5:4 teaches we lose our salvation; that's how serious this issue is. The 7th Day Adventists have no business picking and choosing what rules of the old law we still have to keep, and neither do Christians!