Originally posted by badmedia
When you look at the why of the law that Jesus teaches, which commandments are still not to be followed?
every "law", because the law was no longer needed.
the mosaic law was set up so that man would understand the need for a saviour. man is imperfect, and they would have forgot that if they didnt have a
standard to compare it too. if you want prove of this, just look at people today who live outside bible principles. "to err is to be human" as if it
is only natural. "i am made the way god wanted me to be" they say to excuse personality flaws.
the mosaic law was to be a burden
gal 3: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a
paul is quoting deuteronomy
21: And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death
, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:
 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God
thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
why is paul quoting deuteronomy? because the mosaic law condemns us to death. nobody can follow the law perfectly and therefore we all die.
it does not matter if you are mother theresa or ghandi or adolf hitler, we all grow old and die.
this is why paul said -
romans 5: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.
the law makes us aware of our sin. that is its purpose. this is also why the law bore heavily the requirements of sacrifice. it shows us that we cant
redeem ourselves but actually needed a saviour.
the animal sacrifices were to show us what was to come. animals are not worth human blood so no amount of animal sacrifice could redeem even one man,
but they were symbolic of the ransom that was to be paid.
when jesus died, the ransom was paid soon after in the "spiritual temple". so if the law was to condemn us and jesus freed us from condemnation,
then what need was there for the law?
the problem is that advocates for christians under mosaic law get "standards" and "laws" mixed up. someone says that we arent under the law and
they flip out thinking that means we can go on this killing spree.
thats not what it means. killing for example was not ok back then nor is it now. the standards are still there and they are summed up by the 2
commandments jesus outlined.
however the formalities and traditions of the law were no longer needed. christians were no longer required to make sacrifices, or observe the
sabbath, or abstain from certain foods. the covenant GOD made with the isrealites was finished. jesus made a new covenant.
instead of worshipping god through tradition and ignorance, now they worshipped him in spirit and in truth.
john 4: Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to
 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.