Old Testament Law – What is its Role for Christians?

When we read our Bibles, we come across hundreds of laws in the Old Testament. What role should these laws play in our lives today? Should I try to keep all of them? Or some of them? But then we read the book of Galatians where Paul categorically says “All who rely on observing the Law are under a curse” (Galatians 3:10).

Does this mean that the Old Testament laws are redundant and that we should just ignore them? Or are they a light from a different society and culture that we scan meditate over – to consider how we should live in today’s world and very different culture?

In the Surprising God blog, Ted Johnston publishes some thoughts based on an article written by Christopher J.H. Wright:


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