Look at Romans 6, verse 14. The Bible says:
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
And they’ll stop reading right there, and they say, “OK, cool, yeah look we’re not under the [Mosaic] law, we’re grace. Great, that sounds good. Cool, alright, I guess we don’t need the law anymore, so we can do whatever we want, God’s not gonna care, hey we’re under grace.”
And people call it the Age of Grace, and that, you know, we’re free from the law. Now what is it, it’s just a total lack of understanding of what he’s [the Apostle Paul] talking about.
Yeah, we’re free from the law, in that we’re free from the curse of the law. We’re free from having to spend an eternity in hell for the sins that we’ve done—but it doesn’t make the law null and void. It doesn’t mean we don’t have to obey it or we shouldn’t honour it or respect it or try to live by it.
It just means that the law was not part of salvation—but it doesn’t mean it’s just good for nothing. ‘Cause look at the next verse; they’ll stop reading after it it says, hey, we’re not under Law, you’re under grace. Verse 15:
What then, shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
You say, well look. Just because you’re not under that law, or you’re under the curse of the law, you’re under grace, that doesn’t mean you should still and go out continue to sin.
And here’s the funny thing, is that the Bible says that basically, the definition of sin is transgression of the law. If you transgress the law, that’s called a sin, and you can find that…in 1 John chapter number 3, verse number 4.
Berzins, D. (2013). Understanding the Old Testament Part 2 – The Law. [sermon] Available http://youtu.be/0QLbx61gtEw?t=15m23s. Last accessed 13th Sep 2014.