That Written and Engraven In Stones Was Done Away

II Corinthians chapter 3 provides us with a detailed contrast proving the ten commandment law is no longer binding today. Verse 7 says that “written and engraven in stones, was glorious,” while verse 11 says “that which is done away was glorious.” See the point? The thing identified as “was glorious” in this context is that which was written and engraven in stones (the ten commandments, Deuteronomy 4:13) and was done away.

Notice also the following terms which are applied to the ten commandments / “old testament” (verse 14) law by this chapter – “done away” in verse 7, “abolished” in verse 13, “done away in Christ” in verse 14, and “taken away” in verse 16. So II Corinthians 3 says at least 5 times the ten commandment law has passed from applicability. I urge you to read the contrast and see for yourself if that isn’t so.

Does this mean it is okay to kill and steal today since we are no longer obligated to the ten commandments? No, the text says the “new testament” (verse 6) still “remaineth” (verse 11), and the new testament law forbids us from killing and stealing. We are certainly under God’s law today, but it is the “law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2) we are amenable to, not the law of God given through Moses which Jesus blotted out, took out of the way, and nailed to his cross (Colossians 2:14-17).

To listen to a fair debate on the "Is The Sabbath Still Binding?" question, go to:

http://98.131.169.180/Debates/Audio/Sabbath-DoggetteDonahueDebate20020502/index.htm

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