Today I want to investigate one of the cornerstone teachings of Protestantism, namely that Christ died to do away with the law (Torah or Old Testament laws). This is taught by mainstream Protestant theologians, pastors and teachers and has wide ranging implications for all of us.
There are only three possible options regarding the law (Torah):
1. The law is completely done away with and now none of it applies;
2. Some of the law still applies e.g. Thou shalt not kill;
3. All of the law still applies.
One of these statements has to be correct and by the rules of logic the other two must be wrong.
Most believers would consider their answer to the question “Are you under the Law?” was pretty easy. It would be “No.” They would reach for Romans 6:14 and rightly proclaim that as followers of Messiah, Paul has clearly stated they are not “under the law.”
Rom 6:14 states:
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace. (KJV)
The vitally important question leading from this is: What does “under the law” actually mean?