I regularly read that we live in the age of grace and the law has been done away. Nailed to the cross. It was just a shadow. Etc.
I find such a statement odd because I think most will agree with me that rape, murder, theft, blasphemy are still against the law.
Note: I'm not discussing the type and/or duration of punishment for breaking the law. Not even if there is punishment at all.
I think this verse is proof of that:
Rev 21 [ACV]8
But for the cowards, and unbelieving, and sinful, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
I think some laws are done away with. For example animal sacrifice. Jesus was the perfect lamb so no more sacrifices are needed. But it's always said "the law is done away" not "part of the law is done away" or "all laws beside the 10 commandments are done away"
Anyway those are my thoughts and reason why I started this thread.
Col 2 [BBE]13
And you, being dead through your sins and the evil condition of your flesh, to you, I say, he gave life together with him, and forgiveness of all our sins;14
Having put an end to the handwriting of the law which was against us
, taking it out of the way by nailing it to his cross;
Rev 22 [ACV]14
Blessed are those doing his commandments, so that their right will be to the tree of life, and they may enter in the gates into the city.
===> People who want to enter the city must follow certain laws/commandments. That means those laws are against the people that not allowed to enter. That simply means those laws are not done away with.
Col 2 [HCSB]14
He erased the certificate of debt
, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.
Col 2 [Knox NT]14
canceled the deed
which excluded us, the decree made to our prejudice, swept it out of the way, by nailing it to the cross;
Col 2 [LEB]14
having destroyed the certificate of indebtedness
in ordinances against us, which was hostile to us, and removed it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.
Col 2 [Murdock ]14
and, by his mandates, he blotted out the handwriting of our debts
, which [handwriting] existed against us, and took [it] from the midst, and affixed [it] to his cross.
Col 2 [RKJVNT]14
Cancelling the bond of debt
, with its legal decrees against us, which was contrary to us, and taking it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Col 2 [TCE]14
having canceled the certificate of debt
, which stood against us with its decrees. He took what was hostile away from us, nailing it to the cross.
Col 2 [TCB]14
has erased our handwritten [signed] note of debts
consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us, and has taken it away out of our way by nailing it to the Stake.
Col 2 [NET]14
He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness
expressed in decrees opposed to us
. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.
Col 2 [MRC]14
having erased out the certificate of debt of dogmas against us
and that which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of our midst, having nailed it to the cross.
I think especially the last two translations shed some light on the real meaning of "done away".
The certificate/bond/deed of debt is nailed to the cross. Not the law/commandment/regulation itself.
John 19 [ACV]30
When therefore Jesus received the vinegar, he said, It is finished
, and after bowing his head, he gave up the spirit.
"It is finished" actually mean "paid in full". It's a legal term. Laws can't be paid. Debts can.τελέω
3) to pay
2Cor 3 [ACV]3
being seen that ye are a letter of Christ, administered by us, written not in ink, but in the Spirit of the living God, not in stony tablets, but in fleshly tablets, in hearts.
The payment for breaking the laws was done away; not the laws itself because they are now written in our hearts. Obviously something has changed. But what? See a next post. If
I can put some coherent proof together