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New Testament

Paul’s Letters

Was the Mosaic Law not important any longer?

It was still important. Paul pointed out that it was through the law that people learned what behavior was right and wrong. However, Paul believed it was crucial to view the law in its proper context. Just because a person knew the law did not mean they kept the law. The law itself did not make a person right with God. A person’s response to the law was the important thing. It was through the law that people learned what behavior was right and wrong to God. Love encapsulated all godly behavior. “Love,” Paul concluded, “does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.” (NRSV, Romans 13:10)



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