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Are the 10 Commandments of God's Law Really "Done Away With"?
Common interpretations of four difficult texts about the law are listed below. Do they really teach that the 10 Commandments are no longer in force?
1. I have been delivered
from the law

Romans 7:6 "But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter."
2. The law
was abolished

Eph. 2:15 "Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace."
3. The law was nailed
to the cross

Col 2:14-17 "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross."
4. The Holy Spirit was given in place of the law
2 Cor 3:3 3 "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart."

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