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How was the law abolished and done away with while at the same time being fulfilled and established? This question is what is causing the majority of Christians to be confused. The law of commandments contained in ordinances was abolished and done away with, while the righteousness of the law was fulfilled by the love of God who gave his only begotten Son that would give his life in place of ours so making peace. Love fulfilled the law and established the law for righteousness without the law. We obtain this righteousness without the law by faith of Jesus Christ. Now the righteousness of the law is being fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
To help one to see this I have capitalized the words.
2 Corinthians 3:13-14
13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is ABOLISHED:
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is DONE AWAY in Christ.
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;
14 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 For Christ is the END OF THE LAW for righteousness to every one that believeth.
25 But after that faith is come, we are NO LONGER UNDER a schoolmaster.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are NOT UNDER THE LAW, but under grace? God forbid.
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. HE TAKETH AWAY THE FIRST, that he may ESTABLISH the second.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made THE FIRST OLD. Now that which DECAYETH and WAXETH OLD is ready to VANISH AWAY.
17 Think not that I am come TO DESTROY the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but TO FULFIL.
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us TO FULFIL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS. Then he suffered him.
16 For God so LOVED THE WORLD, that HE GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVETH in him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.
10 LOVE worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore LOVE IS the FULFILLING OF THE LAW.
31 Do we then MAKE VOID the law THROUGH FAITH? God forbid: yea, WE ESTABLISH THE LAW.
21 But now THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of God WITHOUT THE LAW IS MANIFESTED, being WITNESSED by the LAW and the PROPHETS;
22 Even THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST unto all and upon all them that BELIEVE: for there is no difference:
So the law given by Moses contained in ordinances was abolished and done away with while at the same time the law was fulfilled by the love of God by Jesus Christ who gave his life for ours so making peace, and this fulfilling of the law allowed the righteousness of God without the law to be established by faith of Jesus Christ. This is how the law was abolished and done away with while at the same time being fulfilled and established.
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