The Law of Christ


The Law of Christ

The Law of Christ is mentioned in the Bible, in the Epistle to the Galatians: "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2, New King James Version).

There is also a reference to "Christ's law" in the First Epistle to the Corinthians, 9:21: "To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law."

Several times Paul mentioned adhering to "the Law", such as , , , , , ). Many Christians believe that the Sermon on the Mount is a form of commentary on the Ten Commandments. In the Expounding of the Law, Jesus said that he did not come to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it; while in Marcion's version of Luke 23:2 we find the extension: "We found this fellow perverting the nation "and destroying the law and the prophets". [ [http://ccel.org/fathers2/ANF-03/anf03-32.htm#P7077_2049929 Ante-Nicene Fathers: Tertullian: Against Marcion: Dr. Holmes' Note] : "In [Luke 23:2] , after the words "perverting the nation," Marcion added, "and destroying the law and the prophets; [http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Ithaca/3827/Gospel6.html#Pilate Gospel of Marcion: Jesus Before Pilate and Herod] ]

ee also

*Pauline Christianity
*Biblical law in Christianity
*Antinomianism
*Sermon on the Mount
*Expounding of the Law
*New Covenant
*Law and Gospel
*Ministry of Jesus
*Council of Jerusalem
*Cafeteria Christianity
*Ten Commandments
*Evangelical counsels
*The New Commandment
*Red-Letter Christian

References

External links

* [http://www.campuscrusade.com/fourlawseng.htm Campus Crusade for Christ: Four Spiritual Laws]
* [http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2006/10/law-of-christ-quick-note.html The Law of Christ: A Quick Note]
* [http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=0BAF0B5295CA2EB8379EA4BB52D2A24E.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=58749 Cambridge Journal: The Law of Christ]
* [http://www.newmanreader.org/works/parochial/volume4/sermon1.html Sermon 1. The Strictness of the Law of Christ]
* [http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/spirmean.htm ON FULFILLING THE LAW OF CHRIST]


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