I was reading Rom 10
And was introrested in verse 4. ....For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
And have heard people say that ..."Christ has put an end to the law".
Some reasons why this is not true.
1. Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
2. Isa 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
magnify, and make it honourable for righteousness sake, not put an end to it.
3. Psa 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Christ obeyed the law because He delighted to do Gods will. It was in His heart.
4Luk 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
Christ did not put an end to the law, He magnified it for righteousness sake.
Look at the word END.
Transliteration: = telos
..a.. termination, the limit at which a thing ceases to be,
..b.. The end ....the last in any succession or series.
..c.. that by which a thing is finished, its close, issue
..d.. the end to which all things relate, the aim, purpose
It can mean the temination, but it can also mean the aim, the obect, the purpose.
1Tim 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
The end of the commandment is love.
Same word. Telos...
1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.