‘Under vs. Uphold’ – The Law Of Moses And You.

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Brief Summary

This explanation defines the difference between being ‘under the law’ as an unbeliever, and ‘upholding the law’ as a believer – as a believer in Messiah (Christ) is instructed to observe the Law of Moses with their faith (Romans 3:31 ESV).

Peaceably, this explanation is shared as many ‘mainstream’ Christians here may mistakenly see such the concept of law observance, as legalistic.

Under vs. Uphold

Under:

To be ‘under the law’, means that a person does not believe in Christ (Messiah) for saving grace from G-d, by Messiah’s hand.

Instead, this person is really relying on their own good deeds for a ruling, when they are judged.

This approach is not conducive of everlasting life without end (ref. Deuteronomy 28:15 , Galatians 3:10, Isaiah 28:16, 28:22, John 3:16).

An article which explains what it means if a person is seeking to be ‘under the law’, can be found here. It features Galatians 4:21;

‘Tell me, you who desire to be under the law…’
(Galatians 4:21 ESV)

Those people were trying to adopt the values of men who refused to believe in Messiah (Christ) at the time, and rather valued their own works (Galatians 4:8, 4:17, 5:4, 5:7).

Uphold:

To uphold the law, means a person does believe in the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and is believing for saving grace at judgement from God through Christ – as they observe the Law of Moses.

This approach means everlasting life without end (ref. Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:16).

Hence,

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
(Romans 3:28‭, ‬3:31 ESV)

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum in Christ (Messiah). Amen.

Copyright disclaimers:

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

The Orthodox Jewish Bible Copyright Artists for Israel Intl Used by permission © The Orthodox Jewish Bible fourth edition, OJB. Copyright 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Artists for Israel International, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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