Monday, March 18, 2013 4:28 AM

The Law of Christ

Monday, March 18, 2013 4:28 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013 4:28 AM

1 Co 9:21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.

Christians often talk about how no one is under the law. It is true that we are not under the “Law of Moses”, but we are under the “Law of Christ” What is the “Law of Christ”? the “Law of Christ” is every command in the New Testament.

There are over 870 Greek imperatives (commands) in the Gospels. The vast majority of these are spoken by Christ. [1]

By my count, there are more than 500 imperatives (commands) in the Pauline Epistles. That should not be surprising since Paul’s Epistles comprise a substantial portion of the New Testament.[2]

The “Law of Moses” only had 623 commands; Christ and Paul had more than twice that many. God has given us His word and He wants and expects us to keep it…not just stroll through life so that it is indistinguishable from the world.


[1] Vadney, V. (2012). The Arrogant Journey: Hermeneutics and Church History (25). Abilene, TX: Desert Willow Publishing.

[2] Vadney, V. (2012). The Arrogant Journey: Hermeneutics and Church History (29). Abilene, TX: Desert Willow Publishing.

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