For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Romans 10:4 KJV
Christ is the spirit that manages the Christian. When we allow ourselves to be controlled by the spirit we do not fulfill the lusts of our flesh. Its a new standard of behavior that is spirit led instead of law led.
To see this clearer if we use the synonym “rules” for “the law” it makes more sense to my mind. We are christians are supposed to be free from the law and married to Christ. However when it comes to Christianity it seems most denominations are more than willing to slap all kind of “rules” on us. Trying to keep the rules as a method of being right with God kicks us out of grace.
This brings us back to rule keeping as a way to be “right” It’s exhausting and a yoke that “our fathers could not keep”. Yet we have all kinds of man made rules and dubious doctrines from people who tell us how to wear our hair or what kinds of clothing to wear. They have rules about dancing, musical instruments, reproduction and all kinds of little laws that separate us from God’s grace. The thing they all share at the root is fear. It is important for Satan to put fear back on you because everything he does stems from the power of fear.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? Acts 15:10 KJV
When you take the above verse and put in “rules” for “the law” it puts a lot of denominations into the light of Christ and the freedom he gives us. Christianity is not about following rules its about a new and living way which is being controlled by the spirit of Christ. The bible calls the law the ministry of death. It also says the strength of sin is in the law. When we take the law out of the picture we bind the strong man as Jesus said we should. Paul says the only way we would not break the law was if there were no laws to break.
Romans 7:4 the message:
So, my friends, this is something like what has taken place with you. When Christ died he took that entire rule-dominated way of life down with him and left it in the tomb, leaving you free to “marry” a resurrection life and bear “offspring” of faith for God. For as long as we lived that old way of life, doing whatever we felt we could get away with, sin was calling most of the shots as the old law code hemmed us in. And this made us all the more rebellious. In the end, all we had to show for it was miscarriages and stillbirths. But now that we’re no longer shackled to that domineering mate of sin, and out from under all those oppressive regulations and fine print, we’re free to live a new life in the freedom of God.
For Christ (being controlled by his spirit) is the end of rules for righteousness to every one that believeth. Romans 10:4 KJV
It’s trust in God that makes us right with him.
That famous promise God gave Abraham—that he and his children would possess the earth—was not given because of something Abraham did or would do. It was based on God’s decision to put everything together for him, which Abraham then entered when he believed. If those who get what God gives them only get it by doing everything they are told to do and filling out all the right forms properly signed, that eliminates personal trust completely and turns the promise into an ironclad contract! That’s not a holy promise; that’s a business deal. A contract drawn up by a hard-nosed lawyer and with plenty of fine print only makes sure that you will never be able to collect. But if there is no contract in the first place, simply a promise—and God’s promise at that—you can’t break it.
Romans 4:12-14 (in Context) Romans 4 (Whole Chapter)
Main Entry: law
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: standard, principle of behavior
Synonyms: assumption, axiom, base, canon, cause, criterion, exigency, formula, foundation, fundamental, generalization, ground, guide, maxim, origin, postulate, precept, principium, proposal, proposition, reason, regulation, rule, source, theorem, truth, usage
Antonyms: transgression, violation