What is the relationship between the Christian and the Law? Does the Law of Moses, including the dietary Law, have any place in a Christian’s life? We are told in 1 Timothy 1:8 that the Law is good, but then Paul goes on in verse 9 to tell us that the Law is not made for the righteous person, but for the unrighteous.
1 Timothy 1:8-10
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine (KJV)
In other words, the purpose of the Law in this New Testament era is to convict the unrighteous of their sins, not to govern the life of the believer. Paul writes this in the book of Galatians:
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. (KJV)
by Berean Husband