Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 4, 2014

Colossians 2:14

The NRSV has Colossians 2:13-14 as:
” And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.”
Many see this as Jesus nailing the Mosaic Law to the cross, giving us untold freedom. But Jesus did not nail the Mosaic Law to the cross.
“having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14 NIV
Jesus nailed our indebtedness to the law to the cross. That a fancy way of saying our sins. Jesus said he came to fulfill the law, not end it. Ultimately, his sacrifice will help us to keep and fulfill the law in the next age.

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