Who is under the law today?

Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 09:27:19 -0600
From: “Bill DeJong”
Subject: Who is under the law today?

Tim et al,

Consider this formulation: Christ’s coming changes the calendar for the entire world, not just for the Jews. The stoicheia tou kosmou, one of which was the Mosaic law, governed “this (present) age,” an age characterized by
immaturity and servitude and sin.

In Christ man comes of age. Those who are joined to Christ pass from minority to maturity and become members of “the age to come.”

Those who remain outside of Christ remain in “this age,” in immaturity and servitude, and under the stoicheia tou kosmou.