for the Law produces wrath. Now where there is no Law, neither can there be any violation of it.
Anyone who violates the Law of Moses dies without mercy "on the testimony of two or three witnesses."
2 Corinthians 3:6
who has also qualified us to be ministers of a new covenant, which is not written but spiritual, because the written text brings death, but the Spirit gives life.
Do not suppose that I will be the one to accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope,
The Jewish leaders answered Pilate, "We have a law, and according to that Law he must die because he made himself out to be the Son of God."
and that everyone who believes in him is justified and freed from everything that kept you from being justified by the Law of Moses.
At one time I was alive without any connection to the Law. But when the rule was revealed, sin sprang to life,
and I died. I found that the very rule that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
For sin, seizing the opportunity provided by the rule, deceived me and used it to kill me.
Now, did something good bring me death? Of course not! But in order that sin might be recognized as being sin, it used something good to cause my death, so that through the rule, sin might become more exposed as being sinful than ever before.
For Moses writes about the righteousness that comes from the Law as follows: "The person who obeys these things will find life by them."
But the Law has nothing to do with faith. Instead, "The person who keeps the commandments will have life in them."
For while we were living according to our human nature, sinful passions were at work in our bodies by means of the Law, to bear fruit resulting in death.
What should we say, then? Is the Law sinful? Of course not! In fact, I wouldn't have become aware of sin if it had not been for the Law. I wouldn't have known what it means to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."
But sin seized the opportunity provided by this commandment and produced in me all kinds of sinful desires, since apart from the Law, sin is dead.