What was nailed to the cross?
NKJV - 14 Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
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So it was the Mosaic law and not the ten commandments that was "nailed" right?
Ezra, The Ten Commandments were part of the law. Contrary to the opinion of many, the law is never divided into distinct parts. It is helpful for us conceptually to think of it that way, but nothing in the Bible indicates or hints of that. On the contrary, the book of James says that any single violation of the law violates the whole thing.
And Paul suggests that anyone who regards himself as subject to the law is subject to the whole thing.
Larry: God seperated His 10 Commandments twice.
1. Written in stone.
2. Placed them inside the Ark.
3. Mosaic law placed on the side of the Ark.
The NT interprets the Old, not the other. Conceptually, the Law was never divided into parts, never. The fact that a summary of the law was placed into the Ark does nothing to counter that. It was a summary, not a division.