Jesus, the last of the Adam kind (1 Cor 15:45), came to finish off the horrible future Adam started for all mankind (Rom 5:18).
Adam and Eve were deceived into thinking it would be wise to know the difference between good and evil, and thought that knowledge would supposedly help them be like God (Gen 3:5-6).
Thinking this way is the essence of all religions (with the exception of true Christianity). Religion is rooted in being Law-minded (or the common wisdom and principles by which the world operates).
Believing that we can be good enough for God by properly behaving (thus earning our right-standing and blessing from Him), is the grand lie of the enemy.
Having the Law as a stepping stone between us and God was never part of God’s original plan (Heb 10:5-9), which is why He told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
However, after Adam’s transgression people attempted to justify sin based on their relative holiness—the Law then became a necessary addition to reveal people’s sinful nature and their need for a savior (Gal 3:19; Gal 3:24-25).
Because the Law couldn’t make us perfect and give us life, Jesus came to set us free from it (Heb 7:18-19; Rom 6:14).
Jesus, representing all mankind, submitted to be born under the Law (Gal 4:4) and fulfilled the Law by remaining sinless His entire life.
Therefore, when He died on the Cross on behalf of all mankind, all people also died to the Law (Rom 7:4) and were liberated from its oppression (Gal 5:1).
The Law was completely fulfilled by Christ (Mt 5:17) and then taken out of the way, providing relationship with God (Col 2:14).
Consequently, it’s obsolete, old news (Heb 8:13).
What do you do with old news? You burn it or trash it, right?
In a sense, we are now directly in a relationship with our heavenly Father—through infallible Jesus. The Law is no longer an impassable canyon between us and God, restricting us from knowing Him intimately.
We are new creations in Him and no longer have the old-Adam mentality of the Law; instead, we’re Christ-minded (1 Cor 2:16).
To put it plainly, because of Jesus’ work alone, there is absolutely nothing you can do wrong, or right, that can prevent you from knowing Him—or that can block Him from fully loving and blessing you (John 10:29; Rom 8:37-39)!
1 Cor 15:45, NKJV; Rom 5:18, NCV; Gen 3:5-6 NCV; Heb 10:5-9, NKJV; Gal 3:19, NLT; Gal 3:24-25, NCV; Heb 7:18-19, NJB; Rom 6:14, NKJV; Gal 4:4, ESV; Rom 7:4, TLB; Gal 5:1, NLTGal 5:1, NLT; Mt 5:17, NKJV; Col 2:14, Wesley; Heb 8:13, Montgomery; 1 Cor 2:16, NKJV; John 10:29, NKJV; Rom 8:37-39, TEV