The fact that we live by the principle of love and not the letter of the law means:
Originally Posted by Kahtar
1) the way we approach ethics and morality starts with the right attitude / heart
2) we can only accomplish this by the work of love of God's Spirit within us.
3) this principle encompasses all situations and all scenario's (more than all the laws of the letter could ever do).
The fundamental difference between the law of Christ and the law of Moses, is that the law of love is a all-inclusive principle, in the domain of freedom and spirit. The law of Moses was in the domain of the letter, and only a trainer to Christ (Gal 3:23-26) until Christ who is the end of the written law for those who believe. As Paul points out in Romans 5 through 7, the law of Moses is considered as the law of sin and death.
Another question: We are not saved by works. We all know this. Would you agree that that same principle applies to the law of Christ as well as the law of Moses? Will keeping the law of Christ save you? Or are you putting yourself under the law by keeping the law of Christ?
(explained in post # 746 on http://bibleforums.org/showthread.php?t=135926&page=50 )
Rom 7:6 "But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter."
We are not under the law of the letter any more (Rom 6:15), which is the law of Moses, but under the law of faith and love: that is the law of the spirit / Spirit (Rom 8:2).
The fact that the command of love is called "Christ's law" does not mean it is only Christ's law, as if seperate from the other Persons. The same triune God established all covenants (marked by laws). It is not God that changed, the covenants has. The new covenant renders the old covenant of the letter obsolete, ready to vanish away (Heb 8:13).
God is triune. God the Father and God the Son are one and the same God. Therefore the law of God and the law of Christ would be the same law, would it not?
Joh 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."