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...The fewer existing regulations a country has, the more loving the people have been. The reason for regulation (apart from overt oppression) is for education and/or control of those unable to regulate themselves.
    It was the same with the old covenant regulations; the heart just wasn't in them; they needed control from a 'government' -1Samual 8:6-8; Deuteronomy 5:29; Mark 10:5.
    In the new covenant, it's a different story -Hebrews 8:10; 10:16.
    With love in heart in the new covenant, what further need was there for working to impress the heart with external regulations such as the Mosaic Law? The Holy Spirit is much more efficacious than writings on tables of stone.
    Christ is now available for one's heart. Jesus was the sureness of a better testament -Hebrews 7:22. Better than what? -Hebrews 7:19. And why? So He can save them who come to God by Him, not to Him by religious legalistic law keeping.
    This better way is so far above the Mosaic Law as to be incomparable -Ephesians 1:18-22 (especially verses 21 and 22).
    Thinking that God loves you if you do this or that, is kicking out of your life the unconditional love He has for you through Christ. 
    Paul tells us not to work the law in our lives -Ephesians 2:9. We triumph in all ways in Christ.(1Corinthians 15:57), not the law. 
    If one needs a law, any law to regulate himself, rather than the love of the Holy Spirit, then he is still 'of the flesh' and not of the Father -Romans 8:2,3,8; 9:8
    With Christ in you,.the righteousness.unattainable by the works.(keeping the various rules and regulations).of the Old Testament Mosaic Law,.is fulfilled.as you love and care for others -again, Romans 13:8,10. Note that verse 10 here is also saying that if one loves others, cares and helps them, it is impossible to do anything apart from that to them in all your interactions with them.
    Paul again shows the superiority of Christ over the "carnal commandments".(there is no distinction between the singular or plural of the word 'commandment' in the original, in spite of how translators chose to utilize it).of the Mosaic Law -Hebrews 7:16,28; Hebrews 8:6-8.(re: 'for finding "fault' {couldn't make you perfect as the sacrifice of Christ can} with "them" {'them' is more accurately translated 'it', when you consider the context and see Strong's Exhaustive Concordance available free in the Online Bible and God's Word for Windows}).
    Paul in Hebrews tells us to CONSIDER HIM with no mention of instruction to make yourself knowledgeable in the now defunct Mosaic Law -Hebrews 3:1; again, 8:13.
    The Holy Spirit was given only to a few select individuals in the Old Testament -Mark 12:36. Now the Holy Ghost is for the many God is now calling -Hebrews 7:19.
    And what commandment or commandments should we now be following -2John 1:5,6 "And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment.(original is 'instruction{s}').unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, that, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it."
   And, what today do we obey in addition to being a loving person? -Romans 1:5 ".....obedience to the faith....."
    A Christian is one who has concern for others. A non Christian is one whose concern for you is mollified by any lack of opportunity through you he may sense. In other words, if a person can't see any use for you presently or in the future, they'll have little or nothing to do with you; you're not worth wasting time on. 
    Original in verse 6 is commandment, not in the plural form as the translators have rendered it; however the plural form world also be correct as the commandment to love one another encompasses faith -Galatians 5:6, patience, kindness and various other of love's attributes.
    And, 1Timothy 6:12-14 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession, that thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ."


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