01 January, 2017

Irenaeus on the Abrogation of the Mosaic Law

“The laws of bondage, however, were one by one promulgated to the people by Moses, suited for their instruction or for their punishment, as Moses himself declared: 'And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments' (Deut. 4:14). These things, therefore, which were given for bondage, and for a sign to them, He cancelled by the new covenant of liberty.

Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies IV.16.5.
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