Released From the Law
The law is binding for a person only as long as they live. For example, a woman who lives with a man other than her husband when he lives will be an adulterer, but if her husband is dead she is free from him.
This sounds pretty reasonable.
Now that we have died through Christ, we are released from the law.
This is interesting, it seems to be saying that we don't need to follow the laws of the old testament anymore. Am I reading this correctly? What about when Jesus said not to even bend the least commandment? That was when Jesus was alive, after he died does it make sense to reverse the message? Jesus said "I have not come to abolish them [the laws] but to fulfill them". I am not sure what it means to "fulfill" the law, but he did specifically say he did not come to abolish the laws. It seems like a stretch then, to say his death abolishes the laws. This certainly looks like a contradiction to me. Thoughts?
The Law and Sin
"If it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, "You shall not covet."
This is an interesting idea, but I would argue that we all covet, it's just that with their being a rule against it we have a name for it.
I want to do good, but there is evil within me which wants to do evil. God is now within me helping me do good instead of evil.
Seems like the author of this is just a really conflicted guy.