You posted the following comment under my post entitled "New Garment + New Wine = Grace":
"So does it mean that Grace and Law are in conflict ?"
Before I answer your question, let me first request that you at least use a pseudonym, if not your real name, to sign off your comment in future.
With regards to Grace and Law, let me say that they are not in conflict with each other but are two SEPARATE covenants designed for different purposes.
The first covenant, Law is meant to show us what sin is and that we are sinners - Rom 3:20 "Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin."
The law shows us that no matter how well intentioned we are and no matter how hard we try, we are not able to meet God's standards. That is why 2 Cor 3:7 calls it the ministry of death, and 2 Cor 3:9 calls it the ministry of condemnation.
The law shows us that we need a Saviour, it will lead us as Paul was, to ask "Who will rescue me from this body of death?" (Rom 7:24) Grace came through Christ (John 1:17) to impart to us righteousness which we cannot attain through the law (Rom 3:21-22).
Grace and Law serve two different purposes and in fact complement each other in that the Law leads us to Grace - "Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith." (Gal 3:24)
Paul says in Gal 2:20-21 "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"
Under Grace, we are in Christ and Christ is in us. Christ in us will be the guide in our daily living. Thus, Grace and Law are not in conflict with each other BUT when you mix Grace and Law in your life, you will create conflict within yourself.
Let me give an analogy:
A few days ago, there was something wrong with my computer. I could access websites to read articles but I just could not log on to my own site or msn or gmail. I could not figure out what was wrong and asked God for wisdom.
Finally, God showed me that the computer was behaving this way because the default firewall in Windows Vista plus the firewall of my anti-virus software were both turned on. I turned off the Windows firewall and everything worked fine from then on.
We should not mix Grace and Law in our lives for Romans 7:4 and 6 say "you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.", "But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code."