There is our disagreement. The "Law" mentioned here is the Mosaic covenant; NOT the Abrahamic or Noahic or Adamic.
That was ONLY with Israel.
That is a popular religious philosophy, one followed by "many". But Paul says otherwise in the Scriptures I posted.
The problem here is understanding the definition of "Mosaic" Law.
There were two Covenants given to Israel. The Covenant God made with Abraham was furthered on to Abraham's children as discussed in the Holy Scriptures.
Gen. 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD
, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
This "Way of the Lord" included God's commandments, Statutes, and Judgments which define SIN. These Laws are "Good, Just, and Holy and Spiritual as Paul tells us.
But Israel broke this covenant, something Abraham did not do. So God created a LAW that Abraham didn't have. This Law, called the Levitical Priesthood in Hebrews, was "ADDED" to God's Laws, Commandments, and statutes, "Because of Transgressions". It was a Temporary Law placed on Israel, "Till the seed should Come".
This "Law of works" as Paul calls it, provided for the administration of God's Laws, and also provided for the atonement of transgressions of God's Laws.
This is the Mosaic covenant that changed, and the temporary sacrificial "works" for atonement provided for therein, have became obsolete.
No more Levite Priests to administer God's Laws to the people, God has made HIS Laws available to all.
No more Levite Priests to sprinkle the blood of a goat on the alter for atonement of sins, or "justification" as Paul calls it. Jesus shed HIS own Blood once and for all.
A New Covenant.
This is not the LAW Paul was speaking to in Romans.
Rom. 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law
: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Jews and Gentiles are all under obligation to submit themselves to God's Righteousness. "Thou shall not Covet" is not the "Mosaic" Covenant, but are part of God's Eternal Law given to all mankind, not the least of which was Abraham.
But what if I broke this Covenant and were in need of atonement? This is where to Mosaic Covenant comes in. God separated Levi from all the peoples of the world, and made a temporary covenant with him "Till the Seed should come". A Covenant Abraham didn't have. Abraham's sin was atoned for "Apart" from the Mosaic Covenant.
This is not taught in the religions of the land, as prophesied. But it is in the Holy scriptures. This "Law of Moses", also called the Levitical Priesthood, with its "works and Deeds" for justification, is what the Jews couldn't let go. They were still promoting these sacrificial "Works of the Law" to provide forgiveness of sins, or "Justification" as Paul calls it.
But the Christ, when HE Defined HIS NEW Covenant for us, tells us these "works" will come to an end "After those days".
Jer. 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make
with the house of Israel;
OK, Here it is. Here is the God Himself defining HIS OWN New Covenant.
After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD:
How was God's Law administered before "after those days"? Was it not the exclusive duty of the Levite Priest, and no other, to read the "Book of the Law" to the people?
"for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more"
How was sin forgiven before "after those days"? Was it not provided by men taking a sin offering exclusively to the Levite Priest who would then perform "works of the Law" for justification/atonement/forgiveness?
So is the Law of Moses still in effect? When a man understands the truth about the Covenant God made with Levi, the answer is no. This "LAW" which was "ADDED" because of Transgressions, "Till the seed should come", is no longer in effect.
But God's Statutes, Commandments, and Laws this Levitical Priesthood was "ADDED" to, are still God's definition of sin.
It is the cleaver and subtle religious philosophy of men that refuse to Separate the covenant God made with Levi, from the Laws it was ADDED to, that have caused this truth to be hidden.
But now we have HIS Word in our very homes, so we can study and see for ourselves, no longer dependent on the priest or preacher for "instruction in Righteousness". We can choose not to listen to the "other voice" in the garden.
Mal. 2:4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
5 My covenant was with him
of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name
. (Ex. 32:26)
6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
8 But ye are departed out of the way
; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi
, saith the LORD of hosts.
9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways
, but have been partial in the law
Check it out for yourself.