References: Romans 7The Gospel sets the believer free from the power and authority of the Mosaic Law. The reign of grace replaces the reign of sin and the reign of the Law. Believers have died to sin and likewise to the Law. Death frees from obligation to previous relationships including both sin and the Law. Paul uses the death of one spouse in a marriage relationship to illustrate this point. Some parts of the Mosaic Law have been given as commands by Christ. Believers obey those commands not out of obligation to the Law but to be obedient to Christ and His authority. Today believers are obligated to Christ's teaching, live under His authority, and are able to obey because of the indwelling Spirit of God.