Christ died to fulfill the law, not abolish it. But in the same vein, He freed us from the burden of salvation through the law. If we were still required to maintain the law as part of salvation, we would fail. When the religious leaders of that time tried to require believers to follow the law in order to attain salvation, Paul replied to them in Acts 15:10-11, 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are. We are free from sin and from working for our salvation. That doesn’t mean we are free to sin, but we are free from the consequences of our sin nature.