There is confusion among Christians as to whether we are to keep the law of God or not. There is also confusion about which set is actually the one that God gave to us. There even seems to be confusion about when that law was given and to whom it applies.
Why don’t we see what the bible says about it? After all, the bible is the final authority on ALL matters.
Firstly, do we even need to keep the law?
Secondly, WHEN was the law given? Many there are, that say the law was first given at Sinai and therefore not applied to those before them. Well, this does not make sense, because Eve was guilty of coveting right at the beginning of history. Adam was guilty of putting Eve before God and following her example instead of God’s commandment. Cain was guilty of murder by killing his brother when they were the first two children on the earth.
If we look at the story about the woman taken in adultery, we find that after rescuing her, He said to her,  Go and sin no more John 8:10-11
Jesus would NOT have said that to her if He did not require her to keep the law in the future.
Jesus also said to US, “If ye love me, keep my commandments”. John 14:15 So, he considers that if you do not keep the commandments, you do not love Him.
In Revelation, it says “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesusdescribing the saints going to heaven.
John reinforces this when he says “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1John 2:3-4
From these verses, and a lot more like them, we can conclude that we are supposed to keep the law.
Joseph refused to commit adultery because it was a sin. Genesis 39:9 These events are ALL long before Sinai, so show that the law has always been there.