In saying that the law of Christ is not the law of Moses â€“ not even a â€˜law' in the Mosaic sense â€“ I am not implying that God's demands under the gospel are easier than the demands of the law. Far from it. Why, the new covenant is more searching than the old. As we saw in Hebrews, to sin against Christ's law is far worse than sinning against Moses: â€˜Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?' (Heb. 10:28-29).46 Clearly, it is more culpable to sin under the new covenant than the old.