The law is performance based & sin is performance based, God is not performance based. Because sin, which is Satan who holds the power of death, is performance based God had to make a performance based law to protect mankind. Laws were "safety rules."
The law wasn't God's desire, His character, His will, or His required standards. Galatians 3 describes the law as a guard at a prison. It was something God used for a few people for a limited time to protect them from Satan before Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, free us from the law & sin, & give us life.
The law was given because of Satan. It was the idea that people should wear bullet proof vests because you're going to be shot with bullets. The vests (laws) are good but you don't need a vest if you aren't going to be shot at. The law left people on the battle field with the armor of obedience. Jesus won the war & then invited us to the victory party.
To put yourself under laws is to go back to the battle field & pick a fight instead of resting in the victory. You battle for obedience (to written commands), you battle against sin. When you pick a fight you're going to get hurt. When you try to fight when there is no war only innocent people get hurt. When you try to kill (die to self) when there is no war you go to prison (self imposed guilt, shame, & dissatisfaction).
Jesus said the law & prophets were only to be proclaimed UNTIL John. For the vast majority of people it does more harm than good to read the old covenant scripture. The letter kills yet the letter is read & examined & forced upon people in churches everywhere, people trying to get to know God through a book instead of through the spirit. Trying to learn God's character in scriptures that the New Testament calls a "shadow" & a "veil" with "weak & useless" commands. David repeatedly prayed that God would kill his enemies. Yet we claim 100% of his psalms are the perfect words of God.
Jesus regarded John to be the greatest of all the prophets yet Jesus said of Himself, “I have testimony weightier than that of John” (John 5:36). Thus Jesus' testimony of the Father is weightier than all of the old testament scripture. Jesus is the perfect representation of God & did & said only what the Father told Him to.
Bottom line, today most believe in scripture as God & God's perfect representative rather than His own Son Jesus. People will defend the accuracy of the bible & its infallibility far more fiercely & far more often than they will defend the truth that God is love. They will actually use the bible against the idea that God is identifiable love. It is more important for them for the bible to be right than for God to be righteous.
The bible is the greatest antichrist in all of history. It utterly replaces the risen Jesus & the living God without anyone even noticing.