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Let us consider this in context. We know that Paul was not anti-Torah, but rather pro-Torah (Rom 2:13, Rom 3:27-31, Rom 7:12, 1 Corin 7:19, etc). Also, terms such as "Ceremonial Law" are not Biblical, but rather just an invention of man. Rather, the letter that Paul is speaking of here is not ink on a page or chiselings in rock. Verses 2 and 3 of this ...
In the preceding and following verses, Paul talks about something 'written with ink', '[written] on tablets of stone', 'the letter', 'the ministry of death, carved on tablets of stone', 'the ministry of condemnation', and 'the old covenant / Moses' which has a 'veil'. These are all in contrast to '[written] with the spirit of the living God', '[written] on ...
Paul was in a roman prison and was not there to help them and did not know if he would ever be released to help them. So what he was basically telling them was to work out your own problems as a church and in their own personal lives.
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