"The Law came in as an extra, it was "added" (Romans 5:20, Galatians 3:19). Once we trust what Jesus did for us on the Cross - when the law was fulfilled - we are in effect put back into Abraham's position who believed the Gospel and was saved before there was such a thing as God's Law. We are therefore not "under" the Law ... this does not mean we are given liberty to live in an ungodly manner - quite the contrary. We are led by the Spirit who leads to holy living".
R T Kendall - "Grace" - Charisma House Publications, Florida (2006) - (p58).