The Apostle Paul made it clear that we are not under the law but under grace:
Romans 6:14 ... for you are not under law but under grace.
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."
Galatians 3:24-25 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
Galatians 5:3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.
James concurred with Paul when he said:
James 2:10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
Though the Christian is not under the law, does that mean he can do as he pleases? Paul addressed that issue when he said:
Romans 6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!
So how do we reconcile law versus grace? Maybe the following illustration will help.