My Dear Brother in Christ, I feel like you are perched to jump off a very large Theological Cliff without a parachute. I am writing to encourage you to step back from the ledge. My friend. I'm not sure what you were thinking with some of the statements you made in your recent post "The Normal Practices of a New Covenant Church." (http://www.wadeburleson.org/2017/06/the-normal-practices-of-new-covenant.html) While I also have concerns about legalistic, authoritarian leadership in the church, I believe you have chosen a poor example to illustrate your point and made some very unfortunate claims defaming the Old Testament.
Your statement seems to be nullifying the Ten Commandments. Surely, that is not what you meant to say? While the law of love goes far beyond the commandments, it certainly does not nullify them. Here is Jesus' authoritative New Covenant word on this matter recorded in Matthew 5:
Theological Mudslinging against the Old Testament is never a good way to make one's point. Timothy grew up on the Old Testament Scriptures. Even during his adulthood, the New Testament was still under construction. I encourage you to really chew on these words about the Old Covenant from 2 Timothy 3:15-17:
This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, the Lord says, I will put my laws on their hearts and write them on their minds, and I will never again remember their sins and their lawless acts. Now where there is forgiveness of these there is no longer an offering for sin. -Hebrews 10:16-18, Jeremiah 31:33
This prophecy about the New Covenant was originally delivered by the prophet Jeremiah. Its original audience clearly understood that it referred to God's laws as delivered by Moses. The fact that it is quoted again in the New Testament shows that God's moral laws and commandments remain as the standard for Christian conduct and practice and they define what sin is. Because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and resurrection, everything in the Old Covenant to do with sacrifice and atonement for sins and cleansing and purification that was the responsibility of the priests, is taken care of by Jesus our high priest. When we accept Him as our savior and are Baptized, we are washed clean, justified and forgiven forever. We no longer follow God's laws in order to obtain a right relationship with Him, we follow them in thanks and gratitude because He saved us and brought us into relationship. Jesus said: The one who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. (John 14:21)
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8, 1 Peter 1:24-25)