God’s Word of Law

For sure we are all under God’s law. But, I am not referring to the Law of Moses because those laws are no longer binding. “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace” (Eph.2:15). “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” (Col.2:14). None of us are required to sacrifice and offer animals to God for our sins, which we would have been obligated to do if we were amenable to Moses’ Law (e.g., Lev.5:4-6). However, we live under the Christian dispensation of grace and truth (John1:17), and yet some believe this nullifies all law. On the contrary, it is by God’s grace that we have law in Christianity to operate under. “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners…” (1Tim.1:9). Who is this speaking of? Try the human race who have all sinned (Rom 3:9-12,23; 5:6,8,10,12). “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law (1John3:4). In the context of James 1:21-25 God’s word is the subject and yet it is called “…the perfect law of liberty” (v.25; cf. Ps.19:7). God’s word and his law are one in the same. When God spoke of the new covenant of Christianity through Jeremiah (Jer. 31:31-34), he said, “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts” (v.33). Compare this verse with this one. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Ps.119:11). The Lord speaking through Isaiah of the Christian dispensation (Is.2:2-3), said, “…for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem” (v.3). Some are uncomfortable with God having law today because law puts restrictions on what one is allowed to do. But we must have bible authority for what we teach and practice because we are under the law of God (Col.3:17). Here are more scriptures which prove we are under the law of God today. “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin” (Rom.7:25).“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom.8:2).   To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law” (1Cor.9:21).“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ (Gal.6:2).

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