GOD’S LAW


  1. THE LAW IS PERFECT:
  2. Psalms 19:7-8 = "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes."

  3. BUT WHICH LAW – TWO HAVE BEEN GIVEN FROM GOD?

    1. THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED.
    2. Ephesians 2:15 = "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;"

      Colossians 2:14 = "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:"

      (Read Hebrews 8:6-13).

    3. LAW THROUGH CHRIST ESTABLISHED:
    4. Hebrews 10:9 = "He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second."

      1. God now speaks through no one but His Son.
      2. Hebrews 1:1-2 = "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also hd made the worlds;"

      3. This second law has been designated the perfect law of liberty.
      4. James 1:25 = "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."

      5. Paul exhorted the Galatian Christians to "stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." = Galatians 5:1.
      6. The law (or gospel) given by Christ, Paul say Romans 1:16 = "…Is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; …"
      7. This is the law that God gave to man through Christ. Christ said while praying to His Father John 17:14 = "I have given them thy word; …" And then in John 17:17, said = "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."

    5. THE LAW THAT CAME THROUGH CHRIST MEETS THE NEEDS OF MAN:
      1. If it is a law that came by some else it will not meet the needs of man.
      2. II Timothy 3:16-17 = ""All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

      3. Only the law through Christ has divine power.

      II Peter 1:3 = "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:"

    6. THE LAW WILL BE POWERLESS IF WE DO NOT USE IT LAWFULLY:
      1. The correct use age of the law is necessary, listen to what Paul wrote in
      2. I Timothy 1:3-8 = "As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine; neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now he end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;"

      3. The Word (or Law) must be rightly divided.
      4. II Timothy 2:15 = "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

      5. One day each of us will have to answer this question: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" = (Luke 6:46).
      6. It matters not whom proclaims anything else, they will be accursed..
      7. Galatians 1:8-9 = "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."

    7. GOD’S LAW MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED:
      1. The authority that let’s us bypass a single point, opens the door to bypass any other point and thus is guilty of breaking all of God’s laws.
      2. James 2:10 = "For whosoever shall keep the hole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."

      3. God’s law through Christ will be the standard of judgment.

John 12:48-50 = "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak."

COMMENT: Let us then be cautious not to follow our own lusts, heaping to ourselves "…teachers, having itching ears " (II Timothy 4:3).

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