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The Eternal Law of God

Updated on March 21, 2013

The Eternal Law of God

Psalm 111:7-8:

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

The Ten Commandments of God have always existed and will always exist. This flies in the face of some claims that they were instituted at Mt. Sinai, given to the Jews, and don't apply to the Christian church, anymore.

The Law in the Old Testament

In terms of God's Law existing before Mt. Sinai, In Genesis 39:8-10, Joseph recognized adultery as a sin. However, it is the seventh commandment that forbids adultery (Exodus 20:14); so how could Joseph have known that unless he had a knowledge of God's Law? Apparently, a knowledge of the Law existed before it was announced by God to the nation of Israel and written on two tables of stone.

Not Only for the Jews

About God's Law applying only to the Jews, notice how even the Ten Commandments, themselves, say that they were not only for the Jews. In the mandate to remmeber the Sabbath day and keep it holy, it says it also applied to the "stranger" (i.e. foreigner) who lived among the Israelites (Exodus 20:10). Apparently, God wanted not only the Jews, but also those that lived among them and had a knowledge of His Law to observe it.

The Law for the Christian Church

About the Law not applying to the Christian church, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 states that "idolaters", "adulterers", "thieves", and the "covetous" will not "inherit the kingdom of God." Those are all sins condemned by the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: 3-5, 14, 15, 17). In addition, the church of Corinth was made up non-Jewish converts who were brought into the faith by the preaching of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles.

Motivation for Obeying the Law

Jesus told us that He wants us to obey God's Law. He said, "If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15. That gives us the motivation for our obedience to God—a love for Jesus. This love is a heart response to Jesus' love and sacrifice for us. He showed His love for us by dying on the cross for our sins; and He asks us to show our love for Him, in turn, by obeying His Law. I want to make this clear because some people shun God's Law because they see it as a form of legalism.

God's Law has always existed and will always exist. The Bible makes it evident that it predates Sinai, was not only for the Jews, and applies to the Christian church of today. It is not legalism to obey God's Law, it is love for Jesus. So don't be ashamed to obey the Ten Commandments. Remember, we don't do it in order to be saved, but because Jesus has saved us and shown us a better way of life. God bless you!

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      6 years ago from The Free World!

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Thank you brother. God bless you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Amen to that. I always keep to my faith and let the Lord guide me each day. God bless and passing this on.

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      6 years ago from The Free World!

      celafoe - Whatever.

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      6 years ago from The Free World!

      Ericdierker - Amen, my brother.

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      6 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      this is not a scriptural assessment. The laws of the old testament- all of them in the old testament were completed and are not part of the new testament. It is a whole NEW Agreement.

      There are only two laws that the God of the new testament gave us to live by. He says that all the commandments are included in these two, but instead of being part of the law with harsh punishment they are now a part of the perfect law of liberty and mercy brought by Jesus to set us free from the law. That is a big difference that any Christian should be able to understand and be thankful for. Now we can be forgiven if we break one, under the law (in the OT)there was NO forgiveness, there was death or another harsh punishment. And that makes it different as night and day.


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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      The ten commandments are awesome rules of life. The New Gospel does not relieve us one bit from obedience to God's Law -- Amen.

      It is only those pesky 4,567 man made rules that we are relieved from by the New Covenant. Hey and in fact those are usually ok by me!

      Great Hub

    • X-Con profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Free World!

      lifegate - My pleasure, brother.

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      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi X,

      You make some good points. Thanks for sharing them with us!


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