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This is a Bible study on the Law.     Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.

 

But avoid foolish question, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. Titus 3:9

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.     Romans 10:4

 

 


What is the law?

There are many laws.  Most nations have their own laws, either based on democracy or dictatorship. 

There are country laws, national laws, federal laws, state laws, county laws, city laws, tax laws, government laws, military laws, minority laws, business laws, employer laws, employee laws, child care laws, vehicle laws, free speech laws, civil rights laws, ethical and moral laws, and many other laws.

In the word of God, we can find the law of God, the law of Christ, the law of Moses, the law of offerings, the law of faith, the law of righteousness, the law of liberty, the law of the Spirit of life, and the law of sin and death.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

 


Why should we follow our government laws?

We are to pay our taxes and follow the laws of our government to the extent that it does NOT conflict with God's law.

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Matthew 22:17-21

Are you giving God the things that are His?  Do you know the things that are God's?

 


What is the law of God?

The law of God is given by God.  The law of God is given to us all through His Holy Scriptures, the Word of God.

The law of God is recorded in the word of God, the Holy Scriptures.  The law of God was written in the book, the Holy Bible of God (Joshua 24:26; Nehemiah 8:8, 18).

We delight in God's word, in the law of God, because we love God and love is law (Romans 7:22).

 


What is the law of sin?

The law of sin is our inherent disposition toward sin.   No matter who we are, as long as we are on this earth our flesh will war against sin.  The nature of our flesh is toward sin.  Only by submitting ourselves to God and purposefully departing from sin can we resist the devil.

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. Romans 7:25

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Romans 8:7

When we are saved, we are given the power of Christ to resist sin, we are given victory over sin through the blood of Christ Jesus.  Our flesh will war with our spirit as long as our fleshly body is alive.  We will not totally be set free from sin until we are separated from our earthly bodies and we are home in the Kingdom of God with our Lord God.

By abiding in Christ, living in the love of God, putting on the full armor of God, we can resist the devil's temptations of sin.  Our spirit is willing to remain in Christ, remain in the light of God, remain in faith, remain in the righteousness of Christ Jesus, but our flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38). 

Our flesh is weak, but we are not defeated, because greater is He (God) who is in us, than he (satan) that is in this world.

For God is with us, who can be against us.  The power of Almighty God is greater than anything the enemy throws at us.

 


What is the law of Moses?

The word of God was given to many men to record, who wrote down words from God Himself.  Moses recorded the words of God in several Books of the Bible including Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy all containing laws of God.  Moses is not the author of these books, but recorded the written word of God, so we can say that the law of God was written by Moses, in the sense he recorded, wrote what God gave Him to write (Luke 24:44; John 1:17; John 7:19, 23).  The Word of God is written by God Himself.

Moses did not give us the law, because the Law of God came out from God, not man.

 


To whom is the law of God given?

The law of God is given to all people of all the world.

No one ever born is exempt from the law of God. 

 


What are the laws of God?

The laws of God are in the Word of God, the law of the LORD thy God. 

There are other laws in the Word of God, the law of faith, the law of sin and death, the law of righteousness, the law of liberty, and others.

 

The law of Moses

Joshua 8:31-32, 23:6,  Judges 4:11, 1 Kings 2:3, 2 Kings 14:6, 23:25, 2 Chronicles 23:18, 30:16, Ezra 3:2, 7:6, Nehemiah 8:1, Daniel 9:11, 13; Malachi 4:4; Luke 2:22, 24:44; John 7:23; Acts 13:39, 15:5, 28:23; 1 Corinthians 9:9.

The law of Moses were the commandments of God that Moses had written down.

 

The law of Christ

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

 

The law of faith

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:27-28

God saves, none else.  This is the law of faith, that by grace through faith in Christ we are justified, we are saved, without the deeds of the law

By the grace of God alone through faith alone we are saved.

 

The law of righteousness

The law of righteousness is by faith of Jesus Christ, not works.  Man has no righteousness by himself.  By faith we are gifted the righteousness of Christ Jesus.

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Romans 3:22

The salvation of God and His righteousness is received through faith by His grace alone, not by any works we might do, this is the law of righteousness.

Righteousness is of God and can only be attained through faith in God (Romans 3:22).

But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.  Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; Romans 9:31-32

Doing righteous looking deeds or works is not righteousness, because true righteousness is received through Christ Jesus by faith in Him, not by anything that we can do or say by ourselves (Romans 10:3). 

Man has no righteousness apart from God.  No man is good, no man is righteous, but we can be made good and made righteous to God through Christ Jesus by faith in Christ Jesus to salvation (Philippians 3:9).

Faith is the key that opens the floodgates to the righteousness of God (Romans 1:17).

Living in faith to God every day is our confirmation and assurance of our salvation in God (Romans 1:17; Acts 14:22).

 

The law of sin

But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Romans 7:23

The law of sin is present in the life of every human being, for by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Romans 5:12).  No person is without sin in this world.

The law of sin is that we all have sin and are under the bondage of sin, the captivity of sin, which makes us all sinners.

No one is immune to sin, its cause and effect, while alive on this earth.  Overcoming sin is not automatic with our salvation,  it is not without participation on our part.  Overcoming sin requires our participation.  Through active living faith in Christ Jesus we are given His power to overcome sin, but we must exercise our faith in the will of God to overcome sin.  Faith is action, faith is doing, faith is not just a word or an idea, but faith is living in righteousness every day to God because we love Him, faith is living our life to God through Christ Jesus.

The saved in Christ Jesus are forgiven of sin and given eternal life by grace through faith.  The salvation of Christ releases us from the bondage of sin, and gives us power - the power of Christ Himself - to overcome the law of sin that wars against our mind and spirit, that tries to bring us into captivity, into the bondage of sin again. 

Thank You Jesus, for the victory we have in You over sin and death!  (1 Corinthians 15:57).

The unbelieving will not win the battle over sin and evil, because they lack the power of God to defeat it, the only power that has victory over sin and death.

We must fight the good fight of faith every day (1 Timothy 6:12).  We must fight the power of darkness every day of our life here on this earth (Colossians 1:13; 1 John 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:4).  We must battle satan and his forces that want our liberty that we have in Christ every day of our lives (Ephesians 6:12).

The battle over sin will continue until we are home in Heaven with our King Jesus.

 

The law of my mind

Although God desires every person to come to Him, God gifted every man free will to choose Him or not.  God does not force anyone to come to Him, it is our choice alone. 

Choosing God is your decision alone, no other person can make you choose God or not choose God, because the decision is made in your heart that no man can see but God alone.

God desires every person to come to Him, to choose His love, to choose life with Him for eternity.

The choices we make with our mind determine what we do and say, determine our words and deeds.  We either choose to serve the Lord in righteousness, or serve another (self and sin).

As long as we are alive on this earth, our flesh will war against our mind, to bring it into the captivity of sin (Romans 7:23).

The moment we know good from evil, our mind is in battle with itself.  We want to do good, but we do not.  We do not want to do evil, but we do.  This battle of the mind is found in Romans 7.

God says that we either follow after the flesh, or the Spirit of God.  Seeking the flesh and carnal things will not result in being with God for eternity (Romans 8:6, 8, 13). 

If we desire the Spirit of God, the things of God, if we seek God, if we come to God we will find God, this is His promise to all people. 

God promises to answer all who call after Him.  God is no respecter of persons, He loves all people, and will meet anyone who comes after Him.

 

The law of the Spirit of life

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

Hallelujah!  Jesus has set me free from sin and death!

 

The law of sin and death

The law of sin and death is simple, we have all sinned (Romans 3:23; 5:12) and we will all receive death for our sin (Romans 6:23), unless we accept the gift of God, eternal salvation, which is through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

By grace through faith in Christ Jesus we can be set free, released from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

 


Where is the law of God?

The law of God, like the ten commandments, is located throughout the Word of God.  The law of God is found in creation.  The law of God is all around us in this universe.  The law of God is spoken to every human being.

The law of God of salvation by faith in Christ Jesus is written on the fleshly tables of the hearts of the children of God (Hebrews 8:10).

 


What is the purpose of the law of God?

 

The purpose of the law of God is to point out our sin, show us our need for a Saviour and Redeemer, guide us to God.

Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. Romans 4:15

The purpose of the law of God is to expose our sin against God, so that we can acknowledge our sin, seek God and His forgiveness, to be forgiven and reconciled to God forever.

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:19-20

We must all realize we have sinned against God, and require His forgiveness to salvation.

The will of God is for all people to obtain His salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

The purpose of the law of God is for our benefit, so that we might live, receive eternal life through salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Romans 3:23-25

God says that we are saved by grace through faith, not by ourselves, and not by works of the law (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16).

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:27-28

The law of God is a gift from God to all mankind, so that we might all live with Him forever. 

God desires that all people come to Him and receive eternal life from Him (Isaiah 45:22).  God desires that we all end up where He created us to be, with Him for all eternity.  God does  not want any person to die without Him, without receiving His gift of salvation to eternal life with Him (2 Peter 3:9).

 


Is the law void by faith?

No, just because we are saved by grace through faith, does NOT make the law of God void, because through faith we establish the law.

Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. Romans 3:31

 


Does salvation remove obedience to the law?

We are saved by the grace of God through faith in God, not by works, not by the law (Ephesians 2:8).

Just because the law of God saves no one, doesn't mean it is not to be followed.  The law of God is to be obeyed all the days of our lives.

Obedience to God is the product of salvation.  Obedience to God is produced from genuine salvation.  The assurance of true salvation, the proof of genuine salvation is our obedience toward God and His word.

We do not obey God to receive salvation, we obey God because we love Him and we want to please Him. 

No one can be saved by their works, because before salvation we have no works to give to God, because we are unrighteous.  We are made righteous through Christ by salvation, then and only then are our works righteous and accepted by God.

We desire to abide in the righteousness of God because we love Him with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind, and with all our strength.

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Romans 6:15

Sin is never accepted by God, before or after we are saved.  Salvation does not give anyone a license to sin, or a free pass to sin, or permission to sin.  God forbids sin always.

Salvation enables us to receive the power of God to reject the devil's temptation to sin, forsake all sin, rebuke sin, flee from sin, have victory over sin.  Christ died to set us free from sin and death forever.  The saved in Christ continue in the faith and follow righteousness, not continue in sin.

 


Who can keep the law of God?

No human being is able to keep the law of God.  If anyone says they keep the law of God, they are a liar.

God says if you break one law, that you have broken them all (James 2:10).  No person is without sin (1 John 3:4).

We are all guilty of sin in the eyes of God (Romans 3:23).  We all need forgiveness and redemption of our sin to be reconciled to God. 

God loves us and does not want any person to die in their sin and perish (2 Peter 3:9).

 

The curse of the law

All people who believe in works of the law brings salvation are under the curse, because it is written by God that cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 

No one can do all the laws written in the Bible, therefore everyone is under the curse.  God gave us His law to make us aware of our sin, so that we might trust in His grace for our salvation.  Knowing that we can never do all the law, that as human beings we were incapable of continuing in all His law, we would seek Him, seek His mercy, seek His grace, for the salvation of our souls.

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Galatians 3:10

Christ took our curse of the law upon Himself, being made a curse for us, that we might receive the promise of everlasting life through faith.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14

The law concludes us all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe (Galatians 3:22).

The law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ that we might be justified by faith (Galatians 3:24).

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26

We are heirs in Christ to the promise of eternal life in the Kingdom of God, just like Abraham, by the righteousness of God which is by faith (Galatians 3:29).

 


Who was saved by the Law of Moses?

No one was ever saved by the law of Moses, because God alone saves.  The salvation of God is gifted to man by God through God alone.  No works of the law has every saved anyone.  We are all saved by the grace of God alone.   God is sufficient, God is able to save us all by Himself, by His grace alone we are saved.

Abraham was NOT saved by the law of Moses, but by the grace of God through the righteousness of faith (Romans 4:13).

We are all saved the exact same way by God, since the beginning of time until now, and until the end of time, we are saved by the grace of God alone.

God does not change.  God has and will always save all people by His grace alone.

All who are saved are saved by the grace of God alone.

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  The salvation of God does not change.

We are saved by the grace of God through faith in God, nothing else is required for the salvation of God.

Faith plus the law of Moses does not save, but faith plus nothing saves.  Faith in God plus the law of Moses does NOT equal salvation.  Faith in God plus nothing equals salvation.

 


Why can't we be saved by the law of God?

We cannot be saved by the law because God says that no man is justified by the law.

Salvation by the law would void the faith of God, and the faith of God is not void.

For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Romans 4:14

The righteousness of God is by faith, not by the law (Philippians 3:9).  

If salvation came by the law, then Christ is dead in vain (Galatians 2:21).

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. Galatians 3:13

God gave NO law which can give eternal life (Galatians 3:21).

 


Can anyone be saved by the Law?

The law saves no one.  No one has or ever will be saved by the Law.  God says that NO flesh is justified, saved, by the works of the law.

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16

No one is justified by the law (Acts 13:39).  We are all saved the exact same way, by faith in God, not faith in the law.

And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Acts 13:39

The law of God is kept not to receive the salvation of God, but because we love God and want to please Him by obeying His commandments.

 


Who fulfilled the law of God?

Christ Jesus fulfilled the law of God.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matthew 5:17

Jesus came from Heaven, out from God, to fulfill the law of God.

Jesus has fulfilled part of the law, and one day will fulfill the rest of the law of God.

 


How did Christ Jesus fulfill the law?

 

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Galatians 4:4

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  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;  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ephesians 2:14-18

 

 


Will all the law of God be fulfilled?

Yes, all the law will be fulfilled.   God promises that ALL His law will be fulfilled.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18

 

Parts of the law have not been fulfilled, but they will be fulfilled very soon. 

And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. Luke 16:17

And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Luke 24:44

 


What is the greatest of God's laws?

 

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:36-40

 


What law must we follow to receive salvation?

 

The law of faith

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:27-28

We receive salvation by loving God with our whole being and by His grace through faith in His Son.

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?  He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?  And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.  And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. Luke 10:25-28

 


What is legalism?

Legalism is strict, literal, or excessive conformity to the law or to a religious or moral code.  Believing in the law to be reconciled to God is legalism.  Believing the law can save you is legalism.  Trusting in the law to receive salvation is legalism. 

We must be very careful that we do not fall into legalism concerning the Word of God.  We must be careful what we teach others concerning the law of God.

It is NOT what is perceived on the outside of man that is salvation, but who dwells inside man is salvation.

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Romans 2:28-29

The law has never saved anyone, attaching oneself to the law of God saves no one, the law cannot save, God alone saves man, the law will never save souls, only by attaching ourselves to the Son of God can we be saved.

Luke 11 details legalism.

And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.  Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. Luke 11:46, 52

Following any legalism cannot save anyone.  Following any works cannot save anyone.  Doing certain works cannot save anyone.  Doing certain traditions, rituals cannot save anyone.  We are NOT saved by works, or by the law, but we are saved by God, by His grace through faith.

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16

 


Where is God's law today?

The laws of God can still be found in the written word of God, but also in the hearts of the children of God.

God's laws are written in the hearts of all the saved, the believers of Christ Jesus.  What a precious gift God has given us!

God desires His truth be written on the hearts of all people, so that where ever we are He can be there also.  By faith in accepting His gift of salvation, God places His truth inside our hearts.

By having God's truth written in our hearts are steps shall not slide (Psalm 37:31), as long as we abide in Him.

 


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