Law in the Bible

Meaning: a rule of action

  1. The Law of Nature

    This is the will of God for human conduct, founded on the moral difference of things. It is discoverable by natural light (Romans 1:20; 2:14-15).

    This law binds all men at all times. It is generally identified by the term “conscience,” or the capacity of being influenced by the moral relations of things.

  2. The Ceremonial Law

    This is prescribed under the Old Testament rites and ceremonies of worship for the Israelites. This law was obligatory only till Christ, of whom these rites were typical, had finished His work (Hebrews 7:9, 11; 10:1; Ephesians 2:16).

    It was fulfilled rather than abrogated by the Gospel.

  3. The Judicial Law

    This is law which is directed the civil policy of the Hebrew nation.

  4. The Moral Law

    This law is the revealed will of God for human conduct, binding on all men to the end of time. It was made known at Mount Sinai. It is perfect (Psalm 19:7), perpetual (Matthew 5:17-18), holy (Romans 7:12), good, spiritual (14), and exceeding broad (Psalm 119:96).

    Although binding on all, we are not under it as a covenant of works (Galatians 3:17). (See COMMANDMENTS.)

  5. Positive Law

    Positive Laws are precepts founded only on the will of God. They are right because God commands them.

  6. Moral positive laws

    These are commanded by God because they are right.

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Article Version: June 4, 2019