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The God’s Law Controversy

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The controversy began immediately and has continued. What is God’s law? This divide has been a central issue facing the believers in Jesus, and remains so. It goes back and forth with passion and often recrimination. One side argues: “The law of God is that which is found in the book of Exodus and it is incumbent upon us all to submit to this law to be right with God.” This is the argument that is made in the Koran. masterbyte The Muslims believe that they are keeping the law once delivered by Moses in it’s uncorrupted wholeness. This divide is the central issue that is currently drawing the planet ever nearer to the brink of self inhalation because Islam has commanded that all other belief systems be eradicated and all unbelievers in the authority of Mohammad be placed under the dominion of Islamic masters.

Not long ago an I read a comment that pointed out that “the law of God will be written on the hearts of believers, so the law of of the Old Covenant was still in affect,” end of story. No further investigation would be tolerated. successorganisation No questioning if the law that was to be written on the heart was a law that God himself would keep. Since God alone is eternal both forwards and backwards, an eternal law would need to be pertinent both forwards and backwards. The Decalogue (Ten commandments) is oriented to the human spiritual condition, to a nature that is drawn to evil, how could such a law have existed when God, who is love, was all their was? God’s way is love, so then must be his law, and isn’t it logical to conclude that this is the higher law? Ideally, this is the law I’d want written on my heart. What wonderful thing can I imagine that God cannot do? Can I imagine an ideal that could top what God has imagined? Not at all. I can imagine a better law written in one’s heart than one of ‘thou shall nots’. businessfortoday How can anyone believe God would settle for “thou shalt not” being written on one’s heart instead of “I want to love”? When God writes on the heart, he is writing the code for the operating system of the mind, and there will be no need for a “thou shall not.”

Jesus said that ‘love toward God and Love toward man’ is the basic principles upon which the Law and the prophets were contingent. This too is said to prove the contention that the law of the Old Covenant is the Eternal law of God, but it actually points to a more fundamental law, that law being love. “The ten Commandments teaches us how to love” goes the rationalization of this statement as it is twisted to conform to the preconception of the the Decalogue’s eternal significance. The bible doesn’t state that this is the case. cactusgomel In fact, the Old Testament’s lessons distilled down to it’s most potent concentration screams the fact that an external prescription of do’s and don’ts does nothing to change the heart. This is the lesson of the entire history of Israel.

Could that be the point God almighty was making? God knew from the beginning that Israel would fail and yet proceeded with the demand of obedience upon them until they fulfilled the course he had predicted,that being their failure. Deuteronomy 31:16-17 (NIV) 16 “And the LORD said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors, and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them. 17 And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?'”

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