Legal Law vs Natural Law

I believe the legal expression of the moral law (the ten commandments) to be a true, but limited expression of the will of God.

It is holy and just and good, however, I reject the belief that it is the means by which God governs his children. We are not under the law (we are not governed by that system). (Gal 3:24,26; Rom 7:6; Rom 8:2-4).


I believe the legal expression of the law (the ten commandments) was formulated as a stop-gap measure to deal with carnal people, those who did not possess the life of God - a race created when Adam separated his family from the presence and life of God. (1 Tim 1:8-10)

I believe that the universe was not designed to function by legal law, but by natural law. In other words, the righteous inhabitants do not do what is right by reference to a set of rules, but because by nature, they possess the life of God, which naturally impels them to love and to do what is good. (Ezek 36:27,28; Jer 31:31-34; Rom 8:11)

I believe that the real issue in the Controversy between Christ and Satan is not the defense of a legal system of rules, but a defense of God’s principle of government - God accomplishing his purposes and will through the voluntary, willing choice of his subjects to allow him to live in them. (Col 1:26,27)

This is why Christ our Righteousness is the most significant message on the planet, and “Christ in you” is the greatest truth and experience to be obtained. (Matt 24:14; Rev 14:6)

This is why the solution to the sin problem is the new birth, not the keeping of the law. (Heb 7:19; Gal 3:21; 2 Cor 5:17)

I believe that God is my Father and in Jesus, I have become his child exclusively by means of receiving His life by faith, not by obeying a set of rules. (Gal 3:24-26; Gal 4:3-7; John 8:34-36; Rom 8:14-16)

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