Ch.15: AN ANALOGY OF FREEDOM FROM THE LAW

Posted: August 12, 2011 in Controversial

When you honour the laws of the land (eg. traffic laws), you are free from being charged under the law. It’s as though the law does not exist. You don’t even spend time thinking on them.

However, DISOBEY the law and get caught, and you’ll soon discover, the laws still exist, and there is a penalty for disobedience, even though you’re an Australian citizen. If you acknowledge your mistake and pay the penalty, you’ll be free again. The laws don’t change the attitude of the driver, but they are necessary as guidelines, and for honest and fair judgment in the case of an offence.

Note also, that one does not have a personal friendship with the prime minister just because one obeys the laws. However, if one did develop a close friendship with the nation’s leader, they would approach the laws with a different respect of privileged relationship. The same is true of God and His laws!

Paul uses a similar example in Romans 7 … if you’re married, the law says that sexual relations with anyone else is ‘adultery’. But, if your spouse dies, sexual relations with your new spouse is not adultery, even though the law is still active & has not been cancelled.

ie. YOU’RE FREE FROM THE PENALTY & CURSE OF THE LAW, PROVIDED YOU OBEY THE LAW.

Paul said, ‘For I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I might live unto God’. Gal.2:19

The only time that the law can be superseded is when true love is operating … eg. travelling on the wrong side of the road is illegal, but not if you were swerving to miss a child. The same is true of God and His laws! 

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The problem is, the church has blocked its conscience against the truth of God’s LAWS. Therefore it acts without a balanced heart perspective. Most people act blindly, without even weighing up God’s LAWS before they act. The laws are no longer the benchmark for their decisions. They’re not even considered in the decision! Today’s modern Christian latches on to Paul’s point of view about legalism, and conveniently ignores John’s point of view about love being linked to the law (1 John 2). If you use freedom from the law as an excuse to not do the law, your love is fake (John 14:15, Gal.5:13,14, 1John 2:4). Anyone who has not stopped to have an inner look & see themselves as ‘nothing’ before God, will not be able to see the ‘spirit’ of the truth of God’s laws (Matt.7:5; Ps.19:7,8) & will not know whether they are operating out of a heart of ‘pure’ love or ‘contaminated’ self-love.

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LOVE WITHOUT LAW!

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