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    desires and thoughts. He can and will perfectly judge us in these things. Therefore His law commands us not to covet, lust, and envy; it forbids self-centered pride and commands that all be done from a motive of love to God and others."

    How does spiritual law testify of its spiritual Author?

3. God's moral law is perfect; nothing may be subtracted from, nor added to, it. God's law is infallible. To find fault with the law is to find fault with God; to deny the truth of the law is to deny God; to add to the law is to attempt to be wiser than God.

    The following examples reveal two patients' responses to their physicians' prescriptions:

    One person reasons, "I don't think these pills are necessary. I can do fine without them. I can restore my health without using this doctor's prescription."

    Another states, "Since the doctor prescribed four of these pills a day for my health, I'll double the dosage. Taking eight a day will improve my health even faster!"

    How is the first person, by taking away from the prescription, finding fault with, and denying his doctor? How is the second, by adding to the prescription, attempting to be wiser than his physician?

    If we subtract from, or add to, God's "prescription" for our lives, how are we either denying, or attempting to be wiser than, God?

In these three ways, God's moral law differs from His ceremonial and civil.

Due to the moral law's eternalness, spirituality, and perfection, it is crucial for the well-being of all people in all places at all times. Therefore, in the remaining parts of this chapter and in the following chapters of this book, when the word law is used without specifying ceremonial, civil, or moral, moral law is meant.

God gave man His law, for both the regenerate and unregenerate, for several reasons which include those summarized in the chart on the following page.

  • Infallible - Without error; perfect


    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

    The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of our God shall stand forever.

    - Isaiah 40:8


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