The function, nature, and righteousness of divine law are topics, today.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Grace” (Level 2 with 389 points, a member since May 19, 2010) posted the following:


How can people claim to be living under grace when they try to keep the laws in the Old Testament?


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:  and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:  and his commandments are not grievous.  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:  and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:  and these three are one.  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood:  and these three agree in one.  If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater:  for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:  he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.  (1st John 5:  1-10, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Decalogue A Moral Guide?  (04/15/2015); Grace is Not Against Law (07/23/2014); Cruel and Offensive (07/24/2014); The Benefit of Law? (11/15/2013); Are Holidays Bad? (11/16/2013); The Benefit of Grace (03/19/2013); Magical Resurrection? (03/20/2013); Life and Death (09/26/2012); Mob Rule and Violence (09/27/2012)


“Grace”, thinking and speaking as men and women of GOD, all who acknowledge Jesus Christ as their redeemer and savior enter into covenant with one who, like the law, is an appearance and manifesting of divine grace.  Only where the law is embraced and internalized as a standard does one receive the assurances and benefits deposited through sacred law.  Similarly, only where one engages Christ in a personal relationship do they experience the new life where their own person and being become expressions of divine commandment, and eternal law.  Consider again the following points shared among Christian believers:

(1.)  The law is an embodiment or form (we also may say, incarnation) presenting divinity, and is putting forth divine order, existence, and life.

(2.)  The law is not grievous (we say, oppressive; contrary to the divine nature established within us through rebirth).

(3.)  As an emanation from the makeup of Deity, the law may be understood as consecrated utterance (we say, breath, life essence, spirit, word).  The spirit content and substance of the living are addressed more than their attitudes, behavior and conduct.  Saying this another way:  As a dimension of Creation, the input to the living must determine the output from the living.

(4.)  Given that most presentations of divine law may be recognized as broad guidelines, precepts, and principles to be applied among those within covenant with GOD as a holy people, exchange, interaction, and solidarity should be uppermost when assigning and determining correct value for the many ordinances, rules and statutes that appear.  The meaning and value of the law goes beyond its application to specific acts, events, and works.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (5.)  All the legitimate claims and understandings shared from those in Christ proceed from sacred knowledge, insight, operations of the Holy Spirit, and trust to Godward.  The essential and indispensable operation of the law is that it imparts divine order and structure for continuing the presence of divine life essence.  Thus, the righteousness from the law is no less than immortality (timelessness and eternal life) .)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC


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