19. The Law of God

19. The Law of God

The great principles of God’s law are embodied in the Ten

Commandments and exemplified in the life of Christ. They express God’s

love, will, and purposes concerning human conduct and relationships and

are binding upon all people in every age. These precepts are the basis of

God’s covenant with His people and the standard in God’s judgment.

Through the agency of the Holy Spirit they point out sin and awaken a

sense of need for a Saviour. Salvation is all of grace and not of works, and

its fruit is obedience to the Commandments. This obedience develops

Christian character and results in a sense of well being. It is an evidence of

our love for the Lord and our concern for our fellow human beings. The

obedience of faith demonstrates the power of Christ to transform lives, and

therefore strengthens Christian witness. (Exod 20:1-17; Deut 28:1-14; Ps

19:7-14; 40:7, 8; Matt 5:17-20; 22:36-40; John 14:15; 15:7-10; Rom 8:3,

4; Eph 2:8-10; Heb 8:8-10; 1 John 2:3; 5:3; Rev 12:17; 14:12.)