Law: A rule of action.
1. The Law of Nature is the will of God as to human conduct,
founded on the moral difference of things, and discoverable by
(Romans 1:20; 2:14,15) This law binds all men at all
times. It is generally designated by the term conscience, or the
capacity of being influenced by the moral relations of things.
2. The Ceremonial Law prescribes under the Old Testament the rites
and ceremonies of worship. This law was obligatory only till
Christ, of whom these rites were typical, had finished his work
(Hebrews 7:9,11; 10:1; Ephesians 2:16) It was fulfilled rather than abrogated
by the gospel.
3. The Judicial Law, the law which directed the civil policy of the
4. The Moral Law is the revealed will of God as to human conduct,
binding on all men to the end of time.
a. It was promulgated at Sinai.
b. It is perfect
d. Holy, just, good
f. Exceeding broad
g. Although binding on all, we are not under it as a covenant of
(See COMMANDMENTS, THE TEN)
5. Positive Laws are precepts founded only on the will of God. They
are right because God commands them.
6. Moral positive laws are commanded by God because they are right.