God is perfect, immutable and infallible, and thus every law and ordinance he dispensed upon man too is immutable, perfect and infallible; The Scots confession of Faith reads: “The law of God we confess and acknowledge most just, most equal, most holy, and most perfect; commanding those things, which, being wrought in perfection, were able to give light, and able to bring man to eternal felicity”
The sacrifice of Christ at Calvary covered all penal demands for man’s transgression against the law; this however by no measure means the law is abolished or made irrelevant to the modern church; St Paul writes “What then, shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid” Romans 6:15, Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. Romans 3:31
“The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” Romans 7:12
St James writes “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?” James 2:14 “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” this argument is given in perfect clarity: St James knows we are justified by faith alone yes, but he also argues that faith; if it has no associated works of the law – is dead. Reformed Christianity has always held that works are compulsory; not because they justify men – but because it sanctifies them, it’s an outward expression of faith – and a faithful man follows the command and law of God: Understanding this; lawlessness is unacceptable in any Christian tradition.
Christ was asked by a lawyer to describe the ultimate commandment in the law, Christ responded: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
Christ spoke clearly to demonstrate that the summary argument of all the laws prescribed by the prophets was indeed to Love God foremost and love your neighbour as yourself, to the modern man he will question and argue with Christ’s summary, He’ll look to Deuteronomy and say “How can you love your neighbour if you are stoning people to death?” – Simply answered: You are in-fact committing a great crime against your neighbour to permit wickedness to permeate through your nation or society without opposing it and driving it out with righteous force, Your neighbour is innocent, but the wicked is not, and thus: they are to be punished by the forceful application of law that was ordained by our perfect almighty God.
Antinomians will object with immense emotional vigour “But God is love, How could he permit such ruthless justice?” Because God gave us these perfect, good and just laws to execute, to demonstrate a path forward to a righteous kingdom in his world; What God could be more loving than our God who gave us a list of instructions on how to institute the most decent, good and loving society possible in this fallen world, one that loves and protects your neighbour and “puts the evil away from among us.”
God’s ordinances are perfect, holy and good; He knows better than we do on how to dispense justice in the world, how to cast out evil and wickedness, all man-made attempts at inventing a law that “works better” than God’s has failed miserably, unless your chief aim was the wholesale collapse of decent, moral society. Be suspicious of those who question God’s law, for they are often apostates interested in producing their own humanist form of Christianity.
The Epistle of Jude reads “there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:4 – a final answer to the antinomians, Jude clearly writes how ungodly men turn the grace of our God into a licentiousness to sin; an abomination indeed!!
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
Christ himself said the law brings forth righteousness and treasure to the faithful!
Given that we now know all laws are instituted by God; they are perfect; and not abolished by any means: We should then seek to enshrine his law in its natural biblical form into the institutions of Government that exist today; as the laws made by man are weak, corrupt and inefficient when compared to the almighty commandments and ordinances of God.
Evidently, we see that the law is holy, just and good – this meaning the law of God is far superior to any laws devised by the natural man. Moses, argued that law is not only for personal morality but it is a call to action in your nation; as he wrote in Deuteronomy “thou shalt put away evil from among you.” Deuteronomy 22