Love and Law
by Tommy Willis
“We should get to know and teach God’s law, but what also needs to be kept in mind is that law without love is pharisaical.
Our Bible study should teach us to love God and our fellowman. If not, then we fail to grasp what God is trying to teach us.
We should not try to teach that the law is done away. Jesus said: “Think not that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17).
Jesus said: “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John14:15). And in verse 21 He says: “He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me….” We need to see the connection between love and law. We must hold fast to the truths that God has taught us.
Some church organizations can have an institutional unity that has nothing to do with the spiritual unity we should have. We may grow to learn all of the doctrine and agree that the law is binding, but if we fail to apply it and the love that’s intended to be with it, then we suffer loss.
Vital doctrines are important, and we enter…”
(This article is an excerpt from the May-June 2004 edition of The Sabbath Sentinel)
To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 17, click the link below: http://biblesabbath.org/tss/507/tss_507.pdf