How may lawgivers
"There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who
art thou that judgest another?" James 4:12.
What is said of the
stability of His character?
"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are
not consumed." Malachi 3:6.
What is the
character of His works?
"The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his
commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done
in truth and uprightness." Psalms 111:7,8.
What is the
character of His law?
"For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal,
sold under sin." Romans 7:14.
What is revealed in
that law as necessary for the carnal man to know before he can be
"And knowest his will,
and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out
of the law." Romans 2:18.
Then, if there is a
change in one's life, from the carnal to the spiritual, does the law act
any part in that work?
"The law of the LORD is
perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple." Psalms 19:7.
What did our
Saviour say to the young man who wanted salvation?
"And he said unto him, Why callest thou me
good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter
into life, keep the commandments." Matthew 19:17.
Was it the
intention of Christ to abolish or change any part of God's law?
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven
and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,
till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:18.
What did the
Saviour say He came to do to the law?
"Think not that I am come to destroy the
law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."
When used in
prophecy, what does the word fulfill mean? To bring to pass.
"That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Esaias the prophet, saying." Matthew 4:14.
"So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory." 1
But what does the
word mean associated with an obligation? - To perform, or act in
"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
Christ." Galatians 6:2. (See also Matthew 3:15 and James 2:8,9).
What did Christ say
He came into the world to do?
"Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and
offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt
offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said
I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do
thy will, O God." Hebrews 10:5-7.
Who did the Saviour
say should be saved in the kingdom of heaven?
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord,
Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the
will of my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 7:21.
What did He say of
those who should break one of God's commandments?
"Whosoever therefore shall break one of
these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called
the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach
them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew
What did He say of
those whose righteousness (right-doing) did not exceed that of the scribes
"For I say unto you, That except your
righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees,
ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." Matthew
On what particular
point did Christ reprove the Pharisees?
"But he answered and said unto them, Why
do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" Matthew
How had they done
"For God commanded, saying, Honour thy
father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the
death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say
to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be
profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free.
Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your
tradition." Matthew 15:4-6.
What kind of
worship did He say theirs was?
in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of
men." Matthew 15:9.
By what rule will
men's actions be weighed in the judgment?
"For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without
law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers
of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the
law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the
law, are a law unto themselves: Which show the work of the law written in
their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts
the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God
shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my
gospel." Romans 2:12-16.
How many of those
who are condemned will be proved guilty by the law at that time?
"Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to
them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all
the world may become guilty before God." Romans 3:19.
By whom will the
saved be blessed in the bestowal of the eternal reward?
"Then shall the King say unto them on his
right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom
prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Matthew
What blessing will
God give to those who have kept His commandments?
"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the
city." Revelation 22:14.