• The Ten Commandments are no more to the followers of Jesus!
  • Love is more than righteousness, and mercy is greater than justice
  • But according to Jesus Himself and every book of the New Testament, God’s children today are no longer under the Laws of Moses!
  • There is now no other law, no Mosaic laws, no church laws!

amazing grace

Jesus Himself never gave the early church any laws‚ except the Law of Love! When the self-righteous, hypocritical religious leaders questioned Him, “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?” He replied, “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 neighbor as thyself”  Law of Love Matthew 22:37-40

He then shocked them by continuing to say, “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (Mat. 22:40). They had thousands of religious laws, but Jesus told them that they now only needed two: Love God and love others!–That’s all! He said, “In this is the whole Book!”

And we still have many Christians today who are just like those legalistic concision members of the Early Church. They’re not completely enlightened. They’re still partly in the dark. They don’t realize that Jesus is enough, that His light is sufficient, that His love is all we need. The trouble with them is they’re so ingrained with that old “Judeo-Christianity” that they’re still preaching the Mosaic Law with one hand while preaching Christ with the other!

  1. Jesus’ Law of Love frees us from the old law and is all-encompassing, all-absorbing, all-fulfilling and completely above and beyond any other law!
  2. God’s only Law is Love, and as long as something is done in love with real‚ unselfish, even sacrificial love, God’s love, then it is absolutely lawful in God’s eyes. No matter whether it seems a sin in the eyes of the church or immoral in the eyes of man‚ it is still absolutely innocent in the eyes of God if it’s according to love! (Amazing Grace)


The law of love

“ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE TILL IT HURTS, even until it hurts you?–Jesus did: He gave His life! God did: He gave His Son! David did: He said, “I will not give unto the Lord of that which hath cost me nothing!”–He gave until it hurt! God gives His Wife, the Church, continually in loving service to others! She is constantly engaged in trying to woo and win the world!”

(James 2:8 The Royal Law) If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:

EACH AGE OR GENERATION OF THE CHURCH HAS TAKEN ANOTHER STEP OR SOME NEW STEP TOWARD SUCH FREEDOM from the harsh restrictions of the law to the total freedom of love through the grace of God; from material symbolism and mechanized ceremonialism to spiritual realities and total spiritual liberty–“the spirits of just men set free!”

 “FOR WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS THERE IS LIBERTY”–total and complete freedom from the bondage of the law into total and complete freedom of life and liberty through love!–It’s the liberating law of love that gives life–not the enslaving “letter of the law that killeth.”

THIS LAST GENERATION OF THE CHURCH WILL PROBABLY HAVE AS MUCH TROUBLE IN HANDLING SUCH FREEDOM AS DID ITS FIRST GENERATION! It’s like giving a growing child a little more liberty at each new stage of development, a little more complicated and possibly even more dangerous toy, ushering in a new stage of growth and responsibility to see if he can be trusted with it. If he uses it wisely, he’ll be given more. If he plays with it foolishly and dangerously it may be taken away from him, as Paul had to do with the Early Church.

James 2:8 The Royal Law