The following authorities from the Holy Bible and secular sources describe why everyone, and especially Christians, must learn and follow the law.
“Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.”
[1 Cor. 14:20, Bible, NKJV]
The Whole Duty of Man
And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he pondered and sought out and set in order many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; and what was written was upright—words of truth. The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd. And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all.
For God will bring every work into judgment,
Including every secret thing,
Whether good or evil.
[Eccl. 12:9-14, Bible, NKJV]
“It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, that you may distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean, and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes [laws] which the LORD [God] has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.”
[Lev. 10:9-11, Bible, NKJV]
Now when His disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have taken no bread.”
But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread? Do you not yet understand, or remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you took up? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many large baskets you took up? How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?—but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
[Matt. 16:5-12, Bible, NKJV; The “doctrine” Jesus is speaking of is the legal publications, rules, teachings, and beliefs of the lawyers at that time under a theocracy, who were abusing the law and legal process to turn a “society of law” into a “society of men”]
“And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws [of both God and man], and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work [of obedience to God] that they must do.”
[Exodus 18:20, Bible, NKJV]
“My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”
[Luke 8:21, Bible, NKJV]
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”
[Jesus in Matt. 7:21, Bible, NKJV]
“Now by this we know that we know Him [God], if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him [His fiduciaries]. He who says he abides in Him [as God’s fiduciary] ought himself also to walk just as He [Jesus] walked.”
[1 John 2:3-6, Bible, NKJV]
“Here [in Heaven] is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”
[Rev. 14:12, Bible, NKJV]
“But this crowd that does not know [and quote and follow and use] the law is accursed.”
[John 7:49, Bible, NKJV]
“Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.”
[Prov. 28:4, Bible, NKJV]
“Ye shall do My judgments, and keep Mine ordinances, to walk therein: I [am] the LORD your God.”
[Leviticus 18:4, Bible, NKJV]
“And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.”
[2 Kings 17:37, Bible, NKJV]
“And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in My statutes, and keep Mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.”
[Ezekiah 11:19-20, Bible]
“Salvation is far from the wicked, For they do not seek Your [God’s] statutes.”
[Psalm 119:155, Bible, NKJV]
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
[Joshua 1:8-9, Bible, NKJV,
IMPLICATION: If you aren’t reading and trying to obey God’s law daily, then you’re not doing God’s will and you will not prosper]
“Every man is supposed to know the law. A party who makes a contract [or enters into a franchise, which is also a contract] with an officer [of the government] without having it reduced to writing is knowingly accessory to a violation of duty on his part. Such a party aids in the violation of the law.”
[Clark v. United States, 95 U.S. 539 (1877)]
“Thus it happened, when the king [America is the Land of the Kings/Sovereigns] heard the words of the Law, that he tore his clothes. Then the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king, saying, “Go, inquire of the LORD for me, [. . .] concerning the words of the book [of the Law] that is found; for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word [Law] of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book.”
[. . .] “Thus says the LORD God of Israel, “Tell the man who sent you to Me, “Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I will bring calamity on this place and on its inhabitants, all the curses [Deut. 28:15-68] that are written in the book [of the Law] which they have read before the king of Judah, because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to [idolatry towards] other [government] gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place, and not be quenched.””
[2 Chron. 34:19-25, Bible, NKJV]
“I [God] brought you up from Egypt [government slavery] and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you. And you shall make no covenant [contract or franchise or agreement of ANY kind] with the inhabitants of this [corrupt pagan] land; you shall tear down their [man/government worshipping socialist] altars.‘ But you have not obeyed Me. Why have you done this?
“Therefore I also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; but they will become as thorns [terrorists and persecutors] in your side and their gods will be a snare [slavery!] to you.'”
So it was, when the Angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voices and wept.
[Judges 2:1-4, Bible, NKJV]
The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
[Psalm 1:1-6, Bible, NKJV]
A Roman statesman, Cicero, upon whom the Founding Fathers based the writing of the Constitution, summarized the above as follows:
“Power and law are not synonymous. In truth, they are frequently in opposition and irreconcilable. There is God‘s Law from which all equitable laws of man emerge and by which men must live if they are not to die in oppression, chaos and despair. Divorced from God‘s eternal and immutable Law, established before the founding of the suns, man‘s power is evil no matter the noble words with which it is employed or the motives urged when enforcing it. Men of good will, mindful therefore of the Law laid down by God, will oppose governments whose rule is by men, and if they wish to survive as a nation they will destroy the [de facto] government which attempts to adjudicate by the whim of venal judges.”
[Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.]
“True Law is right reason in agreement with Nature, it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands and averts from wrong-doing by its prohibitions. And it does not lay its commands or prohibitions upon good men in vain, although neither have any effect upon the wicked. It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to try to repeal a part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. We cannot be freed from its obligations by Senate or People, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome or at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all times and all nations, and there will be one master and one rule, that is God, for He is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge.”
[Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.]
An entire chapter on studying God’s law also explains why we must study and mediate upon it continually. This chapter is our favorite chapter in the entire Bible:
If you would like an exhaustive description of requirements that God places upon Christians in relation to the subject of law, see:
- The Laws of God-SEDM
- What is “law”?, Form #05.048 -the legal and biblical definition of “law” as used on this page
- Nehemiah Chapters 8-9 describes LAW as the basis for how we love our neighbor.
- Ten Commandments of Freedom, Form #13.016 -the Ten Commandments annotated and explained to make them pertinent to the real affairs of life today. Written by a pastor with over 30 years in Christian ministry.
- Bible Law Course (OFFSITE LINK) -Sheldon Emry Memorial Library
- Bible Law Course, Form #12.015 -bible law course written by a pastor with over 30 years in the ministry. We invite you to visit his website.
- Laws of the Bible, Form #13.001
- Policy Document: Corruption Within Modern Christianity, Form #08.012-talks about how the essence of being a Christian is recognizing the Bible as a Law book. Proves that those who don’t have this view as heretics and lawless and just like the Pharisees that Jesus criticized.
- Why Domicile and Becoming a “Taxpayer” Require Your Consent, Form #05.002-the mechanisms by which you consent to become connected to man’s civil statutory laws.
- The Authority and Power of the Word of God-Nike Insights
- Prager University Ten Commandments Course
If you would like a demonstration from SATAN himself of what happens to a society that refuses to collectively and individually learn the law, see:
If you would like to know exactly what happens to people who REFUSE to read and learn and obey the law, see the following scriptures:
For a sermon on the above scripture, watch the following:
If you want to know what God says about how Christians should treat secular politicians and liberals who try to undermine or violate His holy laws, see:
Lastly, for the purposes of this website “law” is defined to EXCLUDE any and all civil statutory codes, franchises, or privileges offered by any government or de facto government (Form #05.043). Civil statutory codes, franchises, or privileges are referred to on this website as “private law”, but not “law”. The word “public” precedes all uses of “law” when dealing with government, and hence, refers only to CRIMINAL law that applies equally to everyone (Form #05.033), regardless of their consent. Involvement in any and all “private law” franchises offered by any government ALWAYS undermines and threatens sovereignty, autonomy, and equality, turns government into an unconstitutional civil religion, and corrupts even the finest of people. This is explained in:
- Disclaimer, Section 4: Meaning of Words. Look under the definition of “law”
- What is “law”?
- Legal Deception, Propaganda, and Fraud, Form #05.014, Section 7
- Government Instituted Slavery Using Franchises, Form #05.030, Section 3
- Government Franchises Course, Form #12.012
- The Law, Frederic Bastiat