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"GOD'S ONLY LAW IS LOVE!"--MO       July 29, 1977       DFO No.592
--What the Bible says about true free love!

Copyright © August 1977 by The Children of God

       1. THE MOSAIC LAW WAS ONLY A SHADOW OF REALITIES TO COME: "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect." (Heb.10:1.)

       2. THE LAW WAS CONSIDERED A CURSE FOR THE LAWBREAKER: "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us." (Gal.3:13.)

       3. THE LAW WAS NOT FOR THE RIGHTEOUS: "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient." (1Tim.1:9.)

       4. THE LAW WAS ONLY OUR SCHOOLMASTER TO BRING US UNTO GOD AND TO SHOW US HIS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION AND PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO ATTAIN: "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." (Gal.3:24.)

       5. IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANYONE TO KEEP THE LAW: "But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." "Did not Moses give you the law and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill Me?"--Jesus. (Mat.5:28; John 7:19.)

       6. THEREFORE WE CANNOT BE SAVED BY THE LAW: "For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God."--By Jesus! (Heb.7:19.)

       7. EVEN THE PRIESTS, KINGS AND OTHERS PROFANED THE LAW IN THE COURSE OF THEIR REQUIRED DUTIES: "Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?" (Mat.12:5.)

       8. WE ARE NOT AND CANNOT BE SAVED BY THE LAW: "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight. ... Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." (Ac.13:39; Rom.3:20,28.)

       9. "KNOWING THAT A MAN IS NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, BUT BY THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST...for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith." (Gal.2:16; 3:11.)

       10. THEREFORE WE HAD TO BE DELIVERED FROM THE LAW WHICH WAS FOR THE LAWBREAKER: "But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter." "But if the husband (the law) be dead, she (the Church) is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man (Jesus)!" (Rom.7:6,3.)

       11. "FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH!" For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God." "But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law." "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace." "But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested." (Rom.8:2; Gal.2:19; 5:18; Rom.6:14; 3:21.)

       12. THEREFORE ALTHOUGH THE LAW CAME BY MOSES, GRACE, MERCY FORGIVENESS, LOVE AND TRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, OUR SALVATION: "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (Jn.1:17.)

       13. FOR JESUS FULFILLED THE LAW AND BECAME THE END OF THE LAW SO THAT IT PASSED AWAY: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." "For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof." "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." (Mat.5:17; Heb.7:12,18; Rom.10:4.)

       14. JESUS THEREFORE BROUGHT A NEW LAW OF LOVE, GOD'S ONLY LAW FOR THE LOVERS OF JESUS! NOW GOD'S ONLY LAW FOR US IS LOVE, WHICH MORE THAN FULFILLS THE MOSAIC LAW: "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God ... and thy neighbour as thyself. ... On these hang all the law and prophets." "Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law." "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But the fruit of the Spirit is love ... against such there is no law." (Mat.22:36-40; Rom.13:8; Gal.5:14,22,23.)

       15. AFTER THE TIME OF CHRIST, THE EARLY CHURCH AND ITS APOSTLES CONDEMNED THOSE WHO CLAIMED TO KEEP THE LAW: "Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment." (Acts 15:24.)

       16. THEREFORE THE ENEMIES OF GOD'S NEW LAW OF LOVE ACCUSED THE EARLY CHURCH--FROM JESUS AND STEPHEN TO THE APOSTLE PAUL--OF BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE LAW, BREAKING THE LAW AND PREACHING AGAINST THE LAW BECAUSE THEY PREACHED THE LAW OF LOVE: "And set up false witnesses, which said, This man (Stephen) ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law." "Saying, This fellow (Paul) persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law." "This is the man (Paul) that teacheth all men everywhere against the people and the law." (Acts 6:13; 18:13; 21:28.)

       17. JUST AS TODAY, THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITES OF JESUS' TIME AND THE DAYS OF THE EARLY CHURCH AND THE APOSTLES WERE INFURIATED because Jesus and Paul and the Apostles, the Early Church, taught that law could not be kept, could not save us, was a curse, and therefore we had to be delivered from it and saved in some other way, and that new way was strictly by faith in God's love--Jesus. "For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith." (Rom.4:13.)

       18. WE ARE SAVED BY FAITH IN GOD'S LOVE, HIS MERCY AND HIS GRACE AND TRUTH IN JESUS CHRIST. Therefore the Apostle James says that we who do the will or the love of God now dwell under a new law, a perfect law of liberty, freedom from the old law. Therefore since we do all that we do in love, all things are now lawful to us in love. (Jas.1:25.)

       19. "ALL THINGS ARE LAWFUL UNTO ME, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me."--Including our sexual freedom, as long as it is done in the unselfish, sacrificial love of God. (1Cor.6:12; 10:23.)

       20. CONCERNING THIS POINT OF SO-CALLED ADULTERY OR FORNICATION, JESUS DEALS WITH THE SUBJECT ONLY IN FOUR WAYS: First of all He calls His audience of self-righteous hypocritical religionists a "wicked and adulterous generation"! "But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas."--The Judgments of God! (Mat.12:39; 16:4.)

       21. "WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels!" Those who called Him a lawbreaker, He was calling them all lawbreakers because of their spiritual adultery--unfaithfulness to God! (Mk.8:38.)

       22. NEXT, JESUS BLAMED THEIR MOSAIC LAW OF DIVORCE FOR CAUSING ADULTERY!--THAT MUST HAVE REALLY HURT! "But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery." (Mat.5:32; 19:9; Lk.16:18; Mk.10:11.)

       23. THEN JESUS TURNED RIGHT AROUND IN THE THIRD INSTANCE AND BLAMED THEM ALL FOR BEING ADULTERERS!: Because He as good as said that it was impossible to keep the 7th Commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," because every man who even looks on a woman and lusts after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart!:

       24. "BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT WHOSOEVER LOOKETH ON A WOMAN TO LUST AFTER HER HATH COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER ALREADY IN HIS HEART!" So as every man knows, it is impossible to keep such a law if even looking on a woman and desiring her means that you've already committed adultery in your heart, as every man on God's Earth does! (Mat.5:28.)

       25. AND FINALLY IN THE FOURTH INSTANCE, JESUS FORGAVE AN ADULTERESS WHO WAS CAUGHT IN THE VERY ACT AND BROUGHT BEFORE HIM BY HIS OWN ACCUSERS AND CRITICS TO BE STONED.--BUT HE FORGAVE HER AND SENT HER AWAY FORGIVEN!: Read it for yourself in John 8:3-11! He as good as indicated in this instance that she was not the greater sinner--that her self-righteous, hypocritical, wicked and sinful religionist accusers were! According to the Scriptures there is therefore no longer any law against sex that is done in Love, God's love, and hurts no one: It is no sin, neither adultery nor fornication!

       26. THIS WAS THE MOST RAGING CONTROVERSY BETWEEN JESUS AND THE JEWS! It was the most raging controversy between St. Paul and the legalists, the concision or the circumcision, Jews who believed in Jesus but still insisted that they must keep the Mosaic law.

       27. ST. PAUL SPENT MOST OF HIS EPISTLES SHOWING HOW IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP THE LAW, and that if they claimed to keep the law they were liars, and that the law could not save them, but they must be saved through the love of Jesus by faith in God's Love, His grace, His mercy and His truth in Jesus Christ.

       28. THEREFORE JESUS DID NOT DESTROY THE LAW, BUT HE FULFILLED IT AND HE WAS THE END OF IT! Therefore it passed away and is no more!--Therefore we are no more required to keep the laws of the Moses of the Old Testament!

       29. NO, WE DO NOT HAVE TO KEEP THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! For us they are no more! For us they are gone forever! Thank God! We now only have to keep God's law of love, His only law--love! For the laws of Moses are no more to the believer in Jesus! We now only have the Law of Jesus, God's only law, His Love!--A stronger law than Moses'!

       30. THEREFORE WHATSOEVER YOU DO IN THE UNSELFISH SACRIFICIAL LOVE OF JESUS IS RIGHT AND LAWFUL! Whatever you do in love is the law--and that's all, that's it! God's only law is Love! We are totally, utterly free of the old Mosaic law, thank God! We are delivered from the old Mosaic law and no longer bound by it--we are free!--Now all things are free!--Now all things are lawful to us in love, praise God! As long as it's done in love it keeps God's only Law of Love!

       31. IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO WHETHER YOU'RE GOING TO BELIEVE IN MOSES OR JESUS!--Whether you're going to insist that we keep the dead laws of Moses and the Prophets of yesterday or the living love-law of Jesus and His Apostles of today!

       32. THE LAWS OF MOSES WERE TOO DIFFICULT TO KEEP AND COULDN'T SAVE US! They were only to show us the righteousness and perfection of God to which we could not possibly attain! This is why Jesus had to come with the love and the mercy and grace and forgiveness of God which we could accept freely without any works or any law except Love!

       33. HAVE YOU ACCEPTED GOD'S LOVE IN JESUS CHRIST as your own personal Saviour? Do you have God's Spirit of Jesus in your heart? Do you love Him and others as much as you do yourself? Do you do unto others as you would have them do unto you?

       34. IF SO, YOU ARE FREE FROM THE OLD DEAD MOSAIC LAWS! Now all you must do is keep Jesus' Law of Love! But it is greater and stricter even than the old Mosaic law, because now everything you do must be done in His Love!--Read St. Matthew Chapters 5 and 6! You must have more mercy and love than the law!--Mt.9:10-13.

       35. BUT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE JESUS AND HIS LOVE IN YOUR HEART, YOU ARE STILL UNDER THE OLD MOSAIC LAW, guilty of all its infractions and you will be judged by it! If you have rejected Jesus' Love, you are guilty of breaking all the old Mosaic laws and will be judged accordingly! They are not passed away for you!

       36. WHY NOT ACCEPT JESUS AND HIS LAW OF LOVE AND LIVE FREE?!--Otherwise you are bound and dead and damned by the laws of Moses! Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve!--Jesus or Moses?--As for me and my house, we and will serve the Lord Jesus Christ and His living Law of Love! Hallelujah!

       37. MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH HIS TRUTH, FREEDOM AND LOVE! If you want more of His truth, freedom and love, visit or write us today and we'll be glad to give you more!--Or you can find these Love Letters on the streets for a token of your love!--Thank you!--Father Moses David and God's Family of Love!

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