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The Law Of God Is Perfect

The Law Of God Is Perfect

   Man has oft struggled with right or wrong, good or bad, light or darkness, virtue or evil.   God has addressed all these in His Holy Word. The sacred pages contain God’s Message to humanity.   The first Word of God was spoken and began in that Paradise on earth. It was sent to God’s people, Adam and Eve. It was perfect in design and true in every aspect. The warnings were clear, and the punishment foretold, if the directives were not followed out of love.

   After the fall of man, God continued to speak directly to His creation. They covered the earth, and many refused to hear His Commandments and lived for themselves. We are told in Gen. 6:5, GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. This grieved God. But there was one who loved God and followed God’s Law.   We know this is why Noah was called a just man.  

     God again spoke, but this time to Noah, giving him a warning, instructions, and directions how to be saved.   Noah heeded God and built that ark.   God’s Law for the saving of Noah and his house also condemned the world. Faith is what made the difference. Noah believed, was moved by fear (respect to God and His Word) and became “heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Heb. 11:7), in following God’s Perfect Law. These eight souls were saved by following God’s Perfect Law.

   Later, God provided a written Law to a people (Israel), chosen to bring His Son into the world.   This law was also Perfect in that it fully accomplished all that God intended. Gal. 3:24-25 shows that Christ indeed came, and that Old Law now has been taken away. This is confirmed in Heb. 10:9-10. Therefore, there is only one Law of God today. Jas. 1:25 calls it the “perfect law of liberty”, and that same “law of liberty” will judge all – Jas. 2:12.

     The poem below was written by my wife’s father sometime around 1985. He first wrote it as a song which fits the music to the song: Beneath the Cross of Jesus. The words of that song do not align with God’s Word as the cross was only an instrument of death upon which the Savior gave the supreme Sacrifice. The cross cannot save, but the New Testament Law of God does. God’s Word was written so the Will of God could be known and followed. If it is rightly divided, and properly followed, it leads one to God, and an eternal home in heaven.

The Law Of God Is Perfect


The Law of God is perfect, it saves the human soul,

Designed to bring men unto God and make them fully whole.

Directs the wanderer from sin to realms of peace above,

It’s the chart and compass that transcends, all for that home above.


Paul wrote of its Perfection when miracles had ceased,

And childhood unto manhood, in maturity released.

He said it’s the more excellent way of which but three remain,

Confirmed by supernatural gifts, complete in Jesus’ name.


The Word inspired, confirmed, makes the child of God complete,

The Perfect Law of Liberty from which none may delete.

Contains all things which now pertain to life and godliness.

It is the Truth which now alone, reveals God’s righteousness.

O.D. Wilson – deceased


     God has provided this “Perfect Law of Liberty” for the sole benefit of man. It contains warnings to be heeded – Col. 1:27-28. The great and precious promises are there for the benefit of His faithful children – 2Pet. 1:4.   As the gospel of Christ is proclaimed, the “power of God unto salvation” is what is presented and is available to all – Rom 1:16.  For the gospel to be followed, one must read the instructions – 2Tim 3:16-17. This passage, along with the one found in 2Pet. 1:3, the child of God has everything we need to prosper in life and be godly through the Holy Word. It is only through that “perfect” Word of God that we can know of Christ, and what He did to provide Salvation for the soul of man.  

   Incidentally, it is only in accordance with God’s Perfect Law of Liberty that one can become a child of God. The New Testament Word of God is also that which identifies children of God. 1Jno 3:10 tells us this and that God’s Word also identifies the children of the devil. Those who “doeth not righteousness” are “not of God”.  This is evident from Psa. 119:172. My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. All God’s people speak of and follow God’s Word.

  Don’t delay. Look into God’s “Perfect Law of Liberty” today. Then do all that God Commands. He’s provided this for your benefit. Do just as Jas. 1:21 says. “receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Dennis Strickland – Mooresville church of Christ

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