The Law of Love by Boyd Miller

 

 

 

There is much misunderstanding about the law and pre-grace and the law and grace. The ten commandments are not law but rather a description of sin. The law came after the ten commandments and expanded on these descriptions and included the fleshly punishments. The fleshly punishments were abolished at the cross. The new testament reaffirms the descriptions(1Cor. 6:9,10), however the difference being the means of punishment. Jesus dealt with this change with the woman who was caught in adultery (John 8:3). While not diminishing her sin, He rejected the old covenant punishment and forgave her and told her to go and sin no more.

Matthew 5:17

Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets, I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

 

What is the summary of the law?

 

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Lev.19:18, Matt.22:39, Rom.13:9, Gal.5:14

 

How do we Christians fulfill the law?

 

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Rom.13:8

 

Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Rom.13:10

 

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ,” Gal.6:2

 

If love is the fulfillment of the law, and we are to love our neighbors as ourselves then;

 

If you love your neighbor as yourself, 

1. would you take their money to enrich yourself?

2. would you take his wife or her husband?

3. would you demand they obey you?

4. would you ask them to borrow to support you?

 

So TBN, Creflo Dollar, Paula White, Doyle Davidson, Benny Hinn, and all others caught up in pride, you have broken the royal law and are hypocrites and liars and need to repent.

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?”  1John 1:9

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11 thoughts on “The Law of Love by Boyd Miller

  1. Tunji,

    Doyle Davidson has claimed God gave him not one but 2 different mens wives to be his “wife”. There is ample proof of this. I won’t link to the site but email me and I’ll point you in the right direction.

    Ever heard a preacher on TV tell the sheeple to put their donation on a credit card? That’s borrowing money Tunji.

    Phil

  2. Hi Boyd,

    It’s interesting to note that all ten commandments were violated and judgment was recorded in scripture long before the Mosaic economy.

    If anyone here would like to see that, I will be glad to provide examples.

  3. Boydmiller,
    The Ten Commandments are the very center of the Torah, the Law. Torah has three meanings like concentric cirlces. The Law make denote the entire Tanak, the Hebrew Bible. That’s the outer circle. It make denote only the Pentateuch or the moral and civil Law combined therein. The inner most circle is the Ten Commandments. The very term “commandment” includes them in the Law.

    The Sinai Covenant, the Old Covenant, was introduced and proposed in Ex. 19:3-6.

    Exodus 19:3-6 3 And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. 5 ‘Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.” (Proposal of the Covenant of Sinai)

    The Ten Commandments were then given in chapter 20. In Exoduse 24, the people accepted the contract and it was ratified with sacrifice. The blood was sprinkled, half on altar and half on the people.

    Exodus 24:1-8 Then He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, and you shall worship at a distance. 2 “Moses alone, however, shall come near to the LORD, but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him.” 3 ¶ Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the LORD and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, “All the words which the LORD has spoken we will do!” 4 And Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. Then he arose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 And he sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as peace offerings to the LORD. 6 And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7 Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!” 8 So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” (Ratification–Cf Last Supper “the new covenant in My blood…”)

    Thus, Jesus said, “This is the New Covenant in My blood…”, ratifying it unilaterally, whether we want it or not. (God IS good!!!!)

    As to “pre-grace”, I’m not sure what you mean by that. There is no “pre-grace” after the fall. The father of faith, Abraham, was saved as much by grace as you and I are.

    Genesis 15:6 Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

    This is the very same Old Testament verse Paul quoted in the New Testament to explain imputed rightreousness.

    Lest you think this was outside the Old Covenant and, therefore, not applicable to personal salvation under the Old Covenant, read the language in Leviticus 26. There we find that even Israel, as a nation, cannot undo its sin against the Covenant of Sinai. Indeed, they could only repent and call upon God’s mercy for the restoration of the physical blessings of the Old Covenant. Read this:

    Leviticus 26:40-46 40 ¶ ‘If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me– 41 I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies– or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity, 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land. 43 ‘For the land shall be abandoned by them, and shall make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, shall be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes. 44 ‘Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God. 45 ‘But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.'” 46 ¶ These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the LORD established between Himself and the sons of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai.

    Under both covenants, God’s mark on the elect was obedience brought by a faith God gave to the chosen. That obedience takes a different outward shape under different covenants, but no man can undo his sin and no man can un-become a son of Adam–Romans 5.

    Thus, all men are saved only through grace, not law nor sacrifice.

    In Christ,
    Phil Perkins.

  4. Dorothy and Boyd,
    If you have any question that the Ten Commandments were the very heart of the Old Covenant, read Deut. 4:13.

    Sincerely,
    Phil Perkins.

  5. The ten commandments are not law but rather a description of sin.

    I don’t agree with this statement. I strongly believe the ten commandments are laws and central to the entire laws of the house of Isreal. Brother Perkins has helped us with some clarifications there.

    Then, can u explain this please:

    There is much misunderstanding about the law and pre-grace and the law and grace.

  6. Hi Phil,P,

    What I was saying was that while the 10 commandments were given to Moses, they were in effect long before the Mosaic covenant.

    Also, if you the take two commandments of Jesus and make a flow chart, the first 4 are charted under the 1st commandment, then the other 6 are charted under the second commandment to love thy neighbor. Then all the other laws fall under one of the 10 etc.

  7. Hey Phil,

    Just so you know, eighth is me. Sometimes when Phil starts changing the site, I lose my avitar and it doesn’t record my name right….

    Dorothy

  8. Naomi-

    My use of that phrase was to separate between the old and new covenant and the difference in the punishment for sin as Jesus taught in John 8:3. My point being that the entirety of the law and prophets hangs on two things(Matt.22:40). If someone does not love his neighbor as himself then the old covenant law gave the fleshly punishment for what ever act it was that demonstrated it. A person who claims to be regenerated, or in the case of the people I named even called, that does not love his neighbor as himself is a liar.

  9. Boyd

    You got it spot on.The essential requirement of God from man in either covenant is faith.
    It is easy to examine the external forms of manifestation of the OT and miss the point about the essential need of God.The many external rules and regulations in the OT were symptomatic of the real requirement of God-faith.

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