A rule of action. (1.) The Law of Nature is the will of God as "to human conduct, founded on the moral difference of things, and" "discoverable by natural light (Rom. 1:20; 2:14, 15). This law" binds all men at all times. It is generally designated by the "term conscience, or the capacity of being influenced by the" moral relations of things. "(2.) The Ceremonial Law prescribes under the Old Testament the rites and ceremonies of worship. This law was obligatory only "till Christ, of whom these rites were typical, had finished his" "work (Heb. 7:9, 11; 10:1; Eph. 2:16). It was fulfilled rather" than abrogated by the gospel. "(3.) The Judicial Law, the law which directed the civil policy of the Hebrew nation. "(4.) The Moral Law is the revealed will of God as to human "conduct, binding on all men to the end of time. It was" "promulgated at Sinai. It is perfect (Ps. 19:7), perpetual (Matt." "5:17, 18), holy (Rom. 7:12), good, spiritual (14), and exceeding" "broad (Ps. 119:96). Although binding on all, we are not under it" as a covenant of works (Gal. 3:17). (See [349]COMMANDMENTS.) "(5.) Positive Laws are precepts founded only on the will of God. They are right because God commands them. "(6.) Moral positive laws are commanded by God because they are right.

Is the whole body of the Mosaic legislation (1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 23:25; Ezra 3:2). It is called by way of eminence simply "the Law (Heb. Torah, Deut. 1:5; 4:8, 44; 17:18, 19; 27:3, 8)." "As a written code it is called the "book of the law of Moses" (2" "Kings 14:6; Isa. 8:20), the "book of the law of God" (Josh." 24:26). "The great leading principle of the Mosaic law is that it is "essentially theocratic; i.e., it refers at once to the" commandment of God as the foundation of all human duty.

"Among the Jews, was one versed in the laws of Moses, which he" expounded in the schools and synagogues (Matt. 22:35; Luke "10:25). The functions of the "lawyer" and "scribe" were" identical. (See [350]DOCTOR.)

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