Liberty Through God's Law

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A society without law inevitably succumbs either to total anarchy or to an oppressive dictatorship. Untarnished law, willingly obeyed, is the glue that cements stability and assures fairness for all. Supreme liberty is possible exclusively through laws that are equitable and a citizenry that willingly submits to them from the heart.

This is the goal that God has committed Himself to achieve, though with a system of laws far better than anything human beings have ever devised. He already has revealed laws to humankind that are equitable and sound—laws that, if obeyed by all, would bring freedom from suffering. Currently, He is in the process of writing those laws into the hearts and minds of a called and chosen few.

At the return of Jesus Christ, He will expand that effort to include all of humankind. In the final judgment He will sort those who willingly respond to Him from those who refuse to give up their self-centered attitudes and behavior (Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 25:31-46 [31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: [32] And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: [33] And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. [34] Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: [35] For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: [36] Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. [37] Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an hungered, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink? [38] When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and clothed you? [39] Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came to you? [40] And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me. [41] Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: [42] For I was an hungered, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink: [43] I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not. [44] Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an hungered, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you? [45] Then shall he answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me. [46] And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
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Those who internalize His laws, allowing them to be “written” into their hearts and minds, will receive eternal life. Those who totally reject the rule of divine law will be destroyed forever in the final lake of fire (Hebrews 10:26-31 Hebrews 10:26-31 [26] For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, [27] But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. [28] He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: [29] Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite to the Spirit of grace? [30] For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense, said the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. [31] It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
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; Revelation 20:15 Revelation 20:15And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
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The end result will be an immortal family named after God (Ephesians 3:14-15 Ephesians 3:14-15 [14] For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, [15] Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
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). His sons and daughters (2 Corinthians 6:18 2 Corinthians 6:18And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.
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), who love one another from the heart, will indeed have been “delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8:21 Romans 8:21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
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No longer imprisoned by physical limitations, they will be free from physical suffering and even from death. And in living forever by God’s law of love, they will experience true joy and happiness for all eternity.

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