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God's Only Law is Love!

-- What the Bible says about TRUE FREE LOVE!

By David Brandt Berg, July 29, 1977
God's Only Law is Love!


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 FULFILL."..."For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." (Mt.5:17; Heb.7:12,18; Rom.10:4)

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 the 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)

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. (Jam.1:25) Therefore since we do all that we do in LOVE, ALL THINGS are NOW lawful to us in LOVE, including our SEXUAL FREEDOM, as long as it is done in the unselfish, sacrificial LOVE of GOD. (1Cor.6:12; 10:23) "ALL THINGS are LAWFUL unto me."

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'!

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!... Now ALL things are lawful unto us in LOVE, Praise God! As long as it's done in LOVE it keeps God's ONLY LAW of LOVE!

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?

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!

May God bless you with His TRUTH, FREEDOM and LOVE!

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Nick Dragstrem (US) says...
You say that Jesus got rid of the law. In a way, yes he did. BUT he also says in Matthew 5:17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them". Both the Old and the New Testament are inspired by God and are without error.
27th May 2016 11:26am
Tristan (South Africa) says...
No more law! The law keeps us in bondage and if followed will keep you down forever. All of the people that argued and wanted to kill Jesus was men who taught and followed the law. Can you not see?? No man can complete rhe law Jesus himself said so. If you attempt to do it you WILL fail and you will have no righteosness and will not be permitted into heaven... No man under the law is in Christ Jesus for he already completed the law.
3rd February 2016 7:47pm
ADELE (New Zealand) says...
Hi, Gods definition of sin is lawlessness. If we don't magnify the spirit of the ten commandments, we will not honour the true GOD and CHRIST. CHRIST NEVER DID AWAY WITH HIS FATHERS LAW. Do we dishonour God, do we covet, do we kill, do we dishonour our parents, do we break GODs true Sabbath. If we do, we are not living in love. The law is the letter the spirit goes a much higher standard in spirit and love to God, and to Neighbour. Turn to the true God.
23rd December 2015 7:24am
Webmaster James (Japan) says...
Matthew 22:37  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38  This is the first and great commandment. 39  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Fact: There is NO EMPHASIS on Sabbath day keeping in the New Testiment! In Acts chapter 15 the Gentiles were required to observe FOUR Laws. Sabbath day keeping was not ... Read More
23rd December 2015 12:00pm
Lado (Nigeria) says...
@Admin, you so funny. You missed the message of the cross altogether. Being under the mosaic law means that you are trying in the effort of the flesh to fufill and live by the law which gives you no mercy when you fail in one. In Christ you are empowered by the holy ghost to will and to do the Ten commandment and it gives you room to gradually become what that law is. Outside christ, there is no power to do and no room for falure. Once you fail in one you are damn!

You are merely giving an opinion with no Word of God to back it up! I stand on the Holy Scriptures. Read the Book of Galatians and you will see the Grace of God works through faith. Christians are under a NEW Covenant with God, no longer under the old one of the law of Moses.

Galatians 4:24  Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

We are supposed to under the second covenant of Grace, not the first one of the Law. Galatians 4:24 is taking about the Law of Moses!! It brings bondage. The Word of God says so!!!!

Galatians 5:1  ¶Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

The Apostle Paul is crystal clear about this. Amen and amen!

15th October 2014 2:24am
Howard (US) says...
The Old Testimate Law given to Moses to revealed man's sin. In essence, one could say that man(kind) wrote the law by his behavior ( like today, people do "bad" and the powers to be write laws against these bad things that have been determined to be bad and now are illegal). Religious life in the Old Testimate was one of "obedience" to God. It also contained a promise of a Savior. Which as we know was fulfilled. That was the "old" promise. The "new" ... Read More
22nd August 2014 7:31am
Sheugnet Jones (Pietersburg, South Africa) says...
We need to understand that the law of Love is the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. This law does not stand opposite the 10 commandments. It stands opposite the law of sin and death which came into play when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the garden of Eden. The 10 commandments will never be recalled. Jesus said: If you love me, obey my commandments.
11th June 2014 3:07am
Juan (San Antonio Texas, US) says...
AMERICANS FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT 2014 - 2016 IF YOU LOVE FREEDOM-SEEK THE TRUTH Dear friends, most of us set goals and objectives each year, now is the time to review what was accomplished during 2013 and start to plan for the coming year 2014. I know that Position and social status is very important for you and you are always looking for ways to improve your position in our society. My friend the good news is that you are ... Read More
29th December 2013 10:56pm
Kris Koppy (US) says...
All the law does is reveal sin... Jesus Royal law of love releases one from the power of lawlessness and sin. There is no greater law than the law of love. All of the law and the prophets... Hang on love... FREEDOM that keeps one pure and burns in the heart so strongly that one is compelled to be obedient because of LOVE!!!
12th June 2013 12:21pm
Spiritual Journey (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) says...
The Law does not make us righteous but rather give us an opportunity to go around it and hide our immoralities. Romans 3:20 says, Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.Also Romans 8:2 says, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. The Law does not make us Love others or even God. If you are under the Law you tend to fulfill the conditions ... Read More
Thank you for your comments! So right on! Anything based on what God\'s Word as a whole teaches is always right on.
28th June 2012 11:02am
Nancy Tannet says...
Anyone who says love is a new law does not understand the covenant of YHWH delivered through Moses. Woe unto those who call a blessing a curse! How dare you teach lawlessness and call it love? You would be wise to seek understanding of the law and the message, as it has been one since the beginning and remains through Christ.
How dare you call Jesus\\\'s Law of Love, \"lawlessess\"? Nancy, you are missing the whole point of the article.

18th June 2012 12:46am
Kirsh (Durban, South Africa) says...
You are 100% correct Nancy. The law was not done away with. It will remain all the way until Jesus returns and even in Heaven! If you remove the law you remove God because the character of God is found in His law! By removing the law it becomes ok for us to sin like the devil!!! Those who teach that there is no law should study their bibles more closely. May God be with you.
Please read the dispute among the Aposteles in Actis 15

Acts 15:4  And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
5  But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to COMMAND THEM TO KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES.

What was the outcome of that dispute?

10  Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
11  But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

19  Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20  But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Go ahead and read the whole chapter in context if you like from your own Bible (hopefully KJV). I am not saying anything out of context. What am I saying? I'm saying what the Bible is saying. That is the entire point of this article.
28th January 2014 7:31pm
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