God's Law and Freedom

On a courthouse in a large city in the United States there is inscribed the motto, "Obedience to Law is Liberty." Pondering this statement carefully, we see that here is a great truth. Soon, however, a few important questions may begin to occur to us. First of all may come the query, What law?

A student of jurisprudence finds his mentors describing law in terms of rules of conduct for human beings. These legal codes are established by custom and decree, memorialized in statute-books, and perpetuated by reference until newer enactments supplant them.

A student of natural science refers to laws of physics, of chemistry of mathematics, and of many oilier fields. To him, observable conformities and uniformities of nature bespeak constant forces that can be repeatedly utilized. But nature is variable, and in time he must search for new laws with which to explain new discoveries.

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"All sufficiency in all things"
October 9, 1965

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