Love and the Law of God blog is part of the ministry of Great Commission Reformed Church in Glendale, Arizona. 

We believe that a person is saved, justified, made righteous, and forgiven, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, by hearing the Scriptures alone and to the glory of God alone.  Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  No one is saved by obeying the law of God. Romans 3:20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

We also believe that once a person is saved, justified, made righteous, and forgiven, by faith alone, he or she is now called to learn to observe all that Christ commanded. This is plainly part of the Great Commission. Matthew 18:18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

We believe that the moral law of God is not abolished, (as many sadly teach and believe in the Church today) and cannot be abolished because it flows out of God's unchanging, holy nature. Rather, the moral law of God is the path that all Christians, already saved and justified, should walk upon. The relationship between the law and the believer is plainly stated in Romans 3 as follows,

Romans 3:31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

Believing in Christ for salvation, and walking in the law of God as a justified believer, are both by the grace of God alone. Psalm 119:32 I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart! 

The purpose of this blog is to advance the biblical view of the law of God, as part of the ministry of Great Commission Reformed Church. We sincerely hope that if you do not believe in Christ, that you would believe in him to be saved from your sins. John 6: 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.  

And if you already believe in him, we hope that you would learn to delight in the law of God in the inner man, as is taught in the word of God. (Romans 7:22) For the law of God is a compass that always points in the direction of blessing for the child of God.

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! 

The Team at Great Commission Reformed Church

Unless otherwise cited, Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ® (ESV ®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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