Friday, February 24, 2017

Toward an Understanding of the Judicial Law (Brian Schwertley)

The body of law given to Israel as a nation and as the visible expression of the church is covenant law and thus is unique. This makes it more difficult for modern Christians to properly analyze it and use it for today’s society. When we think of civil laws in a modern nation, we think strictly in terms of legal actions related essentially to political and criminal laws. We think of laws being broken that involve police action, law courts, judges and civil sanctions. While such things are part of the judicial law in Scripture, one must not restrict the judicial laws within the Mosaic code to the modern conception. In this section, we are going to look at a number of things related to the moral case laws in an attempt to have a better understanding of biblical law and how we can use these moral laws today.
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