Law of Christ, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Law (of Christ), Summary: The new “law of Christ” is the divine love, as wrought into the renewed heart by the Holy Spirit Romans 5:5; Hebrews 10:16 and outflowing in the energy of the Spirit, unforced and spontaneous, toward the objects of the divine love ; 2 Corinthians 5:14-20; 1 Thessalonians 2:7,8. It is, therefore, “the law of liberty” ; James 1:25; 2:12 in contrast with the external law of Moses. Moses’ law demands love, ; Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 6:5; Luke 10:27 Christ's law is love ; Romans 5:5; 1 John 4:7,19,20 and so takes the place of the external law by fulfilling it ; Romans 13:10; Galatians 5:14. It is the “law written in the heart” under the New Covenant.
(See Scofield “Hebrews 8:8:)

1 John 1:5

And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we l.

Romans 5:5

And maketh not ashamed; because the is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Hebrews 10:16

This is the that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their , and in their will I write them;

2 Corinthians 5:14-20

14 For the constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

15 And that , that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a : old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18 And all things are of God, who hath us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of ;

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, the world unto himself, not their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then we are for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

1 Thessalonians 2:7-8

7 But we were among you, even as a cherisheth her children:

8 So being desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

James 1:25

But whoso looketh into the , and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

James 2:12

So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the .

Leviticus 19:18

Thou shalt not , nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt : I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 6:5

And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine , and with all thy , and with all thy .

Luke 10:27

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy as thyself.

1 John 4:7, 19-20

19 Beloved, let us love one another: for ; and every one that loveth is of God, and knoweth God.

20 We love him, because he loved us.

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his , he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Romans 13:10

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the .

Galatians 5:14

For all the law is in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.


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