Essay On The Law Of Liberty
The Law of Liberty is initially mentioned in James 1:25, “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continue therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” At this point, James is referring to the Gospel, even though it is termed a law, it is not, firmly speaking; a law is authorized and obligated. But, here it is an affirmation of uprightness and deliverance by Jesus Christ, a proposal of tranquility and forgiveness by Him and a free promise of eternal life (Platt, 17).
The expression Law of Liberty is stated secondly in James 2:12. In this section of the letter, James is speaking of the sin of showing bias in the church. He reminds his hears that to demonstrate favoritism toward others is a defiance of the …show more content…
Conclusion When James speaks of the “Law of Liberty,” he is speaking of the whole law of God as interpreted by Jesus Christ. Because the ceremonial law has been fulfilled by Christ, we are no longer bound to keep its ceremonies and rituals. Nevertheless, the Law’s summation and real meaning which is “love God with all your heart and love your neighbors as yourself, still binds us today. We will be judged according to our conformity to the Law. Those who are in Christ will be accepted into God’s presence because of His perfect conformity to the Law. God’s righteousness is ours by faith alone, and the genuineness of our faith is demonstrated in that we are persistent to live in a way that will be accepted by the “Law of Liberty” (James 2:12). This “Law of Liberty” is the “Royal Law” as found in James 2:9. In order for me to conform to the Law of God in my life, there must be conformity to the will of God in my heart (Brown