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The Origin of the Mosaic Law

My Gospel Dictionary online course has a new lesson on “Law.” In it, I briefly explain why the Mosaic law was given. The reason is simple: God wanted a personal relationship with each Israelite based on love, but the Israelites rejected this offer and wanted a mediator (Moses). When people reject a relationship with God, the only way for God to (1) Guide their behavior and (2) Teach them that a relationship is best, is to give them law. God knew, and Moses knew, that law would only make things worse, but it was given nonetheless to teach the Israelites (and us) a lesson. What lesson? That a relationship based on love is FAR better than a religion based on law. Along with taking the lesson on law in my Gospel Dictionary course, you can also read more about this idea here: Overview of Exodus...