The Moral Law

“The moral law, or law of the Ten Commandments, is in Scripture taken in a two-fold sense: either as a rule of life or as a covenant of works.  The law as a rule of life is the divine precept considered as in itself, without relation to any covenant form.  In this sense, it was written in the heart of man at his creation, before any covenant was made with him; and the obligation upon man to yield perfect obedience to it, being founded in the nature of God the Creator, and of man the creature, is indispensably necessary, and cannot be dissolved as long as God continues to be God and man to be man.  Man would have been bound to obey the law in this view of it, though no covenant of works had ever been made with him; and believers in Christ, though they are dead to it as a covenant, are nevertheless bound, and will to all eternity be bound, perfectly to obey it.”

_ John Colquhoun, From his Sermons on Important Doctrines”, P.80

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