The answer to the question posed in the title of this article is YES. The Psalms and the Prophets testify together harmoniously that the commandments of God in bodied in the law exist today, and are eternal. The reason this is so, is that God is law, and the written law is a reflection of both His person and His purposes. I suppose this same truth exists in the world of men. For what person or government ever established, and enforced a law that was not after his/its own value system and purpose? Good and righteous men create good and righteous laws. Wicked men create evil and foolish laws. Each after their person, and their purposes.

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Therefore, upon this reasoning alone, how can it ever be thought that the laws of the eternal God, who is both the creator and master of everything could ever be annulled, or made void? For to make void His law is equal to making God Himself void Can the one who created all things, and by whose power and wisdom all things are sustained, can this person be made void? The answer is obviously no, and neither can His law be made void.

The purpose of this article is to stand in opposition to the belief system that proposes that the grace of God that has been revealed by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ has made the law void by bringing testimony forth from not only New Testament sources, but also the from the Psalms and the Prophets. The very source material that the early Apostles preached from and used to establish the new Testament Scripture, and Church.

In the great treatise that we now refer to as the Book Of Romans the Apostle Paul, who in his time was a great promoter and defender of the faith, establishes the reality that Christ stands between the Believer and the Law. This is pointedly spoken of in Roman’s 5: 14 where it says, “… for ye are not under the law, but under grace. ” And of course we know that this grace (favor) that the apostle is speaking of is accessed only by the faith of the Believer. Thus, it is written in another place, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works lest any man should boast. ” (Ephesians 2: 8-9, KJV) However, this simple point I would make. If the law ceased to exist, if it had been annulled, as many choose to live as if it has been, then the grace of God (which is present in the person of Christ) would not have to stand between the Believer and the Law. But I suggest to you, as even the Apostle Paul suggested in his time, that the faith of the Believer in no wise can make void God’s law, for please take note of these words spoken by the Apostle Paul, (Romans 3: 31 KJV) “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. ” It is extremely obvious to me that the Book Of Romans, along with the other New Testament books clearly testify that the Believer is justified purely by the mercy of God, completely apart from the keeping of the commandments of the law, in that NO man (with the exception of Christ) has ever been able to obey it. However, once a soul of man has been justified by the mercy of God, then righteousness in that person’s behavior, and consequently a life that rightly testifies of eternal and heavenly realities can only be obtained by obedience to God’s commandments. I grew up in the 1980s when it seemed that everyone wanted to be a lawyer like the ones on LA Law. The 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s (up until 2007) was the era of Big Law when the promise of a $100, 000 to $160, 000 salary was, it seemed, extended to anyone graduating from a top 20 school and to many people graduating from a top 50 law school with great grades and clerkships.

Even in previously bad economies – 1990 to 1992, 1998-2000 – the law profession seemed to survive, if not thrive. Hundreds of thousands of smart (and even not-so-smart) people were encouraged to become lawyers by a combination of outrageous salaries – in 2007, Cravath, one of the top corporate law firms in the country, offered bonuses of nearly $100, 000 for top performing associates – federally subsidized student loans, the supposed security of a protected profession (with its bar exams), and putative prestige (see any John Grisham novel).

Of course, the truth of all that was always a little suspect. While a top 20 law grad back in the day could expect to earn a six-figure salary, unless he chose to go into public interest law, many graduates didn’t have the same luck. And while it’s really neat to think of yourself as a high minded constitutional litigator, or a trial lawyer from a Grisham novel, the practical, day-to-day experience of being a lawyer was always (and still is) grinding.