The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. – Psalm 19:7
From the very beginning of the great controversy in heaven, it has been Satan’s purpose to overthrow the law of God. To deceive men and thus, lead them to transgress God’s law is the object which he has steadfastly pursued.
Whether it be accomplished by casting aside the law altogether, or by rejecting one of its precepts, the result will be ultimately the same. He that offends in one point, manifests contempt for the whole law; his influence and example are on the side of transgression; he becomes guilty of all.
In seeking to cast contempt upon the divine statutes, Satan has perverted the doctrines of the Bible, and errors have thus become incorporated into the faith of thousands who profess to believe the scriptures. The last great conflict between truth and error is but the final struggle of the long-standing controversy concerning the law of God, upon this battle we are now entering – a battle between the law of God and the law of men and the precepts of Jehovah between the religion of the Bible and the religion of fable and tradition.
Infidelity prevails to an alarming extent, not in the world merely, but in the church. Many have come to deny doctrines which are the very pillars of the Christian faith. The great facts of creation as presented by the inspired writers – the fall of man, the atonement, and the perpetuity of the law of God, are practically rejected – either wholly or in part, by many professing to be Christians.
The laws of God have become the laws of men and the world is in sorrow as to man’s inhumanity to man, and even during this Lenten season, there is no softening of hardened hearts as to the law of God that admonishes us to love one another. Indeed, Satan continues to kill, steal and destroy!
But we give God thanks that in the midst of global crisis and chaos, light shines through the darkness. While many will suffer and die, there are many more that will live and rejoice that God has turned things around in their lives, spiritually and morally.
A sure sign that heaven and earth will pass away and not at the instance of nuclear weapons, is when the inspired word of God is sown to falsehood and not truth.
Do not let us get bogged down and alarmed in the global events, but be still and see the eventuality of the God of all creation. Indeed, the law of the Lord is perfect and will convert the soul; thus, the testimony of the Lord is sure and the simple will become wise men and women.