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Servant God is intended for anyone who desires to explore God’s character in greater depth. Our experience has been that the subject of God’s character can lead to a cascade of difficult and sometimes troubling questions. Merely affirming that “God is love” (1 John 4:9) does not satisfy a mother who lost her young daughter to leukemia. This mother wants to know why the all-powerful God allows such pain and suffering. Did God will the death of her child, or is he too weak or uninterested to help? How can he have an enemy (Satan) who challenges him? Are we really safe in his hands? Why do some of the Old Testament stories seem to make God appear severe and punishing? How do we reconcile gentle Jesus with the frequently violent portrait of Yahweh? Even the New Testament can present some challenges: Did the Father kill his Son on the Cross? Why did Jesus have to die, and who demanded the sacrifice? Do we have free will to choose for or against God? And what about hell? Does God really torture his enemies for all of eternity, or at least for “as long as they deserve,” in order to satisfy…
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A theologian recently posed the following question to me:
What was the purpose of the "ceremonial law"? Why is it "changeable" (or "fulfill-able; what was "fulfilled)?
When White says "The Holy Spirit saw good not to impose the ceremonial law on the Gentile converts, and the mind of the apostles regarding this matter was as the mind of the Spirit of God," (AA194), that implies there was a time when it WAS imposed, with serious consequences for disobedience. How would your approach handle such situations? (I use this example as your EGW quote above specifically excludes the ceremonial). Sincere question, if you've the time.
Thank you for your sincere question, and one that is very reasonable, given how God HAS used imposed laws in human history, as you mention.
Keeping in mind all the previous Bible and EGW quotes about God’s law being the law of love, the simple answer is – because sin damaged the mind of mankind such that we could no longer properly comprehend God and His law, thus He stepped in and communicated in a way they could comprehend, in order to protect and lead them back to Him and His design.
As Paul states:
“We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that law is made NOT for the righteous, but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me” (1 Tim. 1:8-11, NIV).
Why? Because we needed a diagnostic instrument to inform us of the sick condition of our being, as Paul says elsewhere, we would not know what sin is if it wasn’t for the law.…
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