Why Is The Bible Full of Laws?

In a culture whose highest values are often autonomy and liberal democracy, the bible’s many ethical commands – especially Old Testament laws on things like food and clothing – can seem both arbitrary and oppressive. In this Short Answers video, Solas speaker Gareth Black asks us to step back and think about the purpose and function behind any law, not just biblical laws. In doing so, we see how God’s laws are not arbitrary but specifically designed to reveal the Law-Maker’s character, increase our personal and social wellbeing, and show us that, if we truly want to live rightly, we are going to need a power that can change us at the deepest level.

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