The law of God is a big part of the scriptures.
It is contained in the first five books of the Bible
called the Torah. However, the law is spread
throughout the rest of the scriptures as well.
In fact, I would argue that the whole Bible is a law
book, from Genesis to Revelation. For more on
this, please read
How to Study. The point here is that God's
law is a major part of the scriptures, but it is
also one of the least studied topics. This
article is not to convince you that the scripture
teaches that we should follow God's law, but to
demonstrate why it is beneficial for us to practice
The law of God is just like other forms of law.
In fact, the law of God is the first form of law and
all others follow it's model. Consider the
following, compare the Bible to other forms of law.
Let us use the United States law as an example.
Our country started with the Law of the Land (U.S.
Constitution), added to it are several statutes
(U.S. Code), and finally all the judgments through
the years from our courts. From this, you
derive several Doctrines of Law such as stare
decicis, due process, or burden of proof. This
is the law of the United States. The Bible is
written the same way. The law of God started
with the Law of the Land (10 Commandments inside the
Arc of the Covenant), added to it were over seven
hundred statutes (Supporting commandments placed
outside of the Arc of the Covenant), finally there
are several judgments decided by Hebrew courts such
as found in the book of Joshua and Judges.
From this come several doctrines to be understood
such as baptism, justification, and sanctification.
None of which could exist apart from God's Law.
As you can see, all law follows the scriptural
The last similarity is what the scripture calls
"blessings" and "curses."
Blessings and curses are what comes as a result of
practicing, or not practicing, God's law. If
we obey God and keep His commandments He promised
over thirty blessings. If we do not obey God
and keep His commandments He will give us curses.
This is what we would call today the penal clause to
the law. Just as the law of the United States
has penalties, so does the law of God. It is
the blessings and curses that I contend demonstrate
why we should follow the law of God. The
following are various laws of the scripture.
See for yourself if you think we should follow these
We don't need to spend much time defending some of
God's laws. After all, very few disagree with
the laws that are against such things as murder,
theft, adultery, bribery, etc. Most of us can
see the obvious benefit that comes with a society
that practices these laws. In fact, most
secular governments have the same laws within their
legal system. If murder was okay, then only
the strongest and the toughest would survive.
If theft was okay, no one would trust anyone in
business, and if adultery was okay, then families
would be breaking up left and right. Okay,
maybe I should amend my comments on adultery to say
that as a society we used to be against it, but
nowadays too many people cannot see the error in
breaking such a sacred agreement with a spouse.
Irregardless, many laws of the scripture are
obviously beneficial for us to practice.
Not So Obvious Ones:
Many laws of the scripture make no sense to
us today. We read about them, but just don't
see why an all powerful God would ask us to do such
a thing. After all, most of the time He did
not give us the why to practice these laws, just the
commandment to practice these laws. In fact,
God even made it more confusing by not telling us
which curses go with which laws. Maybe this is
why we need to, "Study to shew thyself
approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).
Below is a list of many obscure laws of the
scripture. Each one has a simple explanation
as to why we should practice these laws. What
might surprise you is the obvious practical benefit
for the practice of each.
Sabbath: (Ex. 23:10-11, Lev. 25:2-4)
The land sabbath is a law that most see as
"religious." This law is a seven year
cycle for the production of crops. The
first six years we are allowed to sow our
fields and harvest the crops, but in the
seventh year we are not. We have to
let the land "rest." The benefits to
this are simple. In the six years we
harvest our crops, the soil is depleted.
As fruit and vegetables are grown, minerals
from the soil are removed and put into the
plant for us to eat. This is where we
get our nutrition from. If we do not
keep the land sabbath, the land will never
rejuvenate itself. For example, on the
seventh year the crops must be left alone.
All the fruit from the fruit trees will
grow, ripen, fall to the ground and rot into
the soil. This will replace the
minerals that were lost over the last six
years. The same is true for the
vegetable plants. All the volunteer
plants that grow (and weeds) will grow and
rot back into the ground to replace needed
minerals. This is a design mechanism
that God made himself and it is for our
The long term result of breaking the land
sabbath is disease and sickness. Some
of the curses listed are "pestilence,"
"consumption," "fever," and
"inflammation" (Deut. 28:21-22).
This is what will result from food produced
in poor soil. We will not get the
vitamins and minerals we should, and the
result is sickness and disease. This
concept has been studied as well. The
Nutrition Security Institute did a study
involving cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, and
here to see study PDF). They tested the mineral
content in milligrams from 1914 to 1997.
In this short period of time, the calcium,
magnesium, and iron content of these
vegetables dropped from over 400 milligrams
to under 75 milligrams. Keep in mind,
there are over 90 minerals in our fruits and
vegetables that we need. They only
tested three. I wonder what the other
mineral content is like. It takes over
seven apples from today to get the nutrition
from one apple from 1914. A drop in
minerals like this can definitely cause
heart disease, cancer, stroke, etc. Of
course, they did not conclude that we should
follow the land sabbath, but with a proper
understanding of the scripture you would
make that conclusion.
Eventually, if we continue in this practice,
God said he will, "bring the land into
desolation: and your enemies which dwell
therein shall be astonished at it. And
I will scatter you among the heathen, and
will draw out a sword after you: and your
land shall be desolate, and your cities
waste. Then shall the land enjoy her
sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate"
(Lev. 26:32-34). I don't know when
this will happen to America, but rest
assured, it will if we continue to break
God's land sabbath.
Other benefits are for the farmers.
The year the land rests provides many
opportunities for farmers to mend fences,
fix barns, work on projects, travel, etc.
This is where the modern term Sabbatical
Year comes from. Professionals in our
society take a year off of work every seven
years. It is called a Sabbatical Year
and comes straight from the scriptures.
This year is designed to provide a vacation
opportunity for all that practice.
Seed: (Lev. 19:19, Deut. 22:9)
Mingling our seed is a concept that is
highly misunderstood in the scriptures.
Fortunately, it is not hard to understand
through good biblical study. Most
study the two verses regarding mingling your
seed and come to the conclusion that God
does not want us to mix our different vegetables in
the same garden, but this is not true.
As you look at Leviticus 19:19 and
Deuteronomy 22:9 it is clear that it is the
seed that is mingled, or diverse, and not
the field. We are not to sow our
fields with "mingled seeds." The
question to ask is, what is a "mingled
seed?" The Greek word for
mingled/diverse is kil'ayim, which
means, "in the original sense of
separation; two heterogeneities: - divers
seeds (-e kinds), mingled (seed)"
(Strong's Concordance - H3610). This
is a reference to genetically modified seed.
Remember, the field is not mingled with
different kinds of seed, the seed is mingled
with two different heterogeneities.
Why would God warn the Israelites about
genetic modification thousands of years
before this was possible? The answer
is simple, genetic modification had been
done prior to Moses and the Israelites.
In the book of Jasher, which is mentioned in
Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, the author
mentions the time of the great flood.
One of the reasons given as to why God brought the
flood is because the people, "taught the
mixture of animals of one species with the
other" (Jasher 4:18). The book of Jubilees also
mentions this as well. In fact, when
you study Genesis 6:1-7 carefully, you will
realize that God was angered because
"the sons of God," which is a reference
to angels, took wives of the "daughters
of men." It was this defilement
of God's creation that angered Him enough to
destroy the earth. After all, God
designed creation to reproduce "after
his kind" (Gen. 1:24).
Apparently, way back before the flood, man
knew how to "mingle" the seeds of animals.
We can reasonably assume that they knew how
to do this with plants as well.
Obviously God does not want us to do so, but
what is the result?
Breaking this law apparently brings poor
health since the result is that your
"seeds," "fruit" and "vineyards"
will be "defiled" (Deut. 22:9).
If you study genetically modified foods
today you will see this result as well.
The purpose of making genetically modified
seeds, among others, is to make them grow in
poor soil, make them resistant to
pesticides, and make them attractive to the
eye and taste buds. This is a
marketing strategy to make more money.
The result is a much poorer quality of food
concerning our health. The purpose is
to make the apple bigger, and taste better,
and look brighter, but not necessarily
contain all the healthy ingredients it
should have. We would be wise to steer
towards organic products over genetically
modified products in our grocery shopping.
The same is true for genetically modified
animals. In Leviticus 19:19, we are
also told to, "not let thy cattle gender
with a diverse kind." This is to
keep the various kinds of animals pure.
This is important in breeding, especially
for the foods that we eat. Although we
have not genetically modified our meat and
milk products yet, the risks are considered
to be significant. We have no idea
what type of problems genetically modified
animals can cause, but we should learn from
our experience with genetically modified
crops and heed God's warning.
Weights & Measures: (Deut. 25:15, Prov.
11:1, Prov. 16:11)
The God of the scriptures commands us to use
a "just weight" and "measure"
(Deut. 25:15). In today's world we
don't really understand what this is.
We currently use paper money (fiat
currency). This fiat currency comes
with inflation, which is an unjust weight
and measure. To help understand this
we will quickly define the difference.
"is money that derives its value from
government regulation or law"
The only reason this money has value is
because a government institution says so.
There is no intrinsic value to a dollar
bill. The paper is worth less than one
penny. Other than the fact that it's
value has been declared by government, it is
worthless. However, controlled changes
in the economy can dictate the purchasing
power of fiat currency. The result is
a fluctuating market that causes inflation
and the long term devaluation of your
currency. The end result is that of an
ultimate crash of your economy.
God specifically forbids this type of
currency by the use of the words
"weight" and "measure."
Think of the meanings of these two words.
A weight is a consistent measurement related
to gravitational pull. A measure is a
standard unit. This is also a
consistent way to determine something.
If you put these two together, you have to
be able to weigh your currency and measure
it to determine it's value. We do not
weigh or measure our dollar bills to
determine it's value, we rely on government
institutions and the economy to determine
it's value. Gold and silver coin, the
currency of the scripture, uses the weight
and measure of the property to determine
it's value. We do this today.
When we talk about Gold or Silver, we state
it this way; "This is one ounce, 9/10th fine
silver." The weight is "one ounce" and
the measure is "9/10th fine silver."
In other words, you have one ounce of 90%
silver. The value of this property
never changes. The scriptures demand a
bimetallic (two metals) monetary system of
Gold and Silver.
America started out this way. In
Article One, Section Ten of the U. S.
Constitution, it states, "No state shall
make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a
Tender in Payment of Debts." We
instituted God's monetary system at the
start of this country, but we changed it in
1933. This is when President Roosevelt
changed our monetary system from Gold and
Silver coin, to paper money. The
people did not have to consent, but times
were tough so they did. The result is
exactly what God said would happen, for what
is the penalty for using an unjust weight
and measure? As Deuteronomy 28:44
states, "He shall lend to thee, and thou
shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head,
and thou shalt be the tail." The
result of an unjust weight and measure is
national debt, for we will not lend to
others, but they will lend to us.
Isn't this exactly what happened in 1933?
Since then the U. S. national debt has
skyrocketed into the trillions. This
debt is now so large that America is no
longer capable of paying it off. This
is a very bad position for us to be in, but
God warned us thousands of years ago, if
only we would have listened.
(Ex. 22:25, Lev. 25:35-37, Deut. 23:19-20)
The scriptures speak of debt in a very
negative light, and usury as an outright
sin, but many do not understand why.
God's law is a law that should be followed.
Every commandment, statute, and judgment is
for a reason and is beneficial to us.
The laws regarding debt and usury are no
exceptions to this. In the scripture,
debt is allowable, but there are rules.
For example, when a brother borrows from
you, you cannot collect interest/usury (Ex.
22:25). There is another statute that
mandates the forgiveness of all debt to
those who cannot pay on every Sabbath year
(Deut. 15:1-2). This was the precursor
to our modern bankruptcy laws, but works
much better. This gives responsibility
to both the borrower and the lender.
Keep in mind, there is another statute
requiring the borrower to not take advantage
of this sabbath year debt release (Deut.
15:9). A borrower has the
responsibility to make sure they can pay the
debt back, but having a mandatory release of
the debt will make lenders more cautious
about who they lend to. The sabbath
year was designed to provide relief for
those who legitimately had a problem which
caused them to not be able to pay their debt
These types of laws keep countries like
America from going into market bubbles in
their economy. For example, a 30 year
fixed mortgage would not be allowable under
scriptural law for two reasons; 1) the debt
cannot last more than six years, and 2) the
debt cannot have interest attached.
Without having these types of loans helps
keep homes affordable. Keep in mind,
as far as materials go and labor costs, a
house does not cost any more than $50,000.
There is no reason to have homes in the
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
These laws keep the market stable and
It is still legal to get a loan, and the
lender can still make money on the loan,
they just can't charge interest.
Interest is very dangerous. Interest
uses compound mathematics and makes it hard
to see the overall price you are paying.
For example, when you buy a house with a
thirty year fixed mortgage, you are really
paying the price of three houses, two for
the bankers and one for you. This
makes your home purchase more profitable for
the bankers than for you. A lender
can loan money with a set amount more to
earn if they like. A loan for $10,000
can stipulate that $11,000 will be paid
back. This is a very clear contract
and both parties are able to see the overall
price to be paid. Following God's
usury and debt laws will benefit all
economies and bring prices down. Not
following God's usury and debt laws will
actually cause us harm. Don't forget,
God's law has a penal clause. One of
the penalties for not following God's
economic laws is, you will "build an
house," but you will "not dwell
therein" (Deut. 28:30). This
is seen in America every time a housing
market bubble bursts. Homeowners by
the thousands lose their homes to bankers.
We would be wise to listen to God and follow
His Debt laws.
Fabric Clothing: (Lev. 19:19, Deut. 22:11)
The idea that we should only wear clothing
that has 100% of the same fabric does not
make sense to most of us. Why would
God have such a ridiculous command?
After all, why should God care what kind of
clothing we wear? The truth is, this
question demonstrates the arrogance of man.
Why would we continue to question a God who
obviously has far superior intelligence than
we do? Just look at how God answered
Job when Job questioned God. "Who
is this that darkeneth counsel by words
without knowledge?" (Job. 38:2).
Apparently Job's question was without
knowledge. God continues to question
Job, "Where wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? declare, if thou
hast understanding" (Job. 38:4).
That is a good question for man has been
trying to answer this question for thousands
of years. Then God proceeds to ask Job
numerous questions that Job obviously does
not know the answer to. In fact, we
have just learned some of the answers in
modern times, but still don't know most of
them. Yet, we will still question God
when He told us not to wear mixed fabric
Is it possible that there is a reason God
would want us to always wear 100% of the
same fabric in our clothing? Is there
some sort of benefit to us for not wearing
mixed fabric? I'm going to be honest,
I don't know the reason for this law, but
God does. I will provide some answers
that I have heard over the years, but I have
no proof of any because I do not have the
means to test them. However, here are
the possible reason's God may have for us
not wearing mixed fabric clothing.
Many have suggested that this practice
produces a poor quality clothing item.
This would make this law a business practice
law. Some have suggested that this was
a specific statute to keep the Israelites
separate/holy apart from the rest of the
world. This would make this law an
idolatry law. Another theory is the
idea that God ordained all animals to
produce after their kind (Gen. 1:25) and
mixing their fabric together violates this
command of creation. However, though
these theories present an answer, it is my
opinion that there is a better answer.
It has been reported on a few different
occasions that mixed fabric clothing
diminishes a persons magnetic field. I
have read two different reports of a Hebrew
man testing magnetic fields of people and
comparing the differences between people
wearing mixed fabric clothing and 100%
fabric clothing. In fact, many people
wearing 100% fabric clothing had their
magnetic field measuring over ten feet away
from their body, while those who wore mixed
fabric clothing had their magnetic field
measuring only one foot away from their
body. If this is true then this
statute is a health statute. Perhaps we should give God another chance
and not assume He was wrong with some of His
laws. It is true, there is no official
study demonstrating this that I could find,
but maybe science should focus more on
proving God right instead of trying to prove
I want to be clear, this is not from my
first hand experience. I do not have
the means myself to test someone's magnetic
field, but this is a report that I read.
Mankind currently does not know much about a
person's magnetic field and what sort of
health benefits having a strong one might
have. Recently, many products have
come out such as bracelets or knee braces to
help improve someone's magnetic field for
health benefits. Maybe if we just
started practicing this law we would not
need such products. Reading this
report regarding wearing mixed fabric has
humbled me. Instead of being arrogant
because I don't understand the law, I now
believe I should trust the God who made me
and only wear 100% fabric.
Kid in it's Mothers Milk: (Ex. 23:19, Ex.
34:26, Deut. 14:21)
The three scriptures above are highly
misunderstood. In an attempt to
rationalize what appears to be a strange
command, we have made the God of the
scriptures to appear foolish. The
verse in question goes like this, "Thou
shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk"
(Deut. 14:21). The Hebrew word
for, "seethe" is bâshal
which means, "to boil up; hence to be
done in cooking" (Strong's Concordance
- H1310). This verse is saying we are
not allowed to boil or cook a goat in its
mother's milk. The meaning of this
verse is clear, it is the why to follow this
verse that many do not understand.
Some have taken this verse to mean we are to
respect a mother goat by not cooking their
kid in her own milk. This does not
make sense because it is not like the mother
goat will know that you are using her own
milk and why would we be cooking the goat
out at the goat pasture anyway? Just
the fact that we are cooking the kid could
be construed as disrespectful to the mother
goat. There is no logical way of
understanding an interpretation such as
this, and I believe the God of the
scriptures is very logical.
Another understanding is that this was a
heathen custom and we are not to follow
after heathen customs. Though it is
true that we should not follow heathen
customs, this custom has more to it than
just boiling a goat in its mother's milk.
The custom involved magic and crops to bring
forth a plentiful harvest. This was
contrary to the scriptures for other
reasons. Why did God only mention the
boiling of a goat and not the others?
In fact, to take this argument even further,
why does God pick this heathen custom from
the hundreds of other heathen customs to
single out. There is no logical way of
understanding this interpretation as well.
If you look at these verses with logic and
modern science, the understanding becomes
clear. First, when a kid is born the
mother goat begins to produce milk.
This is true for all mammals. It is
reasonable to assume that the only milk that
might be available to cook a kid in is its
mother's milk. Perhaps we are focusing
too much on the mother instead of the milk.
If we start to focus on the word milk this
verse starts to make more sense. Is
there a reason why God might not want us to
cook our milk? In fact, there is.
Using modern science we now know that
pasteurizing (boiling) milk is harmful to
our health. There are many enzymes in
milk that our body needs to digest the milk.
One specific enzyme is called
phosphatase, which is the enzyme needed
to digest calcium. Other enzymes are
required for our bodies to be able to digest
Without these enzymes the milk fat will not
be digested and we can develop various
diseases like heart disease and stroke.
Perhaps this command is God protecting us
from these harms, which makes this a health
law. For more on the harmful affects
of pasteurized milk click
One might ask, why didn't God just say,
"don't pasteurize milk?" The problem
with this is that thousands of years ago
pasteurization would not have even been
considered. The only reason we do this
today is to avoid the costly price of having
to keep a clean milk factory. The
theory behind pasteurizing milk is to boil
away all the bad bacteria so it will not
harm us as we drink it. This would not
have been a problem thousands of years ago
for milk was not produced in factories, but
on small local farms. Besides, the
knowledge of such small bacteria was not
widely known, if known at all. Why
would anyone thousands of years ago have
taken the time to boil their milk before
they drank? This would not have been a
very efficient and cost effective way of
producing milk to drink. When we
understand this passage this way it makes
logical sense. This command is a
Holydays are the holidays of the scripture.
Believe it or not, God gave us specific
holidays to celebrate, but somewhere down
the road of history we decided to stop
celebrating these holidays. God's
Holydays are designed for our benefit and
learning. For more on these Holydays
and whether we should celebrate them or not
please read my article called
The Sacrificial System is one of the most
misunderstood topics of biblical study.
If most people understood how this system
worked, they might not be so against it.
I have prepared a short video to explain how
this system works. You might be
surprised to learn that we practice the
Biblical Sacrificial System here in America
today. Please watch my video called
Sacrificial System of America.
The law of the scripture gets a bad wrap today.
Many believers mock God's law and assume it was only
for people in the past. They believe the laws
are irrelevant for today and do not make any sense.
The truth is, if we understood these laws we would
see their obvious benefits. A simple way to
understand this is to study what is called the
Common Law. In 872 A. D. King Alfred codified
the Common Law. This law gets it's name
because it represents the common man. It was
originally called the Law of the Commoners.
What many don't realize is that King Alfred codified
the 49 Dooms of the Common Law straight from the
Mosaic law. In many places it reads word for
word from the Mosaic Law. In fact, the
Constitution of the United States sets up the Common
Law as the law of the land. This law, which
comes from God's law, is designed for the benefit of
the common man. As I have said before, God's
law is for our benefit. America started out
practicing God's law (Common Law) and we were
blessed. We now do not practice God's law
(Common Law) and instead practice the Roman Civil
Law and now we are cursed. God made the
promise that, "If my people, which are called by
my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek
my face, and
turn from their wicked ways; then
will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land" (2 Chr. 7:14).
The Hebrew word for "wicked ways" is
ra‛ râ‛âh, which means, "evil -
naturally or morally" (Strong's Concordance -
H7451). This verse is a reference from the
Mosaic Law (Lev. 26:40-42). "Turn
from their wicked ways" can also be translated
as, "Turn from their [lawless ways]."
Most believers today agree that America needs to
"humble themselves," and "pray," and
"seek [God's] face," but we will absolutely
not turn from our lawless ways. We refuse to
stop breaking God's law. Perhaps if we
followed through with 2 Chronicles 7:14 the land of
America could be healed.