Bible students today know the existence of the law of God in the bible since the beginning is self-evident. The law and commandments of God in the Bible are misunderstood by most people. Now the will, way, and law of God are all tied together. Now the will of God is that we keep His way. Furthermore, the way of God is the way of righteousness. Moreover, the way of righteousness is the Ten Commandments. The bible also teaches that Satan sinned from the foundation of the world. Furthermore, it goes on to say that where there is no law, there is no sin. (Romans 4:15) Therefore, if no law existed there could be no sin because there would be no law to break. In addition, no law means no one could be guilty of sin. Now, if Satan sinned from the beginning of the world, it makes sense that we have had laws and commandments of God from the foundation of the world.
The Kingdom of Heaven
The kingdom of heaven teaches us about the law of God in the bible. The Bible tells us that in the beginning, the Lord created the heavens and the earth, and all their hosts. (Genesis 1:1) Therefore, God completed His work, which He had done, and He rested from all His work, which He had done. (Genesis 2:1-3) Therefore, from the beginning of the world, His created and made works were finished. (Hebrews 4:3) Therefore, from the foundation of the world, whatever things the Lord made in heaven have been in heaven from the beginning of the world. Furthermore, after the creation period, there is no mention of God making anything new in Heaven. If it did this would contradict the creation account, which would make the Lord a liar.
The Bible tells us about some of the things that the Lord made or created from the foundation of the world. First, there is the kingdom of heaven, which would have the 10 Commandments of God from the beginning of the world. (Matthew 25:34) Second, there is the temple of the Lord. (Revelation 11:19) Third, there is the tabernacle of the testimony. (Revelation 15:5) Fourth, there is the ark of His covenant. (Revelation 11:19) Fifth, there is His covenant. (Revelation 11:19, Revelation 15:5) All of these things had copies on Earth. God told Moses to make all these things according to the heavenly pattern He was going to show him. (Exodus 25:9, 40) Therefore, there were copies of the things in the heavens. (Hebrews 8:5, Hebrews 9:23) In other words, the temple, the tabernacle, the ark, and the two tablets of stone were mere copies of the true ones in heaven. (Hebrews 9:24)
The covenant of God also teaches us about the law of God in the bible. The ark of His covenant has been in the tabernacle of the Testimony in heaven from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 11:19) The Lord declared to Israel His covenant, the 10 Commandments. He also wrote them on stone tablets. (Deuteronomy 4:13) The Lord also spoke the Commandments to Israel, and He added no more. He also wrote them on stone tablets and gave them to Moses. (Deuteronomy 5:22) Also in chapter 9, it says the Lord gave Moses the two stone tablets written by the finger of the Lord, and on them were the Ten Commandments, which He spoke to them at the mountain from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. (Deuteronomy 9:10) In addition, the Lord wrote on the tablets, like the former writing, the Commandments. (Deuteronomy 10:4)
The tabernacle of the testimony also teaches us about the law of God in the bible. Moses put into the ark he made the testimony that has existed from the beginning of the world. (Exodus 25:21) When God had finished speaking with Moses upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God. (Exodus 31:18) Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets written on both sides, written on one side and the other. Furthermore, these tablets were God’s work, and the writing was His writing engraved on the tablets. (Exodus 32:15-16) Later, as Moses came near the camp that he saw the calf and the dancing. So, Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain. (Exodus 32:19)
Later the Lord said to Moses, “Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered. (Exodus 34:1) So God wrote on the tablets, like the former writing, the Ten Commandments that He had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly, and He gave them to Moses. (Deuteronomy 10:4) Because of the two tablets of stone, it becomes self-evident that the Testimony and His covenant are the same things. Furthermore, the phrase “the ark of the testimony” and “the ark of the covenant” is in the bible many times. Also, the book of the law of God in the bible even has a version of the testimonies of God.
The Fallen Angels
The fallen angels and Lucifer teach us about the law of God in the bible. From the beginning of the world, Lucifer’s evil nature is on display. Most people think the first sins committed in the bible were those of Adam and Eve. However, the first sins committed in the bible were those of Satan and his followers. Christ said to the Pharisees “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer in the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44).
Lucifer broke almost all of the 10 Commandments of God from the foundation of the world. He broke the First Commandment because he saw himself as the Lord (Thou shall have no other gods before Me). He also broke the Second Commandment (he saw himself in the image of the Lord). Furthermore, Lucifer broke the Fifth Commandment (Honor your Father and Mother); the Lord is his creator (Father). Moreover, he broke the Sixth Commandment (he was a murderer). Lucifer also tried to steal God’s throne breaking the Eight Commandment. He also broke the Ninth Commandment (he is a liar). Last, of all he broke the Tenth Commandment (he coveted in his heart to rule Heaven.
Adam and Eve
The sins of Adam and Eve also teaches us about the law of God in the bible. The Bible teaches that sin is the transgression of the law of God in the bible. (One John 3:4) So what law did they transgress? They broke the Law of the Lord because God does not impute sin where there is no law. (Rom. 5:13) They placed knowledge in place of God, breaking the first Commandment. They also broke the tenth, for they coveted knowledge. After they sinned, Cain murdered his brother. It happened, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew (murdered) him. Then the LORD said unto Cain, where is Abel thy brother? So, he said I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? (Gen. 4:8). The sixth commandment says, “Thou shall not murder.” (Ex. 20:13)
Here are some of the 30+ scriptures that show the law of God in the bible from early times.
- 1:26; 31:32, 35 (Idolatry). Ex. 20:3-6. Deut. 5:7-10.
- 2:3 (the Sabbath). Ex. 16:23; 20:10; 31:13-17. Deut. 5:14.
- 4:4; 15:9; 22:2, 13 (Sacrifices). Ex. 29:36. Lev. 1:2-5.
- 7:2; 8:20 (Clean and unclean). Lev. 11. Deut. 14:3-20.
- 9:5, 6 (Murder). Ex. 20:13. Deut. 5:17.
- 12:18; 20:3, 9; 26:10, 11; 38; 39:9; 49:4 (Adultery). Lev. 20:10.
- 14:20; 28:22 (Tithes). Lev. 27:30-32.
- 17:9, 10 (Circumcision). Lev. 12:3.
- 18:20 (Licentiousness). Lev. 18.
- 21:23; 24:41; 26:28 (Oaths). Ex. 22:11. Num. 5:19.
The information above proves the existence of the commandments and law of God in the bible from the beginning of the world.
You need to study from the beginning to understand the law of God in the bible. Now, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and laws to govern them. Now, these laws are righteous. Because these laws define sin. The laws of the kingdom of heaven govern immortal beings. Therefore, some of them lead to eternal condemnation, and some do not. The laws of the earth governs mortal beings. Therefore, some of them lead to death, and some do not. (1 John 5:16-17) Now in principle and precept, the laws for the earth and the heavens are the same. This means that, like the laws of the heavens, the laws of the earth from the foundation of the world are eternal. On the other hand, the Law of Moses that was added because of sins only applied to the nation of Israel for a limited time. (Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 9:9) Now, from the beginning of the world, Adam and Eve were not under any temporary laws. They were, however, subject to the permanent righteous laws of the Lord that define what sin is. Remember, it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tiny stroke of a pen in the law to fall. (Luke 16:17)