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  1. Perfect Law and Perfect Gospel Hand in Hand

    "The law of God is perfect" (Psalm 19:8a). This word "temimah" (perfect) corresponds to the required condition of the sacrificial animals in the sanctuary service (Leviticus 1:3.10; 3:1; 4:3 ect.). The law as well as the sacrificial animals are perfect. The moral law is a perfect expression of the perfect will of a perfect God. Psalm 19:7-11 deals with the moral law as David mentions forgiveness of even hidden faults (vs. 12). God does not just ignore or bursh away sins like dust. The substitutionary death of a sacrificial animal is necessary for atonement to be accomplished. This points to the "precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot" (1 Peter 1:19 RSV).

    The perfect moral law goes hand in hand with the perfect gospel. One cannot be without the other.

    Winfried Stolpmann

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  2. There is nothing under the sun that can replace the sweetness of sabath keeping in a child of yahwe,the law is the perfect character of God,how great and wonderful it is to bear the same character with the divine ruler of the entire universe.

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