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Who and What Is God?
law by one in authority. This necessitates authoritative
leadership-one in command.
When the only conscious Life-Beings existed, God was
leader-in authoritative command. Thus, even when the
only conscious Life-Beings were God and the Word, there
with God in supreme command. The
government of God is of necessity government from the top
down. It cannot be "government by the consent of the
governed." Its laws originate and are handed down fr0m
God-never legislated by the people-never dictated by
the governed how the government over them shall rule
them. Since they created other conscious, thinking
life-beings, this very fact of necessity put the
of God over all creation, with God supreme Ruler.
Our human civilization has assumed the preroga–
tive of lawmaking. Human governments, whether city,
county, state or national, have lawmaking bodies-city
councils, state legislatures, national congress, Parlia–
ment, Reichstag, Diet or Knesset. But
years of
human experience have demonstrated the utter
incapability of humans to decide right from wrong, or to
formulate laws for human conduct and relationships.
Human lawmaking bodies have made so many laws
that the average policeman in a city could not possibly
keep in his mind a fraction of the laws whose violations
he is supposed to act upon. Some may remember a comic
strip in American newspapers, "There ought to be a
law." The comic strip was poking fun at the very idea
that human lawmakers have made so many laws, and yet
fail to cover every possible infraction.
God's law is spiritual and can be summed up in one
simple but all-inclusive word-love. His law for the
guidance of human conduct is subdivided into the two
great commandments, love toward God and love toward
neighbor. These, in turn, are subdivided into the