Series 1 - Lesson 6 - Annotation 18
What is "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 8:2)?
18. "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" is the law of right thinking and feeling. It is the activity of the principle of Absolute Good in man's consciousness. "Life in Christ Jesus" is life in accordance with Truth, or, in obedience to God's will or plan. That is, life showing the true relationship that exists between God and man, between man and his fellow man, and between man and the universe. When the races begins to live in divine order so that perfect harmony is experienced in all the activities on earth (body) and in heaven (mind) then a new condition will exist -- "new heavens and a new earth" (Isa. 65:17). There will be no "time" in the sense of a limited period. All stages of growth will be recognized instantly. The "law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" active in the hearts of men will inspire them to turn to God for guidance, so that divine wisdom and love will be expressed in the earth. Each person will be as conscious of all the family of God as he is of "self" and he will be divinely alive to the purpose and needs of his fellow men. Through the operation of the "law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" the purposes of Spirit will be fulfilled, namely, coordination and cooperation throughout creation. ________________________ Preceding Entry: What is meant by the expression "the law of sin and of death" (Rom. 8:2)? Following Entry: How does the body benefit by salvation?