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Divine law

Divine law is any law (or rule) that in the opinion of believers, comes directly from the will of God (or a god), in contrast to man-made law. Like natural law (which may be seen as a manifestation of divine law) it is independent of the will of man, who cannot change it. However it may be revealed or not, so it may change in human perception in time through new revelation. Divine law is eternal law, meaning that since all God is is infinite, then his law must also be infinite and eternal.

In Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Law, Divine Law, as opposed to Natural Law, comes only from revelation or scripture, hence Biblical law, and is necessary for human salvation. In Aquinas, divine law must not be confused with eternal law.

See also

  • Antinomianism
  • Biblical law
  • Biblical law in Christianity
  • Book of the Law of the Lord
  • Halacha
  • The Law of Christ
  • Sharia
  • Ten Commandments
  • Great Commandment
  • New Commandment
  • Noahide Laws
  • Mitzvah
  • Rule According to Higher Law

External links

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