The Royal Torah of Liberty: The “Law” of the New Covenant

Did you know that, according to Jesus, the two greatest commandments of God aren’t even in the Ten Commandments, but are rather in the Torah? See Mark 12:29-31. In this short article, I am going to show you just what the “Royal Law of Liberty” truly is and what this means to you.

Defining the Law

First of all, let’s see from where our Saviour was quoting when He spoke of the two greatest commandments.

The First and Great Commandment

Hear, O Israel: the LORD is our God, the LORD only: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

— Deuteronomy 6:4-5

And the Second Is Like unto It

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. Ye shall keep My Statutes.

— Leviticus 19:18-19

These Commandments explain the two parts of the Ten, but when will we wake up to see that there are more than Ten Commandments of God (Rev. 14:12)?

The whole “Torah” is the “Royal Law”

If you ask most Adventists today what the Law of God is, you will almost certainly receive the answer, “the Ten Commandments.” But if we seek the answer in the Word of God, what will we read? Let us ask James how he defined the Law.

If ye fulfil the Royal Law according to the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Deut. 6:4-5), ye do well: But if ye have respect to persons (Deut. 1:17), ye commit sin, and are convinced of the Torah as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the Law of Liberty.

— James 2:9-12

O friends, Babylon has deceived us! All the Torah still stands. The work must be finished. The whole Torah must be sealed in our hearts and the whole earth lightened with the glory of the LORD. Wake up! Receive the last message of mercy and run to proclaim it!


Ricky Bokovoy loves to study and share what he learns, especially on the subjects of the Bible and the writings of Ellen White, as well as health. He really digs deep, so he often shares long messages, but they are well worth the time! His other love is music. In fact, he used to be more about music ministry than writing! He still loves to sing, but sadly is no longer able to play guitar due to a health issue. His greatest desire is to see Seventh-day Adventists (by profession, whether they are members of a denomination or not) properly organized and united as a great army, doing the work God raised us up to do.

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