Ask a Pastor Column
Presenting biblical answers to tough questions
September 1, 2022
Q: Were there biblical laws before the 10 commandments?
A: I guess it depends on what you mean by biblical laws. God designed the universe to function according to certain fundamental laws; whether they be physical laws like gravity, motion and thermodynamics, or moral laws like family, faith and character. Living with a proper respect for these laws (i.e. not jumping off a cliff or changing God’s design for family) has always resulted in blessings and fulfillment in life. The Bible refers to this respect for God’s laws and right living as “righteousness” (a.k.a. right character)....