Charles Glass, reviewing several books about militant Islam in the London Review of Books, gives the following description of the views of a well-known Moslem leader.
Men do not make laws, God does. Scholars have the important task of understanding, interpreting and applying God's law. Bin Laden does not believe in legislators, because there is nothing to legislate. Law is eternal. It issues in the Sharia. There can be jurists and governors, but not legislators.If you replace the word "Sharia" with "Torah", this is a good statement of the Christian position. God has given us his law, so we do not need another law.
The law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good (Rom 7:12).
God's law is perfect, holy and eternal. Given that we have his law, we do not need human legislators to make laws. The best they can do is produce human laws that are inferior to God's law. We may need people to study God's law and clarify its meaning, but the generally it can be understood by everyone.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple (Ps 19:7).
Sammy Laden has a clearer understanding of the role of law than most Christians. What a pity that he has confused the deceptions of Mohammed with God's revelation to Moses.
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