In America today how many laws are there?
The simple answer is no one knows. Does that mean no one can count that high or that they’ve never been collected into one massive code. Where’s Hammurabi or Justinian when you need them?
When the federal laws were first codified in 1927, they fit into a single volume. By the 1980s, there were 50 volumes of more than 23,000 pages. By 2015 it was over 80 volumes and more than 80,000 pages. Today you can’t even find out the most recent count using the all-knowing Google. In other words all of us have broken a law somewhere along the line the government just hasn’t decided to pick us up yet.
That’s sort of how the Mosaic Law is. No one can keep it. Jews couldn’t and we can’t.
And praise God we don’t have to.
The Law of God is called…
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