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71 ◄ Previous Page Home Chapter Index Next Page ► Chapter 8b The Fruit of Infinite Love – Part 2 In the previous chapter, we confirmed that God’s Ten Commandment law is a perfect word-picture of love. This being the case, we would expect the majority of believers to be well aware of this all-important fact. The truth, however, is that God’s children have long been divided into two camps over the nature of God’s law. With this fact in mind, let us turn our attention to these two camps which, for the sake of clarity, we will simply refer to as “the legalist camp,” and “the lovealist camp.” The Legalist Camp The legalist is one who struggles to discern the deeper significance of God’s law. Typically, he will fail to see beyond the letter of the law and, as such, he will consider the law, not as “a life-giving code of principles expressing mercy, goodness and love,” but as little more than a cold and lifeless standard for human behaviour. Having so shallow an appreciation of the spiritual significance of God’s law of love, the legalist will be