Law of Christ

    The law of Christ is found in the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 3). Christ gave many commandments, precepts, and teachings. He also gave a law.1 “The greatest instruction that I know to have been given by God at any time, to any generation, is a rule of community found in the Sermon on the Mount and in the Sermon at Bountiful (see Matthew 3; 3 Nephi 5–6). This is how you and I should practice Christianity.”2 Early Christians were very diverse, but they agreed on two things: Christ’s doctrine and Christ’s law. Once Christians have these two essential teachings in common, they can have differences on other issues, just like the early Christians.3See also DOCTRINE OF CHRIST.

    1 500th Year Reformation Talk One, 12, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 21, 2017.

    2 “Opening Remarks,” Covenant of Christ Conference, 3, Boise, ID, Sept. 3, 2017.

    3 500th Year Reformation Talk Two, 10, Dallas, TX, Oct. 19, 2017.