There is as many forms of Community Law as there are forms of Community.
We recommend a study of the different forms of law used by men to learn how they play in the roll of communities and how they may alter or even destroy a community or protect it from corruption.
Law | Natural Law | Legal title | Common Law | Fiction of law |
Stare decisis | Jury | Consent | Contract | Parental contract | Government |
Civil law | Civil Rights | Civil Government | Governments |
No Kings | Cities of refuge | Voir dire | Levites |
Citizen | Equity | The Ten Laws | Law of the Maat |
Bastiat's_The_Law_and_Two_Trees | Trees |
The Occupy Refuge Movement | Clive Bundy | Hammond |
Barcroft | Benefactors | gods | Jury | Sanhedrin |
Protection | Weightier_matters | Social_contract | Community Law |
Perfect law of liberty | Power to change | Covet | Rights |
Anarchist | Live as if the state does not exist |
Ancient cultures often held fundamental concepts of justice they applied as a matter of culture. The ancient Egyptians had a list of law call Maat. While the Law of the Maat was exemplified in 42 Negative Confessions Maat. These negative statements of what not to do were expressing the spirit in which justice was applied rather than the detailed legalistic exposition of rules and punishments.
The same is somewhat true of the Mosaic Law.
The Ten Commandments of Israel were just an abbreviated form of these Maat rules. The Ten Commandments are still seen as the fundamental laws over the supreme court as basic and fundamental yet not always applied equally in all things. The Ten Laws of Israel were to be applied by the heart of society itself through a network of free assemblies or congregations not an individual or elite group which had become a centralized authority ruling over the people and making new laws often in its own self interest.
The Weightier matters of law were the responsibility of every citizen not a ruling class. What bound society was not social contracts through Consent but a system of social welfare which functioned by freewill or charitable contributions. For justice to prevail in a voluntary society the people had to have the law in their hearts and for the law to be justice it must be tempered with mercy which is born out of forgiveness and love.
If the law is Spirit and there is a Law of Nature then nature of society will conform to the law cultivated in the hearts of society. Nature is the manifestation of the God of Nature and exemplifies the righteousness of nature and of God.
We may want to define God as the Creator of Nature. But Paul the apostle who was a leader of an Intentional Community said there were "gods many". The gods of society are whoever those societies pray or apply to in order to receive the benefits of society. To know who is the god within a society is we only need to examine the fruit of society. Is there justice and mercy? Society will bear witness to the god it serves.
Property rights |
Natural Law |
Common Law |
Fiction of law |
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS | Parents have a prior right |
Human Rights | Human Events | Human resources | Universal Service | The Way |
Foolishly | Foolish virgins | The Right of Self-determination | Fraud |
Free Assemblies | CORE | Righteousness | Workers of Iniquity | Doers of the Word | Fruit |
Intentional Community |
Sense of Community |
Community Types |
Community Ethics | Community Law | Society and community | Communities Ancient |
Communion | Eucharist | Social Virtues | Daily ministration | Tens | FEMA |
Feasts | Feasts and festivals | Pentecost | Celebrate | Burning Bush Festival |
Law | Rights | Economy | Education | Welfare_types | Perfect law of liberty |
Benefactors | gods | Covet | First to do List | Fundamental orders | Network |
- Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
- Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
- Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.