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Ignorance of the Law

Ignorantia juris non excusat or Ignorantia legis neminem excusat (Latin for “ignorance of the law does not excuse” or “ignorance of the law excuses no one”) is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content.

The rationale of the doctrine is that if ignorance were an excuse, a person charged with criminal offenses or a subject of a civil lawsuit would merely claim that he or she is unaware of the law in question to avoid liability, even though the person really does know what the law in question is. Thus, the law imputes knowledge of all laws to all persons within the jurisdiction no matter how transiently.

Even though it would be impossible, even for someone with substantial legal training, to be aware of every law in operation in every aspect of a state’s activities, this is the price paid to ensure that willful blindness cannot become the basis of exculpation.

Will God in the day of judgment can use this same doctrine?

Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Rom 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law,

Rom 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Rom 2:14 For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law to themselves.

A Country for example with many cities has laws & ordinances that differ from each other. One city law like “same sex marriage” may not be applicable to the other city. So that when a faithful prays for the will of God to be done on earth as it is in heaven, is he asking for the same will in heaven?

Mt 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

The commandment of God to the Angels in heaven is different from the people on earth for Angels are sent out to the people on earth to do service for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation.

Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall inherit salvation?

That is more of a service or work rather than faith.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Seeing the face of the Father is for us a future scenario compared to Angels who always have access to heaven with the Father.

Mt 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

And this is the will of God done on earth as it is in heaven to the Angels, to follow his commandments written in the Bible.

Eccles 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Rev 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

Rev 22:9 Then saith he to me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them who keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

  1. August 10 at 1:31 am

    lets be in subjection to the superior authorities nowadays….


  2. kaspangarigan
    August 10 at 3:25 am

    Right, Melody.

    Rom 10:13 For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

    Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things?

    Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

    Rom 10:17 So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    Rom 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.


  3. August 10 at 11:56 pm

    Interesting point.;-)

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