In considering the law of God in relation to salvation this analogy may be helpful.
Had the American colonists held fast to the basic standards established in both biblical and British Common Law, the institutions of slavery they later developed would never have come to pass. McDurmon, Joel. The Problem of Slavery in Christian America (Kindle Locations 420-422). American Vision Press. Kindle Edition.
Law is in every culture religious in origin. Because law governs man and society, because it establishes and declares the meaning of justice and righteousness, law is inescapably religious, in that it establishes in practical fashion the ultimate concerns of a culture. Rushdoony, R. J.. The Institutes of Biblical Law, Vol. 1 (Kindle Locations 199-201). […]