Aslan, like Christ, breaks the curse of the Law (Sharia).

With all this talk of radical Islamic Law (“Sharia”) in England, here is something truly unique to meditate on:

If you ever want to know just how radical the Gospel is, then place the word “Sharia” everywhere Paul mentions the “Law”:

Romans 3:21 “But now a righteousness from God, apart from law (Sharia), has been made known…”

Romans 3:27 “Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law (Sharia)? No, but on that of faith…”

Here’s the one that really got me, Romans 10:4, “Christ is the end of the law (Sharia) so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes…”

Isn’t that incredible? Christ’s death and resurrection made satisfaction for the Law (Sharia) so that we may be free. So as Christians in America, what should our response be to our English brethren? Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

Let us love and sing and wonder,
Let us praise the Savior’s Name!
He has hushed the law’s loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame.
He has washed us with His blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord Who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies,
Called us by His grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears and gave us eyes:
He has washed us with His blood,
He presents our souls to God.

Let us wonder; grace and justice
Join and point to mercy’s store;
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles and asks no more:
He Who washed us with His blood
Has secured our way to God.
” Amen!
– John Newton, “Let us Love and Sing and Wonder”

For a great rendition of this hymn, click here!