Luther on God’s Law

Accordingly, Luther stated:3 “The Ten Commandments are not of Moses.   Nor did God give them first to him.   On the contrary, the Decalogue belongs to the whole World.   It was written and engraved in the minds of all human beings from the beginning of the World…. Later on, since men had finally come to the point of caring neither for God nor for men, God was compelled to re-new these laws through Moses and, after writing them with His fingers on tablets [of stone], to place them before our eyes in order to present to us what we were before the fall of Adam and what someday we are to be in Christ.”