There are two distinct ways people use the idea of God’s law:
- Natural law: principles that can be rationally drawn from the way things are: Gravity for example, or cause and effect.
- Divine law: a set of laws based on a specific revelation from God. The most obvious example is the law of Moses, derived from God’s revelation at Mount Sinai; it centers around the Ten Commandments, but also contains many other moral, ceremonial and social provisions.
Sir Norman Anderson (1982), Handbook of Christian Beliefs