Inlawed by the Word of God
We are inlawed through reading and hearing of the Word of God.
The word "inlawed" most likely needs explained. You may have heard of someone being an "outlaw". An outlaw is someone who operates outside of the law. For example, a barbarian who kills and eats his neighbor and feels guilty if he does not, would be considered an outlaw, without/outside of the law. He lives outside of moral law.
Once he learns of the commandments of God to love God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength and his neighbor as himself, he is "inlawed", or brought into knowledge of the law. He is "inlawed".
While the specific word "inlawed" is not in the Bible, it can be used to describe people who have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and are now responsible, as being judged by the law.
Let's look at some scripture.
Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
The people who "knew the Lord's will" were the people inlawed. And the people who "knew not the lord's will " were the outlaws. Both did things worthy of stripes/punishment. But knowing the Lord's will was the difference. In the USA, knowing the law but breaking it anyway often results in greater punishment. Premeditating a crime warrants greater punishment or "more stripes". Planning a crime warrants more punishment and doing something on the spur of the moment.
Why the Law Speaks to Everyone
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Our Conscience Bears Witness of Being Inlawed
Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 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; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Whether we know the law of God or don't know the law of God. Even not knowing the law of God we are convicted of. We are all guilty of sin and need to repent.
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3rd Commandment - Vanity
4th Commandment - Sabbath
5th Commandment - Honor
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|