A Middle Ground approach to The Law of Moses

Justin Taylor does gives a good summary how the New Covenant is actually a different covenant (and a better covenant - (Heb. 7:22) and a superior covenat (Heb. 8:) than the Old Covenant while maintaining God's unity of purpose across the covenants.  Since the New Covenant is made with a reconstituted covenant people (Matthew 21:33-43, Romans 9-11) that involves a new order(Hebrews 9:10), and a new set of governing laws and principles.  The establishment of the New Covenant has made the Old Covenant with its stipulations obsolete (2 Corinthians 3:14, Hebrews 8:13, 9:1, etc.). It a middle ground approach (neither Covenantal or Dispensational) that I believe is very profitable.  it will relieve you from the logical fallacies of Classical Covenant Theology or Classical Dispensational Theology. The Law of Moses and the Christian – Justin Taylor see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

A Good Test Case for Your Understanding of Law and Gospel

A Good Test Case for Your Understanding of Law and Gospel: "Can you explain how each of these declarations in 1 Corinthians 9:20-21 are true and simultaneously coherent? Paul was not under the law. For evangelistic purposes Paul at times functioned as one under the law. Paul was not outside the law. For evangelistic purposes Paul at times functioned as outside the law. Paul was under the law of Christ. Paul never acted outside the law of Christ. One observation which runs contrary to a lot of approaches to Pauline theology: in none of these does “law” refer to a misunderstanding/perversion of the law, and in none of them does “law” refer to the condemnation of the law.D.A. Carson’s 2009 TGC plenary address, “That By All Means I Might Win Some: Faithfulness and Flexibility in Gospel Proclamation,” is a helpful place to begin exploring this rich passage, especially as it relates to the tricky issue of contextualization, its necessity and limits.You can download the MP3 of watch the video … [Read more...]

New Covenant Theology and the Mosaic Law

If you want to understand how the New covenant relations to the Mosaic Law read: New Covenant Theology and the Mosaic Law see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Law and Grace

'Ask Phillip' - 'If we're not under law, why still read the 10 commandments in church?' from Audio Advice on Vimeo.Phillip Jensen is often asked questions. This is one forum where he answers them. For more from Phillip, go to www.phillipjensen.com. see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Video | If We Are No Longer Under The Law What Is The Place Of The Ten Commandments? | Phillip Jensen

Video | If We Are No Longer Under The Law What Is The Place Of The Ten Commandments? | Phillip Jensen 'Ask Phillip' - 'If we're not under law, why still read the 10 commandments in church?' from Audio Advice on Vimeo. see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

The Five Illegal Uses of God’s Law

The Five Illegal Uses of God's Law: " by Pastor Wolfmueller The Apostle Paul once said to young pastor Timothy, “Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully” (1 Timothy 1:8). This statement written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, warns us that when it comes to the preaching and use of God's law that there are lawful and unlawful, legal and illegal uses of God's Holy Law. Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado has written a wonderful article on the Illegal uses of God's Law that I am reproducing in full below. I hope that you will find it as insightful and edifying as I found it to be.Five Illegal Uses of the Law by Rev. Bryan WolfmuellerThere are three good and legitimate uses of the Lord's law, the curb, mirror and guide. As a curb the Lord's law orders the things of creation and keeps society from chaos. As a mirror the law shows us our sin and our need for Jesus and His mercy and salvation. As a guide the law gives shape to … [Read more...]

The Continuing Relevance Of Divine Law

Here is a good article on Law and Gospel:The Continuing Relevance Of Divine Law by Fred Zaspel see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

The Christian and the Law

The Christian and the Law: by Tim Etherington This is a great little post explaining a 50000 foot level view of the role of the law in the Christian life. Enjoy. Tim says:Recently I taught on Colossians 2:16-17 and we talked about the relationship between the Christian and the law. What I wanted to do was to point out that the issue of the Sabbath is important and is handled in different ways by Bible believing Christians. For me that opened the question of how we understand the relationship between the Christian and the Law. I decided to do some broad overviews. Here’s what I presented.The law is for Israel not the Church. Israel and the Church are two different entities in God’s program. Israel is under the Law, the Church is under the grace. If something from the Old Testament is not repeated in the New Testament, it is not part of the New Covenant. When Israel rejected Jesus, God turned to the Gentiles to make the Jews jealous. God is not done with Israel; the Church age is a … [Read more...]

Rightly Dividing the Word: Law & Gospel

Here is an important transcription of "Rightly Dividing the Word: Law and Gospel" - a broadcast of the White Horse Inn radio program that originally aired on May 22, 2005.  The White Horse Inn exists to equip Christians to "know what you believe and why you believe it." For more information about the White Horse Inn, please visit www.whitehorseinn.org or call (800) 890-7556."Rightly Dividing the Word of God: Law and Gospel see also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]

Machen On The Law And The Gospel

Machen On The Law And The Gospel by Tullian TchividjianAs I continue to work through a proper Biblical understanding of the relationship between God’s Law and God’s Gospel, I found this quote from J. Gresham Machen, taken from his book What is Faith? (1925), very helpful:A new and more powerful proclamation of law is perhaps the most pressing need of the hour; men would have little difficulty with the gospel if they had only learned the lesson of the law. As it is, they are turning aside from the Christian pathway; they are turning to the village of Morality, and to the house of Mr. Legality, who is reported to be very skillful in relieving men of their burdens… ‘Making Christ Master’ in the life, putting into practice ‘the principles of Christ’ by one’s own efforts-these are merely new ways of earning salvation by one’s obedience to God’s commands. Machen On The Law And The Gospel is a post from: Tullian Tchividjiansee also www.disciplemaking.net … [Read more...]