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3 Uses of the Law
Gospel = promise (what God has done, is doing, or will do for you)
Law = what God demands of or from you
Revealing Sin
Civil Use (Restraining Sin)
A guide to what pleases God
Christ is the fulfillment, but not the abolishment
Most often this is mis-applied to say that the Old Testament was Law and the New is Grace, but that is NOT what Paul was saying.
Before we were saved we were under (the penalty of the) Law, and now receive the reward of Grace.
So, is God’s Grace set against His Law?
Is Salvation by Grace then without Law?
One might say that was Christ, but what of Christians?
What then is the Law of Christ?
Does James mean that same law as written in the Old Testament?
So, keep them all!
What to keep and what not?
Pick what we want - this makes us as gods, like Adam and Eve wanting the knowledge of good and evil - hypocrisy
Assume our disgust or displeasure is necessarily Divine - same as #1.
The decision point is still us, we just blame God for it
Moral / Ceremonial distinction - this gets most answers right, but is hollow for apologetic (this delineation is absent in scripture), also you have to stretch the definition of ceremonial to cover things like regulations on fabric and crop rotation
Discerning those things that were for national Israel specifically, Example, Deuteronomy chapter 18:
Example, Deuteronomy chapter 18.
In verses 1-8, God gives instructions concerning the Levitical Priesthood - a thing that was NEVER imposed on any nation other than Old Testament Israel.
God never condemned Gentile nations for the lack or impurity of the priesthood as He did Israel.
In these verses, God gives instructions concerning the Levitical Priesthood - a thing that was NEVER imposed on any nation other than Old Testament Israel.
God never condemned Gentile nations for the lack or impurity of the priesthood as He did Israel.
In verses 9-14, we find prohibitions on divinations, mediums, attempted communication with the dead.
It is clearly stated that God is driving out Pagan Gentiles from their land (many of whom will die in the process) because they are guilty of these things.
In verses 15-21, we find a prophecy of Jesus, the coming Messiah.
It is said that He would come from among the Jews specifically, (although in this text there are the seeds and in others the plain truth that Messiah was not only coming to benefit the Jews,) and also a test by which prophets can be judged which points back to the God of Israel only
This is I think the clearest and most Biblically-based method of reading the Law.
It is but a part of a larger hermeneutic, but if held and applied consistently, there is no room for the previously accused hypocrisy.
For a clear, comprehensive, and balanced summary of Christian sexual ethic, read 18
Isaiah 1:
So, keep them all!
deut 6:1-56
Laws concerning sacrifice and priesthood should lead us to doxology; praising Christ!
Laws concerning worship
lev 10:1-3
1 Cor 11:
Laws concerning clothing
1tim 2:9
Love is both the motivation and the means
Motivation
Our Love toward God is reciprocal; it is response, having been loved by God, especially in the sending of Jesus, believers love God.
The love that believers have and are to have toward one another and others is a direct result of God’s operation on our hearts, turning them outward to love as God loves.
Means
If Jesus commands us to keep the law of God in its entirety, how is this a light load?
How is this anything but damnation, since we can’t?
Note the repetition of ‘all your’
In the harvest field now ripened
There’s a work for all to do;
Hark! the voice of God is calling,
To the harvest calling you.
Refrain:
Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame;
There’s a crown, and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus’ name.
Believers are commanded to keep the law.
It is not optional, but take heart; it is Christ who has kept it for you and will keep it through you.
Love God supremely.
Love people genuinely, and thus fulfill the Law of Christ.
Believers are commanded to keep the law.
It is not optional, but take heart; it is Christ who has kept it for you and will keep it through you.
Love God supremely.
Love people genuinely, and thus fulfill the Law of Christ.
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