christ and the law
Read pp. 302-308 in Institutes of Biblical Law.
corresponding Rushdoony lectures
Listen to the R. J. Rushdoony lecture, Christ and the Law, that corresponds with this section.
Video summary lecture (Andrea Schwartz)
questions for thought & discussion
1. Why is the deception so prevalent and so readily accepted that we are in a dispensation of grace rather than law?
2. If Pharisaism leads to statism and Antinomianism leads to anarchy, what does following Biblical law lead to?
3. The battle for the Reformers was against an overbearing “church” that wanted to be the supreme authority on earth. What is our battle today? Why are so few professing Christians even aware of the struggle?
4. Referring to Martin Luther’s quote included in this section, contemplate the areas of your life where the battles rage. Why is the study of Biblical law so vital to your success in the battles you face?
5. Why is it significant that Dr. Rushdoony titles this section Christ and the Law? Why is it dangerous to separate one from the other? What is missing when it is separated?
One of the surest ways to identify whether you understand a subject is to write a point of view paper (sometimes referred to as a position paper). This exercise helps to unearth areas of confusion, uncertainty, and/or disagreement, many times revealing that a number of unanswered questions remain. Once completed, you may submit your paper for comments.
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