Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Study the Law

In 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law, Thomas Schreiner gives four reasons why it is important for Christians to study the role of the law in the Bible.

  • First, one's understanding of the law determines how one puts the whole Bible together.
  • Second, those who study the role of the law will have a firmer grasp of...theological systems (dispensationalism, covenant theology, theonomy, or Lutheranism).
  • Third, the role of the law is closely related to justification.
  • Fourth, the law relates to the will of God.
"To sum up," he says, "the study of the law is intellectually challenging, theologically crucial, and practically relevant. It cannot be dismissed as an academic enterprise that is unrelated to the everyday lives of believers."

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