Book Extract: I only preach a relational theology
Discussion on Law | Ron Higdon

Book Extract: I only preach a relational theology

This post is part of our ongoing discussion of the law in scripture. It is extracted from Finding Stability in Uncertain Times by Ron Higdon. Finding Stability in Uncertain Times, pp. 89-90 When Jesus was asked to give the greatest commandment in the Law, his reply essentially combined two Hebrew Scripture passages: “Love the Lord…

Book Extract: The Story of Moses, Exodus, and Sinai
Discussion on Law | Lee Wyatt

Book Extract: The Story of Moses, Exodus, and Sinai

This book extract is posted as part of our discussion on the law in scripture. It is extracted from Lee Wyatt’s book The Incredible Shrinking Gospel. Note: This section of the book is introduced as Jesus, as a child, hearing the stories of his people from Hebrew scripture. Freedom for God: The Story of Moses,…

Book Extract: Paul and James on Salvation and the Law
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Book Extract: Paul and James on Salvation and the Law

This extract is from pages 62-63 of Alexander Stewart‘s book Perseverance and Salvation in the Areopagus Critical Christian Issues series. It is posted as part of the discussion on the law. It is an irony of history that the only place in the Bible where the battle-cry of the Protestant Reformation, “faith alone” (sola fide),…

Book Extract: Forgive as We Are Forgiven
Discussion on Law | Robert D. Cornwall

Book Extract: Forgive as We Are Forgiven

The following is an extract from pages 34-35 of Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord’s Prayer by Robert D. Cornwall. It is posted here as background for the ongoing discussion on the law in scripture. To start with Luke, the Greek word used here is hamartia. This is, in contrast to Matthew’s usage,…

Keeping the Law
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Keeping the Law

This post was written by Pat Badstibner of World Prayr, editor/compiler of Energion title Walking in God’s Grace. It is a response to one of the posts linked in our online discussion on law in scripture. This is a response to Bob Cornwall’s post titled COVENANT RULES AND REGULATIONS – SERMON FOR LENT 3B (EXODUS…

The Standard of the Law
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The Standard of the Law

This post is part of our discussion on the law. Bruce Epperly’s article on the lectionary for the third Sunday in Lent was cited as a related article. This is a response to Bruce Epperly post titled “The Adventurous Lectionary -The Third Sunday in Lent” found herehttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/livingaholyadventure/2021/02/adventurous-lectionary-the-third-sunday-in-lent-march-7-2021/ I want to thank Bruce for laboring over…

The Law Is Not Soggy Cornflakes
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The Law Is Not Soggy Cornflakes

This post is being reposted in response to my friends Alden Thompson and Elgin Hushbeck in the discussion on the law. Their posts to be found herehttps://www.energiondirect.com/2021/03/22/the-law-as-gospel/and herehttps://hushbeck.com/blog/2021/03/alden-thompson-and-the-law-as-gospel/ Both have addressed a significant area of contention with me, the issue of Christians neglecting the Law’s distinct purposes. While I believe they addressed the need for…

Steve Kindle on the Purpose of the Law
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Steve Kindle on the Purpose of the Law

It appears that neither Israel, Luke, or the Revelator got it right (John anticipating it happening in his lifetime). Now some 2,000 years since the Jesus movement began, can we say that the church got it right? Steve Kindle, The Law’s Inevitable Tension between Ideal and Reality Steve’s post is included in our discussion of…