Five reasons the laws in Leviticus 18 are not ceremonial, but moral, and remain binding today.… Read More Leviticus 18: Ceremonial or Moral?
In thinking about the difficulties many Christians, even in confessional Reformed circles, encounter with understanding the law of God and our relationship to it, I was certain a past theologian or minister of the Gospel had surely addressed this in a concise, precise and clear manner. Sure enough, I found A Practical Exposition of the… Read More The Law of God for the Christian
William Ames Marrow of Sacred Divinity, Book 2, ch. 15. Of the Time of Worship. 1. The most solemn time of worship is now the first day of every week which is called the Lord’s Day (Rev. 1:10; 1 Cor. 16:2). 2. And it is called the Lord’s Day by the same reason that the… Read More The Time of Divine Worship
Samuel Willard Complete Body of Divinity, pp. 652-654. Question 3. Wherein does the morality of [the Sabbath] consist? That we may take up a right conception of this matter, we must call to mind, what it is for a command to be moral, according as it has already been stated; namely, not merely as it… Read More Sabbath in the Light of Nature
Objection: “Natural law cannot contradict the Bible. So why depend on a vague concept of natural law when we can trust in the perspicuous revelation of God’s Law?“ Answer: First, what is Natural Law? Natural Law is the reflection of God’s moral character and the moral order of creation, as designed by God, which is… Read More The Propriety of Natural Law
Natural law is the reflection of God’s moral character and the moral order of creation, as designed by God, which is written on the human heart and evident through the light of nature (Rom. 2:14-15; Rom. 1:19; 1 Cor. 5:1), but held in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18; Jer. 17:9; Prov. 14:12), whose substance is no different than… Read More Natural Law and Divine Positive Law
The True Bounds of Christian Freedom Samuel Bolton (ii) Against Antinomians We look next at the case of those who are called Antinomians. Just as the Papists set up the law for justification, so the Antinomians decry the law for sanctification. We claim to be free from the curses of the law; they would have… Read More Against Antinomians | Samuel Bolton