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"Law" and "Commandments" in the Gospel of John

“Law” and “Commandments”
in the Gospel of John

Robert D. Brinsmead

Although the term “the Law” and the word “commandment” are often used interchangeably in the Bible, the Gospel of John makes a distinction between them. 2,182 more words

Biblical Doctrines

Matthew Henry and Calvin on Matt. 5:20

“For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (ESV)

Isn’t Jesus referring to the need for imputed righteousness, not some inherent goodness? 895 more words


Confessional Lutherans are Not Law Minimalists: Thoughts on Walther's 6th Evening Lecture on Law & Gospel

One of the things that strikes me about the general tone of the 6th Evening Lecture is that it does a nice job of answering critics of confessional Lutheranism who accuse us of minimizing the Law, of saying there is no role for the Law in the life of the Christian beyond merely revealing sin for repentance. 337 more words


Cardinal Raymond Burke verses Pope "Francis"... which one? Neither!

The American Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke has spoken out again, telling an interviewer that gay couples and divorced and remarried Catholics who are trying to live good and faithful lives are still like “the person who murders someone and yet is kind to other people.” 201 more words


Myths about the Ten Commandments

Myths about the Ten Commandments

Robert D. Brinsmead

The Ten Commandments deserve a place of honor among the most celebrated documents of sacred history. For thousands of years the Jews have reverenced them as the words of the covenant made between God and their people at Mount Sinai. 4,456 more words

Biblical Doctrines

Berkhof on the Threefold Use of the Law

In his Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof briefly lays out the threefold use of the law, that is the Ten Commandments.  Understanding these uses is not only important for our study of Scripture, but also for our lives as a whole.   255 more words

Christ & Salvation