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The Law Is Not of Faith

Essays on Works and Grace in the Mosaic Covenant

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Direct Price: $24.99 $18.50
Format: eBook
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781596381001
Publication Date 01/12/09


Is the Mosaic covenant a 'republication' of the the key Reformation doctrine of the covenant of works? Inability to obey the law has implications for the doctrines of grace and justification. Here contributors ably refute attacks on the Reformed view of grace and justification, skillfully pointing us to Christ and his complete, perfect obedience. Without the law, there can be no gospel.


"Here is a serious and compelling summons to realign ourselves with both Scripture and, as it turns out, the Christianity of the Reformation, on an issue central to the church's current struggle over the meaning of justification by grace alone through faith alone. I commend this fine book for its courage, insight, wisdom, and biblical faithfulness."

David F. Wells

The contributors to this volume are to be commended for their rigorous defense of the doctrine of republication of a works principle in the Mosaic covenant from exegetical, theological, and historical perspectives. In covenant theology, the disobedience of Adam and Israel to the law of God shines a spotlight on the spectacular obedience of Christ. The true significance of this work, therefore, is that it reminds us of what Christ has done for us. Without the law, there is no gospel!"

Miles V. Van Pelt