An Introduction to the Law and the Gospel

Wednesday, 01 Sep 2010

Because Christ died for you, therefore you are forgiven. Because Christ has fulfilled the law, therefore you are set free from its demands. The gospel is the answer to the law's accusation.
The distinction between the law and the gospel is a completely foreign concept to many Christians and one that eluded me for many years. Before I heard Christianity presented in these terms, the standard framework by which I understood Christianity was couched in relational language. The foundation of religion was expressed something like: "I want to get to know Jesus more," or, "It's all about a relationship with the Lord." The result of such a framework was a rather ambiguous understanding of the faith. ...

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