Samuel Bolton, one of those present at the Westminster Assembly, wrote a pamphlet called The True Bounds of Christian Freedom. In this work he gives this simple yet profound Biblical formulation regarding our relationship to the law.
We cry down the law with respect to justification, but we set it up as a rule of sanctification. The law sends us to the gospel that we may be justified; the gospel sends us to the law again to inquire what is our duty as those who are justified.
Sadly, it appears that yet once again confusion is rising with respect to the place of the law of God in the life of the believer. Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin), the talented grandson of Billy Graham now serving as Senior Pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and a contributor to The Gospel Coalition, is at the center of this controversy. Here are some links that, if you follow them, will give you an overview of the problem, help alert you to its danger, and sharpen your understanding on this vital subject.
David Murray – Over two years ago, with his gracious reviews of Tchividjian’s book Jesus + Nothing = Everything, Dr. Murray of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary pointed out […]