Law/Gospel Distinction Resources

18 Jan

One of the most essential, yet overlooked theological ideas is that of the “Law/Gospel distinction.” Simply put, according to R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary, California:

“Law” describes anything in Scripture which says, “Do this and live” (Luke 10:28), while “Gospel” describes anything which says, “It is finished” (John 19:30).

Historically – and presently – there has been a tendency within all our hearts to blur this distinction between the Law and Gospel, thereby giving ourselves some kind of credit for our salvation. But, if we take seriously what Scripture says (i.e. Isa. 64:6; Rom. 3:10, etc.), then we understand that our only hope is Christ.

Though having no righteousness of our own to present to God, God has graciously sent His Son to live the life we could not life and die the death that we should have died so that, through trusting in the finished work of the cross, we are clothed in Christ’s righteousness.

Scott Clark gives a very helpful list of articles here to study up and be reminded that it’s not about us – but all about Him. The following are a few of the articles listed:

When the Good News Becomes Bad

Is Faith a Work?

Law and Gospel and the Third Use of the Law

Why Do Some Reformed People Corrupt the Gospel of Grace?

Ursinus on Law and Gospel

Does OT – Law and NT = Gospel?

Is the Law/Gospel Distinction Only Lutheran?

The Indicative and the Imperative

Is the Gospel Preached or Lived?

Check out and read the rest here.

[HT: Heidelblog]


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