Law as Friend

Richard Gaffin has this to say about the relationship between Law and Gospel in his book By Faith and not by Sight:

“From this perspective, the antithesis between law and gospel is not an end in itself. It is not a theological ultimate. Rather, that antithesis enters not by virtue of creation but as the consequence of sin, and the gospel functions as its overpowering. The gospel is to the end of removing an absolute law-gospel antithesis in the life of the believer. How so? Briefly, apart from the gospel and outside of Christ the law is my enemy and condemns me. But with the gospel and in Christ, united to him by faith, the law is no longer my enemy but my friend. Why? Because God is no longer my enemy  but my friend, and the law, his will, the law in its moral core, as reflective of his character and of concerns inherent in his own person and so of what he pleases, is now my friendly guide for life in fellowship with God”

 {Thanks to Herminio for the quote}
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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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