moral law

  1. 5Solas5Points

    How significant is the difference between saying the decalogue CONTAINS the moral law but is not equivalent to it vs the decalogue IS the moral law?

    What are the various positions on this topic? I know there is variation but what are all the possible views one could have on this and still be true to the reformed confessions?
  2. 5Solas5Points

    How is the natural or moral law not the two laws Jesus mentioned in Matthew 22:36-40?

    I understand the reformed position is the ten commandments are the moral law written on the heart prior to the giving of the law but at a more basic and fundamental level doesn't it all boil down to love God and love neighbor? How would this not be the law written on the heart since Jesus...
  3. F

    How grave is it to reject any part of the 10 commandments?

    I read the following exposition of Matthew 5:19 by David Dickson: It seems like Dickson is saying that if one believes they can reject any one of the commands of the moral law (which is summarised in the 10 commandments), that person is least in the Kingdom of heaven, which he takes to mean is...
  4. F

    What are the consequences of denying the moral law?

    As I've been reading "From the Finger of God" by Philip S. Ross, he quotes from Hugh Martin on the atonement saying: Then in speaking about the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement as being under attack Ross says: I don't understand what Ross is saying, about the bearing of the moral...
  5. Matt Ryan

    The Law given to Adam is the same as the 10 commandments??? WCF 19.1 & 19.2, 1689 2LBC

    My question is about the following chapters/paragraphs in the WCF and the 1689. I'm not looking for a fight. I'm wrestling with these concepts and trying to understand the reasoning behind them. Chapter XIX of the Westminster Confession of Faith: Of the Law of God 19.1. God gave to Adam a law...
  6. F

    Evangelism/Witnessing: Love to God or Love to Neighbour?

    Recently I've been growing in my conviction that the 10 commandments are indeed binding and the summary of the moral law (the dominant theological views around me are not this). As I've been coming to this it's left me wondering about how telling others about Jesus, as laity, relates to the...
  7. Andrew35

    Question I've always wondered

    Here's a question set I've always wondered since considering and then becoming Presbyterian that I haven't found an answer for yet. If it seems obvious to you, just go ahead and humor me, if you please: Question 1: What exactly was binding about the nature of the Sabbath (as part of the Moral Law) to...
  8. Von

    Adultery and homosexuality in the moral law

    Since adultery is transgression of the moral law, would the stoning of the adulterer also be considered part of the moral law? Does this also apply to homosexuality?
  9. P

    Is New Covenant Theology An Acceptable Reason to Leave a Church?

    I go to a NCT church in the area. My wife and I are both CT and our pastor is aware of the disagreement. I am pretty involved at the church as I teach community group and do the benediction every Sunday. I have been studying NCT more lately and it's made me a bit concerned. I am seeing a denial...
  10. P

    How Dangerous is New Covenant Theology?

    Although I am Presbyterian, I go to a Baptistic church that leans toward NCT. Some of my best friends are NCT as well. I have been studying it lately and have been concerned by some things about the movement. I have discovered that their understanding of the moral law as progressive rather...
  11. R

    How many types of law?

    Since Jesus engages in two types of obedience to redeem the elect, does it logically follow that there are two types of law? In this case the ceremonial law would typify or point ahead to Christ's passive obedience, while the moral law would point ahead to Christ's active obedience. Since...
  12. C

    Is the tithe part of the moral law?

    Is the tithe part of the moral law? A.W. Pink wrote: What about the other tithes in the OT (Leviticus 27:30-33, Deuteronomy 14:22-27, Numbers 18:21-24)? How do these translate into NT terms, and, specifically, regarding cultural differences (i.e., wages vs. agrarianism, taxes, etc.)...