Did not know who this was (Dean and Professor of Biblical Theology in Trinity Ministerial Academy, Montville, New Jersey ), and he died only 68 in 2016. How would you characterize this work compred to others. It look far longer than recent works such as those by Pipa and McGraw (GPTS). It was puzzling to me to hear the objection, that if you think about you would not make, if you puritan Sabbatarians are right, who can keep the fourth commandment? Well, duh? No one can and no one other than Christ has. As I like to say, We don't define the fourth commandment's requirements of us by our inability to keep it any more than any of the other commandments. Or as Nicholas Bownd said back in 1606: "Lastly, though no man can perfectly keep this commandment, either in thought, word or deed, no more than he can any other; yet this is that perfection that we must aim at; and wherein, if we fail, we must repent us, and crave pardon for Christ’s sake. For as the whole law is our schoolmaster to lead us to Christ (Gal. 3:24); so is every particular commandment, and namely this of the Sabbath. And therefore we are not to measure the length and breadth of it by the over-scant rule of our own inability, but by the perfect reed of the Temple (Ezek. 40:3); that is, by the absolute righteousness of God himself, which only can give us the full measure of it.”
There's not any connection. I have no idea who he's using for his objection for the quote cited. I was simply noting I wasn't familiar with him, noted he had died. I asked how the book which looks longer than Pipa etc. compares with them. His comment reminds me of the objection Bownd addresses. I cited Bownd.Who was it who made that objection? Are you saying that Martin makes that objection, or he responds to that objection? I can't follow the connection between you mentioning how long it took for Martin's book to appear with the objection Bownd responded to.