Sunday, October 26, 2008

There is no such thing as "balancing" Law and Gospel (as if they are opposite) - a misunderstanding which this writer has been forced recently to drain from his blood. The relationship is more complex and dynamic whereby Christ both fulfills the Law and receives its wrath as the sacrificial Lamb of God. Therefore, the relationship is reconciled in Christ. The Law, unlike the Gospel however, is not a gracious address but a crushing imposition for sinners. The Law comes with coercion – and comes universally to all men, exposing their sin as well as the consequence of death and damnation. There is no bifurcation in God's nature that he wishes some to heaven and others not. He welcomes all - Let the children come to me

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