Law and Gospel | Theology Gals | Episode 47

On this episode of Theology Gals, Coleen and Ashley discuss law and gospel. 

Episode Resources:

Yes Virginia, There Is A Law-Gospel Distinction by R. Scott Clark

Law, Gospel, And The Three Uses of the Law (1) by R. Scott Clark

Law, Gospel, And The Three Uses Of The Law (2) by R. Scott Clark

The Three Uses of the Law by R. Scott Clark

Law and Gospel by Michael Horton

Concerns About The Rhetoric: “X Is A Gospel Issue” by R. Scott Clark

The Indicative and The Imperative A Reformation View of Sanctification by Michael Horton

Calvin on Law and Gospel by Michael Horton

Heidelberg Catechism

Theology Gals – Lordship Salvation with Pastor John Fonville

“Ignorance of the distinction between the Law and Gospel is one of the principle sources of all the abuses which corrupt and still corrupt Christianity.” –Theodore Beza

“There is no point upon which men make greater mistakes than upon the relation which exists between the law and the gospel. Some men put the law instead of the gospel: others put the gospel instead of the law; some modify the law and the gospel, and preach neither law nor gospel: and others entirely abrogate the law, by bringing in the gospel. Many there are who think that the law is the gospel, and who teach that men by good works of benevolence, honesty, righteousness, and sobriety, may be saved. Such men do err. On the other hand, many teach that the gospel is a law; that it has certain commands in it, by obedience to which, men are meritoriously saved; such men err from the truth, and understand it not. A certain class maintain that the law and the gospel are mixed, and that partly by observance of the law, and partly by God’s grace, men are saved. These men understand not the truth, and are false teachers.” -Spurgeon

The Churches of the Reformation from the very beginning distinguished between the law and the gospel as the two parts of the Word of God as a means of grace. This distinction was not understood to be identical with that between the Old and the New Testament, but was regarded as a distinction that applies to both Testaments. There is law and gospel in the Old Testament, and there is law and gospel in the New. The law comprises everything in Scripture which is a revelation of God’s will in the form of command or prohibition, while the gospel embraces everything, whether it be in the Old Testament or in the New, that pertains to the work of reconciliation and that proclaims the seeking and redeeming love o God in Christ Jesus (Systematic Theology, [Grand Rapids, 4th edn. 1941], 612).Louis Berkhof

For Paul often means by the term law the rule of righteous living by which God requires of us what is his own, giving us no hope of life unless we completely obey him, and adding on the other hand a curse if we deviate even in the slightest degree. This Paul does when he contends that we are pleasing to God through grace and are accounted righteous through his pardon, because nowhere is found that observance of the law for which the reward has been promised. Paul therefore justly makes contraries of the righteousness of the law and of that of the gospel [Romans 3:21 ff.; Galatians 3:10 ff.; etc.] (Institutes, 2.9.4)

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Justin Peters The Hurt of Healing

Justin Peters Interviews Costi Hinn

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Mommy Wars | Theology Gals | Episode 46

On this episode of Theology Gals, Coleen and Ashley discuss Mommy Wars. Moms today are faced with so much pressure and judgement with parenting decisions. The Gals talk about distinguishing between Christian liberty and things which are black and white in Scripture. Also, how should Christian women approach many of these decisions? You don’t want to miss this episode, as Ashley has an exciting announcement.

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Finding Contentment in the Desert Times with Stacy Reaoch | Theology Gals | Episode 45

 

On this week’s episode of Theology Gals, Coleen talks with Stacy Reaoch about her new book Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life. For a chance of winning a free copy of Wilderness Wanderings, see this post on our Facebook page.

Episode Resources:

God Loves Ministry No One Else Sees

The Social Media Strategy of John the Baptist

What If God Wants Me to Marry Someone Ugly?

How Much Do You Love Chocolate?

 

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Christian Discernment with Michelle Lesley | Theology Gals | Episode 44

On this episode of Theology Gals, Coleen talks with Michelle Lesley about Christian discernment.

Episode Resources:

Michelle’s Blog

The Mailbag: How should I approach my church leaders about a false teacher they’re introducing?

Basic Training

Rock Your Role

Popular False Teachers

Bible Study

Michelle’s Social Media Links 

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Theology Gals | Episode 10 | Covenant Theology with R. Scott Clark

 

On this episode of Theology Gals Coleen and Ashley talk with Dr. R. Scott Clark about Covenant Theology. You find Dr. Clark at The Heidelblog.

Resources mentioned on this episode:

Covenant Theology is not Replacement Theology

A Curriculum For Those Wrestling Through Covenant Theology And Infant Baptism #18 on this list is the series on Covenant Theology on the Heidelcast I will be God to you and your children which we highly recommend listening.

Books on Covenant Theology:

Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored

Introducing Covenant Theology by Michael Horton

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