1. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Ten Commandments in the Life of the Christian by C. Matthew McMahon

    The Ten Commandments in the Life of the Christian by C. Matthew McMahon (357 pages) In the contemporary church biblical teaching revolving around the Ten Commandments is inconsistent at best. Paul’s statement, misunderstood, is often what Christians will run to, “for ye are not under the law...
  2. GillespieWestminster

    Adultery and the CFW 24.5

    Hello, I am studying the thinking of Westminster theologians about the punishment for adultery, first of all I want to remind you that I subscribe to CFW 1646 (received by Scotland in 1647). In that sense, note this quote: Samuel Rutherford: George Gillespie: An extra quote: The...
  3. RobertPGH1981

    Gen 9:4, Acts 15:20 - Life Blood

    Wanted to query the group on your thoughts on the below command. Warnings of eating blood are mentioned several times starting in Gen 9:4. They are repeated several Leviticus 3:17; 7:26, 27: 17:10,12,14). I am sure they are mentioned elsewhere but I didn't study other books on this yet. In the...
  4. RobertPGH1981

    Gen 9:6 and Abraham and Isaac

    Hello All, I ran a few searches and didn't notice if this question was asked before so here it goes. I was in a discussion with a group of believers and somebody asked this question. "Was it immoral for God to ask Abraham to sacrifice Isaac considering Gen 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by...
  5. RobertPGH1981

    Covenant Renewal classified as "Judaizers"

    In my ESV Study bible under Chapter 2 it outlines what it calls "Spectrum of Early Beliefs about How Christians Should Relate to the Law of Moses". I suppose when the study bible refers to the law of Moses it really is focused on the Ceremonial Law (ie. Circumcision, Burnt Offering). I recognize...
  6. RobertPGH1981

    Matthew 5:17-20 framing 21-48

    Matthew 5:17-20 typically is used to frame the interpretation of 21-48 in light of fulfillment. Fulfillment as in revealing the laws original intent and satisfying those demands. It is an argument typically used to drive a Moral continuity between Jesus' claims and the Old Testament Mosaic Law...
  7. Travis Fentiman

    How Church Rulings Do & Do Not Bind, & of Breaking Them

    If the Church is not neglected today, it is often idolized; if Church authority is not disregarded, it is frequently turned absolute. The Biblical and historically presbyterian position is that Church authority is conditional, and can only confirm the truth and what is good; it binds only...
  8. T

    The Second Commandment, Lambs and Doves

    This morning as I was reading the Larger Catechism's exposition of the second commandment, I came across this: "The sins forbidden in the second commandment are...the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly in our mind, or outwardly in any kind...
  9. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Deuteronomy 30:6 and Perfectionism

    "And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." - Deuteronomy 30:6 ESV What is your understanding of this verse? Wesley thought it supported his idea of...
  10. M

    Differences among charge, statues, judgments and commandments

    Do charge (mishmereth), statues (chuqqah), judgments (mishpat) and commandments (mitsvah) have different meanings in the Scriptures, particularly in the Old Testament? Here is a verse with all those terms: Deut. 11:1 (KJV) "Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and...
  11. M

    Law, New Testament & dispensationalism

    Which article or book do you recommend for (ex-)dispensationalists that deals specifically with the role and implications of God's laws in the New Testament? I'm an ex-dispensationalist, and I have read Sam Storms' Kingdom Come and Keith Mathison's Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the...
  12. charispistis

    Why didn't Cain suffer the death penalty?

    I often see this question come up, and was interested to know what your opinions are on this subject. Rushdoony has some interesting things to say about this in his Institutes. Here are his thoughts: "A strange passage of Scripture points to a fact of law commonly overlooked. Cain, on...
  13. charispistis

    Understanding mixing seeds and mixing linen and wool in the Law

    How would a Theonomist apply these verses today? 19*“You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material. (Lev 19:19) 9*“You shall not sow...
  14. Kevin Lewis

    When is the law of God written on the heart?

    Is God's law written on the heart when born? When regenerated? For the elect only? I get varying answers depending on what I read and who i talk to. When answering, could you please give biblical references also if possible? Thanks for your help.
  15. calvinich

    John Newton Brown's Debate With William Taylor over The Fourth Commandment

    You might find it interesting that John Newton Brown, the American Baptist pastor from the 1800's who wrote the New Hampshire Baptist Confession of Faith, was a part of a "debate book" effort, where he argued for the Christian Sabbath against William Taylor. In my perusal of this document...