Anthony Burgess on the three-fold division of the law

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... For the further clearing of this, you may consider, that this was the great Question, which did so much trouble the Church in her infancy, Whether Gentiles converted were bound to keep up the Ceremonial Law? Whether they were bound to circumcise, and to use all those legal purification? Now how are these Questions decided, but thus? That they were but the shadows, and Christ the fullness was come, and therefore they were to cease.

And thus for the Judicial Laws, because they were given to them as a politick body, that polity ceasing, which was the principal, the accessory falls with it; so that the Ceremonial Law, in the judgment of all, had still bound Christians, were there not special revocations of these commands, and were there not reasons for their expiration from the very nature of them. Now no such thing can be affirmed by the Moral Law; for the matter of that is perpetual, and there are no places of Scripture that do abrogate it. ...

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