The Law as a Rule of Life

“By the doctrine of faith, the law is also established as a rule of life to believers…In the doctrine of faith, the eternal obligation of the law on them is declared; obedience to it is enforced by the strongest motives, and represented as performed under the best influences, from the best principles, and for the best ends.  According to that doctrine, all believers are bound by infinite authority to obey; they are enabled sincerely to obey; they are constrained by redeeming love to obey; they resolve and delight in dependence on promised grace, to obey; and they cannot but obey the law as a rule of duty…While they do not obey it for life, but from life, they account obedience to it not only their duty, but their privilege and their pleasure.”

-John Colquhoun, From his Treatise on the Law and the Gospel, P.80-181

Published in: on June 26, 2008 at 9:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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