Being Dead to the Law

“…a believer’s living unto God is the native consequence and fruit of his being dead to the law as a covenant of works.  As long as a man continues alive to the law, he is dead to God; but when he becomes dead to the law in point of justification, he begins to live unto God in respect of sanctification.  The death of his legal hope is in order to his life of evangelical obedience.  His becoming dead to the law issues in his living unto God; in his living a new, spiritual, holy life, and that to the glory and praise of God.  If he did not become dead to the law as a covenant, he could not live unto God in conformity to the law as a rule.”

-John Colquhoun, from his Treatise on the Law and the Gospel, P. 232

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