The author provides a thorough examination of the relationship between the law and the gospel, and especially the role of the law in preaching. Critical in his argument is the fact that the law points to sin, but it does not justify, while the gospel proclaims the good news of God's grace. In this way the extent of the inability of any man to save himself is made clearer in view of the demands of the law.
The article carefully articulates the several uses of the gospel message and the law, both in the context of believers and unbelievers.
Understanding the relationship between law and gospel is important for the understanding of the relationship between justification and sanctification. This article shows that this understanding is important for a believer's assurance of salvation, for upholding the greatness of Christ's work on our behalf, and for maintaining the pure grace of the gospel.
This article offers a theological discussion on the relationship that must be understood in the church between law and grace. In particular, the author seeks to find the proper place of the law of God in the life of the believer. The discussion, therefore, includes an exploration of such phrases as "under law," "under grace," the Mosaic covenant, and holiness.