This essay wrestles with the applicability of the Law of Moses to the New Testament church. Can we make a distinction between the Ten Commandments and laws on the liturgical aspects of the life of Israel? The essay emphasizes the contextual nature of the Mosaic Law and its function in that particular redemptive-historical context. The distinction often made between some of the laws as "moral" and others not, is rejected as methodologically objectionable. Dorsey gives his own hermeneutical procedure to determine the use of these Old Testament laws.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1991. 14 pages.