Does the traditional antithesis between law and gospel indeed function in the Mosaic covenant? The article gives specific attention to the use of the contrast between the principles of inheritance by works and inheritance by grace through faith. Can it be argued that the Mosaic covenant is in a certain sense a republication of an original covenant of works?
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.
It is evident from the teaching of the Scriptures that Christ comes to us and gives Himself to us, placing us in His fellowship, in and through His Word. This article is about Jesus Christ as the central focus of our preaching, the relation of law and gospel, and Jesus Christ and the believer's new life.