Is the preaching of the law still necessary today? Lord’s Day 44 of the Heidelberg Catechism calls for the need to the strict preaching of the law. Why? Because it helps the believer to look inward, outward, upward and onward.
Without the preaching of the law, there will be no knowledge of sin, no understanding of God’s wrath, and no need to run to Christ as the Saviour. However, the problem with modern evangelism and evangelicalism is that the law is left out.
This article is about the need for the preaching of the law. The author looks at four consequences of not preaching the law, and then looks at the importance of the law for knowing our sin and the will of God for our life.