Mosaic Law in the Life of a Christian

Topic: Mosaic Law in the Life of a Christian

Thread Prompt: The New Testament teaches that the law is eternal and will never pass away (Matthew 5:17) but that believers in Christ are “no longer under the law” (Romans 7; Galatians 3–4). After reading Applying the Old Testament Law Today by J. Daniel Hays, you will write a reflection on what this article has contributed to your understanding of the Christian’s relationship to the Mosaic Law. This initial thread should be at least 400 words.

You may discuss areas of agreement or disagreement, and/or specific issues raised in the article. Does the article help in showing how the Christian uses the law as an ethical and moral guide? Why or why not? This is a reflection on the article, not a summary of its argument, but you must deal with the specific ideas and issues raised in the article.

Reply Prompt: You will be required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread in a minimum of 200 words. Be sure that your reply engages specific issues, questions, or passages related to the thread. Your reply must demonstrate that you have read the thread in its entirety and that you are providing thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, and comparing/contrasting concepts).

Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday and submit your reply by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.

This discussion board utilizes the following article: “Applying the Old Testament Law Today,” Bibliotheca Sacra 158: 629 (2001): 21–35.

 

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