Two Propositions, Six Questions, One Issue

Samuel Bolton outlines his book, The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, rather nicely with two propositions and six questions.  At the heart of these propositions and questions is what role the law plays (if any) in the Christian life.  This is an important topic because there subtleties that can easily incline one to err on the sides of both legalism and antinomianism.  If Christ has come to see us free, what does that freedom look like?

Bolton’s two propositions are:

Proposition 1: “The law remains as a rule of walking for the people of God.”
Proposition 2: “The law is not incompatible with grace.”

Bolton answers the following questions which result in the substance of his book:

Query 1: “Are Christians freed from the moral law as a rule of obedience?”
Query 2: “Are Christians freed from all punishments and chastisements for sin?”
Query 3: “If a believer is under the moral law as a rule of duty, is his liberty in Christ infringed?”sin?”
Query 4: “Can Christ’s freemen sin themselves into bondage again?”
Query 5: “May Christ’s freemen perform duties for the sake of reward?”
Query 6: “Are Christians freed from obedience to men?”

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  1. […] Two Propositions, Six Questions, One Issue Provocations & Pantings (September 9, 2008) __________________ Andrew Myers Husband of Jessica, Father of Jackson, Katie and Samuel Member, Presbyterian Reformed Church of Northern Virginia Warrenton, VA USA Editor, The Matthew Poole Project "Let your Morning Thoughts, and your last Evening Thoughts, be what shall become of you to all Eternity." — Matthew Poole […]


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