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Law and Gospel

Highlighted Summary of Law and Gospel has been prepared by Matthew R. Richard


Both are equally necessary because both have for their final aim... mankind’s salvation.

Law ever since the fall cannot lead us to salvation; it can only prepare us for the Gospel. Furthermore, it is
through the Gospel that we obtain the ability to fulfill the Law to a certain extent.

The Law has nothing to say about forgiveness, about grace. It issues only commands and demands. The
Gospel, on the other hand, only makes offers. It contains nothing but grace and truth!

Wherever in Scripture you come across a threat, you may be assured that that passage belongs in the Law.

The Law is to be preached to people who are secure in their sins. The Gospel is to be preached to those who are alarmed of their sins.

When the law convicts a person, immediately present the Gospel. Read More...