This is the latest volume in the "Made Easy Series" which provides "substantial studies on significant issues in a succinct and accessible format from an evangelical and Reformed perspective." These books are designed for lay use and are especially suitable for personal and small group Bible study.
We live in an age of accelerating moral decline which bodes ill for the future of our culture, society, and nation. A stable, peaceful, and productive society requires a secure and righteous moral foundation. Man cannot exist without a moral code to restrain his sinful passions and to guide him to righteous conduct.
Contained within the absolute truth of God's Word we find God's solution to man's moral confusion: God's absolute standard for righteousness contained in his holy Law. Unfortunately, contemporary theological discussions too quickly write-off any consideration of both the legitimacy of God's Law in the new covenant era and the applicability of it in the modern world setting.
Because of the nature of the modern debate and our special need for socio-political as well as personal norms, this book will focus specifically on the question of the relevance of the Old Testament Law today. Christians need to return to a whole-Bible ethic rather than a piece-meal it-seems-to-me morality. God's Law Made Easy is a good place to start.
This book is an updated, corrected, and greatly expanded edition of the 1993 book titled: God's Law in the Modern World: The Continuing Relevance of Old Testament Law.
Table of Contents
Our Current Predicament
A Proposed Position
2. The Essence of God's Law
The Law's Nature
The Law's Purpose
3. Christ and God's Law
Christ Expressly Affirms the Law
Christ Emphatically Teaches the Law's Relevance
Christ Upholds the Law's Civil Function
Christ Perfectly Keeps the Law
Christ Saves Us in Terms of the Law
4. The New Testament and God's Law
The New Testament Assumes the Law
The New Testament Confirms the Law
New Testament Teachers Use the Law
Christian Conduct Is Based on the Law
Gospel Preaching Depends on the Law
Judgment Day Is Based on the Law
5. Negative Passages and God's Law
A Survey of Passages
6. The World-scope of God's Law
God's Law and Israel
Mosaic Law and the Nations
7. Practical Benefits of God's Law
8. Historical Confession and God's Law
Positive Affirmation of God's Law
Negative Concerns Regarding God's Law
Appendix: Acts 25:11 and God's Law
Select Scripture Index
Posted by Chris Hume on 25th Nov 2014
This book is an awesome introduction to the continuing validity of God's Law-Word. It is very short (about 100 pages), but still surprisingly deep. Every Christian pastor in America needs to read this.
Posted by scott trimble on 27th May 2014
The best basic introduction to general theonomy I've read. Those who do not hold to this view should read this book to get a basic idea of these truths, for there are a lot of misconceptions out there.
Posted by H. M. (California) on 12th Nov 2012
Thank you for your studies and for your teaching resources. My fiancee and I are currently listening to your 22 part Revelation lectures. We find them very interesting and helpful. We also just finished reading your "God's law in the modern world" book. I came away from that book astonished that it is not the default position of Christianity. The evidence for that position seems so strong and clear.