In this third of three episodes on God’s law, Jon and Justin talk about the threefold division of the law. This conversation is important for anyone who has ever wondered what to make of all the laws God gave to Israel in the Old Testament. What is binding for us today? What is not? What do some of these obscure sounding commands have to do with us in the new covenant era? In short, the confessional, Reformed understanding of the threefold division of the moral, ceremonial, and judicial law is very helpful for our understanding.
Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin consider the fourth commandment in depth regarding the Sabbath day. There is some division of opinion–even amongst Reformed types–as to what observance of the Lord’s Day should look like. The distinction between the moral and ceremonial law is a factor, as is one’s understanding of covenant theology.
Resources:Our first episode in this series on Law & Gospel DistinctionOur second episode in this series on The Three Uses of the LawOur first episode in a series on Covenant TheologyOur first of three episodes on Implications of Covenant Theology