Comments on the Law and the Gospel (Colquhoun)

If you're looking for another helpful resource on the law/gospel distinction, check this one out: A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel by John Colquhoun (d. 1827). Colquhoun was was a pastor in the Church of Scotland and was deeply influenced and edified by the writings of Thomas Boston. I've mentioned A Treatise on… Continue reading Comments on the Law and the Gospel (Colquhoun)

The Difference Betwixt the Law and the Gospel (Boston)

In my opinion, one of the best brief discussions about the law/gospel distinction was written by Thomas Boston and it's found in the second part of his comments on Edward Fisher's Marrow of Modern Divinity. In this section Boston explains why a law/gospel distinction is necessary, what the difference is between the law and the gospel,… Continue reading The Difference Betwixt the Law and the Gospel (Boston)

The Law/Gospel Distinction (Olevianus)

 The Reformers understood the difference between the law and the gospel.  It wasn't just Luther who made this important distinction.  For one example, here's how Caspar Olevianus (d. 1587) explained it (as quoted by Otto Thelemann): "With reference to the relation between the law and the Gospel, Olevianus says: “The law is a principle which… Continue reading The Law/Gospel Distinction (Olevianus)

Justification Vindicated

 I recently finished Robert Traill's (d. 1716) excellent treatise called Justification Vindicated (Carlisle: Banner of Truth, 2002).  This was originally published in 1692 as a response to Arminian legalist errors (i.e. Richard Baxter) as well as those of the Antinomians (i.e. Tobias Crisp).  As a side note, Traill also made me go out and purchase Walter Marshall's Gospel Mystery… Continue reading Justification Vindicated