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By Andrew M. Elam,Robert C. Van Kooten,Randall A. Bergquist,William Shishko

ISBN-10: 1625646836

ISBN-13: 9781625646835

What did writers within the Reformed culture suggest through suggesting that the Covenant of Works with Adam has been republished within the Mosaic Covenant? now not all sorts of this doctrine of "republication" are an identical. Merit and Moses is a serious overview of a specific model of the republication doctrine--one formulated by means of Meredith G. Kline and espoused in The legislations isn't really of Faith (2009). on the center of this dialogue is the characteristic of God's justice and the Reformed view of advantage. Has vintage Augustinian theology been became on its head? Does--or can--God make a covenant at Sinai with fallen humans through which Israel might advantage temporal benefits at the foundation of works? Have "merit" and "justice" been redefined within the carrier of Kline's works-merit paradigm? The authors of Merit and Moses learn the positions of John Murray and Norman Shepherd with appreciate to the reactionary improvement of the Klinean republication doctrine. either Shepherd's and Kline's teachings are proven to swing huge of the Reformed culture whilst held as much as the plumb line of the Westminster Standards, which include the Reformed consensus on covenant theology and supply a devoted precis of Scripture.

"I strongly suggest that everybody attracted to the thought of Republication learn the $64000 e-book, Merit and Moses. via targeting the guilt of each baby of Adam and the single advantage famous by means of a holy God, the authors minimize to the guts of Republication's errors. They exhibit that to be the case by means of an insightful examine of the Scriptures, of our so much respected theologians--for instance, John Murray, too frequently misunderstood and maligned by means of Republicationists--and of the Reformed confessions, exhibiting that the doctrine of Republication can't be harmonized with the educating of the Westminster Standards."
--Robert B. Strimple, President emeritus and Professor emeritus of Systematic Theology
Westminster Seminary, California, Escondido, CA

"This quantity addresses a comparatively contemporary visual appeal of the view that the Mosaic covenant embodies a republication of the covenant of works, a view that during its special emphasis is arguably with no precedent within the historical past of Reformed theology—namely, that in the Mosaic period of the covenant of grace, in pointed antithesis to grace and saving religion within the promised Messiah, the legislations given to Israel at Sinai was once to operate pedagogically as a typological overlay of the covenant of works made with Adam, during which Israel’s retention of the land and temporal advantages have been made depending on preserving a degree of meritorious obedience (works), decreased in its call for to house their sinfulness. The authors topic this view to looking out feedback, either biblically and confessionally. a specific power in my judgment is their displaying that the abiding calls for of God’s holiness restrict meritorious obedience that's whatever lower than excellent and so the impossibility of a well-meant provide to sinners of the covenant of works in any sense."
--Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary

Andrew M. Elam (MDiv) is minister at Redeeming Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Port Angeles, WA. Robert C. Van Kooten (MDiv) is minister at Sovereign Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Oak Harbor, WA. Randall A. Bergquist (MDiv) is minister at Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Kent, WA. All 3 authors are graduates of Westminster Seminary California.

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