Perkins on Law and Gospel

Thanks to Chris Gordon for posting this gem from Perkins’ commentary on Matt 5:17.

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  1. Dr. Clark,

    Is there any possibility of the CRT series republishing these kinds of old Reformed commentaries?

  2. Dear Dr. Clark,
    Would it be correct concerning the Reformed Law/Gospel distinction,
    that 1) it is RH in the distinction between the covenant of works and the covenant of grace, 2) that it is absolute for those in Adam and 3) that it is relative for those who are in Christ?

    And would it be correct that the CoW was primarily made in relation to the covenant heads but affects all they represent so that the CoW has a degree of force to those that remain outside of Christ? If one is outside of Christ, they’ve missed the boat because God’s universal covenant wrath on image bearers will come one day.

    And would it be correct that some one like John Piper relatively waters down the absolute nature of the Reformed Law/Gospel distinction, and the distinction between those who are in Christ and those who are not. It is true that we who are Christians live by faith through the Spirit in union with Christ not merely gratitude but that this faith is of a different order than the non-Christian who must trust in the gospel promise of the CoG in order to be saved?
    Sincerely yours,

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