The Heidelcast is working through The Marrow of Modern Divinity (1645). Last time we began looking at the doctrine of the covenant of grace. We saw that the principle of the covenant of grace is fundamentally different from that of the covenant of works. Both covenants promise something but they do so on different grounds. The covenant of works offers blessing on condition of our perfect, personal obedience to God’s law. The covenant of grace offers blessing to sinners, freely, on the basis of Christ’s obedience for his people and that righteousness received through faith alone. In light of those differences, the question comes from both the nomist and the antinomian: what use is the law in the covenant of grace? Our pastor gives the classic Reformed answer. There are three uses, the pedagogical, the civil, and the normative. He also addresses the ways in which both the nomist and the antinomian deny the law and the gospel, even though the nomist thinks of himself as master of the law and the antinomian thinks of himself as master of the gospel.
Here’s episode 63:
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