Called to Believe by Steven P. Mueller, Ch 3
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It is adiaphora, so I can do whatever I want. How is this statement a confusion of Law and Gospel?
According to the Bible, the Gospel is written on the hearts of all people.
Both Law and Gospel are God s word, yet each has an absolutely different content, purpose and effect in the lives of people.
Both Law and Gospel are spoken to sinners because God loves them in Christ.
Both Law and Gospel offer life and salvation.
Both the Law and the Gospel apply to all people.
addresses the manner, meaning and purpose of sacrifices, the Sabbath, and the Temple.
Christians do not need to follow the Old Testament ceremonial laws because they have found their fulfilled in Christ.
governs the actions of a nation's citizens.
Confusing Law and Gospel creates either false confidence or despair. True
Distinguishing the Law and the Gospel is taught only by the Holy Spirit in the school of experience.
Distinguishing the Law and the Gospel is the most difficult and the highest art of Christians in general and of theologians in particular.
God's word does not merely talk about justice and mercy, it actually judges and forgives, condemns and heals.
God speaks words of judgment and grace: words that are Law and Gospel
How does putting conditions into Gospel statements (for example, if you are truly sorry, God will forgive you ) confuse Law and Gospel?
Human beings are to follow the laws of their society as long as these laws do not require them to violate God's Law.
In the end the Law builds people s confidence in themselves and grants them, on the basis of their works and achievements, the recognition and identity for which they long.
Is the Gospel Reading in worship or Divine Service (Mass) referring to Gospel in the wide or narrow sense? Why is this important?
It is possible to present the death of Jesus as either Law or Gospel. How might this be done? What can we learn from this?
God's perfect will or word of command as to what humans are to do and not do
humanity has been saved from sin and death by the work of Christ alone and this benefit is given solely by his grace, apart from human works
Things that God has neither commanded nor forbidden
a distortion of biblical teaching that overemphasizes God's Law and eclipses the Gospel
a description of the Law of God
a belief that rejects any place for God's Law in the life of a Christian
the third use of the law which indicates the Law still applies to the life of the Christian
the second use or function of the Law which reveals human sinfulness and need for God s salvation
Laws that apply to a specific temporal society
divine laws that are binding on all people of all times
portions of the Old Testament Law that pertained to worship in the tabernacle or Temple or to other religious practices of Jews before the coming of the Messiah
the first use or function of the law which serves to restrain sin by threatening punishment on those who violate its commands
is those standards expected by God of all human beings written in the hearts of all people.
Only the Gospel and not the Law is finally God's holy word.
Select the correct statements regarding Law and Gospel.
The Law condemns; the Gospel forgives. The Law is known, in part, by reason and conscience; the Gospel is only known God s special revelation. The Law gives life; the Gospel crushes and kills. The Law covers guilt and fills the repentant with the mind of Christ; the Gospel breaks the pride and selfish will of sinful humans before God. The Law causes sorrow for sin; the Gospel creates and sustains faith in the human heart. The Law demands perfect love and curses and kills when its commands are not obeyed; the Gospel offers love and life to that which is dead in trespasses and sin.
Since it is foreign to human beings the Gospel is God s alien work.
Some Old Testament ceremonial laws are forbidden for Christians.
The Christian needs only the Gospel and not the Law.
The Gospel demands and coerces obedience, whereas the Law offers and delivers the gracious forgiveness of God to sinful people.
The Gospel demands that we be perfect.
The Gospel gives eternal life unconditionally because of the work of Jesus Christ alone.
The Gospel in the wide or general sense
encompasses the whole divine revelation
The Gospel includes all the things that God did through Jesus Christ to save sinful humanity.
The Gospel is applied to those who are comfortable in their sin.
The Gospel is applied to those who are remorseful of and terrified by their sin.
The Law and Gospel are opposites in content, power, and purpose.
The Law and the Gospel are both true.
The Law as a curb
restrains the outward manifestation of sin and evil in all people in society.
The Law as a curb only controls internal disposition to what is right and wrong.
The Law as a mirror
convicts people of their sin, crushes their pride and self-reliance, and demonstrates their inability to save themselves.
The Law as a mirror exposes the sinfulness of the heart.
The Law as a rule or guide
shows that the Law still applies to the believer because they are still a sinner.
The Law as a rule or guide inevitably transforms into the mirror and reveals a person s sinfulness and continuing need for God's grace.
The Law describes a righteousness that comes by a person s good works, whereas the Gospel describes and gives the righteousness that comes to us from Jesus Christ as a gift.
The Law in the narrow or proper sense
is a demanding, commanding word proclaimed to humanity.
The Law in the wide or general sense
is the complete revelation of God s actions to save.
The Law is bad and the Gospel is good.
The Law is called God s alien work since its purpose is to reveal our sin, thereby condemning us, and our need for the Gospel.
The Law is the word of God that
commands people to do what is right according to God's standards. tells us what God demands and what people must do. indicates what blessings are promised to those who fulfill it. indicates what curses await those who fail to keep it.
The Law kills and the Gospel makes alive.
The Law of God
is manifested in the conscience. is shadowed in the legal systems of governments. is reflected in the taboos and behavioral norms of cultures.
The Law of God is good.
The Law offers salvation only to those who are perfect, holy and righteous in thought, word, and deed.
The Law promises eternal life upon the condition of perfection before God.
The center of Scripture is
The clearest presentation or best summary of the moral law is the Ten Commandments.
The content of the Law includes all the things that one must do and not do to get right with a holy God.
The main purpose of the Law is to show the full extent of sin in the human heart.
What does it mean to say that the center of Scripture is Christ?
When the Gospel is made into something that we must do, the result is pride or despair.
Which Bible passage(s) is/are likely to be read or heard as statements of God s Law?
(Exodus 20:1-17) The Ten Commandments (Luke 10:27) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. (Leviticus 19:2) Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. (Romans 3:12) All [people] have turned aside [from God]; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.
Which Bible passage(s) is/are likely to be read or heard as statements of the Gospel?
(Ephesians 2:8-9) For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. John 20:31) But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 6:40) For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
Which of the following statements are correct?
The Law kills and destroys; the Gospel gives life and restores. The Law causes despair; the Gospel gives comfort and hope. The Law demands and condemns; the Gospel promises and saves.
Which of the following would be (an) example(s) of confusing Law and Gospel?
Teaching people that they can obtain righteousness before God on the basis of their works. Weakening or diminishing the demands of the Law to make it appear as if people could actually keep them. Inserting a human work into the reception of God s gift.
Without the crushing message of the Law, a person has no need for the forgiveness and salvation of Christ.
Without the healing word of the Gospel, a despairing sinner has no hope.