Monday, January 30, 2012

The Law Does Not Contradict the Gospel

In his commentary on Galatians 3:21, Calvin makes some helpful comments. Often in discussions on the Law and its place in the Christian's life, the dichotomy of Law vs. Gospel is often set forth. As Calvin points out, however, this is a category error.
Paul accuses his opponents of trying to make God contradict himself. Both the law and the promises have obviously come from him, so any contradiction between them amounts to blasphemy against God...The law would have been opposed to the promises if it had had the power of justifying...but this was not possible, so any contradiction is removed.

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