• Item ID:LTNE
  • ISBN13: 978-1-60265-057-2
  • Form: Electronic book text
  • Price: $4.99
  • Promotion:

The Law Then and Now: But What About Grace? Ebook

In this book we want to come to an understanding of the purposes and provisions of the Mosaic Law and understand the God intended purpose of it. What we need to understand is that God does not leave us in a lawless vacuum, for every member of the body of Christ [Messiah] is under a law, but what law are we under? One side teaches that the New Covenant is an extension or continuation of the Mosaic Law while the other states the Mosaic Law has ended because of the outworking of the New Covenant into another Law. Come with me on this spiritual journey as I have fallen in love with my Saviour, the Jewish Messiah. It is my passion to bring glory to God in our bodies, and together as Jew and Gentile that we live out our lives on a daily bases in this place on earth which is not our home.

What People are Saying

There are a number of insights I found valuable:

That the Old Testament Sabbath was not a day of worship, and that the Jews only had three days of prescribed public worship per year, is well worth pondering (pp. 38-39, 56-57, 276-277).

The possibility that the Law written on believersís hearts under the New Covenant is not the Mosaic Law, but is the Law of Christ, is interesting and attractive as well as making good sense (pp. 67-81).

His distinction between the age of grace and law is well stated (p. 140). That Messianic congregations are churches and not synagogues. Those who reject this are going too far in their Jewish form of Christianity (p. 160). Sections on circumcision (pp. 53-54, 167) and Sabbath observance (pp. 54-58) are well done.

The overall thesis of the book is excellent and much needed. Metzger has drawn our attention to an often ignored, and yet vital, subject of the Law then and now. I highly recommend a careful reading of this work.

Gary E. Gilley, Pastor-teacher at Southern View Chapel

Well-grounded in scripture and Judeo/Christian tradition, The Law, Then and Now is an absorbingly thoughtful and thought-provoking read that is enhanced for the theology student with the inclusion of a nine page bibliography and fourteen pages of end-notes. While unreservedly recommended for church, seminary, and academic library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that The Law, Then and Now is also available in a digital book format.

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review