There are at least four distinct purposes of the law for Christians today, and each follows from the last.
Man can do whatever he wants, but he only ever wants to do evil.
The Apostle James reminds us that, in the final two commandments of the Decalogue, we are still reflecting on how to love our neighbor (James 2:8).
There is no cause for shame to keep us from repentance.
Loving your neighbor is mostly about minding your own business.
My earnest prayer is that we would learn from this dialogue the importance of letting the text of Scripture dictate our theology, instead of our traditions dictating our theology.
Christadelphians: please feel free to keep the ball rolling.
When such matters are considered, we cannot avoid the wicked advice abortion culture would have given Mary.
Why are “canonical” books considered substantively different than such works as the Book of Jashar and the Gospel of Thomas?
When we say the Bible is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16) – the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God – we are referring to the original autographs, not to translations.