Materials: Law

Counting Commandments

Why does the list of the Ten Commandments published in Jewish writings differ from the common biblical one? There also seems to be a disagreement among some Christian denominations on how to identify them.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Is God's Law Part of the 'New Covenant'?

Do the phrases “old covenant” and “new covenant” indicate two different dispensations or modes of salvation in the Bible? Is there a focus on love and grace in the old covenant as there is in the new covenant? This article wrestles with these issues while arguing for greater continuity between the two covenants than is usually acknowledged.

Author: 
Roy E. Gane

Is Jesus Breaking the Sabbath?–John 5:18

John 5:18 contains a puzzling statement about Jesus breaking the Sabbath. Was Jesus breaking the law or not?

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Is Killing a Murder?

Is killing what the sixth commandment prohibits? Or does it prohibit murder?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Statuary and the Second Commandment

Are all statutes prohibited by the second commandment?

Author: 
George W. Reid

The Difference Between "Laws" and "The Law"

I understand that "law" in the Old Testament designates God's revealed will in general. How can we distinguish between the Ten Commandments and the other Old Testament legislations?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

The Role of God’s Moral Law, Including Sabbath, in the “New Covenant”

A discussion and analysis of the Biblical material related to the old and new covenants and the role of God's law in both covenants.

Author: 
Roy E. Gane