Date: October 13, 2019
Speaker: John Fonville
Scripture: Matthew 22:37–22:40
Tags: law and gospel, faith, good works, obedience, holiness, righteousness, Godliness, Bondage of the will, Great Commandment, Original Sin, third use of the law, first use of the law, deeds not creeds, moralist, legal preaching, free will, simul iustus et peccator
Why do people too often make the mistake of skipping over HOW they can become holy because they only want to know WHAT they have to DO? Today, we will consider three basic problems with this “deeds not creeds” mentality. You certainly must know WHAT the law exhorts you to DO. But, you also have to learn HOW you can actually do your duty and obey God’s moral will.