Monday, March 16, 2009

Dodd: law

March 16, 2009

    (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)
    -- Romans 2:14,15 (NIV)

    We have observed that in at least two cases the sayings of our Lord imply an appeal behind the Law of Moses to the order of creation. While, therefore, the Law of Moses is from one aspect the first stage of revelation, leading up to the Law of Christ, in another aspect it is a temporary expedient on the way from the Law of Nature to the Law of Christ, serving certain limited purposes, which fulfilled, it may be set aside, leaving mankind in Christ confronted by the original law of his creation.
    ... C. H. Dodd (1884-1973), New Testament Studies, Manchester University Press [1953], p. 141 (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have written Your law on my heart.

    See the Christian Quotation of the Day and the Quotations Bible Study


Blogger leanna said...

glad to see these being posted on here again! i check blogger more than email. is that sad? :P

10:57 PM  
Blogger Robert McAnally Adams said...

Thank you for your continued interest in CQOD. It is my plan to post CQOD to the blog as long as the series runs on my own web site.
Blessings to you in the future.

1:16 PM  

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