School of Divinity
Religion: Biblical Studies
Old Testament Law
Hull, Lissa Leanna, "The Law and the Gospel" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1217.
This thesis provides an analysis of the purpose and function of the Old Testament Law for New Covenant Christians. The Bible contains the inspired story of God which culminated in the person and work of Jesus Christ, from the covenant with Abraham to the administration of the Mosaic Law up to the coming of the Messiah. The promised Messiah inaugurated the New Covenant and a new administration of the Law under the two commands to love God and love one another, and this work is carried out in believers by the Holy Spirit. The Law is no longer binding to New Covenant Christians in a legal sense, but the entire Law, which was recorded and preserved for centuries, is applicable in a revelatory and pedagogical sense in that it reveals the holy nature of God and his divine purpose for all Christians.