Westminster Confession, week 31

August 5, 2017

Chapter 19: Of the Law of God

3: Besides this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people of Israel, as a church under age, ceremonial laws, containing several typical ordinances, partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, His graces, actions, sufferings, and benefits;[368] and partly, holding forth divers instructions of moral duties.[369] All which ceremonial laws are now abrogated, under the New Testament.[370]

4: To them also, as a body politic, He gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the State of that people; not obliging under any now, further than the general equity thereof may require.[371]

5: The moral law does forever bind all, as well justified persons as others, to the obedience thereof;[372] and that, not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in respect of the authority of God the Creator, who gave it.[373] Neither does Christ, in the Gospel, any way dissolve, but much strengthen this obligation.[374]

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