Five Solas


Rousas John Rushdoony The Institutes of Biblical Law XIII. 5

Rousas John Rushdoony The Institutes of Biblical Law XIII. 5

XIII. The Law in the New Testament

Rousas John Rushdoony

The Institutes of Biblical Law: A Chalcedon Study, Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press, 1973, pp.698-738

1. Christ and the Law
2. The Woman Taken in Adultery
3. Antinomianism Attacked
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Kingdom of God
6. The Tribute Money
7. The Cultural Mandate
8. The Law in Acts and the Epistles


 Antinomianism has furthered the development of a humanistic law, and humanistic law has stimulated the growth of antinomianism. When men have seen humanistic law assume a messianic character and at the same time dissolve the foundations of society, it has been easy for them to develop a theological hostility to law. In Scripture, however, the law is proclaimed to the elect people, to the covenant of grace; and the opening sentence of the law, as Foulkes noted, celebrates that grace. (p.714)

5. The Kingdom of God
5. 神の国

 Luke reports an interesting statement by our Lord on the relationship of the law and the prophets to the Kingdom of God: (p.714)

 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. (Luke 16:14-17) (p.715)