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主なる神の言葉である聖書を、あらゆる事柄に関する最高権威、人生における規範とし、イエス・キリストを主とする神の国(支配)の拡大と完成を願っています。

Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p.673

Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p.673
【関心・疑問】

【論文名】
XII. The Law in the Old Testament

【著者名】
Rousas John Rushdoony

【書名・(巻・号)・出版社・出版年・(版)】
The Institutes of Biblical Law: A Chalcedon Study, Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press, 1973, pp.670-697

【本文の構成】
1. God the King
2. The Law and the Prophets
3. Natural and Supernatural Law
4. The Law as Direction and Life
5. The Law and the Covenant

【内容の要約(ページ数)】

【引用したい文章(ページ数)】
 Returning to torah, or direction, a pointing out, Jesus Christ referred to Himself as the torah when He declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). The Greek word for “way” is ‘odos, a proceeding, a course of conduct; in Acts 13:10, Romans 11:33, and Revelation 15:3, according to Joseph Henry Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, it means “the purposes and ordinances of God, his way of dealing with men.” The use of “I am” echoed the divine name (Ex. 3:14); the reference to the “way” spoke of the law. Jesus Christ, as the incarnate God, was also the declaration of God’s righteousness and law. By this sentence, Christ made Himself inseparable from either the Godhead or from the law. He is the torah or direction of God; by His declaration, Christ made both Himself and the law more readily identifiable. (p.673)

〈訳〉イエス・キリストは、受肉された神として、神の義と法の宣言であった。この文によって、キリストはご自分を神からも、律法からも分離出来なくした。キリストは神の律法ないし方向性である。即ち、自らの宣言によってキリストはご自身も律法も容易に定義付けることが出来た。

 The alternative to Christ and the law is thus anarchy and lawlessness; it means a life without meaning or direction. Christ is the declaration of God’s direction or law; the law points us to the right road. Sin, hamartia, is missing the mark; it does involve moving in the right direction, but it is a falling short, a missing of the mark. Anomia, sin, is lawlessness; it means moving in the wrong direction and denying direction. It is anarchy. “If we say we have no sin (hamartia), we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). It is the godless who are sinners in the sense of being anti-law, hostile to God’s direction. The word used is anomos, lawless or without law (Acts 2:3; 2 Thess. 2:8; 2 Peter 2:8). However, all men who commit sin (harmartia) habitually and carelessly are in reality not Christians and are guilty of lawlessness (anomia). “Whosoever committeth sin (hamartia, i.e., all who practice sin as their way of life) transgresseth also the law (anomia, such persons are actually anti-law, lawless); for sin (hamartia, i.e., the habitual practice of sin) is the transgression of the law (anomia, is the practice of lawlessness)”(1 John 3:4). (p.673)

〈訳〉そういうわけでキリストと律法に代わるものは、無秩序であり、無法状態である。即ち、それは意味も方向性もない人生を意味する。キリストは神の方向性ないし律法の宣言である。律法は私達に正しい道を指し示す。

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