the law kills

The Law Kills

  • Kingdom, Grace, Judgment (Capon, 2002)
  • Book 3, Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Book 3, Chapter 2: The Sovereign Light
  • Reading Scripture in Light of the Resurrection (Hays, 2003) [PDF]
  • The Functions of the Word (Kolb & Arand, 2008) [PDF]
  • Justification: The Dynamics of Sin and Grace (Veith, 1999) [PDF]

In his chapter, The Sovereign Light, Capon (2002) wrote, “You judge yourself by taking your stand on the law’s demands rather than on my righteousness which is yours for the believing” (p.368). And again: “Even at the judgment, therefore, the gracious light–the Phṓs hilarón–is still the only game in town. When the Lamb stands at the door and knocks, only an inveterate nonsport would say, ‘Darkness, anyone?’” (Capon, 2002, p. 371).

In four to five paragraphs, respond to the following:

  • Explain what Capon (2002) meant by these two statements in your own words. After explaining it, come up with a discrete principle that can be stated in a single sentence that encapsulates what he means.
  • Relate his (2002) approach to God’s Law and God’s judgment to the idea of the relationship between the Law and the Gospel in the readings from Kolb and Arand (2008) and Veith (1999).
  • How does Hays’ (2003) insistence on reading the Bible in light of the resurrection mind help understand this dynamic between the Law and the Gospel?

Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research.