6

Division of the law in the early church The law has been "divided" since the early church, but at first only into two parts. Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Augustine, and others described a distinction between what we know as the moral law and the ceremonial/civil law, and connected the moral law with the ten commandments. For example, Irenaeus argues ...


4

Because this idea is a "Christian-ese" concept that has traditionally been used to explain the heart of the Gospel with respect to the law, any answer here that Biblically explain this view will not necessarily "support this viewpoint." Much like T.U.L.I.P and the seven dispensational epochs, concepts like this tend to oversimplify Biblical truths. This ...


4

There is no risk in saying that no well known person has ever tried to categorize all of the commands of the Old Testament into moral, ceremonial and civil categories. The reason is that although it is helpful to consider the Law among those divisions Christians have never felt it that important to do so. Christians do not even have a unanimous view on ...


2

Some claim that dividing the law in three parts is "arbitrary and without any textual support." However, clear Biblical arguments have been made against this. God, Himself, drew a distinction between the laws when He chose to write the moral law, the ten commandments, with His own finger (Deu 9:10), while allowing Moses to transcribe the other laws in Moses'...


1

Try http://www.christian.org.uk/wp-content/downloads/the-threefold-division-of-the-law.pdf It explains the history of the divisions. The following exhibit the oneness of the law biblically: For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. James 2:10 - Christ fulfilled the law. Mat 5:7 - The law is fulfilled in ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible