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The true bounds of Christian freedom

Author: Samuel Bolton
Publisher: London : Banner of Truth Trust, 1964.
Series: Puritan paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Banner of Truth Trust edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Bolton
OCLC Number: 911254
Description: 230 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: I. True Christian freedom --
The nature of Christian freedom --
The quality of Christian freedom --
1. Freedom in its negative aspects --
Freedom from Satan --
Freedom from sin --
Freedom from the law --
Freedom from obedience to men --
Freedom from death --
Freedom from the grave --
2. Freedom in its positive aspects --
II. The moral law a rule of obedience --
Query 1: are Christians freed from the moral law as a rule of obedience? --
The scriptural uses of the word 'law' --
Proposition 1: the law remains as a rule of walking for the people of God --
The testimony of the Reformed confessions --
The testimony of the New Testament --
Five proofs of the binding nature of the law --
Five further arguments for obedience to the law III. Law and grace --
1. Proposition 2: the law is not incompatible with grace --
2. Seven purposes for which the law was given --
3. Fire reasons why the law is not incompatible with grace --
4. Objections answered --
That law as a covenant is incompatible with grace --
That the law is not the covenant of grace, nor a third covenant of and must therefore be a covenant of works --
That as the covenants of law and of grace are opposites, the law cannot be linked with grace --
IV. Chastisements for sin --
Query 2: are Christians reed from all punishments and chastisements for sin --
Does chastisement pertain to the Old Testament only? --
New Testament teaching about chastisement --
Various cavils answered --
Main arguments against chastisement stated and answered --
Five reasons why God chastens his people V. Performance of duty --
Query 3: if a believer is under the moral law as a rule of duty, is his liberty in Christ infringed? --
Three mistakes with regard to the performance of duty --
Four ways in which the believer is free from duty --
Nine differences between legal obedience and evangelical obedience --
Delight in duty --
VI. Partial bondage --
Query 4: Can Christ's freemen sin themselves into bondage again? --
Two kinds of bondage --
Universal bondage --
Partial bondage --
VII. Obedience for the sake of reward --
Query 5: may Christ's freemen perform duties for the sake of reward --
Three opinions respecting this state and examined --
What is meant by rewards? --
What is meant by the eyeing of rewards? --
Is the eyeing of rewards an infringement of Christian liberty --
VIII. Obedience to men --
Query 6: are Christians freed from obedience to men? --
Two kinds of subjection --
Obedience to the civil magistrate --
IX. The application of believers and unbelievers --
The miserable bondage of the unbeliever --
The duty of the believer.
Series Title: Puritan paperbacks.
Responsibility: Samuel Bolton.

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