The Art of Law and Gospel

One of the most dangerous problems plaguing the Christian Church is the failure to distinguish Law and Gospel. These two words - Law and Gospel - are a gift from God. We need both words, but we need them for different reasons. 

A clear understanding of Law and Gospel makes us acutely aware of our own sin problem and in awe of God’s grace. A proper understanding of God’s promises gives us hope when we have nothing to hope in, joy when everything is falling apart, and grace when we deserve punishment.