Application of the Old Testament in Today’s World and Why Theonomy is BAD

theonomyWhen it comes to the appropriation of the Old Testament to today’s world, there is a popular antithesis between the following two positions:

  • P) all of the Old Testament laws still apply apart from those which have been specifically repealed, fulfilled or replaced by the New Testament

And

  • Q) none of the Old Testament laws still apply apart from those which have been specifically reiterated by the New Testament

This dilemma is resolvable by giving attention to

  • S) the hermeneutics of Ancient Near Eastern legal theory assumed by the cognitive structures of their sense construction

And

  • P) an imagistic approach to the sufficiency of the Torah

That S and P resolve the dilemma between P and Q should make sense after if I flesh out the content of S and P.

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