EICC Fellow Dr. Jonathan Burnside talks about law, authority, and wisdom, and how each of these are eminently embodied in Jesus.
This Mist of Life and the Will of God
We don't merely preface our plans with "if the Lord wills" but we want embedded in our character the knowledge that our lives are under God's control.
Appeals and Apologetics
The concept of covenant is basic to all of the Bible. God sovereignly establishes a special relationship with His people, promising them benefits and requiring obedience. If a covenant is to be meaningful, there must be a penalty for breaking it. The gospel of Jesus is something we are to obey, not merely something we receive or believe. The blessings and judgments of God are real, and still apply to us today.
The Royal Law
Many people believe we can distinguish love and law; however, love is the fulfilling of the law.
The Certainty of Judgment
Amos spoke against Israel's sin at a time of religious decline, emphasizing the universality of God's reign over the nations. He warns of the absolute certainty of God's judgment.