Anthony Burgess, Westminster Divine, writing ‚ÄúOn Works in the Mosaic Covenant,‚ÄĚ says, ‚ÄúI do not find in any point of Divinity, learned men more confused and perplexed (being like Abraham's ram, hung in a bush of briars and brambles by the head) as here.‚ÄĚ Westminster's use of Leviticus 18:5, Romans 10:5, and Galatians 3:12, may reveal an unresolved tension among the Westminster Divines regarding the Law of Moses. Effective gospel ministry and preaching requires that we resolve this tension lest by default and despite our confession we become preachers of works rather than ministers of grace.
Hi Denny . . . Just a note to say that I did not attend the Westminster Conf this year,
but I did have the opportunity to read your paper re the confusion in the
Westminster Standards re the Law. You put your finger on a very
important point, and you clarified it nicely. And I was impressed by your insight that such a misunderstanding has led many to treat the Ten Commandments as a covenant of works rather than grace for the saved.... So, I'm just saying thanks.
Denny Prutow grew up in southern New Jersey. After high school and one year at the University of Delaware, he attended the US Military Academy at West Point. After graduating in 1963, his first tour of duty was in South Korea where he came to faith in Christ through the ministry...