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Gerhard on preaching the moral law

A couple months ago I finished my edit of Gerhard's Theological Commonplaces' locus on sin and bound choice, and now I get to work on his locus concerning the Gospel. The first section has been responding to his customary opponent, Robert Bellarmine, SJ.

We respond. (1) These [arguments from Bellarmine about the nature of Law and Gospel] are correctly published and urged against the Antinomians; but they do not harm our case at all, for who of us denies that Christ and the apostles explain, repeat, and urge the moral law in the New Testament and that, as a result, ministers of the New Testament must also explain, repeat, and urge it?

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