Deaver does a great job on a narrow topic for a narrow constituency.
A take-off on Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Popular attitudes toward the Mosaic Law among Christians are largely negative. The Law is seen as being synonymous with “works.” It is the ground of legalism. It stands in opposition to grace and faith. No wonder Jesus came to destroy it.
Law can be a blessing and means of grace. A country may be wealthy in terms of natural resources, but it will be a land of deepest poverty without good laws widely obeyed. Law can, however, come to be an “embodiment of estrangement.”
Someone has said that sin is a turning away from God– evil is the distance traveled. In Romans, Paul views turning away from God as a principle (law) whose modus operandi is the use of good things for purposes distant (evil) in terms of God’s intentions. A good example of the “sin principle” is its [...]