Sinai and the Saints Paperback

Reading Old Covenant Laws for the New Covenant Community

by James M Todd III;

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Sinai and the Saints

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What should Christians do with all the laws in the Old Testament?

The Old Testament tells the story of the beginnings of God's salvation history, and it is part of the authoritative canon of Scripture affirmed by the church. But what role should the laws of the old covenant play in the lives of those living under the new covenant?

Can Christians embrace the commandment to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength" but ignore the laws regarding clean and unclean food? Some have suggested that Christians remain under the moral laws of the old covenant, while others have argued that some of the Old Testament laws--for example, the Ten Commandments--still apply to Christians.

James Todd makes a bold claim by contending that as followers of Jesus Christ who stand under a new covenant, Christians are no longer subject to any of the Old Testament laws. Focusing on the laws of the Pentateuch, he then addresses the proper role and benefits of the Old Testament laws in the Christian life. With wit and insight, Todd helps Christians to understand how the laws given to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai should be read by those called to live as saints.

Sinai and the Saints by James M Todd III was published by InterVarsity Press in February 2017 and is our 61362nd best seller. The ISBN for Sinai and the Saints is 9780830851621.

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Introduction: What Do I Do with All These Laws?
1. Which Laws Are We Discussing?
2. What Are My Options? Approaches to the Old Covenant Laws
3. "In the Beginning," Not "Thou Shall Not"
4. The Rest of the Story (Part I): Israel at Sinai
5. The Rest of the Story (Part II): Before and After Sinai
6. "Thou Shalt Not Remove Them": What About the Ten Commandments?
7. Does This Mean I Can Do Whatever I Want?
8. Why Should We Read the Laws?
9. Can I Have the Good News? The Hope of the Pentateuch
Conclusion: Back to the Beginning: The Law in the Early Church and the Contemporary Church
Appendix A: How Should Christians Use the Hebrew Bible to Address Homosexuality?
Appendix B: The Second Commandment and Images in Worship
Appendix C: Challenges to My Position
Scripture Index


Details for Sinai and the Saints

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherInterVarsity Press (February 2017)
Number of Pages240
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4490531
Page last updated 16th April 2018
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